RESULTS

1979 Official Race Results : American 500

American 500 | October 21, 1979 | Race 29 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 7 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 180/5 492 Running 20,960
2 2 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Griffin's Marine 180/10 492 Running 15,950
3 9 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Busch 170/5 492 Running 11,800
4 6 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 165/5 490 Running 5,000
5 10 2 Dale Earnhardt * Chevrolet Osterlund 155/0 488 Running 8,300
6 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 155/5 484 Running 7,100
7 15 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Crc Chemicals 146/0 476 Running 5,400
8 20 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Stone's Cafeteria 142/0 476 Running 5,950
9 16 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 138/0 475 Running 2,575
10 30 51 Slick Johnson Chevrolet Johnson 134/0 474 Running 2,300
11 22 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 130/0 470 Running 4,080
12 32 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 127/0 456 Running 3,670
13 29 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon 124/0 456 Running 3,440
14 36 75 Bill Elswick Oldsmobile Rahilly PE 453 Running 2,100
15 11 05 Dick Brooks Chevrolet Compcon, Inc. 118/0 452 Engine Failure 1,750
16 34 00 Freddy Smith Chevrolet Petty's Of Spartanburg PE 452 Running 1,400
17 25 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 112/0 434 Running 2,890
18 5 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 109/0 426 Running 4,900
19 8 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 106/0 422 Accident 4,800
20 13 90 Ricky Rudd Ford Truxmore 103/0 420 Accident 2,480
21 12 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet Race Hill Farm 100/0 416 Running 825
22 28 45 Baxter Price Oldsmobile Iron Peddlers 97/0 412 Accident 2,170
23 19 17 Bill Elliott Chevrolet Kings Inn 94/0 391 Running 2,035
24 33 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 91/0 376 Overheating 1,850
25 37 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 88/0 354 Rear End 1,615
26 31 99 Dick May Chevrolet Hollar PE 267 Overheating 700
27 14 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Technicraft 87/5 259 Engine Failure 1,555
28 21 40 D.k. Ulrich Buick U.S. Army 79/0 253 Running 1,500
29 4 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 81/5 233 Accident 1,120
30 27 18 Randy Ogden Chevrolet Ogden Racing PE 227 Driver Fatigue 610
31 23 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 70/0 227 Overheating 1,450
32 18 19 Glenn Jarrett Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 67/0 164 Oil Pressure 1,115
33 1 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet W.i.n., Inc. 69/5 141 Rear End 2,580
34 24 46 Travis Tiller Buick Ring Enterprises 61/0 76 Broken Rotor 570
35 35 76 Mike Potter Chevrolet Potter Racing PE 73 Engine Failure 560
36 26 61 Bub Strickler Oldsmobile Budweiser 55/0 67 Accident 550
37 17 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 52/0 17 Oil Cooler 1,100
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 108.356 mph
Margin of Victory: 0.17 second
Time of Race: 04:37:04
Lead Changes: 23
Cautions: 12 for 82 laps.
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