During the 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup season, unpolished sophomore driver Dale Earnhardt drove his way into the starry world of NASCAR racing with relative ease. Staving off challenges from Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough for the championship, Earnhardt emerged from obscurity to instant fame, fortune and headlines. The 1980 NASCAR series would also be the last for the behemoth full-size cars. After the 1980 campaign, NASCAR shifted to the smaller, more efficient cars saturating the American marketplace. In the chart below, you will find the results for all of the 31 races that comprised the 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series Season.

Bobby Allison powers his #15 Thunderbird under the checkered flag to win the July 4 Firecracker 400 at Daytona.
Bobby Allison powers his #15 Bud Moore Ford
Thunderbird under the checkered flag to win the
July 4 Firecracker 400 at Daytona International
Speedway. In victory lane, Allison announced he
would seek a new ride in 1981. "There are only
a few tracks the Ford is competitive on," he said.
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NumberDate
Site
Race Winner
Car
Speed
11/13,19/80 Riverside, CA
Darrell WaltripChevrolet
94.974
2
2/17/80
Daytona Beach, FL
Buddy Baker
Olds
177.602
32/24/80Richmond, VADarrell WaltripChevrolet67.703
4
3/09/80
Rockingham, NC
Cale Yarborough
Olds
108.735
5
3/16/80
Atlanta, GA
Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet
134.808
6
3/30/80
Bristol, TN
Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet
96.977
7
4/13/80
Darlington, SC
David Pearson
Chevrolet
112.397
8
4/20/80
N.Wilkesboro, NC
Richard Petty
Chevrolet
95.501
9
4/27/80
Martinsville, VA
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet
69.049
10
5/04/80
Talladega, AL
Buddy Baker
Olds
170.481
11
5/10/80
Nashville, TN
Richard Petty
Chevrolet89.471
12
5/18/80
Dover, DE
Bobby Alison
Ford113.866
13
5/25/80
Charlotte, NC
Benny Parsons
Chevrolet
119.265
14
6/01/80
College Station, TX
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet159.046
15
6/08/80
Riverside, CA
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet101.846
16
6/15/80
Brooklyn, MI
Benny Parsons
Chevrolet
131.808
17
7/04/80
Daytona Beach, FL
Bobby Allison
Ford
173.473
18
7/12/80
Nashville, TN
Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet93.821
19
7/27/80
Pocono, PA
Neil Bonnett
Mercury124.392
20
8/03/80
Talladega, AL
Neil Bonnett
Mercury166.894
21
8/17/80
Brooklyn, MI
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet145.352
22
8/23/80
Bristol, TN
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet86.973
23
9/01/80
Darlington, SC
Terry Labonte
Chevrolet115.210
24
9/07/80
Richmond, VA
Bobby Allison
Ford79.722
25
9/14/80
Dover, DE
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet116.024
26
9/21/80
N.Wilkesboro, NC
Bobby Allison
Ford75.510
27
9/28/80
Martinsville, VA
Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet69.654
28
10/05/80
Charlotte, NC
Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet135.243
29
10/19/80
Rockingham, NC
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet114.159
30
11/02/80
Atlanta, GA
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet
131.190
3111/15/80
Ontario, CA
Benny Parsons
Chevrolet
129.441

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