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1979 Texas 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 31
Sunday, June 3, 1979 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:33:39
Average Speed: 156.216 mph
Pole Speed: 167.903 mph
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 1 sec
Attendance: 11,500
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet20021,750running155185
2 615   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford19914,600running0170
3 128   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet19913,950running3170
4 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19912,150running0160
5 244   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet19612,150running1160
6 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet1958,700running0150
7193   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1936,250running0146
81072   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1927,200running0142
91767   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1925,080running0138
101648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1904,670running0134
112431   John Rezek RPM Enterprises   (Curtis Payne)Oldsmobile1902,400running0130
12 32   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet1896,400crash41132
131350   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Buick1892,200running0124
142170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1863,810running0121
151240   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1863,590running0118
162536   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1851,900running0115
172219   Billy Hagan Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1853,280running0112
182901   Earle Canavan Irish Spring Soap   (Earle Canavan)Dodge1841,700running0109
191879   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1813,020running0106
201464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1802,960running0103
213124   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1742,650running0100
222676   Mike Potter Miller   (Mike Potter)Chevrolet1741,500running0 
232352   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1732,340running094
242796   Jim Hurlbert White Crown Engineering   (Will Cronkrite)Ford1501,400running091
25 827   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet1432,230spindle088
261525   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1403,170wheel085
272045   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet1392,100transmission082
28 790   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1351,700engine079
293369   Mike Kempton Pro Shoppe   (Mike Kempton)Chevrolet1351,150running076
303009   Dick May CRC Chemicals   (Nelson Oswald)Oldsmobile1131,100engine073
311112   Lennie Pond Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet701,050engine070
323255   Bill Meazel Lowrey U-Haul   (Bill Meazel)Chevrolet461,000engine067
333458   John Haver Camera World Canon   (John Haver)Chevrolet36950engine0 
342832   Jimmy Finger Vita Fresh / Pharis Chevy   (Don Bierschwale)Buick51,150engine061

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte111
  Darrell Waltrip276
  Buddy Baker881
  Darrell Waltrip93325
  Dale Earnhardt34385
  Buddy Baker39402
  Dale Earnhardt41466
  Darrell Waltrip47471
  Dale Earnhardt48503
  Darrell Waltrip516616
  Dale Earnhardt67671
  Darrell Waltrip687811
  Dale Earnhardt799315
  Darrell Waltrip9411724
  Dale Earnhardt1181192
  Darrell Waltrip1201256
  Dale Earnhardt1261261
  Darrell Waltrip1271271
  Dale Earnhardt1281347
  Darrell Waltrip1351439
  Dale Earnhardt1441441
  Darrell Waltrip14520056

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 2251    
2   Bobby Allison 2183   -68  
3   Cale Yarborough 2057   -194  
4   Richard Petty 2037   -214  
5   Dale Earnhardt 1888   -363  
6   Joe Millikan 1872   -379  
7   Benny Parsons 1837   -414  
8   Terry Labonte 1736   -515  
9   Buddy Baker 1704   -547  
10   D.K. Ulrich 1700   -551  
11   Richard Childress 1687   -564  
12   J.D. McDuffie 1630   -621  
13   Buddy Arrington 1587   -664  
14   James Hylton 1584   -667  
15   Frank Warren 1538   -713  
16   Ricky Rudd 1499   -752  
17   Donnie Allison 1375   -876  
18   Ronnie Thomas 1325   -926  
19   Tommy Gale 1291   -960  
20   Cecil Gordon 1233   -1018