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1979 World 600


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 13 of 31
Sunday, May 27, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:23:24
Average Speed: 136.674 mph
Pole Speed: 160.125 mph
Cautions: 9 for 48 laps
Margin of Victory: 5.6 sec
Attendance: 135,000
Lead changes: 54

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet40055,400running175185
2 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet40035,650running28175
3152   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet40027,100running122170
4 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile39818,225running0160
5 427   Benny Parsons Griffin Marine   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet39813,570running0155
61090   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury39714,845running0150
71444   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet39711,580running0146
8207   Al Holbert Holbert Porsche   (Al Holbert)Chevrolet3968,315running0142
93012   Lennie Pond Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet3946,815running13143
10233   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3939,445running0134
112741   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Oldsmobile3916,090running0130
123367   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3917,535running0127
133170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3896,865running0124
14290   Ronnie Thomas Avanti CB   (John Kennedy)Chevrolet3795,490running0121
151939   Blackie Wangerin Blackie WangerinMercury3754,290running0118
162230   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick3725,705tie rod0115
174024   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile3665,095running0112
183740   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Army   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3534,785running0109
193589   Jim Vandiver O.L. NixonOldsmobile3483,340axle0106
203464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3404,425clutch0103
213979   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3363,715running0100
22 715   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford3316,440running1102
231747   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3202,615clutch094
243850   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Buick3062,390engine091
25 121   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury25218,790valve2693
261371   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2502,440crank085
271172   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2125,380valve1287
283619   Bill Dennis Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1912,530engine079
292149   Glenn Jarrett Natural Light   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet1661,630axle0 
301214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1421,610axle073
31184   Bobby Fisher Pabst Blue Ribbon   (Bobby Fisher)Buick1361,465crash070
322517   Skip Manning Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1292,325rear end067
332648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1281,890valve169
34166   Connie Saylor Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile1141,465crash061
352846   Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises   (Travis Tiller)Dodge911,315engine058
36 828   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet885,040engine1360
37 61   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet881,315engine957
38 99   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury361,290engine049
392405   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile101,190crash046
403268   Chuck Bown Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Buick01,215engine0 
414157   Ron Hutcherson McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Ford01,165rear end040

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11111  
12165  
172812  
29313  
32365  
37437  
4411269  
11312311  
12414320  
1441529  
15316614  
1671704  
17118515  
1861916  
19226271  
2632664  
26733973  
3403445  
34540056  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.5%             Average green flag run: 34.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett133
  Richard Petty441
  Darrell Waltrip562
  Richard Petty71610
  Buddy Baker172913
  Bobby Allison30301
  James Hylton31311
  Dale Earnhardt324312
  Darrell Waltrip44452
  Dale Earnhardt46461
  Darrell Waltrip47482
  Richard Petty49491
  Darrell Waltrip50501
  Richard Petty51511
  Darrell Waltrip52521
  Richard Petty53531
  Dale Earnhardt547522
  Donnie Allison76849
  Dale Earnhardt85851
  Darrell Waltrip869712
  Richard Petty98992
  Lennie Pond10011213
  Richard Petty1131142
  Darrell Waltrip1151195
  Neil Bonnett1201201
  Darrell Waltrip1211299
  Dale Earnhardt1301301
  Darrell Waltrip1311333
  Neil Bonnett1341352
  Darrell Waltrip1361449
  Joe Millikan1451528
  Neil Bonnett1531553
  Darrell Waltrip1561605
  Neil Bonnett1611611
  Darrell Waltrip1621654
  Neil Bonnett1661672
  Darrell Waltrip1681725
  Neil Bonnett1731742
  Darrell Waltrip1751828
  Dale Earnhardt1831864
  Richard Petty1871871
  Joe Millikan1881914
  Neil Bonnett19220211
  Dale Earnhardt2032031
  Neil Bonnett2042041
  Dale Earnhardt20525349
  Richard Petty2542585
  Dale Earnhardt2592635
  Richard Petty2642674
  Dale Earnhardt26828215
  Darrell Waltrip2832831
  Dale Earnhardt28429310
  Darrell Waltrip29430714
  Dale Earnhardt3083081
  Darrell Waltrip30940092

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 2066    
2   Bobby Allison 2013   -53  
3   Cale Yarborough 1897   -169  
4   Richard Petty 1887   -179  
5   Dale Earnhardt 1756   -310  
6   Benny Parsons 1749   -317  
7   Joe Millikan 1730   -336  
8   D.K. Ulrich 1582   -484  
9   Terry Labonte 1576   -490  
10   Richard Childress 1541   -525  
11   Buddy Baker 1534   -532  
12   J.D. McDuffie 1509   -557  
13   James Hylton 1450   -616  
14   Buddy Arrington 1449   -617  
15   Frank Warren 1432   -634  
16   Ricky Rudd 1420   -646  
17   Donnie Allison 1375   -691  
18   Ronnie Thomas 1240   -826  
19   Tommy Gale 1188   -878  
20   Dave Marcis 1184   -882