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1979 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 31
Sunday, September 23, 1979 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:40
Average Speed: 75.119 mph
Pole Speed: 82.65 mph
Cautions: 10 for 54 laps
Margin of Victory: 18 sec
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 728   Buddy Baker W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet50019,900running209185
2 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet50012,550running0170
3 372   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4999,650running74170
4 815   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford4956,950running30165
51971   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4943,150running0155
61090   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4914,700running0150
71267   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4913,950running0146
8 411   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile4895,450running3147
91344   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4833,080rear end0138
101640   D.K. Ulrich LaFayette   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4792,970running0134
11 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4717,800running184135
121147   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet4651,000running0127
13183   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4552,300running0124
143045   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet4532,140running0121
151505   Dick Brooks Nelson MallochChevrolet450800running0118
162679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge4131,930running0115
172152   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3861,795rear end0112
18 221   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury384950engine0109
192717   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3621,635rear end0106
202425   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3522,450running0103
211770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3471,140engine0100
222264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2821,130engine097
232048   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet262870engine094
242824   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonOldsmobile250860engine091
252319   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet258850engine088
262595   Dave Dion Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet148590rear end085
27 927   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet89830engine082
281412   Butch Lindley Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet82570overheating079
29 52   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet673,510crash076
302999   Bill Hollar Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet39550quit073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip16868
  Cale Yarborough69691
  Joe Millikan7014374
  Cale Yarborough1441441
  Darrell Waltrip14523490
  Buddy Baker2352351
  Bobby Allison23624813
  Darrell Waltrip24927426
  Bobby Allison2752751
  Cale Yarborough2762761
  Buddy Baker2772771
  Bobby Allison27829316
  Buddy Baker294500207

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4058    
2   Richard Petty 4010   -48  
3   Bobby Allison 3832   -226  
4   Cale Yarborough 3801   -257  
5   Benny Parsons 3478   -580  
6   Joe Millikan 3446   -612  
7   Richard Childress 3096   -962  
8   J.D. McDuffie 3007   -1051  
9   D.K. Ulrich 2997   -1061  
10   Buddy Arrington 2994   -1064  
11   Terry Labonte 2990   -1068  
12   Ricky Rudd 2973   -1085  
13   Dale Earnhardt 2972   -1086  
14   Buddy Baker 2866   -1192  
15   James Hylton 2851   -1207  
16   Frank Warren 2729   -1329  
17   Ronnie Thomas 2414   -1644  
18   Tommy Gale 2328   -1730  
19   Cecil Gordon 2297   -1761  
20   Jimmy Means 2265   -1793