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RESULTS

1979 Official Race Results : Virginia 500

Virginia 500 | April 22, 1979 | Race 9 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 2 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 185/10 500 Running 23,400
2 4 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Spectra 175/5 500 Running 14,700
3 1 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170/5 499 Accident 10,200
4 3 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 165/5 498 Running 7,100
5 8 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 155/0 497 Running 6,550
6 21 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet Race Hill Farm 150/0 497 Running 2,500
7 14 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 151/5 495 Accident 4,200
8 11 2 Dale Earnhardt * Chevrolet Osterlund 142/0 495 Running 4,200
9 19 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 138/0 494 Running 3,350
10 10 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 134/0 493 Running 3,080
11 5 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 130/0 492 Running 5,050
12 17 90 Ricky Rudd Ford Truxmore 127/0 489 Running 2,470
13 22 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 124/0 488 Running 2,300
14 16 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Crc Chemicals 121/0 485 Running 2,140
15 15 40 D.k. Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 118/0 476 Running 1,980
16 25 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 115/0 476 Running 1,820
17 30 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 112/0 474 Running 1,685
18 20 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 109/0 472 Running 1,500
19 13 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Power Tool Service 106/0 458 Running 675
20 26 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 103/0 454 Running 2,150
21 27 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 100/0 437 Running 640
22 18 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 97/0 312 Engine Failure 1,130
23 7 68 Chuck Bown Buick Kings Mountain PE 263 Engine Failure 620
24 29 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 91/0 247 Engine Failure 860
25 9 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 88/0 207 Blown Head Gasket 850
26 24 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 85/0 167 Engine Failure 590
27 12 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 82/0 137 Engine Failure 3,030
28 28 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 79/0 132 Overheating 820
29 6 12 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Kencoal 76/0 10 Engine Failure 810
30 23 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt PE 0 Engine Failure 800
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 76.562 mph
Margin of Victory: 4 seconds
Time of Race: 03:26:06
Lead Changes: 11
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps.