1979 Firecracker 400YT-icon.png NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on July 4, 1979 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
160 L, 400 M, 643.68 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Mercury 160 77 running 185
2 3 27 Benny Parsons Griffin Marine Oldsmobile 160 6 running 175
3 21 2 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Oldsmobile 160 1 running 170
4 6 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Oldsmobile 159 54 running 165
5 11 43 Richard Petty STP Oldsmobile 158 2 running 160
6 12 68 Chuck Bown Kings Mountain Truck Plaza Buick 157 0 running 150
7 15 47 Harry Gant Race Hill Farm Oldsmobile 157 0 running 146
8 24 72 Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels Oldsmobile 156 0 running 142
9 37 05 Dick Brooks Sub-Tropic Oldsmobile 156 0 running 138
10 8 51 A.J. Foyt Valvoline Oldsmobile 156 3 running
11 27 9 Bill Elliott Yandle, Thermol King Mercury 156 0 running 130
12 23 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 155 0 running 127
13 19 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Mercury 155 0 running 124
14 9 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 154 0 running 121
15 7 67 Buddy Arrington Rossmeyer Dodge 154 0 running 118
16 26 87 Gary Balough Fast Lane Ltd. Oldsmobile 154 0 running
17 22 71 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 151 0 running 112
18 35 40 D.K. Ulrich U.S. Army Buick 151 0 running 109
19 30 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Chevy 151 1 running 111
20 5 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Oldsmobile 149 0 running 103
21 32 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 146 0 running 100
22 38 52 Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 146 0 running 97
23 40 20 Rick Newsom MARS Oldsmobile 145 0 running 94
24 33 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 144 0 blew tire 91
25 28 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 138 0 engine 88
26 17 17 Roger Hamby Kings Inn Oldsmobile 137 0 running 85
27 36 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 121 0 rear end 82
28 13 12 Lennie Pond Burger King Oldsmobile 105 0 engine 79
29 10 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Buick 89 0 crash 76
30 20 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 89 0 crash 73
31 31 6 Claude Ballot-Lena Lady & Son Auction Oldsmobile 83 0 engine
32 18 7 Al Holbert Holbert Porsche-Audi Chevy 82 0 spindle
33 4 41 Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby Oldsmobile 81 0 engine 64
34 1 28 Buddy Baker W.I.N. Oldsmobile 57 16 ignition 66
35 41 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile 50 0 engine 58
36 39 46 Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises Dodge 46 0 engine 55
37 16 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 28 0 engine 52
38 29 38 Sandy Satullo Copper Kettle Marina Buick 18 0 crash 49
39 34 32 Jimmy Finger Vita Fresh, Pharis Chevy Buick 17 0 crash 46
40 14 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 7 0 engine 43
41 25 50 Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger Buick 1 0 engine 40
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