1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Series (Jayverse)

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The 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the 32nd season of professionahal stock car racing in the United States and the 9th modern-era NASCAR Cup season. The season began on Sunday, January 13 and ended on Sunday, November 15.

This is also the First Season to have a 8-Race Playoff with 8 Drivers Competing with 4 Advancing to the Final Race of the Season

Teams and Drivers for 1980

Team Make No. Driver Car Owner Crew Chief
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Oldsmobile Cutlass 51 A. J. Foyt A. J. Foyt
Don Whittington
Arrington Racing Dodge Magnum 67 Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington Joey Arrington
77 Dick May
Eddie Dickerson
97
B & B Racing Buick Century 03 Jimmy Finger Don Bierschwale
Ballard Racing Oldsmobile Cutlass 30 Tighe Scott Walter Ballard Harry Hyde
Billie Harvey Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Oldsmobile Cutlass

87 Billie Harvey Billie Harvey
Gary Balough
Billy Matthews Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 41 Dick Brooks Billy Matthews
Borneman Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 81 John Borneman John Borneman
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Bobby Allison Bud Moore Bud Moore
DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 88 Darrell Waltrip Bill Gardner Buddy Parrott

Jake Elder

Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Jody Ridley Junie Donlavey
Ellington Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Oldsmobile Cutlass

1 David Pearson Hoss Ellington Runt Pittman
Elliott Racing Mercury Cougar 9 Bill Elliott11 George Elliott Ernie Elliott
G. C. Spencer Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Oldsmobile Cutlass 1

4 Gary Baker 2 G. C. Spencer
Connie Saylor 5
Gordon Racing Oldsmobile Cutlass 24 Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon
Gray Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19 John Anderson (R) Henley Gray
Hagan Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Darrell Bryant
Halpern Enterprises Oldsmobile Cutlass

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

02 Donnie Allison Joel Halpern
Chuck Bown Harold Fagan
Hamby Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 17 Skip Manning Roger Hamby
Hollar Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 99 Dick May Bill Hollar
Hylton Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 48 James Hylton James Hylton
John Kieper Dodge Magnum 93 Chuck Bown John Kieper
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 98 Hershel McGriff
Johnson Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 53 Slick Johnson J. D. Johnson
Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson Tim Brewer
Junior Miller Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 79 Junior Miller Junior Miller
Kennie Childers Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 Donnie Allison Kennie Childers
Langley Racing Ford Thunderbird 64 Tommy Gale Elmo Xey
M. C. Anderson Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 27 Benny Parsons M. C. Anderson David Ifft
Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Dave Marcis Dave Marcis
McDuffie Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 70 J. D. McDuffie J. D. McDuffie
Means Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 52 Jimmy Means Jimmy Means
Nelson Malloch Racing Ford Thunderbird 7 Dick Brooks Nelson Malloch
Ricky Rudd
Lake Speed
Osterlund Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Jake Elder

Doug Richert

Petty Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo 42 Kyle Petty16 Richard Petty Maurice Petty
43 Richard Petty Dale Inman
Price Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 45 Baxter Price Baxter Price Robert Beadle
Charlie Chamblee
Jimmy Means
Roy Smith
Joel Stowe
Race Hill Farm Team Chevrolet Monte Carlo 47 Harry Gant Jack Beebe Bob Johnson
RahMoc Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo 75 Bill Elswick 12 Bob Rahilly Butch Mock
Joe Millikan 3
John Anderson 7
Chuck Bown 1
Harry Gant 3
Kyle Petty 1
Lennie Pond 2
Jim Sauter 1
Ranier-Lundy Racing Oldsmobile Cutlass 28 Buddy Baker Harry Ranier Waddell Wilson

Buddy Parrott

54 Lennie Pond
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 Richard Childress Richard Childress
Robertson Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25 Ronnie Thomas Don Robertson
Speed Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 66 Lake Speed (R) Lake Speed
Testa Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Oldsmobile Cutlass

