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1979 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 31
Sunday, May 6, 1979 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:52
Average Speed: 154.77 mph
Pole Speed: 195.644 mph
Cautions: 4 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 50 sc
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
372205   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile41,345crash052
23211   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile815,510engine094
33 811   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile46,670crash169
381512   Lennie Pond Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile41,315crash049
101914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1775,050running0134
11215   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford18833,750running58180
203819   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1172,750engine0103
36142   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundBuick45,075crash055
17 321   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury14810,130engine122122
162522   Kevin Housby Taylor & Martin   (Jack Housby)Chevrolet1493,190crash0115
113424   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1776,335running0130
253925   Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Don Robertson)Buick734,050engine088
35 627   Benny Parsons Griffin Marine   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile41,405crash058
32 228   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile45,800crash172
24173   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile773,365engine091
34 530   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick42,010crash061
193132   Jimmy Finger Vita Fresh Oriange Juice   (Don Bierschwale)Buick1302,860engine0106
282339   Blackie Wangerin Blackie WangerinMercury371,695engine079
212840   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1133,890running0100
4 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Oldsmobile18513,100running0160
91644   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick1787,580running1143
263345   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet652,720engine085
404046   Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises   (Travis Tiller)Dodge01,255did not start0 
392047   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile41,285crash0 
152748   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1515,155running2123
122952   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1766,005running0127
303653   Keith Davis Keith DavisOldsmobile301,585engine073
18116   Connie Saylor Mitco   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile1482,970crash0109
293561   Wayne Broome Crawford & Brown   (Jim Norris)Oldsmobile331,185engine0 
73064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1799,060running0146
3 467   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge18618,120running2170
312670   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet302,415engine070
141071   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1543,610running0121
5 972   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile18511,900running0155
81379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1798,265running0142
13378   Ed Negre Brooks Honda Sales   (Ed Negre)Chrysler1765,635running0124
2 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Oldsmobile18725,025running1175
6249   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury1827,100running0150
271890   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury382,655steering082
223296   Jerry Jolly Will CronkriteFord992,440engine097

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip111
  Cale Yarborough221
  Buddy Baker331
  Neil Bonnett41310
  Terry Labonte14141
  Buddy Arrington15162
  James Hylton17182
  Bobby Allison19224
  Neil Bonnett23253
  Bobby Allison26261
  Neil Bonnett277145
  Bobby Allison72721
  Neil Bonnett73797
  Bobby Allison80801
  Neil Bonnett819818
  Bobby Allison991002
  Neil Bonnett10112424
  Bobby Allison1251284
  Neil Bonnett1291291
  Bobby Allison1301345
  Neil Bonnett13514814
  Bobby Allison14918840

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 1662    
2   Bobby Allison 1581   -81  
3   Richard Petty 1459   -203  
4   Joe Millikan 1397   -265  
5   Cale Yarborough 1377   -285  
6   Donnie Allison 1318   -344  
7   Benny Parsons 1302   -360  
8   Dale Earnhardt 1271   -391  
9   D.K. Ulrich 1231   -431  
10   Richard Childress 1181   -481  
11   James Hylton 1172   -490  
12   Buddy Baker 1162   -500  
13   Terry Labonte 1142   -520  
14   Frank Warren 1129   -533  
15   Buddy Arrington 1103   -559  
16   Dave Marcis 1099   -563  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1096   -566  
18   Dick Brooks 1035   -627  
19   Ricky Rudd 1010   -652  
20   Cecil Gordon 927   -735