Race Results

NASCAR Cup Series

Southeastern 500

Bristol Motor Speedway

April 1st, 1979

Race #7 of the 1979 NASCAR Cup Series Season

  • Laps: 500
  • Miles: 266.5
  • Average Speed: 91.033 mph
  • Cautions: 6
  • Caution Laps: 44
  • Lead Changes: 8
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FIN ST Car # Driver Make TOT PTS F PTS B PTS Laps Led STUS
1 9 2 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet 185 175 10 500 163 Running
2 4 15 Bobby Allison Ford 175 170 5 500 42 Running
3 2 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet 170 165 5 500 155 Running
4 13 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile 160 160 0 498 0 Running
5 6 27 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile 155 155 0 497 0 Running
6 3 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet 155 150 5 495 1 Running
7 10 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 146 146 0 490 0 Running
8 12 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet 142 142 0 486 0 Running
9 16 48 James Hylton Chevrolet 138 138 0 486 0 Running
10 15 90 Ricky Rudd Ford 134 134 0 485 0 Running
11 14 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet 130 130 0 484 0 Running
12 11 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet 127 127 0 481 0 Running
13 27 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 124 124 0 480 0 Running
14 20 17 Roger Hamby Oldsmobile 121 121 0 473 0 Running
15 25 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile 118 118 0 470 0 Running
16 28 76 Mike Potter Chevrolet 115 115 0 463 0 Running
17 8 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet 112 112 0 462 0 Running
18 24 64 Elmo Langley Ford 109 109 0 460 0 Running
19 23 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet 106 106 0 456 0 Running
20 19 79 Frank Warren Dodge 103 103 0 429 0 Running
21 17 47 Harry Gant Oldsmobile 100 100 0 385 0 Engine
22 21 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile 97 97 0 366 0 Water pump
23 18 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 94 94 0 335 0 Crash
24 5 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 96 91 5 216 1 Crash
25 1 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet 93 88 5 211 138 Crash
26 7 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet 85 85 0 197 0 Rear end
27 26 19 Dick May Chevrolet 82 82 0 141 0 Engine
28 22 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet 79 79 0 100 0 Engine
29 30 74 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet 76 76 0 33 0 Quit
30 29 98 Ralph Jones Ford 73 73 0 31 0 Brakes