1979 Winston 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on May 6, 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 12 15 Bobby Allison Hodgdon, Moore Ford 188 58 running 180
2 1 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Oldsmobile 187 1 running 175
3 4 67 Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales Dodge 186 2 running 170
4 7 43 Richard Petty STP Oldsmobile 185 0 running 160
5 9 72 Joe Millikan Appliance Wheels Oldsmobile 185 0 running 155
6 24 9 Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales Mercury 182 0 running 150
7 30 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 179 0 running 146
8 13 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 179 0 running 142
9 16 44 Terry Labonte Stratagraph Buick 178 1 running 143
10 19 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 177 0 running 134
11 34 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle Oldsmobile 177 0 running 130
12 29 52 Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission Chevy 176 0 running 127
13 37 8 Ed Negre Brooks Honda Sales Chrysler 176 0 running 124
14 10 71 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 154 0 running 121
15 27 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Oldsmobile 151 2 running 123
16 25 22 Kevin Housby Taylor & Martin Chevy 149 0 crash 115
17 3 21 Neil Bonnett Purolator Mercury 148 122 engine 122
18 11 6 Connie Saylor Mitco Oldsmobile 148 0 crash 109
19 31 32 Jimmy Finger Vita Fresh Oriange Juice Buick 130 0 engine 106
20 38 19 Dick May Belden Asphalt Chevy 117 0 engine 103
21 28 40 D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines Buick 113 0 running 100
22 32 96 Jerry Jolly Will Cronkrite Ford 99 0 engine 97
23 21 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Oldsmobile 81 0 engine 94
24 17 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 77 0 engine 91
25 39 25 Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks Buick 73 0 engine 88
26 33 45 Baxter Price Chevy 65 0 engine 85
27 18 90 Ricky Rudd Truxmore Mercury 38 0 steering 82
28 23 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 37 0 engine 79
29 35 61 Wayne Broome Crawford & Brown Oldsmobile 33 0 engine
30 36 53 Keith Davis Davis Racing Oldsmobile 30 0 engine 73
31 26 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 30 0 engine 70
32 2 28 Buddy Baker Spectra Oldsmobile 4 1 crash 72
33 8 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Oldsmobile 4 1 crash 69
34 5 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Buick 4 0 crash 61
35 6 27 Benny Parsons Griffin Marine Oldsmobile 4 0 crash 58
36 14 2 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Buick 4 0 crash 55
37 22 05 Dick Brooks Bearfinder Oldsmobile 4 0 crash 52
38 15 12 Lennie Pond Kencoal Mining Oldsmobile 4 0 crash 49
39 20 47 Harry Gant Race Hill Farm Oldsmobile 4 0 crash
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Travis Tiller, Roger Hamby, Bill Hollar, Bruce Hill, Chuck Bown, Steve Moore, Ralph Jones
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available