1981 Southern 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on September 7, 1981 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC
367 L, 501.322 M, 806.666 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 3 21 Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon, Mike Curb Ford 367 216 running 185
2 11 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 367 2 running 175
3 4 71 Dave Marcis U.S. Army Buick 367 9 running 170
4 6 44 Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy Buick 367 3 running 165
5 9 1 Buddy Baker UNO Buick 367 3 running 160
6 10 3 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 366 0 running 150
7 14 9 Bill Elliott Mell-Gear Ford 366 0 running 146
8 13 01 David Pearson Ronnie Steele Buick 365 0 running 142
9 17 28 Bobby Allison Hardee's Chevy 365 1 running 143
10 2 27 Cale Yarborough Valvoline Buick 363 24 running 139
11 5 47 Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy Buick 363 0 running 130
12 23 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 362 0 running 127
13 22 66 Lake Speed Speed Racing Buick 362 0 running 124
14 1 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Pontiac 360 78 running 126
15 16 2 Joe Ruttman Neo-Life Pontiac 358 0 running 118
16 12 24 Morgan Shepherd Gordon Racing Buick 358 0 running 115
17 21 68 Lennie Pond The 5 Racers Buick 356 0 running 112
18 19 5 Joe Millikan Performance Connection Pontiac 353 0 running 109
19 33 8 Dick May Brooks Honda Dodge 353 0 running 106
20 29 37 Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing Oldsmobile 352 0 running 103
21 34 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Pontiac 351 0 running 100
22 27 12 Tim Richmond UNO Buick 349 0 running 97
23 7 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Chevy 343 0 crash 94
24 40 94 Bobby Wawak Louise Smith Buick 334 0 running 91
25 20 75 Gary Balough Chaparral Trailers Buick 333 0 engine 88
26 38 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Pontiac 331 0 running 85
27 37 25 Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing Pontiac 311 0 running 82
28 36 17 Mike Potter Kings Inn Daytona Buick 309 0 running 79
29 30 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 294 0 running 76
30 8 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 278 31 engine 78
31 26 99 D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing Buick 269 0 engine 70
32 32 13 Jack Ingram Carolina Tool Ford 253 0 engine 67
33 25 98 Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett Pontiac 190 0 water pump 64
34 18 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 130 0 engine 61
35 24 40 Slick Johnson Ulrich Racing Buick 110 0 engine 58
36 39 36 H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts Pontiac 93 0 crash 55
37 28 67 Buddy Arrington Hills Racing Dodge 85 0 lug bolt 52
38 35 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Pontiac 64 0 engine 49
39 15 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 62 0 valve 46
40 31 4 Connie Saylor Spencer Racing Oldsmobile 6 0 engine 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