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1979 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 31
Sunday, January 14, 1979 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:30
Average Speed: 107.82 mph
Pole Speed: 113.659 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 3.27 sec
Attendance: 68,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
81451   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Buick1172,450running0142
141240   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1133,310running0121
1 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet11921,150running87185
5171   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1187,550running0155
61572   Joe Millikan L.G. DeWittChevrolet1187,050running0150
71128   Buddy Baker W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1186,350running0146
92674   Tim Williamson Cal-Four   (Tim Williamson)Chevrolet1162,300running0138
102112   Harry Gant Black Diamond Coal   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet1162,350running0134
111648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1144,200running0130
122425   Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1144,780running0127
133419   Vince Giamformaggio Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1133,470running0124
172070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1092,720running0112
20137   Al Holbert Bosch   (Al Holbert)Chevrolet1041,195running5108
21102   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet1032,230running0100
223552   Don Graham City Tow   (Rodney Friesen)Chevrolet1001,495engine097
233317   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Chevrolet821,460running094
24 902   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet811,055running091
26 527   Benny Parsons Hodgdon Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet56955transmission085
283213   Don Puskarich Matt PuskarichChevrolet47855running079
292722   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Chevrolet32805engine076
303181   Jim Robinson Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet17755engine073
312999   Don Noel Noel's Welding Shop   (Don Noel)Chevrolet15700transmission070
32 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet144,600engine067
34285   Neil Bonnett Tune Up Masters   (Jim Stacy)Chevrolet101,050clutch061
352544   Terry Labonte Duck Industries   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet71,000engine058
271879   Frank Warren 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Frank Warren)Dodge481,755engine082
183067   Buddy Arrington Switzer Contractors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1092,560running0109
19 315   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1054,950engine15111
2 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury11914,200running9175
3 211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile11912,675running3170
4 873   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1188,000running0160
15233   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1123,060running0118
16 701   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Oldsmobile1113,380oil pump0115
251924   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile661,875engine088
332205   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile12600engine064

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough133
  Darrell Waltrip42017
  Bobby Allison21277
  David Pearson28281
  Al Holbert29302
  Darrell Waltrip315929
  Al Holbert60623
  David Pearson63631
  Darrell Waltrip649027
  David Pearson91944
  Bobby Allison951028
  David Pearson1031053
  Darrell Waltrip10611914

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 185    
2   David Pearson 175   -10  
3   Cale Yarborough 170   -15  
4   Bill Schmitt 160   -25  
5   Donnie Allison 155   -30  
6   Joe Millikan 150   -35  
7   Buddy Baker 146   -39  
8   Jim Thirkettle 142   -43  
9   Tim Williamson 138   -47  
10   Harry Gant 134   -51  
11   James Hylton 130   -55  
12   Ronnie Thomas 127   -58  
13   Vince Giamformaggio 124   -61  
14   D.K. Ulrich 121   -64  
15   Richard Childress 118   -67  
16   Jimmy Insolo 115   -70  
17   J.D. McDuffie 112   -73  
18   Bobby Allison 111   -74  
19   Buddy Arrington 109   -76  
20   Al Holbert 108   -77