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1981 ARCA 200 ARCA Racing Series.jpg
Held on February 8, 1981 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 4 01 Tim Richmond UNO Olds 80 59 running
2 6 5 Joe Ruttman Ruttman Racing Pontiac 80 9 running
3 5 99 Jim Vandiver Vandiver Racing Olds 80 1 running
4 16 48 Phil Parsons Melling Engine Parts Pontiac 80 0 running
5 11 88 Sandy Satullo Satullo Racing Buick 79 0 running
6 34 12 Davey Allison Dental Health Clinics, Sims Bros. Construction AMC 79 0 running
7 13 32 Mike Riley Chevy 78 0 running
8 30 68 Ken Schrader Stop N Go Gas & Food, Roush Performance Ford 77 0 running
9 21 77 Gordon Blankenship Jesus Saves Dodge 77 0 running
10 26 52 Tom Rahley Rahley Racing Pontiac 76 0 running
11 14 11 Larry Moyer Moyer Racing Pontiac 75 0 running
12 19 81 Woody Fisher Dodge 75 0 running
13 38 21 Garry Sharp Chevy 71 0 crash
14 31 42 Roger Neshem Neshem Racing Dodge 70 0 running
15 19 05 Charlie Pelz Chevy 68 0 running
16 35 94 Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing Chevy 68 0 running
17 33 0 Scott Stovall Stovall Racing Buick 61 0 running
18 22 74 Buddy Medlock Crouch Racing Dodge 60 0 running
19 7 71 Bobby Jacks Redfern Racing Olds 54 0 oil leak
20 9 20 Bobby Tinkham Buick 46 0 battery
21 27 30 Vaughan Brune Buick 43 0 engine
22 25 9 Joe Booher Booher Farms Chevy 41 0 vibration
23 10 55 Rick Roland Roland Brothers Racing Olds 37 0 connecting rod
24 17 85 Jerry Makara Olds 36 0 valve
25 12 31 Billie Harvey Fast Lane, Ltd. Pontiac 28 0 valve
26 1 41 Ferrel Harris Chevy 26 11 engine
27 15 24 Ralph Jones Olds 26 0 cylinder head
28 3 72 Pee Wee Griffin Griffin Racing Chevy 23 0 engine
29 37 67 Bill Scott Wiltshire Racing Chevy 23 0 crankshaft
30 18 4 Curtis Payne Payne Racing Olds 21 0 vibration
31 23 37 Jim Hurlbert Hurlbert Racing Dodge 13 0 crash
32 20 38 Jimmy Vaughn JV Enterprises Ford 13 0 crash
33 32 18 Bob Slawinski Fleetwood Industries Chevy 2 0 crash
34 29 06 Sal Tovella Test Tube Chevy 2 0 crash
35 2 76 Bob Dotter Hahnlein Racing Olds 1 0 crash
36 8 75 Bob Schacht Pontiac 1 0 crash
37 24 7 Bobby Dotter Hahnlein Racing Buick 1 0 crash
38 28 82 Johnny Halford McMillan Farm Supply Dodge 1 0 crash
RACE DATA
Did not start:

Did not qualify: Lynn Wease; Mark Gibson; Jerry Hansen; Mike Miller ; Jim Sauter; Keith Newbern; David Rogers; Alan Sheppard; Phil Finney; Bill Meazell; Larry Smith; Mike Potter; Moose Myers; Steve Richardson; Curtis Payne; Larry Henry; Don Kapusta; L.T. Wechtel; Dean Woodbury; Junior Tinney; Tony Rose; Gary Brooks; Paul Hansen; Darrell Basham; Stuart Huffman; Billy Hagan; Gene Richards; Fred Zack; Paul Dean Holt; Russ Chapman; Bub Strickler; Lowell Cowell; Luther Burton; Henry Jones; Terry Deatherage; Tim Sabo; Billie Harvey; Gary Weinbroer; Herb Wilson; Ralph Jones; Phil Parsons; Delmar Clark

Time of Race: 1h:23:28
Starting Lineup Set By: Unknown Methods
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: 143.770 mph
Cautions: 4 for 25 laps - not available
Lead Changes: 8 among 4 drivers - Ferrell Harris (1-11); Joe Ruttman (12); Jim Vandiver (13); Ruttman (14-20); Tim Richmond (OH) (21-39); Vandiver (40); Richmond (41-71); Ruttman (72); Richmond (73-80).