NASCAR Cup Series

Race Results

Champion Spark Plug 400

@ Michigan International Speedway

August 19th, 1979 - Race #21 of the 1979 NASCAR Cup Series Season

  • Laps: 200
  • Miles: 400.0
  • Average Speed: 130.376 mph
  • Cautions: 5
  • Caution Laps: 35
  • Lead Changes: 21
#41 NASCAR Next Gen car
Daytona Beach, Florida - September 7th, 2021: A detail view of the #41 NASCAR Next Gen car driven by Cole Custer is seen in the garage during the NASCAR Cup Series test at Daytona International Speedway. Photo by James Gilbert | Getty Images
Race Results 1979 Champion Spark Plug 400 - Michigan International Speedway
FIN ST Car # Driver Make TOT PTS F PTS B PTS Laps Led STUS
1 5 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet 180 175 5 200 9 Running
2 11 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet 180 170 10 200 115 Running
3 6 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 165 165 0 200 0 Running
4 1 2 David Pearson Chevrolet 160 160 0 199 0 Running
5 20 08 John Anderson Chevrolet 155 155 0 199 0 Running
6 7 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet 155 150 5 199 8 Running
7 16 90 Ricky Rudd Mercury 146 146 0 199 0 Running
8 28 30 Tighe Scott Buick 142 142 0 197 0 Running
9 15 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet 138 138 0 197 0 Running
10 12 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile 134 134 0 197 0 Running
11 13 17 Bill Elliott Mercury 130 130 0 195 0 Running
12 31 48 James Hylton Chevrolet 127 127 0 195 0 Running
13 34 42 Kyle Petty Dodge 124 124 0 195 0 Running
14 18 64 Tommy Gale Ford 121 121 0 193 0 Running
15 29 0 John Kennedy Chevrolet 118 118 0 188 0 Running
16 30 79 Frank Warren Dodge 115 115 0 188 0 Running
17 8 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet 117 112 5 185 3 Engine
18 35 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile 109 109 0 183 0 Running
19 10 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet 106 106 0 173 0 Running
20 22 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 103 103 0 150 0 Engine
21 26 45 Baxter Price Oldsmobile 100 100 0 146 0 Running
22 19 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet 97 97 0 145 0 Running
23 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford 99 94 5 141 38 Engine
24 32 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 91 91 0 131 0 Overheating
25 9 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet 93 88 5 129 5 Clutch
26 4 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 90 85 5 108 5 Engine
27 33 6 Marty Robbins Dodge 82 82 0 96 0 Engine
28 17 40 DK Ulrich Buick 79 79 0 85 0 Running
29 14 05 Dick Brooks Chevrolet 76 76 0 81 0 Exhaust
30 21 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet 73 73 0 67 0 Engine
31 24 19 Lennie Pond Chevrolet 70 70 0 57 0 Overheating
32 23 22 Al Rudd Jr Chevrolet 67 67 0 39 0 Clutch
33 3 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury 69 64 5 28 17 Ignition
34 36 01 Earle Canavan Dodge 61 61 0 23 0 Engine
35 25 36 HB Bailey Pontiac 58 58 0 2 0 Crash
36 27 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 55 55 0 2 0 Crash