1981 Atlanta Journal 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on November 8, 1981 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA
328 L, 505.12 M, 812.784 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 21 Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon, National Eng. Ford 328 200 running 185
2 2 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 328 11 running 175
3 21 27 Cale Yarborough Valvoline Buick 328 14 running 170
4 6 28 Bobby Allison Hardee's Buick 328 0 running 160
5 25 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 328 1 running 160
6 4 9 Bill Elliott Mell-Gear Ford 328 0 running 150
7 12 44 Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy Buick 328 12 running 151
8 19 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 328 12 running 147
9 13 1 Buddy Baker UNO Buick 328 1 running 143
10 15 5 Joe Millikan Performance Connection Pontiac 327 0 running 134
11 32 62 Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service Oldsmobile 327 1 running 135
12 33 4 Connie Saylor Spencer Racing Oldsmobile 323 0 running 127
13 28 13 Dick Brooks Carolina Tool Ford 323 0 running 124
14 18 66 Lake Speed Ronnie Steele Buick 321 0 running 121
15 26 16 Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking Buick 320 0 engine 118
16 39 17 John Anderson Kings Inn Daytona Buick 316 0 running 115
17 34 67 Buddy Arrington Kyle Petty's Boot Barn Dodge 315 0 running 112
18 40 0 Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions Buick 315 0 running 109
19 24 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Buick 303 0 running 106
20 1 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Pontiac 291 25 engine 108
21 16 37 Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing Buick 287 0 engine 100
22 35 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 277 0 running 97
23 37 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Pontiac 259 0 water pump 94
24 9 3 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 222 0 engine 91
25 8 2 Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy Buick 207 7 engine 93
26 3 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 207 44 engine 90
27 30 99 D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing Buick 198 0 engine 82
28 22 71 Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy Buick 174 0 valve 79
29 31 72 Rusty Wallace KangaRoos Buick 156 0 oil pressure 76
30 10 01 Geoffrey Bodine Downey's Auto Parts Buick 143 0 engine 73
31 20 96 Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett Buick 123 0 oil pump 70
32 38 46 Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises Chevy 111 0 engine 67
33 7 55 Tommy Ellis Industrial Boiler Chevy 97 0 engine 64
34 17 75 Gary Balough Chaparral Trailers Buick 89 0 crash 61
35 36 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Pontiac 66 0 engine 58
36 11 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 42 0 steering 55
37 27 98 Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett Buick 39 0 transmission 52
38 14 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Buick 36 0 engine 49
39 23 47 Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy Buick 23 0 engine 46
40 29 36 H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts Pontiac 1 0 crash 43
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