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1979 CRC Chemicals 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 31
Sunday, September 16, 1979 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:22:19
Average Speed: 114.366 mph
Pole Speed: 135.726 mph
Cautions: 11 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.5 cl
Attendance: 34,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
101630   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick4874,050running0134
1 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet50021,650running110180
2 71   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet50011,350running73175
31211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50011,250running227175
41028   Buddy Baker W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4994,700running1165
5 972   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4997,500running0155
71571   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4962,000running0146
9 12   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet4957,000running46143
111308   John Anderson Russ DraimeChevrolet4861,600running0130
122440   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4803,480running0127
13183   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4773,195running0124
163052   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4722,680running0115
172517   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4712,495running0112
192934   Nestor Peles Steve PelesChevrolet4651,000running0106
22 827   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet4541,665running6102
231919   Lennie Pond Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet4511,605running094
242225   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4372,570running091
251144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3731,525crash088
261705   Dick Brooks Nelson MallochChevrolet362650overheating085
272070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3581,125engine082
28 347   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3511,100transmission079
29 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3074,475running076
303399   Bill Hollar Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet173550engine073
313245   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet1561,040running070
363413   Jeff Halverson Jeff HalversonChevrolet1490crash055
182779   Frank Warren Kruger Trailers   (Frank Warren)Dodge4672,310running0109
322667   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1321,030coil067
332801   Earle Canavan Python   (Earle Canavan)Dodge52520oil leak064
6 615   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford4966,000running0150
81490   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4964,400running0142
152364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4732,865running0118
21 521   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury4561,650running37105
142148   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile4763,060running0121
203124   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonOldsmobile4632,000running0103
343658   Dick May Don SatterfieldOldsmobile11510handling061
353520   Rick Newsom MARS   (Rick Newsom)Oldsmobile1500crash058

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt13636
  Richard Petty375822
  Buddy Baker59591
  Benny Parsons60656
  Dale Earnhardt667510
  Cale Yarborough76187112
  Richard Petty18820922
  Cale Yarborough2102112
  Donnie Allison2122132
  Cale Yarborough2142185
  Richard Petty21925941
  Donnie Allison2602656
  Richard Petty2662694
  Cale Yarborough2702723
  Neil Bonnett27328311
  Cale Yarborough2842929
  Richard Petty2932953
  Cale Yarborough29632530
  Neil Bonnett3263261
  Cale Yarborough32737549
  Neil Bonnett3763772
  Richard Petty3783781
  Neil Bonnett37940123
  Donnie Allison40246665
  Cale Yarborough46748216
  Richard Petty4834831
  Cale Yarborough4844841
  Richard Petty48550016

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3923    
2   Richard Petty 3840   -83  
3   Bobby Allison 3667   -256  
4   Cale Yarborough 3654   -269  
5   Benny Parsons 3396   -527  
6   Joe Millikan 3276   -647  
7   Richard Childress 2972   -951  
8   J.D. McDuffie 2907   -1016  
9   Dale Earnhardt 2896   -1027  
10   D.K. Ulrich 2863   -1060  
11   Terry Labonte 2852   -1071  
12   Buddy Arrington 2848   -1075  
13   Ricky Rudd 2823   -1100  
14   James Hylton 2757   -1166  
15   Buddy Baker 2681   -1242  
16   Frank Warren 2614   -1309  
17   Ronnie Thomas 2311   -1612  
18   Tommy Gale 2231   -1692  
19   Cecil Gordon 2206   -1717  
20   Jimmy Means 2153   -1770