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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 31
Sunday, April 8, 1979 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:06:59
Average speed: 121.721 mph
Pole speed: 154.797 mph
Cautions: 6 for 53 laps
Margin of victory: .5 cl
Attendance: 50000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet36722400running242185
2 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet36716100running89175
3 11   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet36713650running3170
4 527   Benny Parsons Griffin Marine   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet3655700running0160
5 728   Buddy Baker Spectra   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3658500running0155
6 911   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile3649450running0150
7129   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3623700running0146
8 490   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury3605950running19147
91605   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile3603150running0138
102072   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3587250running0134
112119   Lennie Pond Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3564925running0130
121940   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Army   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3544430running0127
131012   Neil Bonnett Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile3522300running0124
142775   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet3512225running0121
151748   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3483845running0118
16223   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3423660running0115
171879   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3403440running0112
18348   Ed Negre Brooks Honda Sales   (Ed Negre)Chrysler3402730running0109
192670   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3383070running0106
203545   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet3302810running0103
21147   Al Holbert Holbert Porsche   (Al Holbert)Chevrolet3081525crash0100
22 821   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury3012125crash3102
23132   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet3005600running499
243625   Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet2863350running091
252967   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2852115running088
26 315   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford2464750engine690
271502   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1931000engine187
282374   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet165950engine079
291144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1351820overheating076
302452   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1191800crash073
313024   Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1091775engine070
322517   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile871495engine067
333399   Dick May Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet87915engine064
342864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford711410engine061
353101   Earle Canavan Global Heat Exchanger   (Earle Canavan)Dodge49905overheating058
363246   Travis Tiller Little B Coal   (Travis Tiller)Dodge5900engine055

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12929  
30356  
3612792  
12814215  
1431431  
1441474  
148282135  
2832864  
28730115  
30232221  
32335937  
3603623  
3633675  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.4%             Average green flag run: 44.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip122
  Donnie Allison342
  Darrell Waltrip53026
  Dave Marcis31311
  Dale Earnhardt32354
  Ricky Rudd365419
  Bobby Allison55606
  Darrell Waltrip6110848
  Richard Petty1091124
  Darrell Waltrip11312816
  David Pearson1291302
  Darrell Waltrip13121585
  David Pearson2162161
  Darrell Waltrip21722812
  Richard Petty22928355
  Donnie Allison2842841
  Darrell Waltrip28530218
  Richard Petty30332220
  Darrell Waltrip32334927
  Richard Petty3503567
  Darrell Waltrip3573626
  Richard Petty3633642
  Darrell Waltrip3653651
  Richard Petty3663661
  Darrell Waltrip3673671

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 1317    
2   Bobby Allison 1236   -81  
3   Cale Yarborough 1178   -139  
4   Donnie Allison 1142   -175  
5   Benny Parsons 1138   -179  
6   Richard Petty 1114   -203  
7   Joe Millikan 1087   -230  
8   Dale Earnhardt 1074   -243  
9   D.K. Ulrich 1013   -304  
10   Richard Childress 969   -348  
11   Buddy Baker 915   -402  
12   James Hylton 898   -419  
13   Dave Marcis 893   -424  
14   J.D. McDuffie 892   -425  
15   Dick Brooks 883   -434  
16   Frank Warren 878   -439  
17   Terry Labonte 861   -456  
18   Buddy Arrington 836   -481  
19   Ricky Rudd 801   -516  
20   Ronnie Thomas 701   -616