OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

NORTHWESTERN BANK 400

Richard Petty won the 1981 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Northwestern Bank 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Wilkesboro Speedway
  • LOCATION: North Wilkesboro
  • LENGTH: 0.625 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $115,945

RACE

  • NUMBER: 7
  • NAME: Northwestern Bank 400
  • DATE: 04-05-1981
  • LAPS / MILES: 400 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 10 / 87

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: Buick
  • AVG SPEED: 85.381
  • START POSITION: 13th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 12
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 13 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 180 175 5 400 89 Running 18,850
2 3 28 Bobby Allison Pontiac Tuf-Lon 180 170 10 400 186 Running 12,350
3 7 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 170 165 5 400 2 Running 9,875
4 1 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Hudson 165 160 5 400 123 Running 10,470
5 8 12 Harry Gant Oldsmobile The 5 Racers 155 155 0 400 0 Running 2,550
6 4 88 Ricky Rudd Buick Gatorade 150 150 0 399 0 Running 6,550
7 16 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 146 146 0 399 0 Running 6,200
8 10 47 Ron Bouchard Buick Race Hill Farm 142 142 0 399 0 Running 3,820
9 9 5 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Performance Connection 138 138 0 399 0 Running 1,350
10 2 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler 134 134 0 395 0 Running 8,800
11 11 37 Mike Alexander Oldsmobile Rogers Auto Leasing 130 130 0 395 0 Running 1,150
12 15 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 127 127 0 394 0 Running 2,800
13 23 40 DK Ulrich Buick Mastin Pool 124 124 0 393 0 Running 1,000
14 28 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Broadway Motors 121 121 0 393 0 Running 2,590
15 17 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Auto Parts 118 118 0 393 0 Running 2,590
16 29 70 JD McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 115 115 0 389 0 Running 2,545
17 19 3 Richard Childress Pontiac Childress Racing 112 112 0 381 0 Running 2,250
18 22 99 Tim Richmond Buick UNO 109 109 0 342 0 Running 2,065
19 30 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 106 106 0 339 0 Running 1,930
20 24 17 Tommy Houston Buick Lowe's 103 103 0 339 0 Running 1,820
21 6 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool 100 100 0 324 0 Engine 5,200
22 20 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 97 97 0 319 0 Crash 635
23 18 66 Lake Speed Oldsmobile Speed Racing 94 94 0 290 0 Crash 1,560
24 12 26 Butch Lindley Chevrolet Lindley Racing 91 91 0 278 0 Engine 645
25 25 92 Joe Fields Buick The Shop 88 88 0 191 0 Engine 635
26 21 75 Joe Millikan Chevrolet RahMoc Enterprises 85 85 0 174 0 Oil pressure 1,410
27 5 02 Mark Martin Pontiac Prototype / Ams Oil 82 82 0 166 0 Rear end 625
28 14 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 79 79 0 126 0 Rear end 1,820
29 31 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hills Racing 76 76 0 111 0 Engine 760
30 26 94 Bobby Wawak Buick Louise Smith 73 73 0 67 0 Engine 550
31 27 53 Cecil Gordon Buick Broadway Motors 70 70 0 8 0 Rear end 550