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1979 NAPA Arizona 250


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 16 of 16
Sunday, November 25, 1979 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
156 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (156.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:40:41
Average Speed: 92.96 mph
Pole Speed: 116.47 mph
Cautions: 2 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1117   Neil Bonnett Old MilwaukeePontiac1564,525running19
2 712   Bobby Allison HodgdonMatador1562,775running1
3 143   Richard Petty STPChevrolet1562,100running136
4 410   Tim Williamson Palmer Glass   (Charles Williamson)Oldsmobile1551,800running0
6 311   Roy Smith Aircraft Standards   (Robert Beadle)Pontiac1541,400running0
5 637   Dave Watson Ams/OilBuick1551,100running0
92298   John Kieper Wholesale Truck Parts   (John Kieper)Pontiac1531,050overheating0
7161   Joe Ruttman Pomona Truck ElectricOldsmobile154950running0
10152   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Pontiac152950running0
8 54   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet153850running0
11 273   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Jim Schmitt)Oldsmobile151800running0
122420   Ron Esau Hefco Fiberglass   (Ron Esau)Pontiac150700running0
131974   Hal Callentine Cal-FourOldsmobile149550running0
301001   Jimmy Insolo Allstate Building Materials   (Gerald Craker)Pontiac2500oil line0
142932   Marc Vogel V&W DiversifiedDodge149450running0
15136   Dick Whalen Whalen Service Center   (Dick Whalen)Chevrolet148400running0
16 972   Buck Simmons Kencoal MiningChevrolet146375running0
182335   Pat Mintey Stick Only   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet144375running0
17270   Lake Speed Speed InvestmentsChevrolet144335running0
192196   Sharon Bishop Chehalis Auto Electric   (Bruce Bishop)Pontiac143315running0
202517   Steve Pfeifer Freeway Motor Sales   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet119300running0
212621   Earle Canavan Arizona HighwaysDodge92290engine0
222008   Rick McCray McCray Racing   (Ken McCray)Pontiac69280engine0
231742   Jim Bown Goulet FarmsChevrolet56270crash0
243026   Mark Walbridge Walbridge Investment Co.Chevrolet55260oil pressure0
251825   Ronnie Thomas Stone's CafeteriaChevrolet54250suspension0
261281   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Pontiac47240rear end0
272893   Norm Palmer Herborn's AlignmentDodge38230suspension0
28 878   Jim Robinson San-Val Supply   (A.J. Kurten)Chevrolet34220running0
291497   Bill Osborne BaldwinChevrolet8210oil leak0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
17979  
809617   oil on track 
9712630  
1271348   #17 accident turns 1/2 
13515622  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 43.7 laps

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 769    
2   Tim Williamson 744   -25  
3   Jimmy Insolo 700   -69  
4   Richard White 692   -77  
5   Jim Robinson 644   -125  
6   Rick McCray 553   -216  
7   Robert Tartaglia 499   -270  
8   Pat Mintey 447   -322  
9   Roy Smith 405   -364  
10   Sharon Bishop 377   -392  
11   Jackie Kuper 285   -484  
12   Ron Eaton 267   -502  
13   Rick O'Dell 246   -523  
14   Neal Newberry 232   -537  
15   Bobby Fox 214   -555  
16   John Kieper 199   -570  
17   Jack Jeffery 191   -578  
18   Chuck Flora 190   -579  
19   Marc Vogel 174   -595  
20   Frank Swords 173   -596