RESULTS

1979 Official Race Results : Southern 500

Southern 500 | September 03, 1979 | Race 23 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 5 2 David Pearson Chevrolet Purolator 180/5 367 Running 29,925
2 6 17 Bill Elliott Mercury Kings Inn 175/5 365 Running 19,235
3 16 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 165/0 365 Running 13,460
4 10 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet W.i.n., Inc. 165/5 365 Running 7,975
5 13 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet M.C. Anderson 155/0 364 Running 8,915
6 19 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 150/0 362 Running 5,650
7 8 05 Dick Brooks Chevrolet Dubis Corp. 146/0 361 Running 4,900
8 14 90 Ricky Rudd Mercury Truxmore 142/0 361 Running 7,105
9 4 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 138/0 361 Running 7,800
10 1 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 139/5 356 Running 10,950
11 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 140/10 355 Running 12,200
12 7 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet Race Hill Farm 127/0 352 Running 4,100
13 17 40 D.k. Ulrich Buick U.S. Army 124/0 350 Running 5,595
14 22 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 121/0 347 Running 5,375
15 12 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 118/0 347 Running 7,000
16 24 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 115/0 345 Running 5,015
17 21 68 Chuck Bown Buick Kings Mountain 112/0 342 Running 3,100
18 38 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 109/0 341 Running 4,530
19 11 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Busch 106/0 336 Running 8,000
20 33 8 Ed Negre Chrysler Dick Brooks Honda 103/0 333 Running 2,850
21 30 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 100/0 332 Running 3,845
22 32 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 97/0 331 Running 3,585
23 35 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Iron Peddlers 94/0 324 Running 3,300
24 28 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Stone's Cafeteria 91/0 310 Running 4,215
25 15 19 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 88/0 281 Running 3,280
26 31 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon Racing 85/0 246 Running 2,885
27 36 36 H.B. Bailey Pontiac Almeda Auto Parts 82/0 244 Overheating 1,825
28 26 9 Jim Vandiver Chevrolet Kings Inn 79/0 240 Running 1,800
29 25 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Crc Chemicals 76/0 224 Burned Piston 2,200
30 20 12 Jack Ingram Oldsmobile Kencoal 73/0 206 Engine Failure 1,650
31 2 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 75/5 195 Cracked Cylinder Head 4,550
32 9 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 72/5 185 Steering 2,150
33 39 10 Billy Smith Ford Tidewater Glass 64/0 179 Drive Shaft 1,575
34 23 65 Dick May Ford Spohn's Body Shop PE 148 Accident 1,450
35 29 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 58/0 133 Accident 2,400
36 18 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 55/0 112 Engine Failure 1,300
37 40 98 Ralph Jones Ford Jones 52/0 83 Broken Valve 1,275
38 27 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 49/0 46 Broken Valve 1,750
39 37 01 Earle Canavan Dodge Canavan Racing 46/0 17 Oil Leak 1,225
40 34 96 Ferrel Harris Ford Cronkite Racing PE 2 Running Too Slow 1,260
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 126.259 mph
Margin of Victory: 2 laps & 4 seconds
Time of Race: 03:58:14
Lead Changes: 18
Cautions: 9 for 52 laps.
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