1981 Winston 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on May 3, 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 1 28 Bobby Allison The 5 Racers Buick 188 69 running 180
2 2 1 Buddy Baker UNO Buick 188 78 running 180
3 11 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 188 11 running 170
4 10 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Oldsmobile 188 8 running 165
5 14 77 Donnie Allison Warren Fabricating Oldsmobile 187 2 running 160
6 23 99 Tim Richmond UNO Buick 185 0 running 150
7 7 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Buick 185 1 running 151
8 4 2 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 183 5 running 147
9 27 25 Dick May Thomas Racing Dodge 183 0 running 138
10 26 94 Bobby Wawak Louise Smith Buick 183 0 running 134
11 34 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 181 0 running 130
12 35 17 Tommy Houston Kings Inn Daytona Buick 181 0 running 127
13 13 3 Richard Childress Ronnie Steele, Nichols Pontiac 180 4 running 129
14 40 71 Dave Marcis Hudson, Bowlin Coal Buick 178 0 running 121
15 32 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing Buick 176 0 running 118
16 12 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Cal-Tex Buick 172 0 engine 115
17 17 67 Buddy Arrington Hills Racing Dodge 171 0 running 112
18 28 66 Lake Speed Speed Racing Buick 170 0 running 109
19 33 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Pontiac 147 4 engine 111
20 22 47 Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm Buick 140 0 engine 103
21 3 37 Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing Buick 135 0 engine 100
22 37 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Pontiac 121 0 running 97
23 30 5 Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection Pontiac 116 0 overheating 94
24 8 27 Cale Yarborough Valvoline Buick 86 0 engine 91
25 5 62 Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service Oldsmobile 76 6 engine 93
26 38 40 Ronnie Thomas Price Racing Buick 75 0 oil line 85
27 36 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Pontiac 68 0 engine 82
28 31 50 Bruce Hill Hill Racing Buick 51 0 overheating 79
29 15 6 Joe Ruttman The 5 Racers Buick 46 0 engine 76
30 25 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 38 0 ignition 73
31 29 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 25 0 steering 70
32 6 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Ford 15 0 engine 67
33 39 20 Rick Newsom Superior Piping Chevy 15 0 engine 64
34 9 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Pontiac 1 0 crash 61
35 16 22 Stan Barrett Skoal Bandit Pontiac 1 0 crash 58
36 18 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 1 0 crash 55
37 19 4 Connie Saylor Mitco Oldsmobile 1 0 crash 52
38 20 75 Joe Millikan RahMoc Enterprises Oldsmobile 1 0 crash 49
39 21 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 1 0 crash 46
40 24 9 Bill Elliott Mell-Gear Ford 1 0 crash 43
RACE DATA
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available