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1979 Northwestern Bank 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 31
Sunday, March 25, 1979 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:49:41
Average Speed: 88.4 mph
Pole Speed: 108.136 mph
Cautions: 4 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.5 sec
Attendance: 17,500
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12 802   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet396775running1132
131705   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile395750running0124
262609   Nelson Oswald Bolton Auto Parts   (Nelson Oswald)Chevrolet142415crash085
11121   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3963,250running1135
9 211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile3974,925running70143
1 315   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford40013,750running51180
191817   Roger Hamby Lowe's Stores   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3821,360running0106
212419   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3651,050running0100
4 52   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet4004,275running9165
222324   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile361925running097
282025   Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Don Robertson)Buick401,945crash079
3 127   Benny Parsons Griffin Marine   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet4008,600running34170
81128   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3973,675running2147
7103   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3972,305running11151
181640   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3841,495running0109
2 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet4008,300running211180
153044   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3911,800running0118
232545   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet359705running094
161548   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3901,765running0115
302252   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet14625engine073
201964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3721,225running0103
251367   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge168725rear end088
27287   Earl Brooks Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge79405rear end0 
61470   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3992,785running2155
10 672   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3973,575running8139
172179   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3861,630running0112
242787   Slick Johnson Don SatterfieldChevrolet211435crash091
5 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3994,575running0155
14 990   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3921,945running0121
292999   Bill Hollar Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet32385rear end076

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough16464
  Richard Childress65651
  Donnie Allison66661
  J.D. McDuffie67682
  Joe Millikan69768
  Richard Petty7715276
  Cale Yarborough1531586
  Richard Childress1591635
  Buddy Baker1641641
  Dave Marcis1651651
  Richard Petty16623166
  Benny Parsons2322332
  Buddy Baker2342341
  Richard Childress2352395
  Benny Parsons24027132
  Richard Petty27230938
  Bobby Allison3103134
  Dale Earnhardt3143229
  Richard Petty32335331
  Bobby Allison35440047

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 971    
2   Darrell Waltrip 962   -9  
3   Cale Yarborough 932   -39  
4   Benny Parsons 823   -148  
5   Donnie Allison 817   -154  
6   Joe Millikan 811   -160  
7   Dale Earnhardt 790   -181  
8   Richard Petty 779   -192  
9   D.K. Ulrich 759   -212  
10   Richard Childress 724   -247  
11   J.D. McDuffie 701   -270  
12   Dave Marcis 694   -277  
13   Buddy Baker 667   -304  
14   Frank Warren 663   -308  
15   Dick Brooks 648   -323  
16   James Hylton 642   -329  
17   Terry Labonte 639   -332  
18   Buddy Arrington 624   -347  
19   Ricky Rudd 520   -451  
20   Ronnie Thomas 516   -455