1979 American 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on October 21, 1979 at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC
492 L, 507.744 M, 817.212 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 7 43 Richard Petty STP Chevy 492 139 running 180
2 2 27 Benny Parsons Griffin Marine Chevy 492 168 running 180
3 9 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Chevy 492 50 running 170
4 6 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 490 6 running 165
5 10 2 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Chevy 488 0 running 155
6 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 484 29 running 155
7 15 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Chevy 476 0 running 146
8 20 25 Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria Chevy 476 0 running 142
9 16 71 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 475 0 running 138
10 30 51 Slick Johnson J.D. Johnson Chevy 474 0 running 134
11 22 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Chevy 470 0 running 130
12 32 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 456 0 running 127
13 29 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile 456 0 running 124
14 36 75 Bill Elswick RahMoc Enterprises Oldsmobile 453 0 running
15 11 05 Dick Brooks Comp Con Chevy 452 0 engine 118
16 34 00 Freddy Smith Petty's of Spartanburg Chevy 452 0 running
17 25 67 Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales Dodge 434 0 running 112
18 5 72 Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels Chevy 426 0 running 109
19 8 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 422 0 crash 106
20 13 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Ford 420 0 crash 103
21 12 47 Harry Gant Race Hill Farm Chevy 416 0 running 100
22 28 45 Baxter Price Iron Peddlers Oldsmobile 412 0 crash 97
23 19 17 Bill Elliott Kings Inn Chevy 391 0 running 94
24 33 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 376 0 overheating 91
25 37 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 354 0 rear end 88
26 31 99 Dick May Bill Hollar Chevy 267 0 overheating
27 14 44 Terry Labonte Technicraft Chevy 259 1 engine 87
28 21 40 D.K. Ulrich U.S. Army Buick 253 0 running 79
29 4 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Mercury 233 95 crash 81
30 27 18 Randy Ogden Jack Ogden Chevy 227 0 fatigue
31 23 52 Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 227 0 overheating 70
32 18 19 Glenn Jarrett Belden Asphalt Chevy 164 0 oil pressure 67
33 1 28 Buddy Baker W.I.N. Chevy 141 4 rear end 69
34 24 46 Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises Buick 76 0 rotor 61
35 35 76 Mike Potter Chevy 73 0 engine
36 26 61 Bub Strickler Budweiser Oldsmobile 67 0 crash 55
37 17 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 17 0 oil cooler 52
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available