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1979 Holly Farms 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 31
Sunday, October 14, 1979 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:44:01
Average speed: 91.454 mph
Pole speed: 112.783 mph
Cautions: 9 for 48 laps
Margin of victory: .5 cl
Attendance: 18000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 527   Benny Parsons M.C. AndersonChevrolet40012225running92180
2 215   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford4008200running175180
31143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3996500running0165
4 12   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet39810425running12165
5 890   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3983325running0155
61244   Terry Labonte Technicraft   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3972615running0150
71325   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3943245running0146
8 940   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3922125running0142
91967   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3912015running0138
10143   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3901980running0134
111548   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3881670running0130
121717   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3871535running0127
13 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet3763475running104129
14 447   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet373725running0121
15 772   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3693400engine0118
162695   Ernie Shaw Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet368625running0115
172445   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet3641250running0112
182819   Cecil Gordon Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3571125running0109
192375   Bill Elswick Rahmoc EnterprisesOldsmobile287550rear end0106
20 611   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile2694775crash17108
211671   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet258550engine0100
222224   Larry Isley Marlowe Mobile HomesChevrolet256925running097
23200   John Kennedy Avanti CB   (John Kennedy)Chevrolet168505running094
242152   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet150684steering091
252905   Dick Brooks Bearfinder   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile45425brakes088
262779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge44665brakes085
271864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford29705engine082
281070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet14695crash079
292569   Henry Jones Pro Shoppe   (Mike Kempton)Chevrolet10385engine076

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
595  
10167  
17204  
21233  
24263  
27315  
32376  
38253216  
2542574  
25826811  
2692768  
27729923  
3003034  
3043096  
3103156  
31637560  
3763838  
38440017  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 35.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt11212
  Darrell Waltrip137866
  Bobby Allison7916082
  Darrell Waltrip1611644
  Cale Yarborough1651684
  Bobby Allison16925385
  Cale Yarborough2542541
  Darrell Waltrip2552551
  Cale Yarborough25626712
  Darrell Waltrip26829932
  Bobby Allison3003078
  Darrell Waltrip3083081
  Benny Parsons30940092

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4357    
2   Richard Petty 4340   -17  
3   Bobby Allison 4187   -170  
4   Cale Yarborough 4089   -268  
5   Benny Parsons 3813   -544  
6   Joe Millikan 3640   -717  
7   Richard Childress 3356   -1001  
8   D.K. Ulrich 3277   -1080  
9   Dale Earnhardt 3276   -1081  
10   Buddy Arrington 3259   -1098  
11   Terry Labonte 3258   -1099  
11   Ricky Rudd 3258   -1099  
13   J.D. McDuffie 3183   -1174  
14   James Hylton 3075   -1282  
15   Buddy Baker 2964   -1393  
16   Frank Warren 2920   -1437  
17   Ronnie Thomas 2609   -1748  
18   Tommy Gale 2510   -1847  
19   Cecil Gordon 2473   -1884  
20   Jimmy Means 2399   -1958  
21   Dick Brooks 2398   -1959