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1980 Winston Western 500
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@ Riverside on January 13, 1980
Note: Winston West Drivers Denoted in Gold Rows
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status
1 1 88Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 119 56 running
2 5 2Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Chevy 119 0 running
3 3 43Richard Petty STP Chevy 119 13 running
4 9 72Joe Millikan DeWitt Trucking Chevy 119 0 running
5 10 73Bill Schmitt Shasta County Bank Olds 119 0 running
6 13 3Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Chevy 118 0 running
7 15 44Terry Labonte Stratagraph Chevy 118 0 running
8 28 40Bill Whittington Midwestern Farm Lines Chevy 117 0 running
9 26 55Don Whittington Warner/Curb Chevy 117 0 running
10 14 25Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria Chevy 116 0 running
11 22 8James Hylton G.W. Dickinson Chevy 115 0 running
12 20 75Harry Gant RahMoc Enterprises Olds 115 0 running
13 34 45Roy Smith Iron Peddlers Chevy 114 0 running
14 16 67Buddy Arrington Switzer Construction Dodge 114 0 running
15 17 70J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 113 0 running
16 35 90Jody Ridley Truxmore/Sunny King Ford 113 0 running
17 6 71Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission Chevy 112 9 running
18 4 15Bobby Allison Hodgdon/Moore Ford 109 0 engine
19 24 13Don Puskarich Matt Puskarich Chevy 109 0 running
20 31 19Vince Giamformaggio Belden Asphalt Chevy 109 0 running
21 37 52Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 108 0 running
22 11 7Dick Brooks Sanyo Chevy 104 0 sway bar
23 2 11Cale Yarborough Busch Chevy 103 41 engine
24 21 78Jim Robinson San-Val Supply Chevy 103 0 running
25 23 37Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer Chevy 88 0 running
26 12 93Hershel McGriff Bigelow Paint Dodge 82 0 engine
27 36 57Steve Pfeifer Don Guy Chevy 82 0 running
28 7 48Dan Gurney Lubri-Lon Chevy 79 0 transmission
29 32 24Lake Speed Reliable RV Olds 79 0 engine
30 25 18Randy Ogden Ogden Racing Chevy 73 0 engine
31 18 81John Borneman Borneman Plastering Chevy 72 0 transmission
32 30 79Dick May Native Tan Dodge 71 0 oil pump
33 8 27Benny Parsons Melling Tool Chevy 52 0 transmission
34 27 21Neil Bonnett Purolator Mercury 35 0 oil line
35 29 08Rick McCray McCray Racing Buick 34 0 engine
36 19 47Chuck Bown J & S Trucking Chevy 30 0 engine
37 33 97Bill Osborne (RES)Bill Osborne (CA) Sponsor:: Ivan Baldwin Racing Chevy 20 0 rear end

The Race::1980 Winston Western 500 was a Winston Cup (now Nextel Cup) - Winston West Series (now West Series combination event held at Track::Riverside International Raceway on January 13, 1980. It was the season opener for both series. A few weeks after losing the 1979 title, Darrell Waltrip recovered in big fashion. He led 56 of the 119 laps in route to a solid three-second victory on Dale Earnhardt.

Race DataEdit

Cautions: Laps: 1-26, 82-85

Lap leaders: D. Waltrip 1-35, C. Yarborough 36-56, D. Marcis 57-65, R. Petty 66-78, C. Yarborough 79-98, D. Waltrip 99-119

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