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1979 Capital City 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 31
Sunday, September 9, 1979 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:23
Average Speed: 80.604 mph
Pole Speed: 92.605 mph
Cautions: 2 for 20 laps
Margin of Victory: 11 sec
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 215   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford40015,400running369185
2 588   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4009,525running11175
31090   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3995,650running1170
4 12   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet3997,250running19165
5 311   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile3985,975running0155
6 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3986,300running0150
7 971   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3971,400running0146
8 627   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet3972,750running0142
9 847   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3971,200running0138
10 472   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3953,925running0134
111217   Bill Elliott Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3902,320running0130
121340   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3862,195running0127
132067   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3842,050running0124
141670   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3811,940running0121
15183   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3791,830running0118
162375   Bill Elswick RahMoc EnterprisesOldsmobile372750running0115
171444   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3711,845running0112
182624   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonOldsmobile3651,435running0109
192245   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet3651,300running0106
202452   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3301,175running0103
211548   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2621,075crash0100
222101   Earle Canavan Canavan Racing   (Earle Canavan)Dodge233575rear end097
231725   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet2271,800engine094
241964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford173785engine091
251119   Lennie Pond Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet141835brakes088
262579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge2750distributor085

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Don Satterfield87Satterfield RacingGerald SatterfieldChevrolet
Richard Ulbricht95Sportsmen's Country Farms Inc.L.B. HopkinsOldsmobile

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt11818
  Bobby Allison19146128
  Dale Earnhardt1471471
  Bobby Allison148270123
  Ricky Rudd2712711
  Darrell Waltrip27228211
  Bobby Allison283400118

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3847    
2   Richard Petty 3660   -187  
3   Bobby Allison 3517   -330  
4   Cale Yarborough 3479   -368  
5   Benny Parsons 3294   -553  
6   Joe Millikan 3121   -726  
7   Richard Childress 2848   -999  
8   J.D. McDuffie 2825   -1022  
9   Buddy Arrington 2781   -1066  
10   Terry Labonte 2764   -1083  
11   Dale Earnhardt 2753   -1094  
12   D.K. Ulrich 2736   -1111  
13   Ricky Rudd 2681   -1166  
14   James Hylton 2636   -1211  
15   Buddy Baker 2516   -1331  
16   Frank Warren 2505   -1342  
17   Ronnie Thomas 2220   -1627  
18   Tommy Gale 2113   -1734  
19   Cecil Gordon 2103   -1744  
20   Jimmy Means 2038   -1809