1979 Champion Spark Plug 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on August 19, 1979 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI
200 L, 400 M, 643.8 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 43 Richard Petty STP Chevy 200 9 running 180
2 11 28 Buddy Baker W.I.N. Chevy 200 115 running 180
3 6 27 Benny Parsons Melling Tool Chevy 200 0 running 165
4 1 2 David Pearson Rod Osterlund Chevy 199 0 running 160
5 20 08 John Anderson Draime Race Engines Chevy 199 0 running 155
6 7 72 Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels Chevy 199 8 running 155
7 16 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Mercury 199 0 running 146
8 28 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 197 0 running 142
9 15 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 197 0 running 138
10 12 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 197 0 running 134
11 13 17 Bill Elliott Knutsons RV Mercury 195 0 running 130
12 31 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Chevy 195 0 running 127
13 34 42 Kyle Petty STP Dodge 195 0 running 124
14 18 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 193 0 running 121
15 29 0 John Kennedy Avanti CB Chevy 188 0 running
16 30 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 188 0 running 115
17 8 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Chevy 185 3 engine 117
18 35 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing Oldsmobile 183 0 running 109
19 10 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 173 0 running 106
20 22 67 Buddy Arrington Hills Racing Dodge 150 0 engine 103
21 26 45 Baxter Price Iron Peddlers Oldsmobile 146 0 running 100
22 19 52 Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 145 0 running 97
23 2 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 141 38 engine 99
24 32 25 Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria Chevy 131 0 overheating 91
25 9 47 Harry Gant Race Hill Farm Chevy 129 5 clutch 93
26 4 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Chevy 108 5 engine 90
27 33 6 Marty Robbins Dodge 96 0 engine 82
28 17 40 D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines Buick 85 0 running 79
29 14 05 Dick Brooks Bearfinder Chevy 81 0 exhaust 76
30 21 71 Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited Chevy 67 0 engine 73
31 24 19 Lennie Pond Belden Asphalt Chevy 57 0 overheating 70
32 23 22 Al Rudd, Jr. Bill Lewis Chevy 39 0 clutch
33 3 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Mercury 28 17 ignition 69
34 36 01 Earle Canavan Scope Mount Dodge 23 0 engine
35 25 36 H.B. Bailey Caldwell Knapp Cadillac Pontiac 2 0 crash 58
36 27 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 2 0 crash 55
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Jan Opperman
Time of Race: 3:04:05
Fast Qualifier: David Pearson - 55.225 sec.
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Margin of Victory: 1 seconds
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: 5 for 35 laps - lap 4-19; lap 23-25; lap 27-29; lap 111-116; lap 179-185
Lead Changes: 21 among 7 drivers - Bobby Allison 1; Neil Bonneett 2-18; B.Allison 19-22; Richard Petty 23-35; Joe Millikan 26-30; Cale Yarborough 31-33; Millikan 34-36; Buddy Baker 37-54; B.Allison 55-57; B.Baker 58-64; B.Allison 65-66; Terry Labotne 67-71; Harry Gant 72-76; B.Allison 77-103; R.Petty 104; B.Baker 105-110; R.Petty 111; B.Allison 112; R.Petty 113-115; B.Baker 116-199; R.Petty 200