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RESULTS

1979 Official Race Results : Atlanta 500

Atlanta 500 | March 18, 1979 | Race 5 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 1 28 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Spectra 180/5 328 Running 35,975
2 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 180/10 328 Running 32,875
3 6 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170/5 328 Running 15,400
4 4 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 165/5 327 Running 11,725
5 3 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Griffin's Marine 155/0 327 Running 5,775
6 15 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 150/0 327 Running 4,775
7 14 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 146/0 326 Running 7,075
8 13 72 Joe Millikan Oldsmobile Appliance Wheels 142/0 326 Running 8,925
9 8 90 Ricky Rudd Mercury Truxmore 138/0 325 Running 5,720
10 12 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 134/0 325 Running 3,025
11 11 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile STP 130/0 324 Running 6,025
12 17 2 Dale Earnhardt * Buick Osterlund 127/0 321 Running 4,835
13 22 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 124/0 321 Running 4,390
14 24 40 D.k. Ulrich Buick Airport Howard Jonnson's 121/0 321 Running 4,155
15 16 50 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Hill 118/0 321 Running 1,825
16 9 68 Chuck Bown Buick Kings Mountain 115/0 315 Running 1,600
17 32 70 J.D. McDuffie Oldsmobile Bailey Excavating 112/0 314 Running 3,640
18 5 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 114/5 299 Engine Failure 1,990
19 37 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 106/0 295 Running 3,410
20 26 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Crc Chemicals 103/0 295 Running 3,295
21 23 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 100/0 282 Running 2,705
22 30 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 97/0 273 Engine Failure 2,470
23 29 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 94/0 249 Running 2,285
24 27 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 91/0 221 Overheating 2,000
25 7 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 88/0 211 Engine Failure 1,965
26 36 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby / Ellis Automotive 85/0 172 Accident 1,880
27 35 6 Claude Ballott-Lena Oldsmobile Jms PE 168 Accident 950
28 34 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Adcox-Kirby 79/0 133 Accident 925
29 38 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Sam Dell 76/0 129 Blown Head Gasket 1,785
30 20 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Wangerin 73/0 126 Transmission 875
31 31 98 Ralph Jones Ford Jones 70/0 126 Clutch 1,835
32 18 37 Dave Watson Chevrolet Amsoil 72/5 123 Withdrew 1,075
33 25 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 64/0 82 Transmission 1,315
34 39 25 Ronnie Thomas Buick 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 61/0 71 Not Handling 2,305
35 21 47 Geoffrey Bodine Oldsmobile Race Hill Farm 58/0 66 Not Handling 795
36 10 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Dahlonega Ford Sales PE 61 Steering 765
37 28 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 52/0 54 Steering 1,255
38 19 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 49/0 53 Accident 745
39 33 0 John Kennedy Chevrolet Avanti Cb 46/0 50 Accident 735
40 40 53 Keith Davis Chevrolet Davis 43/0 15 Rear End 725
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 135.136 mph
Margin of Victory: 6 seconds
Time of Race: 03:41:39
Lead Changes: 29
Cautions: 5 for 42 laps.

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