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1979 Official Race Results : Mason-Dixon 500

Mason-Dixon 500 | May 20, 1979 | Race 12 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 5 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 180/5 500 Running 17,750
2 7 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Busch 180/10 500 Running 14,800
3 2 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Spectra 170/5 498 Running 10,650
4 3 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 165/5 498 Running 8,100
5 6 2 Dale Earnhardt * Chevrolet Osterlund 155/0 497 Running 7,750
6 4 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 150/0 494 Running 4,800
7 13 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet M.C. Anderson 146/0 493 Running 4,250
8 9 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 147/5 492 Running 5,600
9 12 12 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Kencoal 138/0 490 Running 1,800
10 21 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 134/0 484 Running 3,880
11 27 19 Dick May Buick Belden Asphalt 130/0 482 Running 3,370
12 18 40 D.k. Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 127/0 482 Running 3,210
13 8 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 129/5 481 Accident 3,015
14 16 90 Ricky Rudd Ford Truxmore 126/5 480 Accident 2,830
15 25 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Ideal Maintenance 118/0 473 Running 2,645
16 23 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 115/0 471 Running 3,460
17 19 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 112/0 471 Running 2,225
18 1 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 114/5 462 Running 6,250
19 17 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 106/0 457 Running 1,890
20 24 34 Steve Peles Chevrolet Peles Racing 103/0 454 Running 1,000
21 20 79 Frank Warren Dodge Countain Press 100/0 412 Running 1,680
22 28 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet J&S Truck Service 97/0 408 Cracked Cylinder Head 775
23 22 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 94/0 337 Engine Failure 1,595
24 31 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 91/0 126 Accident 1,550
25 10 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet Race Hill Farm 88/0 72 Clutch 675
26 29 71 Joey Arrington Dodge Sam Dell 85/0 42 Quit 650
27 30 23 Louis Gatto Chevrolet L&J Automotive 82/0 26 Engine Failure 625
28 26 05 Elmo Langley Chevrolet Bearfinder 79/0 5 Quit 600
29 11 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Crc Chemicals 76/0 2 Accident 1,325
30 15 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile STP 73/0 2 Accident 4,250
31 14 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 70/0 2 Accident 1,040
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 111.269 mph
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths
Time of Race: 04:29:37
Lead Changes: 26
Cautions: 6 for 48 laps.