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1979 CRC Chemicals Rebel 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 31
Sunday, April 8, 1979 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:06:59
Average Speed: 121.721 mph
Pole Speed: 154.797 mph
Cautions: 6 for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.5 cl
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet36722,400running242185
2 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet36716,100running89175
3 11   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet36713,650running3170
4 527   Benny Parsons Griffin Marine   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet3655,700running0160
5 728   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3658,500running0155
6 911   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile3649,450running0150
8 490   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury3605,950running19147
7129   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3623,700running0146
91605   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile3603,150running0138
102072   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3587,250running0134
112119   Lennie Pond Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3564,925running0130
121940   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Army   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3544,430running0127
131012   Neil Bonnett Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile3522,300running0124
142775   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet3512,225running0121
151748   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3483,845running0118
16223   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3423,660running0115
171879   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3403,440running0112
18348   Ed Negre Brooks Honda Sales   (Ed Negre)Chrysler3402,730running0109
192670   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3383,070running0106
203545   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet3302,810running0103
22 821   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury3012,125crash3102
21147   Al Holbert Holbert Porsche   (Al Holbert)Chevrolet3081,525crash0100
23132   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet3005,600running499
243625   Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet2863,350running091
26 315   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford2464,750engine690
252967   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2852,115running088
271502   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1931,000engine187
282374   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet165950engine079
291144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1351,820overheating076
302452   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1191,800crash073
313024   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1091,775engine070
322517   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile871,495engine067
333399   Dick May Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet87915engine064
342864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford711,410engine061
353101   Earle Canavan Global Heat Exchanger   (Earle Canavan)Dodge49905overheating058
363246   Travis Tiller Little B Coal   (Travis Tiller)Dodge5900engine055

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
23275   #92 stalled turn 3 
283912  
40489   #25 accident turn 4 
49367319  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.8%             Average green flag run: 117.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip122
  Donnie Allison342
  Darrell Waltrip53026
  Dave Marcis31311
  Dale Earnhardt32354
  Ricky Rudd365419
  Bobby Allison55606
  Darrell Waltrip6110848
  Richard Petty1091124
  Darrell Waltrip11312816
  David Pearson1291302
  Darrell Waltrip13121585
  David Pearson2162161
  Darrell Waltrip21722812
  Richard Petty22928355
  Donnie Allison2842841
  Darrell Waltrip28530218
  Richard Petty30332220
  Darrell Waltrip32334927
  Richard Petty3503567
  Darrell Waltrip3573626
  Richard Petty3633642
  Darrell Waltrip3653651
  Richard Petty3663661
  Darrell Waltrip3673671

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 1317    
2   Bobby Allison 1236   -81  
3   Cale Yarborough 1178   -139  
4   Donnie Allison 1142   -175  
5   Benny Parsons 1138   -179  
6   Richard Petty 1114   -203  
7   Joe Millikan 1087   -230  
8   Dale Earnhardt 1074   -243  
9   D.K. Ulrich 1013   -304  
10   Richard Childress 969   -348  
11   Buddy Baker 915   -402  
12   James Hylton 898   -419  
13   Dave Marcis 893   -424  
14   J.D. McDuffie 892   -425  
15   Dick Brooks 883   -434  
16   Frank Warren 878   -439  
17   Terry Labonte 861   -456  
18   Buddy Arrington 836   -481  
19   Ricky Rudd 801   -516  
20   Ronnie Thomas 701   -616