1979 Talladega 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on August 5, 1979 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
188 L, 500.08 M, 804.828 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 8 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Oldsmobile 188 102 running 185
2 2 2 David Pearson Lowe's Oldsmobile 188 17 running 175
3 11 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Mercury 186 0 running 165
4 13 43 Richard Petty STP Oldsmobile 186 4 running 165
5 25 77 Jody Ridley Sunny King Mercury 186 0 running 155
6 3 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 186 0 running 150
7 21 47 Harry Gant Race Hill Farm Oldsmobile 184 0 running 146
8 6 67 Buddy Arrington Rossmeyer Dodge 181 0 running 142
9 18 42 Kyle Petty STP Dodge 181 0 running 138
10 20 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 179 0 running 134
11 24 05 Dick Brooks Bearfinder Oldsmobile 177 0 running 130
12 22 9 Bill Elliott Yandle, Thermol King Mercury 176 0 running 127
13 37 52 Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 175 0 running 124
14 38 19 Bob Burcham Belden Asphalt Chevy 172 0 running 121
15 34 20 Rick Newsom MARS Oldsmobile 172 0 running 118
16 10 50 Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger Oldsmobile 171 0 engine 115
17 39 73 Steve Moore Gilbert Moore Chevy 170 0 running 112
18 31 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 163 0 running 109
19 7 41 Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby Oldsmobile 162 5 running 111
20 30 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Oldsmobile 159 0 running 103
21 12 27 Benny Parsons Griffin Marine Oldsmobile 146 5 engine 105
22 32 25 Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria Buick 143 0 engine 97
23 9 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 142 0 running 94
24 5 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Oldsmobile 138 14 engine 96
25 26 72 Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels Oldsmobile 120 1 engine 93
26 36 45 Baxter Price Iron Peddlers Oldsmobile 95 0 engine 85
27 35 40 D.K. Ulrich Buick 92 0 engine 82
28 19 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 90 0 engine 79
29 33 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 87 0 engine 76
30 23 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 83 0 engine 73
31 14 71 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 83 0 timing chain 70
32 40 36 Marty Robbins Dodge 75 0 engine 67
33 15 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Buick 75 0 engine 64
34 1 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Mercury 71 40 engine 66
35 16 12 Jack Ingram Kencoal Mining Oldsmobile 70 0 clutch 58
36 27 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 58 0 engine 55
37 29 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 50 0 oil pressure 52
38 17 7 Al Holbert Holbert Porsche-Audi Oldsmobile 47 0 engine
39 4 28 Buddy Baker W.I.N. Oldsmobile 41 0 engine 46
40 41 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile 40 0 engine 43
41 28 87 Dick May Fast Lane Ltd. Oldsmobile 0 0 oil pressure
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