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1979 Richmond 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 31
Sunday, March 11, 1979 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:35:34
Average Speed: 83.608 mph
Pole Speed: 92.957 mph
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: 6 sec
Attendance: 21,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 911   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile40016,275running178180
2 115   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford40010,750running220180
3 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3996,925running0165
4 227   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet3992,550running0160
5 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3994,800running0155
61672   Joe Millikan Hayes Jewelers   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3974,800running0150
7 870   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3972,900running2146
8 544   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3952,775running0142
9111   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3943,710running0138
101440   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3912,405running0134
111590   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Chevrolet3902,245running0130
122948   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3902,100running0127
13 42   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet3902,015running0124
141254   Lennie Pond Brenco Bearings   (Al Rudd)Oldsmobile387890running0121
152067   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3851,830running0118
161002   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet385750running0115
172225   Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Don Robertson)Buick3842,570running0112
181737   Dave Watson Ams Oil   (Phil Howard)Chevrolet383675running0109
191329   Dave Dion Merrimack Lincoln-Mercury   (Dave Dion)Ford380675running0106
202819   Joe Fields Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3791,385running0103
212379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3711,250running0100
222664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3601,125running097
232445   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet3111,000running094
24309   Bill Hollar Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet307535engine091
252724   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile259775rear end088
26183   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet238750engine085
272552   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet199725rear end082
281905   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile180450rear end079
29 628   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1673,375rear end076
302117   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet68650overheating073

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #2 accident turn 1 
6215210  
2162205   #45 spun 
221400180  
  Percent of race run under caution: 2.0%             Average green flag run: 130.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison1156156
  Cale Yarborough1571582
  J.D. McDuffie1591602
  Bobby Allison16122464
  Cale Yarborough225400176

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 637    
2   Cale Yarborough 624   -13  
3   Bobby Allison 611   -26  
4   Donnie Allison 536   -101  
5   Joe Millikan 530   -107  
6   D.K. Ulrich 529   -108  
7   Dale Earnhardt 498   -139  
8   Benny Parsons 498   -139  
9   Richard Childress 470   -167  
10   Richard Petty 469   -168  
11   Buddy Arrington 460   -177  
12   Frank Warren 454   -183  
13   J.D. McDuffie 434   -203  
14   Terry Labonte 433   -204  
15   Dave Marcis 412   -225  
16   James Hylton 403   -234  
17   Dick Brooks 390   -247  
18   Ronnie Thomas 376   -261  
19   Dave Watson 341   -296  
20   Buddy Baker 340   -297