July 12, 1980 - 250 Miles - Purse $85,440

  Dale Earnhardt captured his first Fairgrounds victory on his fourth attempt. He won the race by a one second margin over second place finisher Cale Yarborough.  This would be his career fourth Winston Cup victory.

This would be the last of 18 starts for Cale Yarborough.  During his 18 races at the Fairgrounds, Yarborough would record 7 victories, 12 Top-Five, and 15 Top-Ten finishes.

This would be the first of 13 career Winston Cup / Sprint Cup wins for crew chief Doug Richert.  His last victory would be with driver Greg Biffle in the 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead FL.

Earnhardt and Richert would go on to capture the 1980 Winston Cup Championship.

This would be the last appearance at Nashville for the 115 inch wheelbase cars.

 

Benny Parsons poses with his M.C. Anderson Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the background prior to the start of the Busch Nashville 420

Average Speed:     93.821 mph Time of Race:     2:40.05 Margin:  second
Pole Winner:           Cale Yarborough  104.871 Attendance:       16,700 Cautions:  1 for 4
Lap Leaders:          Yarborough 1-150, Parsons 151-153, Waltrip 154-155, Parsons 156-247, Earnhardt 248-278, Petty 279-295, Parsons 296-343, Earnhardt 344-385, Yarborough 386, Parsons 387-390, Earnhardt 391-420
 

Driver

Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Dale Earnhardt
1
7 2 Mike Curb -  Rod Osterlund Chev 420 14,600 running 103
Cale Yarborough 2 1 11 Busch  - Junior Johnson & Assoc Chev 420 10,160 running 151
Benny Parsons 3 2 27 Melling Tool   - M.C. Anderson Chev 420 7,910 running 147
Darrell Waltrip 4 3 88 Gatorade -  DiGard Racing Chev 419 5,750 running 2
Richard Petty 5 10 43 STP   -  Petty Enterprises Chev 416 6,630 running 17
Bobby Allison 6 6 15 Hodgon  -  Bud Moore Ford 413 5,075 running 0
Sterling Marlin 7 17 40 Waylon Jennings -  D.K. Ulrich Chev 413 4,335 running 0
Jody Ridley 8 8 90 Truxmore / Sunny King    -    Junie Donlavey Ford 412 4,185 running 0
Richard Childress 9 14 3 CRC Chemicals  -  Richard Childress Racing Chev 411 3,315 running 0
Buddy Arrington 10 18 67 Reid Trailer Sales -  Buddy Arrington Dodge 411 3,055 running 0
J.D. McDuffie 11 12 70 Bailey Excavating - J D McDuffie Chev 408 2,735 running 0
John Anderson 12 23 75 RahMoc Enterprises Chev 408 2,225 running 0
Slick Johnson 13 20 53 Johnson Racing (J.D. Johnson ) Chev 407 700 running 0
Dave Marcis 14 13 71 Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   - Dave Marcis Chev 403 1,890 running 0
Roger Hamby 15 26 17 Kings Inn - Daytona  -  Roger Hamby Chev 403 600 running 0
Jimmy Means 16 27 52 Thompson Industries  -  Jimmy Means Chev 400 1,630 running 0
James Hylton 17 25 48 Palatine Auto Parts -  James Hylton Chev 399 1,490 running 0
Tommy Gale 18 22 64 Sunny King Ford & Honda  -  Elmo Langley Ford 398 1,360 running 0
Baxter Price 19 28 45 Iron Peddlers  -  Baxter Price Chev 378 1,230 running 0
Junior Miller 20 21 79 Frank Warren Chev 338 1,115 running 0
Cecil Gordon 21 24 09 Nelson Oswald Buick 335 450 running 0
Terry Labonte 22 5 44 Apache Classic Stove   - Billy Hagan Chev 330 690 rear end 0
Bobby Wawak 23 30 74 Bobb Wawak Buick 328 430 running 0
  Don Sprouse 24 19 37 Rogers Auto Leasing   - Bob Rogers Chev 296 520 a frame 0
Steve Spencer 25 15 19 Central AMC-Jeep  - Henley Gray Chev 242 660 h gasket 0
Ronnie Thomas 26 16 25 Stone's Cafeteria  -   Don Robertson Chev 193 650 ball joint 0
Donnie Allison 27 11 12 Ramey's Chevy City   -  Kennie Childers Chev 186 395 engine 0
Ricky Rudd 28 9 7 Sanyo -  Nelson Malloch Chev 164 640 engine 0
Harry Gant 29 4 47 Race Hill Farm -  Jack Beebe Chev 59 635 engine 0
Dick May 30 29 77 Reid Trailer Sales   -  Buddy Arrington Dodge 4 380 brakes 0