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1981 Daytona 500

1981 Daytona 500 is 23rd Daytona 500 race. Passed at the Daytona circuit. Richard Petty won the pole position and this race. Bobby Allison and Ricky Rudd also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1980 Daytona 500
Next race: 1982 Daytona 500
Race Start: 15th February 1981

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1981 Daytona 500

9th victory for the Petty Enterprises team
7th victory for the Richard Petty
10th podium for the Richard Petty
6th podium for the Bobby Allison
1st podium for the Ricky Rudd

1981 Daytona 500

1981 Daytona 500

Buick Regal - 1981 Daytona 500 winner

Buick Regal #43 - 1981 Daytona 500 winner

1981 Daytona 500 results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Richard Petty Buick Regal, #43 0 2h 56m 50s 0 Petty Enterprises
2 Bobby Allison Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #28 0 Harry Ranier
3 Ricky Rudd Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #88 0 DiGard Racing
4 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #1 0 Hoss Ellington
5 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #2 0 Rod Osterlund
6 Bill Elliott Ford ?? 1981, #9 0 George Elliott
7 Jody Ridley Ford ?? 1981, #90 0 Junie Donlavey
8 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #27 0 M.C. Anderson
9 Joe Millikan Buick ?? 1981, #75 0 Rahmoc Enterprises
10 Johnny Rutherford Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #98 0 Ron Benfield
11 Bill Elswick Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #57 0 Rahmoc Enterprises
12 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #12 0 Kennie Childers
13 Stan Barrett Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #22 0 Hal Needham
14 Don Whittington Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #93 0 Scott Smith
15 Dave Marcis Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #71 0 Dave Marcis
16 Dick Brooks Buick ?? 1981, #41 0 Billy Matthews
17 Tommy Gale Ford ?? 1981, #64 0 Elmo Langley
18 Ronnie Sanders Buick ?? 1981, #19 0 Henley Gray
19 Glenn Jarrett Buick ?? 1981, #17 0 Roger Hamby
20 Don Sprouse Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #37 0 Bob Rogers
21 Jimmy Means Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #52 0 Jimmy Means
22 Geoffrey Bodine Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #23 0 Dick Bahre
23 Harry Gant Buick ?? 1981, #47 0 Jack Beebe
24 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #70 0 J.D. McDuffie
25 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Buick ?? 1981, #86 0 Richard Howard
26 Buddy Arrington Dodge ?? 1981, #67 0 Buddy Arrington
27 Lennie Pond Buick ?? 1981, #68 0 Jim Testa
28 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #25 0 Ronnie Thomas
29 David Pearson Chevrolet ?? 1981, #16 0 Joel Halpern
30 Tim Richmond Buick ?? 1981, #99 0 D.K. Ulrich
31 Benny Parsons Ford ?? 1981, #15 0 Bud Moore
32 Kyle Petty Buick ?? 1981, #42 0 Petty Enterprises
33 Neil Bonnett Ford ?? 1981, #21 0 Wood Brothers
34 James Hylton Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #48 0 James Hylton
35 A.J. Foyt Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #51 0 A.J. Foyt
36 Darrell Waltrip Buick ?? 1981, #11 0 Junior Johnson
37 Cecil Gordon Buick ?? 1981, #24 0 Cecil Gordon
38 Richard Childress Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #3 0 Richard Childress
39 Bruce Hill Buick ?? 1981, #7 0 Nelson Malloch
40 Terry Labonte Buick ?? 1981, #44 0 Billy Hagan
41 Billie Harvey Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #31 0 Billie Harvey
42 Blackie Wangerin Ford ?? 1981, #39 0 Blackie Wangerin

Qualifying Results for the 1981 Daytona 500 on the Daytona circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Bobby Allison Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #28 Harry Ranier
1 Richard Petty Buick Regal, #43 0 Petty Enterprises
2 Darrell Waltrip Buick ?? 1981, #11 Junior Johnson
3 Neil Bonnett Ford ?? 1981, #21 Wood Brothers
4 Benny Parsons Ford ?? 1981, #15 Bud Moore
5 Ricky Rudd Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #88 DiGard Racing
6 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #1 Hoss Ellington
7 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #2 Rod Osterlund
9 David Pearson Chevrolet ?? 1981, #16 Joel Halpern
10 A.J. Foyt Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #51 A.J. Foyt
11 Kyle Petty Buick ?? 1981, #42 Petty Enterprises
12 Terry Labonte Buick ?? 1981, #44 Billy Hagan
13 Don Whittington Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #93 Scott Smith
14 Geoffrey Bodine Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #23 Dick Bahre
15 Dave Marcis Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #71 Dave Marcis
16 Bill Elliott Ford ?? 1981, #9 George Elliott
17 Ronnie Sanders Buick ?? 1981, #19 Henley Gray
18 Richard Childress Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #3 Richard Childress
19 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #25 Ronnie Thomas
20 Buddy Arrington Dodge ?? 1981, #67 Buddy Arrington
21 Bill Elswick Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #57 Rahmoc Enterprises
22 Stan Barrett Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #22 Hal Needham
23 Glenn Jarrett Buick ?? 1981, #17 Roger Hamby
24 Bruce Hill Buick ?? 1981, #7 Nelson Malloch
25 James Hylton Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #48 James Hylton
26 Jimmy Means Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #52 Jimmy Means
27 Jody Ridley Ford ?? 1981, #90 Junie Donlavey
28 Tommy Gale Ford ?? 1981, #64 Elmo Langley
29 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #27 M.C. Anderson
30 Blackie Wangerin Ford ?? 1981, #39 Blackie Wangerin
31 Harry Gant Buick ?? 1981, #47 Jack Beebe
32 Lennie Pond Buick ?? 1981, #68 Jim Testa
33 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #12 Kennie Childers
34 Joe Millikan Buick ?? 1981, #75 Rahmoc Enterprises
35 Johnny Rutherford Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #98 Ron Benfield
36 Billie Harvey Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #31 Billie Harvey
37 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Buick ?? 1981, #86 Richard Howard
38 Dick Brooks Buick ?? 1981, #41 Billy Matthews
39 Don Sprouse Oldsmobile ?? 1981, #37 Bob Rogers
40 Tim Richmond Buick ?? 1981, #99 D.K. Ulrich
41 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Grand Prix (Fourth generation), #70 J.D. McDuffie
42 Cecil Gordon Buick ?? 1981, #24 Cecil Gordon

List of all cars for the 1981 Daytona 500 on the Daytona circuit