1981 Winston Western 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpgNASCAR Winston West Series.jpg
Held on January 11, 1981 at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, CA
119 L, 297.5 M, 478.737 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Note: 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers denoted in white rows, 1981 NASCAR Winston West Series in gold.
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 28 Bobby Allison Tuf-Lon Chevy 119 37 running
2 4 44 Terry Labonte Apache Stove Chevy 119 32 running
3 6 2 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 119 0 running
4 10 3 Richard Childress McDonald's Chevy 119 11 running
5 17 42 Richard Petty STP Chevy 119 4 running
6 14 78 Jim Robinson San Fernando Val. Lumber Chevy 118 0 running
7 22 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 117 0 running
8 19 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Howard & Egerton Buick 117 0 running
9 31 67 Buddy Arrington Hills Racing Dodge 117 0 running
10 32 38 Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts Olds 117 0 running
11 29 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Chevy 117 0 running
12 27 81 John Borneman Borneman Plastering Chevy 116 0 running
13 9 75 Joe Millikan Hodgdon, Mike Curb Chevy 115 1 running
14 13 93 Don Whittington Road Atlanta Chevy 115 0 running
15 28 17 Harry Gant Kings Inn Daytona Chevy 114 0 running
16 11 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 113 0 running
17 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Chevy 108 3 running
18 34 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Chevy 108 0 running
19 3 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Chevy 98 19 engine
20 15 43 Kyle Petty STP Chevy 96 0 engine
21 26 03 Bob Bondurant Pro-Power Engines Olds 93 0 engine
22 12 73 Bill Schmitt Pro-Power Engines Buick 85 0 crash
23 20 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 84 0 crash
24 35 94 Steve Pfeifer Pfeifer Racing Chevy 83 0 suspension
25 30 64 John Gunn Auto Merchant Chevy 67 0 clutch
26 25 08 Rick McCray McCray Racing Chevy 66 0 transmission
27 7 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Ford 59 9 transmission
28 8 71 Dave Marcis Buck Stove Chevy 55 3 engine
29 18 99 Tim Richmond UNO Chevy 53 0 lifter
30 16 9 Jimmy Insolo Trick Instant H.P. Buick 41 0 suspension
31 5 11W Roy Smith Aircraft Standards Olds 25 0 engine
32 21 13 Don Puskarich Puskarich Racing Chevy 14 0 sump
33 23 01 Hershel McGriff Lake's Drywall Dodge 10 0 engine
34 33 66 Lake Speed Speed Racing Chevy 4 0 engine
35 36 2W Robert Tartaglia Tartaglia Racing Chevy 4 0 valve
36 24 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing Olds 2 0 engine
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Don Sprouse, Harry Dinwiddie
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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