Sunday 9th March 1980
Cale Yarborough won the NASCAR Grand National ‘Carolina 500’ at North Carolina Motor Speedway. Yarborough was driving his back-up Olds after crashing his Junior Johnson Chevy. Yarborough led the final 118 laps after an ill-timed yellow put five other contenders down a lap. Richard Petty’s Chevy finished second, 3 seconds behind. The race had been snowed out on March 2nd.