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1979 Sun-Drop Music City USA 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 31
Saturday, May 12, 1979 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:49:25
Average Speed: 88.652 mph
Pole Speed: 104.155 mph
Cautions: 3 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.8 sec
Attendance: 16,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 411   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile42012,275running83180
2 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet4208,150running164180
3 615   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford4196,450running0165
4 72   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet4195,350running0160
5 970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet4183,080running111160
6213   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4182,450running0150
7 827   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet4171,830running0146
8 228   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4123,910running0142
91044   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4111,875running0138
101290   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4101,850running0134
111652   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4081,685running0130
121519   Steve Spencer Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick4051,595running0127
131964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3961,415running0124
142674   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet390525running0121
151840   Al Elmore Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3891,265running0118
161324   D.K. Ulrich Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile3831,135running0115
172525   Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet3782,020running0112
182869   Mike Kempton Pro Shoppe   (Mike Kempton)Chevrolet364455running0109
192245   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet356890clutch0106
201779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge355675engine0103
21 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3353,115running31105
221448   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet324655running097
23 172   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1245,345engine3199
242434   Darrell Basham Marine Welding   (Jim Patrick)Mercury101385rear end0 
252709   Nelson Oswald Nelson OswaldChevrolet95375ignition0 
262367   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge63620engine085
272005   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet36365transmission082
281147   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet18360engine079

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Millikan13131
  J.D. McDuffie324312
  Darrell Waltrip447229
  J.D. McDuffie7313967
  Darrell Waltrip1401412
  J.D. McDuffie1421465
  Richard Petty147249103
  J.D. McDuffie25027627
  Richard Petty27733761
  Cale Yarborough33842083

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 1767    
2   Bobby Allison 1746   -21  
3   Richard Petty 1639   -128  
4   Cale Yarborough 1557   -210  
5   Joe Millikan 1496   -271  
6   Benny Parsons 1448   -319  
7   Dale Earnhardt 1431   -336  
8   D.K. Ulrich 1346   -421  
9   Richard Childress 1331   -436  
10   Donnie Allison 1318   -449  
11   Buddy Baker 1304   -463  
12   Terry Labonte 1280   -487  
13   James Hylton 1269   -498  
14   J.D. McDuffie 1256   -511  
15   Frank Warren 1232   -535  
16   Buddy Arrington 1188   -579  
17   Ricky Rudd 1144   -623  
18   Dick Brooks 1117   -650  
19   Dave Marcis 1099   -668  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1004   -763