Skip to content
Links for this race (some data may be unavailable):

Race Results

Qualifying Results

Loop Data Stats

Pit Stops

Video Links (2)

Crew Chiefs

1979 NAPA National 500


Previous race results / Next race results                     Previous at this track / Next at this track

   

NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 31
Sunday, October 7, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:43:53
Average speed: 134.266 mph
Pole speed: 164.304 mph
Cautions: 8 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lp 5 sec
Attendance: 90000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1979 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1979 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 411   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33439000running58180
2 615   Bobby Allison Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford33327475running61175
3 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet33223100running26170
4 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet33215375running11165
5 71   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3317700running0155
6 527   Benny Parsons Zoom Clutches   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet33112250running22155
7139   Bill Elliott Yandle / Thermol King   (George Elliott)Mercury3305255running1151
82005   Dick Brooks Comp Con   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet3284765running0142
91740   D.K. Ulrich U.S. Army   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3276750running0138
10 82   Dale Earnhardt Rod OsterlundChevrolet32714515running55139
112190   Ricky Rudd Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury3276105running0130
123267   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3245895running0127
132830   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick3245685running0124
14183   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3245465running2126
151444   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3235155running0118
161608   John Anderson Draime Race Engines   (Russ Draime)Chevrolet3223230running1120
172757   Dick May McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Ford3223180running0112
183742   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3213080running0109
193079   Frank Warren Almeda Auto Parts   (Frank Warren)Dodge3202980running0106
201047   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3193980engine7108
213464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3113300running0100
223870   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3092890running097
23364   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3081395running094
242945   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Oldsmobile3022480running091
25 228   Buddy Baker W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet28220995crash7998
263977   Jody Ridley Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury2811220engine085
274081   David Sosebee Gober SosebeeChevrolet2491170crash082
282331   John Rezek RPM Enterprises   (Curtis Payne)Oldsmobile2391145running079
291272   Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2234820steering076
303317   Steve Pfeifer Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1982020running073
31 121   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury18413250engine975
322219   Cecil Gordon Natural Light   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1551890clutch067
331168   Chuck Bown Boy Scouts Special   (Jim Testa)Chevrolet112960engine0 
343189   Jim Vandiver O.L. NixonOldsmobile101945crash1 
352475   Bobby Brack Rahmoc EnterprisesChevrolet70930crash163
361512   Jack Ingram Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet59915engine0 
372571   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet26900crash052
382625   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet162790engine049
393516   Richard Brickhouse Pender Auto Parts   (Jimmy Edwards)Oldsmobile15870engine046
401914   Jimmy Means Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1855handling043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ricky Knotts

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14174   debris turn 3 
18269  
27315   #31,71,81 accident backstretch 
326029  
61699   #12 spun frontstretch 
70712  
72754   #75 accident turn 2 
7610126  
1021076   #89 accident turn 1 
1081147  
1151195   #68 spun turn 4 
120222103  
2232264   #72 accident turn 4 
22727953  
2802823   #28,77 accident turn 3 
28333452  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 32.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett133
  Darrell Waltrip441
  Neil Bonnett5106
  Dale Earnhardt11155
  John Anderson16161
  Richard Childress17182
  Dale Earnhardt19213
  Richard Petty22287
  Harry Gant29357
  Benny Parsons36416
  Bobby Allison426120
  Jim Vandiver62621
  Bobby Brack63631
  Bobby Allison649936
  Richard Petty1001034
  Bill Elliott1041041
  Dale Earnhardt10515147
  Benny Parsons15216615
  Bobby Allison1671671
  Benny Parsons1681681
  Buddy Baker16918315
  Cale Yarborough1841841
  Darrell Waltrip18520925
  Buddy Baker21022415
  Cale Yarborough2252251
  Buddy Baker22624217
  Bobby Allison2432464
  Buddy Baker24727832
  Cale Yarborough27933456

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4228    
2   Richard Petty 4175   -53  
3   Bobby Allison 4007   -221  
4   Cale Yarborough 3981   -247  
5   Benny Parsons 3633   -595  
6   Joe Millikan 3522   -706  
7   Richard Childress 3222   -1006  
8   D.K. Ulrich 3135   -1093  
9   Buddy Arrington 3121   -1107  
10   Dale Earnhardt 3111   -1117  
11   Terry Labonte 3108   -1120  
12   J.D. McDuffie 3104   -1124  
13   Ricky Rudd 3103   -1125  
14   Buddy Baker 2964   -1264  
15   James Hylton 2945   -1283  
16   Frank Warren 2835   -1393  
17   Ronnie Thomas 2463   -1765  
18   Tommy Gale 2428   -1800  
19   Cecil Gordon 2364   -1864  
20   Dick Brooks 2310   -1918