1981 Busch 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on August 22, 1981 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN
500 L, 266.5 M, 429 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 500 251 running 185
2 3 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Chevy 499 92 running 175
3 16 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Buick 498 0 running 165
4 6 28 Bobby Allison Hardee's Buick 497 4 running 165
5 7 47 Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy Buick 497 0 running 155
6 8 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 497 0 running 150
7 15 66 Lake Speed Speed Racing Oldsmobile 493 0 running 146
8 9 12 Tim Richmond UNO Oldsmobile 488 0 crash 142
9 5 71 Dave Marcis Bowlin Coal Buick 487 0 running 138
10 20 67 Buddy Arrington Hills Racing Dodge 486 0 running 134
11 2 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Pontiac 485 0 running 130
12 22 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Pontiac 480 0 running 127
13 23 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Pontiac 479 0 running 124
14 26 68 Lennie Pond Bekaert Buick 478 0 running 121
15 25 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 471 0 running 118
16 28 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Pontiac 464 0 running 115
17 18 5 Joe Millikan Performance Connection Pontiac 434 0 running 112
18 21 25 Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing Pontiac 392 0 running 109
19 13 24 Morgan Shepherd Gordon Racing Buick 339 104 rear end 111
20 4 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 317 0 sway bar 103
21 12 2 Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy Pontiac 302 49 oil pan 105
22 29 20 Rick Newsom Newsom Racing Chevy 248 0 handling 97
23 24 99 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Ulrich Racing Buick 246 0 brakes 94
24 10 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 73 0 cylinder head 91
25 17 37 Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing Buick 49 0 crash 88
26 27 17 Mike Potter Kings Inn Daytona Chevy 32 0 steering 85
27 14 3 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 31 0 crash 82
28 11 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 28 0 transmission 79
29 30 08 Joel Stowe Don Satterfield Pontiac 14 0 flagged 76
30 19 40 Cecil Gordon Dixie Engineering Buick 3 0 quit 73
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Joel Stowe
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available