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1980 ARCA 200 ARCA Racing Series.jpg
Held on February 10, 1980 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
80 L, 200 M, 321.84 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 17 John Rezek Payne Racing Olds 80 16 running
2 5 6 Lake Speed Chevy 80 11 running
3 9 21 Delmar Clark Chevy 79 0 running
4 10 76 Bob Dotter Buick 79 0 running
5 6 0 Moose Myers Chevy 79 5 running
6 4 49 Bill Green Green Racing Chevy 78 9 running
7 3 1 Marvin Smith Olds 78 0 running
8 8 44 Billy Hagan Olds 74 2 running
9 22 2 Laurent Rioux Pontiac 74 0 running
10 35 8 Joe Booher Booher Farms Olds 73 0 connecting rod
11 18 53 Fred Zack Plymouth 72 0 running
12 21 47 Gene Richards Chevy 72 0 running
13 13 55 Rick Roland Roland Brothers Racing Olds 70 0 running
14 23 26 L.T. Wechtel Chevy 67 0 running
15 17 05 Bill Meazell Chevy 64 0 crash
16 1 04 Phil Finney Olds 62 37 engine
17 27 28 Junior Tinney Buick 61 0 valve
18 19 34 Darrell Basham Mercury 57 0 overheating
19 11 37 Jim Hurlbert Dodge 37 0 crash
20 15 71 Bobby Jacks Olds 37 0 crash
21 24 74 Buddy Medlock Dodge 34 0 overheating
22 7 32 Mike Riley LaFlam's Auto Parts Chevy 23 0 crash
23 16 58 John Haver Chevy 23 0 crash
24 25 4 Roger Neshem Dodge 19 0 engine
25 12 18 Bob Slawinski Fleetwood Industries Chevy 13 0 clutch
26 14 65 Luther Burton Chevy 11 0 out
27 32 67 George Wiltshire Chevy 8 0 overheating
28 31 73 Jerry Hansen Chevy 7 0 engine
29 28 62 Garry Sharp Plymouth 6 0 engine
30 30 5 Steve Richardson Chevy 5 0 engine
31 26 98 Ralph Jones Ford 1 0 fuel
RACE DATA
Did not start:

Did not qualify: Tim Fontana; Paul Dean Holt; Craig Myers

Time of Race: 1:34:36
Starting Lineup Set By: Time Trials
Fast Qualifier: Phil Finney
Preliminary Feature Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/Template:(({PrelimWinnersTemplate:))|[[:Template:]]}
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Dash Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/Template:(({DashWinnersTemplate:))|[[:Template:]]}
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Margin of Victory: 2.000 carlength
Average Speed: 126.849 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps - (24-35 [Marvin Smith, Haver & Riley, wreck]; 40-46 [Hurlbert, Bob Dotter, Zack, and Bobby Jacks spin]; 50-53 [TV timeout]; 67-70 [Bill Mearell, wreck in Turn Four]; 77-80 [Booher engine]).
Lead Changes: 13 among 6 drivers - Finney (1-26); Green (27-35); Hagan (36-37); Rezek (38-47); Finney (48-58); Speed (59-60); Myers (61-65); Speed (66); Rezek (67-69); Speed (70-75); Rezek (76); Speed (77-79); Rezek (80).
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
Leader Lake Speed cut a tire under the final caution, and for whatever reason officials flew the green flag for a drag race to the finish on the final lap while the leaders were passing the pit road entrance, causing him to lose the race to John Rezek.