1981 American 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on November 1, 1981 at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC
492 L, 507.744 M, 817.212 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 492 163 running 185
2 14 28 Bobby Allison Hardee's Buick 492 31 running 175
3 2 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Pontiac 492 125 running 170
4 12 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 492 92 running 165
5 16 2 Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy Pontiac 492 3 running 160
6 24 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 491 0 running 150
7 10 44 Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy Buick 490 0 running 146
8 22 9 Bill Elliott Mell-Gear Ford 490 17 running 147
9 5 3 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 489 16 running 143
10 19 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 487 0 running 134
11 37 47 Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy Buick 485 0 running 130
12 26 71 Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy Chevy 483 2 running 132
13 27 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 475 0 running 124
14 31 67 Buddy Arrington Kyle Petty's Boot Barn Dodge 470 0 running 121
15 34 24 Cecil Gordon Washington Freightliner Buick 457 0 running 118
16 4 1 Buddy Baker UNO Buick 445 2 rear end 120
17 32 99 D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing Buick 435 0 engine 112
18 3 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Chevy 434 16 running 114
19 17 5 Joe Millikan Performance Connection Pontiac 425 0 running 106
20 36 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Pontiac 404 0 running 103
21 23 13 Dick Brooks Carolina Tool Ford 379 0 valve 100
22 13 37 Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing Buick 334 0 crash 97
23 35 92 Joe Fields Richmond Printing Buick 262 0 crash 94
24 29 17 John Anderson Kings Inn Daytona Buick 226 0 suspension 91
25 8 27 Cale Yarborough Valvoline Buick 214 0 crash 88
26 25 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Pontiac 214 0 push rod 85
27 15 96 Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett Buick 205 25 crash 87
28 28 16 Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking Buick 193 0 engine 79
29 11 98 Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett Buick 172 0 crash 76
30 30 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Pontiac 165 0 engine 73
31 18 66 Lake Speed Speed Racing Oldsmobile 162 0 engine 70
32 21 75 Gary Balough Ferrailuolo & Sons Excavating Buick 117 0 crash 67
33 33 40 Don Hume Newton Oil & Gas Buick 101 0 crash 64
34 7 77 Dean Combs Captains Table Buick 89 0 crash 61
35 9 21 Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon, National Eng. Ford 55 0 crash 58
36 20 68 Lennie Pond J.D. Stacy Buick 54 0 crash 55
37 6 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 19 0 engine 52
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available