1981 Winston Western 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpgNASCAR Winston West Series.jpg
Held on November 22, 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 5 28 Bobby Allison Hardee's Buick 119 49 running
2 12 2 Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy Buick 119 39 running
3 2 44 Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy Buick 119 15 running
4 3 3 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Pontiac 119 0 running
5 9 5 Joe Millikan Performance Connection Pontiac 119 0 running
6 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Buick 119 1 running
7 25 43 Richard Petty STP Buick 119 0 running
8 4 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Pontiac 118 6 running
9 21 90 Jody Ridley Truxmore, Sunny King Ford 118 0 running
10 24 47 Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy Buick 118 0 running
11 29 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Pontiac 118 1 running
12 33 74 Gary Kershaw Edgett Racing Buick 117 0 running
13 8 24 Morgan Shepherd Washington Freightliner Buick 117 0 running
14 18 73 Bill Schmitt Shasta County Buick 116 1 running
15 35 38 Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts Buick 116 0 running
16 34 17 Lake Speed Kings Inn Daytona Buick 115 0 running
17 28 48 James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts Buick 115 0 running
18 16 69 Bob Bondurant HFJ Racing Pontiac 114 0 running
19 20 75 Gary Balough Chaparral Trailers Buick 113 0 running
20 6 37 Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing Buick 113 0 running
21 30 13 Don Puskarich Puskarich Racing Olds 111 0 running
22 40 07 Gene Thonesen Thonesen Racing Buick 110 0 running
23 39 85 Mark Stahl Stahl Racing Ford 109 0 running
24 36 67 Buddy Arrington Hills Racing Dodge 106 0 running
25 19 71 Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy Pontiac 103 3 engine
26 37 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford 95 0 differential
27 7 15 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Ford 90 4 engine
28 14 1 Chuck Pittenger Pitt's Performance Buick 80 0 clutch
29 23 51 Scott Miller J.D. Stacy Pontiac 69 0 engine
30 26 0 Roy Smith Aircraft Standards Buick 58 0 cam
31 12 99 Terry Herman Jim Davis Buick 55 0 crash
32 22 78 Jim Robinson Hammer Security Olds 53 0 crash
33 10 21 Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon Ford 49 0 plugs
34 38 35 Pat Mintey Marv's Chevy Only Chevy 40 0 engine
35 11 93 Don Whittington Scott Smith Olds 37 0 crash
36 32 16 Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking Buick 34 0 piston
37 27 42 Kyle Petty STP Buick 27 0 brakes
38 17 01 Hershel McGriff Howard Johnson's Buick 17 0 engine
39 31 41 Richard Childress Junior Johnson Buick 5 0 quit
40 13 88 Ricky Rudd Gatorade Buick 2 0 engine
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Don Stanley, Ferrel Harris
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available