1979 Southern 500YT-icon.png NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on September 3, 1979 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC
367 L, 501.322 M, 806.666 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 2 David Pearson Rod Osterlund Chevy 367 74 running 180
2 6 17 Bill Elliott Kings Inn Mercury 365 6 running 175
3 16 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Chevy 365 0 running 165
4 10 28 Buddy Baker W.I.N. Chevy 365 1 running 165
5 13 27 Benny Parsons M.C. Anderson Chevy 364 0 running 155
6 19 71 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 362 0 running 150
7 8 05 Dick Brooks Dubie Corp. Chevy 361 0 running 146
8 14 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Mercury 361 0 running 142
9 4 43 Richard Petty STP Chevy 361 0 running 138
10 1 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 356 37 running 139
11 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 355 165 running 140
12 7 47 Harry Gant Race Hill Farm Chevy 352 0 running 127
13 17 40 D.K. Ulrich U.S. Army Buick 350 0 running 124
14 22 67 Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales Dodge 347 0 running 121
15 12 72 Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels Chevy 347 0 running 118
16 24 52 Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 345 0 running 115
17 21 68 Chuck Bown Kings Mountain Truck Plaza Buick 342 0 running 112
18 38 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 341 0 running 109
19 11 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Chevy 336 0 running 106
20 33 8 Ed Negre Dick Brooks Honda Chrysler 333 0 running 103
21 30 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 332 0 running 100
22 32 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 331 0 running 97
23 35 45 Baxter Price Iron Peddlers Chevy 324 0 running 94
24 28 25 Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria Chevy 310 0 running 91
25 15 19 Lennie Pond Belden Asphalt Chevy 281 0 running 88
26 31 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing Oldsmobile 246 0 running 85
27 36 36 H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts Pontiac 244 0 overheating 82
28 26 9 Jim Vandiver Kings Inn Chevy 240 0 running 79
29 25 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Chevy 224 0 engine 76
30 20 12 Jack Ingram Kencoal Mining Oldsmobile 206 0 engine 73
31 2 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 195 82 engine 75
32 9 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Mercury 185 2 steering 72
33 39 10 Billy Smith Tidewater Glass Ford 179 0 driveshaft 64
34 23 65 Dick May Spohn's Body Shop Ford 148 0 crash
35 29 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 133 0 crash 58
36 18 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 112 0 engine 55
37 40 98 Ralph Jones Jones Racing Ford 83 0 engine 52
38 27 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Chevy 46 0 engine 49
39 37 01 Earle Canavan Dodge 17 0 oil leak 46
40 34 96 Ferrel Harris Will Cronkrite Ford 2 0 flagged
RACE DATA
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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