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1979 NAPA Riverside 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 31
Sunday, June 10, 1979 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:58
Average Speed: 103.732 mph
Pole Speed: 113.089 mph
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps
Margin of Victory: 32.9 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
4 611   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet9511,800running57170
1 415   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford9522,700running31180
2 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet9514,875running5175
13 12   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet877,250running2129
3 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet9510,350running0165
5 827   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet946,800running0155
6243   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile925,500running0150
71370   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet914,580running0146
81693   Norm Palmer Norm PalmerDodge912,500running0142
91467   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Ford913,970running0138
101072   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet916,150running0134
112524   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile893,310running0130
122674   Hal Callentine Cal-Four   (Hal Callentine)Oldsmobile882,590running0 
142248   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet852,780running0121
153320   Ed Hale Peralta & Hale   (Richard Peralta)Chevrolet852,045running0118
162822   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Chevrolet811,785running0115
173445   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet812,100running0112
181544   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet811,865running0109
19326   Dick Whalen Dick WhalenChevrolet81950running0106
201781   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet791,305oil leak0103
211178   Jim Robinson San-Val Lumber   (A.J. Kurten)Chevrolet72900running0100
221279   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge651,745engine097
231825   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet602,700running094
243557   Robert Tartaglia Don GuyChevrolet47825crash091
25 201   Jimmy Insolo Allstate Building Materials   (Gerald Craker)Oldsmobile451,700engine088
261929   Tim Williamson Tropical Rent-a-Car   (Tim Williamson)Chevrolet33775carb fire085
272108   Rick McCray Rick McCrayBuick31750transmission082
28 721   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury301,225crash079
293114   Dick Kranzler Parnelli Jones Enterprises   (Dick Kranzler)Chevrolet23700transmission076
30 973   Bill Schmitt Bill SchmittOldsmobile13675transmission073
312952   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet91,150engine070
32230   Steve Pfeifer Leisure Land RV   (Michael McCluney)Chevrolet8625fire0 
332040   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet41,100crash064
343092   Chris Monoleos Buckstaff   (Chris Monoleos)Chevrolet2550transmission061
352764   Elmo Langley Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford11,000transmission058

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt122
  Darrell Waltrip375
  Cale Yarborough83023
  Bobby Allison31311
  Cale Yarborough326534
  Bobby Allison669530

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 2426    
2   Bobby Allison 2363   -63  
3   Cale Yarborough 2227   -199  
4   Richard Petty 2202   -224  
5   Dale Earnhardt 2017   -409  
6   Joe Millikan 2006   -420  
7   Benny Parsons 1992   -434  
8   Terry Labonte 1845   -581  
9   Richard Childress 1837   -589  
10   J.D. McDuffie 1776   -650  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1764   -662  
12   Buddy Arrington 1725   -701  
13   James Hylton 1705   -721  
14   Buddy Baker 1704   -722  
15   Frank Warren 1635   -791  
16   Ricky Rudd 1499   -927  
17   Ronnie Thomas 1419   -1007  
18   Donnie Allison 1375   -1051  
19   Cecil Gordon 1363   -1063  
20   Tommy Gale 1291   -1135