1979 Atlanta 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on March 18, 1979 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA
328 L, 505.12 M, 812.784 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 28 Buddy Baker Spectra Oldsmobile 328 88 running 180
2 2 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 328 167 running 180
3 6 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 328 3 running 170
4 4 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Oldsmobile 327 22 running 165
5 3 27 Benny Parsons Griffin Marine Chevy 327 0 running 155
6 15 02 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 327 0 running 150
7 14 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 326 0 running 146
8 13 72 Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels Oldsmobile 326 0 running 142
9 8 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Mercury 325 0 running 138
10 12 05 Dick Brooks Bearfinder Oldsmobile 325 0 running 134
11 11 43 Richard Petty STP Oldsmobile 324 0 running 130
12 17 2 Dale Earnhardt Osterlund Enterprises Buick 321 0 running 127
13 22 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Chevy 321 0 running 124
14 24 40 D.K. Ulrich Airport Howard Johnson's Buick 321 0 running 121
15 16 50 Bruce Hill Ballard Racing Oldsmobile 321 0 running 118
16 9 68 Chuck Bown Kings Mountain Truck Plaza Buick 315 0 running 115
17 32 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Oldsmobile 314 0 running 112
18 5 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 299 42 engine 114
19 37 45 Baxter Price Price Racing Chevy 295 0 running 106
20 26 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 295 0 running 103
21 23 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 282 0 running 100
22 30 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 273 0 engine 97
23 29 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle Oldsmobile 249 0 running 94
24 27 19 Dick May Belden Asphalt Chevy 221 0 overheating 91
25 7 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Chevy 211 0 engine 88
26 36 17 Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis Chevy 172 0 crash 85
27 35 6 Claude Ballot-Lena JMS Oldsmobile 168 0 crash
28 34 41 Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby Chevy 133 0 crash 79
29 38 67 Buddy Arrington Sam Dell Dodge 129 0 engine 76
30 20 39 Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Incorporated Mercury 126 0 transmission 73
31 31 98 Ralph Jones Jones Racing Ford 126 0 clutch 70
32 18 37 Dave Watson AMSOIL Chevy 123 6 quit 72
33 25 52 Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 82 0 transmission 64
34 39 25 Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks Buick 71 0 handling 61
35 21 47 Geoffrey Bodine Race Hill Farm Oldsmobile 66 0 handling 58
36 10 9 Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales Mercury 61 0 steering
37 28 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 54 0 steering 52
38 19 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 53 0 crash 49
39 33 0 John Kennedy Avanti CB Chevy 50 0 crash 46
40 40 53 Keith Davis Davis Racing Chevy 15 0 rear end 43
RACE DATA
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available