OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WINSTON WESTERN 500

Bobby Allison won the 1981 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Riverside International Raceway
  • LOCATION: Riverside
  • LENGTH: 2.620 Miles
  • SURFACE: Road Course
  • PURSE: $176,570

RACE

  • NUMBER: 31
  • NAME: Winston Western 500
  • DATE: 11-22-1981
  • LAPS / MILES: 119 / 312
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 33

WINNER

  • NAME: Bobby Allison
  • CAR MAKE: Buick
  • AVG SPEED: 95.288
  • START POSITION: 5th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 19
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 5 28 Bobby Allison Buick Hardee's 185 119 49 Running 24,300
2 12 2 Joe Ruttman Buick J.D. Stacy 175 119 39 Running 17,675
3 2 44 Terry Labonte Buick J.D. Stacy 170 119 15 Running 16,450
4 3 3 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler 160 119 0 Running 10,560
5 9 5 Joe Millikan Pontiac Performance Connection 155 119 0 Running 9,125
6 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 155 119 1 Running 10,300
7 25 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 146 119 0 Running 8,100
8 4 33 Harry Gant Pontiac Skoal Bandit 147 118 6 Running 4,860
9 21 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 138 118 0 Running 5,940
10 24 47 Ron Bouchard Buick J.D. Stacy 134 118 0 Running 5,380
11 29 70 JD McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 135 118 1 Running 4,320
12 33 74 Gary Kershaw Buick Edgett Racing 127 117 0 Running 1,800
13 8 24 Morgan Shepherd Buick Washington Freightliner 124 117 0 Running 3,950
14 18 73 Bill Schmitt Buick Shasta County 126 116 1 Running 3,240
15 35 38 Don Waterman Buick St. John's Auto Parts 118 116 0 Running 3,030
16 34 17 Lake Speed Buick Kings Inn Daytona 115 115 0 Running 3,345
17 28 48 James Hylton Buick Palatine Auto Parts 112 115 0 Running 3,110
18 16 69 Bob Bondurant Pontiac HFJ Racing 109 114 0 Running 1,300
19 20 75 Gary Balough Buick Chaparral Trailers 106 113 0 Running 2,790
20 6 37 Tim Richmond Buick Rogers Auto Leasing 103 113 0 Running 1,195
21 30 13 Don Puskarich Oldsmobile Puskarich Racing 100 111 0 Running 2,160
22 40 07 Gene Thonesen Buick Thonesen Racing 97 110 0 Running 2,125
23 39 85 Mark Stahl Ford Stahl Racing 94 109 0 Running 1,080
24 36 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hills Racing 91 106 0 Running 2,555
25 19 71 Dave Marcis Pontiac J.D. Stacy 93 103 3 Engine 1,805
26 37 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 85 95 0 Differential 1,755
27 7 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool 87 90 4 Engine 6,355
28 14 1 Chuck Pittenger Buick Pitt's Performance 79 80 0 Clutch 1,155
29 23 51 Scott Miller Pontiac J.D. Stacy 76 69 0 Engine 805
30 26 0 Roy Smith Buick Aircraft Standards 73 58 0 Cam 2,155
31 12 99 Terry Herman Buick Jim Davis 70 55 0 Crash 1,500
32 22 78 Jim Robinson Oldsmobile Hammer Security 67 53 0 Crash 950
33 10 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Warner Hodgdon / National Eng. 64 49 0 Plugs 1,100
34 38 35 Pat Mintey Chevrolet Marv's Chevy Only 61 40 0 Engine 850
35 11 93 Don Whittington Oldsmobile Scott Smith 58 37 0 Crash 500
36 32 16 Jim Bown Buick Rose Auto Wrecking 55 34 0 Piston 790
37 27 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 52 27 0 Brakes 780
38 17 01 Hershel McGriff Buick Howard Johnson's 49 17 0 Engine 770
39 31 41 Richard Childress Buick Junior Johnson 46 5 0 Quit 460
40 13 88 Ricky Rudd Buick Gatorade 43 2 0 Engine 6,150