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1979 Busch Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 31
Saturday, July 14, 1979 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:51
Average Speed: 92.227 mph
Pole Speed: 105.43 mph
Cautions: 3 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 1 sec
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet42014,000running409185
151414   Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet341505lug bolt11123
2 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4198,700running0170
3 32   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet4177,200running0165
4 927   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet4173,650running0160
5 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet4064,280running0155
61948   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4062,450running0150
7173   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4052,180running0146
81070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet4041,930running0142
92125   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3962,805running0138
102052   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3941,715running0134
111624   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonOldsmobile3911,925running0130
121855   Wayne Watercutter Ward Racing EnterprisesChevrolet390565running0127
132617   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3801,415running0124
142779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3741,285running0121
16 215   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford3403,935running0115
172367   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2721,120engine0112
182445   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet2501,005crash0109
19 705   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet155640oil leak0106
201119   Steve Spencer Performance Racing   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet151675water pump0103
21 472   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1503,115crash0100
221347   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet142405engine097
231240   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet114645overheating094
242598   Ralph Jones Jones Supply   (Ralph Jones)Ford92385oil leak091
25 844   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet40625engine088
262869   Henry Jones Pro Shoppe   (Mike Kempton)Chevrolet19370engine085
271509   Nelson Oswald J & S Truck Sales   (Nelson Oswald)Chevrolet6365engine082
282264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford5610engine079
293058   Dick May Don SatterfieldChevrolet3355engine076
302910   Jimmy Hindman Jimmy HindmanFord2350oil leak0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip12323
  Sterling Marlin243411
  Darrell Waltrip35420386

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 2905    
2   Bobby Allison 2702   -203  
3   Richard Petty 2677   -228  
4   Cale Yarborough 2670   -235  
5   Dale Earnhardt 2507   -398  
6   Benny Parsons 2397   -508  
7   Joe Millikan 2321   -584  
8   J.D. McDuffie 2139   -766  
9   Richard Childress 2129   -776  
10   Terry Labonte 2097   -808  
11   Buddy Arrington 2073   -832  
12   James Hylton 2069   -836  
13   D.K. Ulrich 2067   -838  
14   Buddy Baker 1955   -950  
15   Frank Warren 1896   -1009  
16   Ricky Rudd 1765   -1140  
17   Donnie Allison 1677   -1228  
18   Ronnie Thomas 1644   -1261  
19   Cecil Gordon 1551   -1354  
20   Tommy Gale 1516   -1389