1981 Carolina 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on March 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 4 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 492 13 running 180
2 1 27 Cale Yarborough Valvoline Buick 492 320 running 180
3 3 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 492 25 running 170
4 8 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Ford 492 82 running 165
5 6 1 Buddy Baker UNO Oldsmobile 491 3 running 160
6 2 28 Bobby Allison Tuf-Lon Pontiac 491 17 running 155
7 14 75 Joe Millikan RahMoc Enterprises Chevy 488 8 running 151
8 26 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 486 0 running 142
9 15 66 Lake Speed George's T-Shirts Buick 482 0 running 138
10 32 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Howard & Egerton Buick 477 0 running 134
11 23 25 Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing Pontiac 476 0 running 130
12 28 98 Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett Pontiac 473 0 running 127
13 24 37 Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing Oldsmobile 470 0 running 124
14 30 94 Bobby Wawak Louise Smith Buick 469 0 running 121
15 17 71 Dave Marcis Buck Stove Dodge 452 0 running 118
16 22 99 Tim Richmond UNO Buick 450 0 running 115
17 34 79 Jody Ridley Miller Roofing Oldsmobile 443 0 engine 112
18 7 47 Harry Gant Race Hill Farm Buick 427 18 engine 114
19 37 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 424 0 running 106
20 21 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Pontiac 421 0 running 103
21 9 44 Terry Labonte Apache Stove Buick 412 5 crash 105
22 16 3 Richard Childress Childress Racing Pontiac 409 0 engine 97
23 35 24 Cecil Gordon South Hill Texaco Buick 395 0 running 94
24 10 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 379 0 crash 91
25 12 53 Slick Johnson Johnson Racing Chevy 298 0 crash 88
26 11 2 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 285 0 crash 85
27 33 17 Glenn Jarrett Kings Inn Daytona Chevy 277 0 overheating 82
28 13 5 Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection Pontiac 268 0 driveshaft 79
29 29 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Pontiac 254 0 crash 76
30 20 16 David Pearson Halpern Enterprises Chevy 225 0 engine 73
31 5 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Oldsmobile 224 1 crash 75
32 36 20 Rick Newsom Newsom Racing Chevy 218 0 clutch 67
33 19 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Pontiac 188 0 transmission 64
34 18 12 Donnie Allison The 5 Racers Oldsmobile 109 0 oil line 61
35 27 62 Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service Oldsmobile 97 0 brakes 58
36 31 22 Stan Barrett Skoal Bandit Pontiac 61 0 crash 55
37 25 67 Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales Dodge 34 0 engine 52
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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