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1979 Southeastern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 31
Sunday, April 1, 1979 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:55:39
Average Speed: 91.033 mph
Pole Speed: 111.668 mph
Cautions: 6 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 26,000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 92   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet50019,800running163185
2 415   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford50011,150running42175
3 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet5008,300running155170
41343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Oldsmobile4985,850running0160
5 627   Benny Parsons Valleydale Meats   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile4973,150running0155
6 31   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4954,100running1155
71044   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4904,200running0146
81272   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4864,050running0142
91648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4863,530running0138
101590   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4853,120running0134
11143   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4842,725running0130
121140   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4812,800running0127
132767   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4802,290running0124
142017   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile4731,780running0121
152524   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile4701,645running0118
162876   Mike Potter Miller   (Mike Potter)Chevrolet463660running0115
17 802   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet462635running0112
182464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4601,410running0109
192345   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet4561,095running0106
201979   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge4291,080running0103
211747   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile385565engine0100
222105   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile366550water pump097
24 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile2164,470crash196
231825   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3351,785crash094
25 128   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet2115,210crash13893
26 770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1971,000rear end085
272619   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet141740engine082
282252   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet100730engine079
293074   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet33470quit076
302998   Ralph Jones Ralph JonesFord31460brakes073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker1138138
  Dale Earnhardt1391402
  Donnie Allison1411411
  Cale Yarborough1421421
  Darrell Waltrip14321270
  Bobby Allison21325442
  Dale Earnhardt255388134
  Darrell Waltrip38947385
  Dale Earnhardt47450027

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1146    
2   Darrell Waltrip 1132   -14  
3   Cale Yarborough 1028   -118  
4   Benny Parsons 978   -168  
5   Dale Earnhardt 975   -171  
6   Donnie Allison 972   -174  
7   Joe Millikan 953   -193  
8   Richard Petty 939   -207  
9   D.K. Ulrich 886   -260  
10   Richard Childress 854   -292  
11   Dave Marcis 806   -340  
12   J.D. McDuffie 786   -360  
13   Terry Labonte 785   -361  
14   James Hylton 780   -366  
15   Frank Warren 766   -380  
16   Buddy Baker 760   -386  
17   Buddy Arrington 748   -398  
18   Dick Brooks 745   -401  
19   Ricky Rudd 654   -492  
20   Cecil Gordon 615   -531