68 Chuck Bown 1 Jim Testa Ron Kelly
Wayne Watercutter
John Greenwood2
Ulrich Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Buick Century

40 Bill Whittington 2 D. K. Ulrich
Joe Booher 1
Ricky Rudd 3 D. K. Ulrich
Dick May 2
D. K. Ulrich 10
Dick Skillen 1
Mike Alexander 1
J. D. McDuffie 1
Tommy Gale1
Lennie Pond 1
Sterling Marlin 1
Tim Richmond 5 D. K. Ulrich
Harry Dinwiddle 1
Stan Barrett 3
Warren Racing Dodge Magnum

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

74 Dick May 2 Frank Warren
Jim Hurlbert 1
Joey Arrington 1
Frank Warren 7
Travis Tiller 1
Junior Miller 5
Joe Booher 2
Marty Robbins 1
Wawak Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Buick Century

74 Joe Booher 2 Bobby Wawak
Bobby Wawak 19
Bob Riley 1
Stuart Hoffman 1
Henry Jones 1
Wood Brothers Racing Mercury Cougar 21 Neil Bonnett Glen Wood Leonard Wood

Season recap

No. Date Race title Track Winning driver
1 January 13

January 19

Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway Lennie Pond
February 10 Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway Buddy Baker
2 February 17 Daytona 500 Benny Parsons
3 February 24 Richmond 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Buddy Baker
4 March 9 Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway Buddy Baker
5 March 16 Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway Jimmy Means
6 March 30 Valleydale 500 Bristol International Raceway Richard Childress
7 April 13 CRC Rebel 500 Darlington International Raceway David Pearson
8 April 20 Northwestern Bank 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Bobby Allison
9 April 27 Virginia 500 Martinsville Speedway Benny Parsons
10 May 4 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Tighe Scott
11 May 10 Music City 420 Nashville Speedway Bobby Allison
12 May 18 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Lennie Pond
13 May 25 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Buddy Baker
14 June 1 Golden Gate 300 Sears Point International Raceway Buddy Baker
15 June 8 Warner W. Hodgdon 400 Riverside International Raceway Cale Yarborough
16 June 15 Gabriel 400 Michigan International Speedway Bobby Allison
17 July 4 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway Neil Bonnett
18 July 12 NASCAR 400 Texas World Speedway Buddy Baker
19 July 27 Coca-Cola 500 Pocono Raceway Lennie Pond
20 August 3 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Lennie Pond
21 August 17 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway Cale Yarborough
22 August 23 Busch Volunteer 500 Bristol International Raceway Benny Parsons
23 September 1 Southern 500 Darlington International Raceway Bobby Allison
NASCAR Winston Cup Series Playoffs
24 September 7 Capital City 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Buddy Baker
25 September 14 CRC Chemicals 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Lennie Pond
26 September 21 Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Ricky Rudd
27 September 28 Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway Dave Marcis
28 October 5 National 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Lennie Pond
29 October 19 American 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway Benny Parsons
30 November 2 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway Darrell Waltrip
31 November 15 Los Angeles Times 500 Ontario Motor Speedway Terry Labonte

Final Standings

  1. Lennie Pond - 4,819
  2. Benny Parsons - 4,690
  3. Cale Yarborough - 4,612
  4. Bobby Allison - 4,491
  5. Buddy Baker - 4,487
  6. Darrell Waltrip - 4,407
  7. Skip Manning - 4,363
  8. Dale Earnhardt - 4,347
  9. Dave Marcis - 3,909
  10. Ricky Rudd - 3,860
  11. David Pearson - 3,775
  12. Richard Childress - 3,663
  13. Jody Ridley - 3,586
  14. Joe Millikan - 3,560
  15. Richard Petty - 3,559
  16. Harry Gant - 3,522
  17. Terry Labonte - 3,518
  18. Neil Bonnett - 3,493
  19. Dick Brooks - 3,071
  20. Tighe Scott - 2,966