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1979 Rich's Atlanta Classic


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CART race number 13 of 14
Sunday, September 30, 1979 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
100 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (152.2 miles)

Time of race: 0:50:09
Average Speed: 182.094 mph
Pole Speed: 203.121 mph
Cautions: 1
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1979 CART results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
3 112   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth99 running48210
1 29   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth100 running30300
11 54   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth75 engine2030
21020   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth99 out of fuel2240
4 940   Wally Dallenbach Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth99 running0180
5 32   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Chaparral / Cosworth97 running0150
61679   Joe Saldana Hoffman RacingEagle / Offy90 running0120
71142   Herm Johnson Mergard 20th Century   (Don Mergard)Eagle / Offy90 running090
8 71   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth88 running075
91350   Frank Weiss Intercomp / Bivouac VansAntares / Offy86 running0 
101441   Bill Alsup WASP Racing   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy79 running045
121295   Larry Cannon Cannon Racing   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / Offy54 oil leak015
131510   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy52 engine08
14 636   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth47 transaxle08
15 425   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth29 magneto08
16 855   Spike Gehlhausen Frosty AcresLightning / Cosworth8 suspension08

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser13636
  Rick Mears37404
  Gordon Johncock41422
  Bobby Unser435412
  Johnny Rutherford557420
  Rick Mears7510026

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 3850    
2   Bobby Unser 3580   -270  
3   Johnny Rutherford 2043   -1807  
4   Gordon Johncock 2031   -1819  
5   Al Unser 1785   -2065  
6   Danny Ongais 1467   -2383  
7   Tom Sneva 1210   -2640  
8   Tom Bagley 1148   -2702  
9   Wally Dallenbach 1134   -2716  
10   Mike Mosley 1076   -2774  
11   Mario Andretti 700   -3150  
12   Lee Kunzman 485   -3365  
13   Vern Schuppan 441   -3409  
14   Bill Alsup 370   -3480  
15   Pancho Carter 362   -3488  
16   Joe Saldana 362   -3488  
17   Salt Walther 314   -3536  
18   Steve Krisiloff 279   -3571  
19   Spike Gehlhausen 268   -3582  
20   Tom Frantz 236   -3614