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1980s NASCAR season recaps include highlights and statistics of NASCAR races during the 1980s. Learn more on the 1980s NASCAR Season Recaps Channel.

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1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

During the 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup season, Dale Earnhardt emerged from obscurity to instant fame. Earnhardt held off Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty to win the championship in his second year as a driver. See results from the 1980 NASCAR season here.


1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The Winston of 1987 is still regarded as one of the most spectacular thrill shows in NASCAR Cup Series history. Dale Earnhardt dominated the season and walked away with his third championship. Follow the action with a 1987 NASCAR recap. See more »

1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup season featured daring maneuvers and terrifying crashes. Trace the exhilarating 1988 Winston Cup campaign, from season highlights to final standings, with plenty of pictures to follow the action. See more »

1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

NASCAR's popularity was skyrocketing during the 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup season and the races didn't disappoint. Get all the details on these events and more from the 1989 NASCAR season -- as well as the final standings in this 1989 recap. See more »

1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup season featured an exhilarating championship chase between Dale Earnhardt and Cal Yarborough. Relive the season's memorable moments and see the final standings for the year in this 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup season recap. See more »

1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup season set records for lead changes and races won with last-lap passes. Get all the details on these events and more from the 1981 NASCAR season -- as well as the final standings in this 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup recap. See more »

1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup season promised plenty of thrills to meet the sport's increased popularity. Relive the season's memorable moments and see the final standings for the year in this 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup season recap. See more »

1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup season was filled with controversy scandal and amazing driving performances. NASCAR began cracking down on teams that were stepping beyond the rules. Follows these events and other season highlights with this season recap. See more »

1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup season gave Richard Petty his 200th and final career victory. Trace the exhilarating 1984 Winston Cup season, from season highlights to final standings, with plenty of pictures to follow the action. See more »

1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup season was a record breaker with Bill Elliott winning 11 superspeedway races, still a single-season record. Yet he didn't win the NASCAR Winston Cup championship. Follow the action with this 1985 recap. See more »

1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

Dale Earnhardt ruled the track during the 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup season. Earnhardt's thrilling driving style made the season a joy to watch. Follow all the action with this recap filled with highlights and final standings of the 1986 season. See more »