1979 Daytona 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on February 18, 1979 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
200 L, 500 M, 804.6 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 13 43 Richard Petty STP, Southern Pride Car Wash Systems Oldsmobile 200 12 running 180
2 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Oldsmobile 200 4 running 175
3 6 51 A.J. Foyt Gilmore Oldsmobile 200 4 running
4 2 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Oldsmobile 199 93 crash 170
5 3 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Oldsmobile 199 3 crash 160
6 33 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 199 0 running 150
7 28 68 Chuck Bown Kings Inn Buick 199 0 running 146
8 10 2 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Buick 199 10 running 147
9 37 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 198 0 running 138
10 24 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 197 0 running 134
11 7 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 197 1 running 135
12 15 67 Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales Dodge 197 0 running 127
13 35 40 D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines Buick 197 0 running 124
14 38 19 Bill Dennis Belden Jennite Chevy 196 0 running 121
15 26 98 Ralph Jones Ford 195 0 running 118
16 19 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Buick 189 0 running 115
17 31 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 188 0 running 112
18 5 27 Benny Parsons Griffin Marine Oldsmobile 183 37 running 114
19 17 50 Bruce Hill Newport & Associates Oldsmobile 168 0 running 106
20 36 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 160 0 running 103
21 30 74 Bobby Wawak Oldsmobile 152 0 overheating 100
22 23 82 Paul Fess Lasky Construction Oldsmobile 135 0 engine 97
23 21 41 Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby Chevy 129 0 wheel 94
24 12 02 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 119 0 engine 91
25 29 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Oldsmobile 116 0 engine 88
26 25 37 Dave Watson AMSOIL Chevy 115 1 clutch 90
27 8 05 Dick Brooks Bearfinder Oldsmobile 105 0 transmission 82
28 22 00 John Utsman Ed Whitaker Chevy 101 0 engine 79
29 16 47 Geoffrey Bodine Race Hill Farm Oldsmobile 99 6 engine 81
30 40 54 Lennie Pond Burger King Oldsmobile 83 2 brakes 78
31 11 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Mercury 79 0 engine 70
32 20 5 Neil Bonnett Jim Stacy Oldsmobile 76 12 suspension 72
33 14 12 Harry Gant J.W. Hunt Produce Oldsmobile 72 0 crash 64
34 41 25 Ronnie Thomas Sub-Tropic Chevy 64 0 engine 61
35 27 87 Gary Balough Fast Lane Ltd. Oldsmobile 53 0 crash 58
36 32 72 Joe Millikan L.G. DeWitt Oldsmobile 53 0 crash 55
37 9 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 53 0 crash 52
38 18 17 Skip Manning Valvoline Oldsmobile 53 0 crash 49
39 34 75 Butch Mock RahMoc Enterprises Buick 38 0 crash 46
40 1 28 Buddy Baker Spectra Oldsmobile 38 15 engine 48
41 39 89 Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon Oldsmobile 27 0 engine 40
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Claude Ballot-Lena, Morgan Shepherd, Bill Green, Ferrel Harris, Jerry Jolly, Cecil Gordon, Bobby Ligarski, Dick May, Tommy Gale, James Hylton, John Rezek, Roger Hamby, Connie Saylor, Nestor Peles, Woody Fisher, Jim Hurtubise, Bill Elliott, Jimmy Means
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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