1981 Talladega 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on August 2, 1981 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
188 L, 500.08 M, 804.828 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 10 47 Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm Buick 188 6 running 180
2 13 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 188 36 running 175
3 4 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Buick 188 11 running 170
4 1 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Buick 188 2 running 165
5 2 28 Bobby Allison Hardee's Buick 188 105 running 165
6 35 66 Lake Speed Speed Racing Buick 187 10 running 155
7 31 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 187 0 running 146
8 27 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 187 0 running 142
9 16 22 Stan Barrett Skoal Bandit Pontiac 186 0 running 138
10 14 71 Dave Marcis Paul Young Leasing Buick 185 0 running 134
11 18 9 Bill Elliott Mell-Gear Ford 185 0 running 130
12 26 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Cal-Tex Buick 184 0 running 127
13 22 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 184 0 running 124
14 40 99 Terry Herman Kargas Sports, Jim Davis Buick 183 0 running 121
15 32 19 Dick May Belden Asphalt Buick 181 0 running 118
16 28 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Pontiac 180 0 running 115
17 34 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing Buick 180 0 running 112
18 37 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 177 0 running 109
19 39 94 Bobby Wawak Louise Smith Buick 175 0 running 106
20 9 62 Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service Oldsmobile 148 0 crash 103
21 19 98 Rusty Wallace Levi Garrett Pontiac 147 0 engine 100
22 8 6 Joe Ruttman The 5 Racers Buick 134 0 brakes 97
23 12 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Buick 133 0 running 94
24 11 68 Lennie Pond The 5 Racers Buick 113 0 rear end 91
25 41 75 Gary Balough The 5 Racers Buick 113 1 engine 93
26 17 3 Richard Childress Ronnie Steele Pontiac 111 0 engine 85
27 36 17 Mike Potter Kings Inn Daytona Buick 100 0 transmission 82
28 5 27 Cale Yarborough Valvoline Buick 83 6 crash 84
29 3 2 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 83 5 transmission 81
30 30 50 Bruce Hill Native Tan Buick 75 0 engine 73
31 38 38 Sandy Satullo Copper Kettle Marina Buick 68 0 engine 70
32 7 1 Buddy Baker UNO Buick 64 0 engine 67
33 29 4 Connie Saylor Ball Equipment Oldsmobile 64 0 rocker arm 64
34 33 12 Tim Richmond UNO Buick 58 0 engine 61
35 24 37 Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing Buick 55 0 engine 58
36 15 5 Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection Pontiac 55 0 engine 55
37 6 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Ford 41 6 ignition 57
38 23 13 Jack Ingram Carolina Tool Ford 29 0 valve 49
39 25 48 James Hylton STP Pontiac 29 0 vibration 46
40 20 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 12 0 oil pan 43
41 21 67 Buddy Arrington Hills Racing Chrysler 10 0 valve 40
42 42 25 Joe Booher Thomas Racing Pontiac 4 0 engine 37
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