1979 Southern 500 - Race Results

Darlington Raceway

1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #23 on September 3rd, 1979

  • RACE SNAPSHOT:
  • Laps: 367
  • Miles: 501.3
  • Average Speed: 126.259 mph
  • Cautions: 9
  • Caution Laps: 52
  • Lead Changes: 18
Race Results 1979 Southern 500 - Darlington Raceway
FIN ST Car # Driver Make TOT PTS F PTS B PTS Laps Led STUS
1 5 2 David Pearson Chevrolet 180 175 5 367 74 Running
2 6 17 Bill Elliott Mercury 175 170 5 365 6 Running
3 16 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 165 165 0 365 0 Running
4 10 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet 165 160 5 365 1 Running
5 13 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 155 155 0 364 0 Running
6 19 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet 150 150 0 362 0 Running
7 8 05 Dick Brooks Chevrolet 146 146 0 361 0 Running
8 14 90 Ricky Rudd Mercury 142 142 0 361 0 Running
9 4 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet 138 138 0 361 0 Running
10 1 15 Bobby Allison Ford 139 134 5 356 37 Running
11 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet 140 130 10 355 165 Running
12 7 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet 127 127 0 352 0 Running
13 17 40 DK Ulrich Buick 124 124 0 350 0 Running
14 22 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 121 121 0 347 0 Running
15 12 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet 118 118 0 347 0 Running
16 24 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet 115 115 0 345 0 Running
17 21 68 Chuck Bown Buick 112 112 0 342 0 Running
18 38 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet 109 109 0 341 0 Running
19 11 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet 106 106 0 336 0 Running
20 33 8 Ed Negre Chrysler 103 103 0 333 0 Running
21 30 64 Tommy Gale Ford 100 100 0 332 0 Running
22 32 79 Frank Warren Dodge 97 97 0 331 0 Running
23 35 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet 94 94 0 324 0 Running
24 28 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 91 91 0 310 0 Running
25 15 19 Lennie Pond Chevrolet 88 88 0 281 0 Running
26 31 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile 85 85 0 246 0 Running
27 36 36 HB Bailey Pontiac 82 82 0 244 0 Overheating
28 26 9 Jim Vandiver Chevrolet 79 79 0 240 0 Running
29 25 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet 76 76 0 224 0 Engine
30 20 12 Jack Ingram Oldsmobile 73 73 0 206 0 Engine
31 2 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet 75 70 5 195 82 Engine
32 9 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury 72 67 5 185 2 Steering
33 39 10 Billy Smith Ford 64 64 0 179 0 Driveshaft
34 23 65 Dick May Ford 61 61 0 148 0 Crash
35 29 30 Tighe Scott Buick 58 58 0 133 0 Crash
36 18 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet 55 55 0 112 0 Engine
37 40 98 Ralph Jones Ford 52 52 0 83 0 Engine
38 27 48 James Hylton Chevrolet 49 49 0 46 0 Engine
39 37 01 Earle Canavan Dodge 46 46 0 17 0 Oil leak
40 34 96 Ferrel Harris Ford 43 43 0 2 0 Flagged

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