RESULTS

1979 Official Race Results : Volunteer 500

Volunteer 500 | April 01, 1979 | Race 7 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 9 2 Dale Earnhardt * Chevrolet Osterlund 185/10 500 Running 19,800
2 4 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 175/5 500 Running 11,150
3 2 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170/5 500 Running 8,300
4 13 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile STP 160/0 498 Running 5,850
5 6 27 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile Valleydale Meats 155/0 497 Running 3,150
6 3 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 155/5 495 Running 4,100
7 10 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 146/0 490 Running 4,200
8 12 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 142/0 486 Running 4,050
9 16 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 138/0 486 Running 3,530
10 15 90 Ricky Rudd Ford Truxmore 134/0 485 Running 3,120
11 14 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Crc Chemicals 130/0 484 Running 2,725
12 11 40 D.k. Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 127/0 481 Running 2,800
13 27 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 124/0 480 Running 2,290
14 20 17 Roger Hamby Oldsmobile Hamby / Ellis Automotive 121/0 473 Running 1,780
15 25 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 118/0 470 Running 1,645
16 28 76 Mike Potter Chevrolet Miller 115/0 463 Running 660
17 8 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 112/0 462 Running 635
18 24 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 109/0 460 Running 1,410
19 23 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 106/0 456 Running 1,095
20 19 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 103/0 429 Running 1,080
21 17 47 Harry Gant Oldsmobile Race Hill Farm 100/0 385 Engine Failure 565
22 21 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 97/0 366 Water Pump 550
23 18 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Stone's Cafeteria 94/0 335 Accident 1,785
24 5 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 96/5 216 Accident 4,470
25 1 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Spectra 93/5 211 Accident 5,210
26 7 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 85/0 197 Rear End 1,000
27 26 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 82/0 141 Engine Failure 740
28 22 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 79/0 100 Engine Failure 730
29 30 74 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet Wawak 76/0 33 Quit 470
30 29 98 Ralph Jones Ford Jones 73/0 31 No Brakes 460
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 91.033 mph
Margin of Victory: 3 seconds
Time of Race: 02:55:39
Lead Changes: 9
Cautions: 6 for 44 laps.
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