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1979 Daytona 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 31
Sunday, February 18, 1979 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:28:22
Average Speed: 143.977 mph
Pole Speed: 196.049 mph
Cautions: 7 for 57 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 120,000
Lead changes: 36

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
33   Tighe Scott30Buick47.011   191.445    
10   Dale Earnhardt2Buick47.300   190.275    
19   Terry Labonte44Buick47.539   189.318    
28   Chuck Bown68Buick47.558   189.243    
34   Butch Mock75Buick47.611   189.031    
35   Bobby Fisher40Buick47.693   188.706    
12   Dave Marcis02Chevrolet47.734   188.544    
37   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet47.817   188.218    
21   Grant Adcox41Chevrolet47.852   188.079    
38   Bill Dennis19Chevrolet47.925   187.793    
25   Dave Watson37Chevrolet48.180   186.800    
41   Ronnie Thomas25Chevrolet48.378   186.034    
22   John Utsman00Chevrolet49.106   183.277    
15   Buddy Arrington67Dodge46.844   192.127    
24   Frank Warren79Dodge47.086   191.140    
7   Bobby Allison15Ford47.950   187.696    
26   Ralph Jones98Ford49.635   181.323    
9   David Pearson21Mercury47.263   190.424    
11   Ricky Rudd90Mercury47.609   189.039    
36   Blackie Wangerin39Mercury47.815   188.225    
1   Buddy Baker28Oldsmobile45.907   196.049    
2   Donnie Allison1Oldsmobile46.180   194.889    
3   Cale Yarborough11Oldsmobile46.315   194.321    
4   Darrell Waltrip88Oldsmobile46.533   193.411    
31   Richard Childress3Oldsmobile46.756   192.489    
32   Joe Millikan72Oldsmobile46.825   192.205    
6   A.J. Foyt51Oldsmobile46.885   191.959    
5   Benny Parsons27Oldsmobile46.891   191.934    
13   Richard Petty43Oldsmobile47.053   191.273    
17   Bruce Hill50Oldsmobile47.252   190.468    
16   Geoffrey Bodine47Oldsmobile47.258   190.443    
29   J.D. McDuffie70Oldsmobile47.536   189.330    
8   Dick Brooks05Oldsmobile47.549   189.278    
39   Jim Vandiver89Oldsmobile47.958   187.664    
40   Lennie Pond54Oldsmobile48.019   187.425    
27   Gary Balough87Oldsmobile48.103   187.099    
18   Skip Manning17Oldsmobile48.115   187.051    
14   Harry Gant12Oldsmobile48.154   186.900    
23   Paul Fess82Oldsmobile48.327   186.231    
30   Bobby Wawak74Oldsmobile48.377   186.038    
20   Neil Bonnett5Oldsmobile48.546   185.391    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Claude Ballot-Lena (#6), Morgan Shepherd (#84), Bill Green (#49), Ferrel Harris (#45), Jerry Jolly (#96), Cecil Gordon (#24), Bobby Ligarski (#10), Dick May (#57), Tommy Gale (#64), James Hylton (#48), John Rezek (#31), Roger Hamby (#0), Connie Saylor (#49), Nestor Peles (#34), Woody Fisher (#75), Jim Hurtubise (#04), Bill Elliott (#9), Jimmy Means (#52)