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1979 Volunteer 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 31
Saturday, August 25, 1979 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:46
Average Speed: 91.493 mph
Pole Speed: 110.524 mph
Cautions: 6 for 60 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.8 sec
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
4 727   Benny Parsons Valleydale Meats   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet4994,900running254170
3 215   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford5006,950running106170
2 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet50010,100running77175
1 588   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet50013,510running33180
16 647   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet445590running16120
18 871   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet434790crash14114
5 411   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4975,600running0155
61272   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4974,400running0150
7 32   David Pearson Rod OsterlundChevrolet4963,800running0146
81044   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4933,550running0142
91190   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4933,030running0138
101717   Bill Elliott Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4872,620running0134
11143   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4842,400running0130
121540   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4832,490running0127
132348   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4721,980running0124
142467   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4681,745running0121
152064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4561,610running0118
172179   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge4441,370running0112
191952   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4161,020running0106
201605   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile392500rear end0103
212719   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet392965crash0100
222524   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonOldsmobile388705running097
232276   Mike Potter Brockwell Entertainment   (Mike Potter)Chevrolet311445ignition094
242945   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet274685running091
25 912   Jack Ingram Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet197425engine088
261870   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet104770engine085
271325   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet791,665engine082
282659   Melvin Revis Danny QueenChevrolet76410suspension0 
293069   Henry Jones Pro Shoppe   (Mike Kempton)Chevrolet48405flagged076
30280   John Kennedy Avanti CB   (John Kennedy)Chevrolet2400engine073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty13232
  Bobby Allison33331
  Richard Petty347037
  Harry Gant718616
  Richard Petty87948
  Dave Marcis95951
  Benny Parsons9614651
  Darrell Waltrip14716620
  Bobby Allison1671693
  Benny Parsons17023970
  Bobby Allison24032788
  Benny Parsons3283303
  Dave Marcis33134212
  Bobby Allison3433497
  Benny Parsons35039344
  Dave Marcis3943941
  Benny Parsons39548086
  Bobby Allison4814877
  Darrell Waltrip48850013

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3532    
2   Richard Petty 3372   -160  
3   Cale Yarborough 3218   -314  
4   Bobby Allison 3193   -339  
5   Benny Parsons 2997   -535  
6   Joe Millikan 2869   -663  
7   Richard Childress 2654   -878  
8   J.D. McDuffie 2595   -937  
9   Dale Earnhardt 2588   -944  
10   Buddy Arrington 2536   -996  
11   James Hylton 2487   -1045  
12   Terry Labonte 2487   -1045  
13   D.K. Ulrich 2485   -1047  
14   Ricky Rudd 2369   -1163  
15   Buddy Baker 2351   -1181  
16   Frank Warren 2323   -1209  
17   Ronnie Thomas 2035   -1497  
18   Tommy Gale 1922   -1610  
19   Cecil Gordon 1909   -1623  
20   Jimmy Means 1820   -1712