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1979 NAPA Riverside 400


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 3 of 16
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, June 10, 1979 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:58
Average Speed: 103.732 mph
Pole Speed: 113.089 mph
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps
Margin of Victory: 32.9 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 415   Bobby Allison   (WC)Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford9522,700running31
2 388   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet9514,875running5
3 543   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet9510,350running0
4 611   Cale Yarborough   (WC)Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet9511,800running57
5 827   Benny Parsons   (WC)M.C. AndersonChevrolet946,800running0
6243   Richard Childress   (WC)CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile925,500running0
71370   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet914,580running0
81693   Norm Palmer Norm PalmerDodge912,500running0
91467   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Ford913,970running0
101072   Joe Millikan   (WC)Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet916,150running0
112524   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile893,310running0
122674   Hal Callentine   (WC)Cal-Four   (Hal Callentine)Oldsmobile882,590running0
13 12   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)Rod OsterlundChevrolet877,250running2
142248   James Hylton   (WC)Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet852,780running0
153320   Ed Hale Peralta & Hale   (Richard Peralta)Chevrolet852,045running0
162822   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Chevrolet811,785running0
173445   Baxter Price   (WC)Baxter PriceChevrolet812,100running0
181544   Terry Labonte   (WC)Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet811,865running0
19326   Dick Whalen Dick WhalenChevrolet81950running0
201781   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Chevrolet791,305oil leak0
211178   Jim Robinson San-Val Lumber   (A.J. Kurten)Chevrolet72900running0
221279   Frank Warren   (WC)Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge651,745engine0
231825   Ronnie Thomas   (WC)Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet602,700running0
243557   Robert Tartaglia Don GuyChevrolet47825crash0
25 201   Jimmy Insolo Allstate Building Materials   (Gerald Craker)Oldsmobile451,700engine0
261929   Tim Williamson Tropical Rent-a-Car   (Charles Williamson)Chevrolet33775carb fire0
272108   Rick McCray Ken McCrayBuick31750transmission0
28 721   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury301,225crash0
293114   Dick Kranzler Parnelli Jones Enterprises   (Dick Kranzler)Chevrolet23700transmission0
30 973   Bill Schmitt Jim SchmittOldsmobile13675transmission0
312952   Jimmy Means   (WC)Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet91,150engine0
32230   Steve Pfeifer   (WC)Leisure Land RV   (Michael McCluney)Chevrolet8625fire0
332040   D.K. Ulrich   (WC)Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet41,100crash0
343092   Chris Monoleos Buckstaff   (Chris Monoleos)Chevrolet2550transmission0
352764   Elmo Langley   (WC)Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford11,000transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt122
  Darrell Waltrip375
  Cale Yarborough83023
  Bobby Allison31311
  Cale Yarborough326534
  Bobby Allison669530

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 159    
2   Jimmy Insolo 139   -20  
3   Tim Williamson 138   -21  
4   Richard White 135   -24  
5   Jim Robinson 123   -36  
6   John Borneman 92   -67  
7   Dick Kranzler 83   -76  
8   Rick McCray 82   -77  
9   Robert Tartaglia 78   -81  
10   Chris Monoleos 73   -86  
11   Norm Palmer 60   -99  
12   Ed Hale 49   -110  
13   Jim Thirkettle 49   -110  
14   Dick Whalen 47   -112  
15   Frank Swords 47   -112  
16   Don Graham 46   -113  
17   Harry Goularte 45   -114  
18   Bill Osborne 45   -114  
19   Don Puskarich 44   -115  
20   Ruben Garcia 42   -117