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1979 Sportsman 300 NASCAR Grand American Stock Car National Championship.jpg
Held on May 5, 1979 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
112 L, 297.92 M, 479.472 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 30 John Anderson Draime Camaro 113
2 11 6 Dave Marcis Wig Outlet Monte Carlo 113
3 4 12 Bobby Allison Summit Transport Matador 113
4 3 66 Rusty Wallace John Childs Firebird 112
5 6 71 Lennie Pond Sunny King Ford Mercury 111
6 12 79 Roger Hill State Line Speed Shop Chevy 111
7 17 95 Tommy Porter M.C. Anderson Ventura 110
8 15 25 Charlie Chamblee Valley Pallets Pontiac 109
9 9 44 Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelly Chevy 109
10 30 68 L.D. Ottinger Ressier Racing Chevy 106
11 22 08 Allan Horton Prim Auto Parts Nova 102
12 23 9 Randall Fowler Carolian Racing Equipment Cougar 98
13 19 17 Clyde Peoples Gregory Racing Chevy 98
14 32 67 Bill Scott Scott Construction Monte Carlo 95
15 49 10 Scotty Lovelady Lovelady Chevelle 94
16 7 24 Glenn Jarrett Busch Granada 91
17 40 41 Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby Olds 90
18 31 19 Bob Park Walthers Auto Wrecking Firebird 80
19 14 32 Mike Riley Protect-Polycoat Nova 79
20 35 49 Bob Burcham Belden Jennite Buick 78
21 1 77 Harry Gant Greene Racing Firebird 73
22 34 16 Jerry Hansen Hansen Olds 68
23 16 33 George Dalton Gantt Racing Pontiac 61
24 38 47 Roger Hamby Kings Inn Olds 47
25 24 91 Wayne Peterson Peterson Dodge 47
26 37 50 Bruce Hill Hill & Co. Olds 46
27 29 7 Morgan Shepherd Hot Rod Barns Chevy 43
28 25 07 Connie Saylor Sievers Racing Chevy 43
29 10 06 Jack Frazier Zaner & Malinka Mercury 43
30 5 94 Jack Ingram Ingram Ford 34
31 13 21 Rickie Diehl American Performance Pontiac 27
32 33 09 Delma Cowart Coastal Transmission Pontiac 25
33 32 15 Casper Miles Palmer Buildings Ventura 20
34 39 73 Steve Moore Moore Chevy 14
35 18 42 Bub Strickler Strickler Mercury 14
36 8 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 8
37 36 98 Ralph Jones Jones Ford 5
38 20 75 Alan West Ken Fogg Camaro 4
39 28 14 Ronald Peters Pinellas Park Paint Pontiac 3
40 27 92 John Huskey Manchester Tool-Die Chevy 0
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: 01:59:11
Fast Qualifier: Harry Gant - 48.908 sec.
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Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: 151.312 mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
This race was for both Late Model Sportsman, and the newer Grand American cars (Camaro's) I'm not sure if the LMS cars were awarded LMS points or if this was a no points race, as the GA had track and state Champions in 1979 but no National Champion.