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Northwestern Bank 400

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Northwestern Bank 400
Event

A NASCAR Winston Cup race at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
March 25, 1979Bobby AllisonFord1979 Race Information & Results
April 20, 1980Richard PettyChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results
April 5, 1981Richard PettyBuick1981 Race Information & Results


1979

March 25, 1979

Results

Average Speed: 88.4 mph
Margin of Victory: 5 seconds
Time of Race: 02:49:41
Lead Changes: 20
Cautions: 4 for 32 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon / Moore400Running180/5$13,750
27Richard PettyChevrolet43STP400Running180/10$8,300
31Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Griffin's Marine400Running170/5$8,600
45Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund400Running165/5$4,275
54Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade399Running155/0$4,575
614J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating399Running155/5$2,785
710Richard ChildressChevrolet3Crc Chemicals397Running151/5$2,305
811Buddy BakerChevrolet28Spectra397Running147/5$3,675
92Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch397Running143/5$4,925
106Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels397Running139/5$3,575
1112Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic396Running135/5$3,250
128Dave MarcisChevrolet02Shoney's396Running132/5$775
1317Dick BrooksOldsmobile05Bearfinder395Running124/0$750
149Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore392Running121/0$1,945
1530Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph391Running118/0$1,800
1615James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive390Running115/0$1,765
1721Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan386Running112/0$1,630
1816D.K. UlrichBuick40Midwestern Farm Lines384Running109/0$1,495
1918Roger HambyChevrolet17Lowe's382Running106/0$1,360
2019Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda372Running103/0$1,225
2124Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt365Running100/0$1,050
2223Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon-Barnicle361Running97/0$925
2325Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing359Running94/0$705
2427Slick JohnsonChevrolet87Satterfield Racing211Out (Accident)91/0$435
2513Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales168Out (Rear End)88/0$725
2626Nelson OswaldChevrolet09Bolton Auto Parts142Out (Accident)85/0$415
2728Earl BrooksDodge7Reid Trailer Sales79Out (Rear End)PE$405
2820Ronnie ThomasBuick251st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.40Out (Accident)79/0$1,945
2929Bill HollarChevrolet99Hollar Auto Parts32Out (Rear End)76/0$385
3022Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission14Out (Blown Engine)73/0$625


1980

April 20, 1980

Results


Average Speed:  95.501 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap & 5 seconds
Time of Race:  2:37:04
Lead Changes:  9
Cautions:  5 for 32 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Richard PettyChevrolet43STP400Running185/10$18,925
25Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm399Running170/0$9,160
31Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon / Mike Curb399Running170/5$13,675
43Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch397Running160/0$8,475
56Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company397Running160/5$5,925
64Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb / Hodgdon395Running150/0$6,525
731Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore / Sunny King393Running146/0$3,910
818Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP392Running142/0$1,450
914Slick JohnsonChevrolet53Johnson Racing391Running138/0$1,300
108Joe MillikanChevrolet72Dewitt Racing390Running134/0$4,675
1115Richard ChildressChevrolet3Crc Chemicals388Running130/0$2,590
122Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade387Running132/5$4,625
1324Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales384Running124/0$2,480
1421Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries382Running121/0$2,310
1522Dick MayChevrolet99Hollar Auto Parts378RunningPE$950
1628Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak Racing377Running115/0$875
1717James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive376Running112/0$2,100
1820Jeff McDuffieBuick07Bailey Excavating365Running109/0$750
1930Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers363Running106/0$750
2023Rick NewsomChevrolet20Louise Smith354Running103/0$750
2116Dave MarcisChevrolet71Hudson Transmission334Running100/0$1,915
2227Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph325Out (Accident)97/0$1,765
2311Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria269Out (Accident)94/0$1,580
2425Bill ElswickChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing211Out (Oil Line)91/0$595
2519Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona179Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,245
2610D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Mastin Pool Co.172Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,310
279Dick BrooksChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics153Out (Rear End)82/0$1,200
2829John AndersonChevrolet19Belden Asphalt149Out (Engine Failure)PE$820
2926Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda115Out (Oil Pressure)76/0$760
3012J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating88Out (Camshaft)73/0$750
3113Tommy HoustonChevrolet95Carpenter Designs9Out (Oil Leak)70/0$550


1981

April 5, 1981

Results


Average Speed:  85.381 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 seconds
Time of Race:  2:55:41
Lead Changes:  12
Cautions:  10 for 87 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
113Richard PettyBuick43STP400Running180/5$18,850
23Bobby AllisonPontiac28Tuf-Lon400Running180/10$12,350
37Darrell WaltripBuick11Mountain Dew400Running170/5$9,875
41Dave MarcisChevrolet71Hudson400Running165/5$10,470
58Harry GantOldsmobile12Five Racers400Running155/0$2,550
64Ricky RuddBuick88Gatorade399Running150/0$6,550
716Terry LabonteBuick44Stratagraph399Running146/0$6,200
810Ron BouchardBuick47Race Hill Farm399Running142/0$3,820
99Morgan ShepherdPontiac5Performance Connection399Running138/0$1,350
102Dale EarnhardtPontiac2Wrangler Jeans395Running134/0$8,800
1111Mike AlexanderOldsmobile37Rogers Auto Leasing395Running130/0$1,150
1215Ronnie ThomasPontiac25Thomas Racing394Running127/0$2,800
1323D.K. UlrichBuick40Mastin Pool Co.393RunningPE$1,000
1428Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Broadway Motors393Running121/0$2,590
1517James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive393Running118/0$2,545
1629J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Bailey Excavating389Running115/0$2,335
1719Richard ChildressPontiac3Childress Racing381Running112/0$2,250
1822Tim RichmondBuick99Uno342Running109/0$2,065
1930Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford339Running106/0$1,930
2024Tommy HoustonBuick17Lowe's339RunningPE$1,820
216Benny ParsonsFord15Melling Tool Company324Out (Engine Failure)100/0$5,200
2220Kyle PettyBuick42STP319Out (Accident)97/0$635
2318Lake SpeedOldsmobile66Speed Racing290Out (Accident)94/0$1,560
2412Butch LindleyChevrolet26Lindley Racing278Out (Engine Failure)91/0$645
2525Joe FieldsBuick92The Shop191Out (Engine Failure)88/0$635
2621Joe MillikanChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing174Out (No Oil Pressure)85/0$1,410
275Mark MartinPontiac02Prototype / Amsoil166Out (Rear End)82/0$625
2814Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore / Sunny King126Out (Rear End)79/0$1,820
2931Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hill's Racing111Out (Engine Failure)76/0$760
3026Bobby WawakBuick94Louise Smith67Out (Engine Failure)73/0$550
3127Cecil GordonBuick53Broadway Motors8Out (Rear End)70/0$550


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