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1979 Gabriel 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 31
Sunday, June 17, 1979 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:56:44
Average Speed: 135.798 mph
Pole Speed: 162.371 mph
Cautions: 6 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 62,000
Lead changes: 47

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 328   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet20016,870running121185
2 21   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet20012,970running25175
51043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet2008,325running23160
4 121   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury2007,410running9165
13 988   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1975,655engine8129
3 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile20012,620running4170
261571   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1731,765crash490
341449   Bill Green A.K. Cartage   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet76980engine2 
6132   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet2007,540running1155
7 615   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford2006,830running1151
12119   Bill Elliott Knutsons Ski-Doo   (George Elliott)Mercury1982,315running1132
271725   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1502,970engine187
8 890   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1995,665running0142
91230   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick1995,480running0138
103405   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet1994,650running0 
111912   Lennie Pond Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet1992,425running0130
142270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1964,060running0121
153067   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1963,865running0118
162652   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1933,625running0115
172447   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet1931,440running0112
18270   John Kennedy Avanti CB   (John Kennedy)Chevrolet1921,385running0109
193638   Sandy Satullo Copper Kettle Marina   (Sandy Satullo)Buick1921,345running0106
202148   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1903,125running0103
213140   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1902,830running0100
222079   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1862,585crash097
23233   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1862,380running094
242519   Bob Burcham Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1842,085engine091
25 744   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1842,050running088
283581   David Sosebee Gober SosebeeChevrolet1351,060engine0 
291817   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1221,545crash076
30 472   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1034,725engine073
311627   Benny Parsons Griffin Marine   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet971,510engine070
322882   Paul Fess Lasky Construction   (Stan Lasky)Oldsmobile971,000engine067
333264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford841,490shocks064
352942   Marty Robbins Marty RobbinsDodge64970engine058
363309   Bill Seifert CRC Chemicals   (Nelson Oswald)Oldsmobile32960engine055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett122
  Buddy Baker331
  Neil Bonnett485
  Buddy Baker9146
  Donnie Allison15228
  Buddy Baker23231
  Donnie Allison24263
  Bill Green27282
  Ronnie Thomas29291
  Darrell Waltrip30301
  Bobby Allison31311
  Darrell Waltrip32376
  Buddy Baker38392
  Cale Yarborough40401
  Buddy Baker41433
  Cale Yarborough44441
  Buddy Baker45484
  Donnie Allison49502
  Buddy Baker51522
  Donnie Allison53531
  Richard Petty54607
  Donnie Allison61633
  Buddy Baker64674
  Richard Petty68681
  Bill Elliott69691
  Richard Petty70778
  Donnie Allison78792
  Neil Bonnett80801
  Cale Yarborough81822
  Richard Petty83842
  Buddy Baker8511834
  Dave Marcis1191191
  Richard Petty1201245
  Buddy Baker1251295
  Dale Earnhardt1301301
  Buddy Baker1311311
  Darrell Waltrip1321321
  Dave Marcis1331353
  Buddy Baker13615722
  Donnie Allison1581592
  Buddy Baker1601656
  Donnie Allison1661661
  Buddy Baker1671737
  Donnie Allison1741752
  Buddy Baker1761805
  Donnie Allison1811811
  Buddy Baker18220019

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 2555    
2   Bobby Allison 2514   -41  
3   Cale Yarborough 2397   -158  
4   Richard Petty 2362   -193  
5   Dale Earnhardt 2172   -383  
6   Joe Millikan 2079   -476  
7   Benny Parsons 2062   -493  
8   Terry Labonte 1933   -622  
9   Richard Childress 1931   -624  
10   J.D. McDuffie 1897   -658  
11   Buddy Baker 1889   -666  
12   D.K. Ulrich 1864   -691  
13   Buddy Arrington 1843   -712  
14   James Hylton 1808   -747  
15   Frank Warren 1732   -823  
16   Ricky Rudd 1641   -914  
17   Donnie Allison 1550   -1005  
18   Ronnie Thomas 1506   -1049  
19   Cecil Gordon 1363   -1192  
20   Tommy Gale 1355   -1200