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Stock Car Racing 1980

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Stock Car Racing

Stock Car Racing 1980

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1980's Series and Champions
NASCAR National Touring Series Drivers
Race Schedule
NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings
The 1980 season would bring the first of Dale Earnhardt's record-tying seven championships, and his only one outside of a Richard Childress car.  In 1980, Childress was still a driver, finishing 10th in points in the season.

1980's Series and Champions

SanctionSeriesDrivers' ChampionPoints Standings
NASCARWinston CupDale EarnhardtNWC Schedule
NWC Points Standings
ARCAARCA Racing SeriesBob Dotter
NASCARInternational Sedan SeriesDean Combs


NASCAR National Touring Series Drivers

The Top 25 in Winston Cup points at season's end are in bold.

Mike Alexander, Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, John Anderson, Buddy Arrington, Joey Arrington, Buddy Baker, Gary Baker, Gary Balough, Stan Barrett, Dick Brooks, Neil Bonnett, Joe Booher, John Borneman, Chuck Bown, John Callis, Charlie Chamblee, Richard Childress, Ernie Cline, Eddie Dickerson, Harry Dinwiddie, Dave Dion, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Bill Elswick, Jimmy Finger, Phil Finney, AJ Foyt, Glen Francis, Tommy Gale, Harry Gant, Vince Giamformaggio, Cecil Gordon, Steve Gray, John Greenwood, Dan Gurney, Janet Guthrie, Ed Hale, Ferrel Harris, Billie Harvey, Roger Hamby, Kenny Hemphill, Bruce Hill, Bill Hollar, Jim Hopkinson, Kevin Housby, Tommy Houston, Stuart Huffman, James Hurlbert, James Hylton, Jim Ingram, Bruce Jacobi, Glenn Jarrett, Slick Johnson, Henry Jones, Ralph Jones, Terry Labonte, Jocko Maggiacomo, Dave Marcis, Coo Coo Marlin, Sterling Marlin, Dick May, Rick McCray, J.D. McDuffie, Jeff McDuffie, Hershel McGriff, Jimmy Means, Junior Miller, Mike Miller, Joe Millikan, Steve Moore, Rick Newsom, Randy Ogden, Bill Osborne, Nelson Oswald, Benny Parsons, David Pearson, Nestor Peles, Kyle Petty, Richard Petty, Steve Pfeifer, Lennie Pond, Mike Potter, Baxter Price, Don Puskarich, Melvin Revis, Tim Richmond, Jody Ridley, Bob Riley, Marty Robbins, Jim Robinson, Ricky Rudd, Joe Ruttman, Bobby Sands, Jim Sauter, Connie Saylor, Bill Schmitt, Tighe Scott, Buck Simmons, Dick Skillen, Roy Smith, Lake Speed, Steve Spencer, Don Sprouse, Joel Stowe, Bub Strickler, Ronnie Thomas, Travis Tiller, D.K. Ulrich, John A. Utsman, Jim Vandiver, Chuck Wahl, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Blackie Wangerin, Glen Ward, Frank Warren, Wayne Watercutter, Don Waterman, Bobby Wawak, Bill Whittington, Don Whittington, Rick Wilson, Cale Yarborough, Clay Young


