|1980 Winston Western 500|
|@ Riverside on January 13, 1980|
|Note: Winston West Drivers Denoted in Gold Rows|
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.
Cautions: Laps: 1-26, 82-85Lap 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