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1979 Los Angeles Times 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 15 of 16
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, November 18, 1979 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:52
Average Speed: 132.822 mph
Pole Speed: 154.902 mph
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: .42 sec
Attendance: 56,153
Lead changes: 35

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 227   Benny Parsons   (WC)M.C. AndersonChevrolet20027,050running56
3 111   Cale Yarborough   (WC)Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile20018,000running55
2 315   Bobby Allison   (WC)Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford20017,350running17
5 543   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet2009,025running6
81088   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1997,550running2
9 62   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)Rod OsterlundChevrolet1997,500running8
4 428   Buddy Baker   (WC)W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet2007,000running39
121172   Joe Millikan   (WC)Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1996,075running0
10 890   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1995,860running1
6 721   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury2004,600running0
132144   Terry Labonte   (WC)Technicraft   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1964,450running0
71305   Dick Brooks   (WC)Nelson MallochChevrolet2003,900running16
16233   Richard Childress   (WC)CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1953,880running0
192567   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Switzer Construction   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1943,410running0
271825   Ronnie Thomas   (WC)Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1473,165engine0
181573   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Jim Schmitt)Oldsmobile1943,020running0
243124   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Reliable RV   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1902,795running0
213045   Roy Smith Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Oldsmobile1932,690running0
253479   Frank Warren   (WC)Golden Bear   (Frank Warren)Dodge1862,635running0
11 91   Donnie Allison   (WC)Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1992,600running0
223310   Tim Williamson ThermaSol   (Charles Williamson)Chevrolet1912,505running0
262748   James Hylton   (WC)Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1532,425brakes0
142642   Kyle Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet1962,050running0
151750   Bruce Hill   (WC)Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile1961,975running0
312070   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1041,920engine0
361401   Jimmy Insolo Allstate Building Materials   (Gerald Craker)Oldsmobile361,825engine0
172871   Dave Marcis   (WC)Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1951,800running0
201947   Harry Gant   (WC)Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet1931,750water pump0
303722   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Chevrolet1211,480running0
232974   Hal Callentine Cal-Four   (Hal Callentine)Oldsmobile1911,475running0
332240   D.K. Ulrich   (WC)Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet571,450engine0
343664   Tommy Gale   (WC)Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford491,400engine0
323578   Jim Robinson San-Val Supply   (A.J. Kurten)Chevrolet1041,350ignition0
281618   Randy Ogden   (WC)Econ-Car   (Jack Ogden)Chevrolet1351,225engine0
291212   Buck Simmons Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet1231,175transmission0
352431   John Rezek   (WC)Curtis PayneBuick38850crash0
373219   Vince Giamformaggio   (WC)Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet26825engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
177  
8114   #40,31 accident turn 2 
124029  
41466   #31,88 spun turn 3 
47504  
51555   #64 blown engine 
56638   #19 spun turn 3 
6415289  
1531586   #25 blown engine 
15918426  
1851917   #48 stalled turn 4 
1922009  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.0%             Average green flag run: 27.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons111
  Buddy Baker254
  Richard Petty661
  Buddy Baker782
  Darrell Waltrip9102
  Dick Brooks112414
  Buddy Baker253410
  Benny Parsons35373
  Bobby Allison38425
  Benny Parsons435210
  Ricky Rudd53531
  Bobby Allison54552
  Dale Earnhardt56638
  Richard Petty64652
  Buddy Baker668520
  Bobby Allison86861
  Buddy Baker87882
  Bobby Allison89891
  Buddy Baker90901
  Cale Yarborough9110414
  Bobby Allison1051062
  Cale Yarborough1071115
  Benny Parsons1121198
  Bobby Allison1191246
  Benny Parsons1251262
  Richard Petty1271271
  Cale Yarborough1281292
  Benny Parsons13015324
  Richard Petty1541541
  Benny Parsons1551584
  Dick Brooks1591602
  Cale Yarborough16118525
  Richard Petty1861861
  Cale Yarborough1871959
  Benny Parsons1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 729    
2   Tim Williamson 697   -32  
3   Jimmy Insolo 679   -50  
4   Richard White 651   -78  
5   Jim Robinson 621   -108  
6   Rick McCray 524   -205  
7   Robert Tartaglia 499   -230  
8   Pat Mintey 414   -315  
9   Roy Smith 360   -369  
10   Sharon Bishop 345   -384  
11   Jackie Kuper 285   -444  
12   Ron Eaton 267   -462  
13   Rick O'Dell 246   -483  
14   Neal Newberry 232   -497  
15   Bobby Fox 214   -515  
16   Jack Jeffery 191   -538  
17   Chuck Flora 190   -539  
18   Frank Swords 173   -556  
19   Frank Bigelow 170   -559  
20   Dick Kranzler 160   -569