Race Schedule

DateSeriesRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
January 19Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayDarrell WaltripDarrell WaltripChevrolet
February 17Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayBuddy BakerBuddy BakerOldsmobile
February 24Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond International RacewayDarrell WaltripDarrell WaltripChevrolet
March 9Winston CupCarolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayDarrell WaltripCale YarboroughOldsmobile
March 16Winston CupAtlanta 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuddy BakerDale EarnhardtChevrolet
March 30Winston CupValleydale Southeastern 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayCale YarboroughDale EarnhardtChevrolet
April 13Winston CupCRC Rebel 500Darlington RacewayBenny ParsonsDavid PearsonChevrolet
April 20Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayBobby AllisonRichard PettyChevrolet
April 27Winston CupVirginia 500Martinsville SpeedwayDarrell WaltripDarrell WaltripChevrolet
May 4Winston CupWinston 500Winston 500David PearsonBuddy BakerOldsmobile
May 10Winston CupMusic City 420Nashville International RacewayCale YarboroughRichard PettyChevrolet
May 18Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover International SpeedwayCale YarboroughBobby AllisonFord
May 25Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayCale YarboroughBenny ParsonsChevrolet
June 1Winston CupNASCAR 400Texas World SpeedwayCale YarboroughCale YarboroughChevrolet
June 8Winston CupHodgdon 500Riverside International RacewayCale YarboroughDarrell WaltripChevrolet
June 15Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayBenny ParsonsBenny ParsonsChevrolet
July 4Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayCale YarboroughBobby AllisonMercury
July 12Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayCale YarboroughDale EarnhardtChevrolet
July 27Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Pocono RacewayCale YarboroughNeil BonnettMercury
August 3Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBuddy BakerNeil BonnettMercury
August 17Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayBuddy BakerCale YarboroughChevrolet
August 23Winston CupBusch Volunteer 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayCale YarboroughCale YarboroughChevrolet
September 1Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayDarrell WaltripTerry LabonteChevrolet
September 7Winston CupCapital City 400Richmond International RacewayCale YarboroughBobby AllisonFord
September 14Winston CupCRC Chemicals 500Dover International SpeedwayCale YarboroughDarrell WaltripChevrolet
September 21Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayCale YarboroughBobby AllisonFord
September 28Winston CupOld Dominion 500Martinsville SpeedwayBuddy BakerDale EarnhardtChevrolet
October 5Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuddy BakerDale EarnhardtChevrolet
October 19Winston CupAmerican 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayDonnie AllisonCale YarboroughChevrolet
November 2Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBobby AllisonCale YarboroughChevrolet
November 15Winston CupLos Angeles Times 500Ontario Motor SpeedwayCale YarboroughBenny ParsonsChevrolet


NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Dale Earnhardt4661Leader31051924$451,360
2Cale Yarborough4642-19311461922$432,325
3Benny Parsons4278-38331231621$345,260
4Richard Petty4255-40631021519$338,365
5Darrell Waltrip4239-42231451617$351,065
6Bobby Allison4020-64131241218$331,630
7Jody Ridley3972-6893100218$166,000
8Terry Labonte3766-8953101616$199,825
9Dave Marcis3745-9163100414$128,045
10Richard Childress3742-9193100010$140,000
11Harry Gant3703-9583100914$151,230
12Buddy Arrington3461-1200310007$105,935
13James Hylton3449-1212310004$96,210
14Ronnie Thomas3066-1595300004$82,010
15Cecil Gordon2993-1668290003$75,740
16J.D. McDuffie2968-1693310003$78,095
17Jimmy Means2947-1714280000$82,440
18Tommy Gale2885-1776290000$76,665
19Neil Bonnett2865-179622021013$207,240
20Roger Hamby2606-2055260000$43,940
21Buddy Baker2603-205819621012$259,200
22Lake Speed1853-2808190005$69,670
23Slick Johnson1851-2810180005$35,460
24John Anderson1805-2856200002$48,265
25Bobby Wawak1742-2919190001$21,080
26Donnie Allison1730-2931180036$82,640
27Dick Brooks1698-2963190025$60,700
28Kyle Petty1690-2971150006$36,045
29Baxter Price1689-2972180000$26,615
30Lennie Pond1558-3103170027$62,265
31Junior Miller1402-3259160000$23,420
32Joe Millikan1274-3387120026$64,765
33Bill Elliott1232-3429110004$42,545
34Ricky Rudd1213-3448130013$50,500
35Dick May1211-3450210002$42,945
36Bill Elswick1053-3608120000$15,600
37David Pearson1004-365791145$94,330
38D.K. Ulrich935-3726110001$23,055
39Tighe Scott791-3870100012$21,925
40Frank Warren549-411270000$18,375
41Tim Richmond527-413450000$14,925
42Bill Schmitt503-415840011$21,610
43Buck Simmons495-416660000$6,365
44Rick Newsom483-417860000$3,830
45Dave Dion441-422040001$5,015
46Don Whittington429-423270001$18,885
47Steve Moore412-424940000$9,040
48Tommy Houston396-426540000$5,020
49Sterling Marlin387-427450002$29,810
50Bruce Hill348-431360000$7,540
51Chuck Bown329-433280000$13,145
52Jim Vandiver328-433340001$13,185
53Jeff McDuffie327-433430000$2,700
54Coo Coo Marlin303-435830000$8,400
55Don Sprouse303-435840000$2,880
56Joe Booher294-436760000$15,930
57Rusty Wallace291-437020011$22,760
58Jim Robinson273-438830000$4,300
59Hershel McGriff270-439130000$3,280
60Roy Smith263-439830000$3,775
61Don Puskarich255-440630000$3,835
62Kenny Hemphill252-440950001$8,970
63Blackie Wangerin237-442430000$6,920
64Mike Potter237-442430000$2,370
65Travis Tiller237-442440000$3,050
66Rick McCray231-443030000$3,415
67Connie Saylor227-443450000$11,035
68Rick Wilson225-443630000$5,510
69Janet Guthrie209-445220000$15,065
70Wayne Watercutter206-445520000$2,525
71Marty Robbins204-445740000$7,520
72Randy Ogden204-445740000$3,195
73Eddie Dickerson197-446420000$1,590
74Don Waterman191-447020000$3,555
75Kevin Housby185-447630000$6,165
76John A. Utsman182-447920000$4,035
77Steve Pfeifer182-447920000$1,805
78Ralph Jones179-448220000$3,495
79Nelson Oswald152-450920000$2,520
80Phil Finney152-450920000$3,125
81Jocko Maggiacomo137-452420000$1,615
82John Borneman134-452720000$1,250
83Harry Dinwiddie127-453410000$5,250
84Mike Miller125-453620000$2,145
85Joey Arrington124-453710000$2,030
86Jimmy Finger124-453710000$2,200
87Jim Ingram118-454310000$1,435
88Billie Harvey115-454640000$7,995
89Bill Osborne110-455120000$1,075
90Joel Stowe109-455220000$4,685
91Vince Giamformaggio103-455810000$2,260
92John Callis100-456120000$1,500
93Bill Hollar94-456710000$600
94Bruce Jacobi94-456710000$985
95Chuck Wahl88-457310000$1,005
96Jim Hopkinson82-457910000$750
97Stuart Huffman79-458220000$1,310
98Dick Skillen79-458210000$2,785
99Nestor Peles79-458210000$600
100Ed Hale76-458510000$1,200
101Bobby Sands73-458810000$450
102AJ Foyt70-459110000$3,575
103Bill Whittington67-459420001$7,385
104Glen Francis67-459410000$1,025
105Melvin Revis64-459710000$1,115
106Glen Ward58-460310000$875
107Henry Jones52-460940000$4,725
108James Hurlbert49-461210000$2,950
109Gary Balough46-461510000$610
110John Greenwood43-461820000$2,730
111Jim Sauter40-462110000$900
112Stan Barrett0-466130001$13,760
113Mike Alexander0-466110001$3,130
114Glenn Jarrett0-466120000$4,435
115Bub Strickler0-466150000$3,200
116Charlie Chamblee0-466110000$2,825
117Clay Young0-466110000$1,150
118Ferrel Harris0-466120000$4,025
119Gary Baker0-466110000$3,440
120Steve Spencer0-466130000$2,050
121Bob Riley0-466120000$1,625
122Dan Gurney0-466110000$1,105
123Ernie Cline0-466110000$610
124Steve Gray0-466110000$450
125Joe Ruttman0-466110000$1,055




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