1979 Winston Western 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpgNASCAR Winston West Series.jpg
Held on January 14, 1979 at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, CA
119 L, 297.5 M, 478.737 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Note: 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers denoted in white rows, 1979 NASCAR Winston West Series in gold.
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 119 87 running
2 1 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 119 9 running
3 2 11 Cale Yarborough Busch Olds 119 3 running
4 8 73 Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee Olds 118 0 running
5 17 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 118 0 running
6 15 72 Joe Millikan L.G. DeWitt Chevy 118 0 running
7 11 28 Buddy Baker W.I.N. Chevy 118 0 running
8 14 51 Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate Buick 117 0 running
9 26 74 Tim Williamson Cal-Four Chevy 116 0 running
10 21 12 Harry Gant Black Diamond Coal Chevy 116 0 running
11 16 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Chevy 114 0 running
12 24 25 Ronnie Thomas 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevy 114 0 running
13 34 19 Vince Giamformaggio Belden Asphalt Chevy 113 0 running
14 12 40 D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines Buick 113 0 running
15 23 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Olds 112 0 running
16 7 01 Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall Olds 111 0 oil pump
17 20 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 109 0 running
18 30 67 Buddy Arrington Switzer Contractors Ford 109 0 running
19 3 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 105 15 engine
20 13 7 Al Holbert Bosch Chevy 104 5 running
21 10 2 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Chevy 103 0 running
22 35 52 Don Graham City Tow Chevy 100 0 engine
23 33 17 Harry Goularte Associated Concrete Chevy 82 0 running
24 9 02 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 81 0 running
25 19 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon-Barnicle Olds 66 0 engine
26 5 27 Benny Parsons Hodgdon Tool Chevy 56 0 transmission
27 18 79 Frank Warren 10,000 RPM Speed Dodge 48 0 engine
28 32 13 Don Puskarich Matt Puskarich Chevy 47 0 running
29 27 22 Richard White Boulevard Automotive Chevy 32 0 engine
30 31 81 Jim Robinson Borneman Plastering Chevy 17 0 engine
31 29 99 Don Noel Noel's Welding Shop Chevy 15 0 transmission
32 6 43 Richard Petty STP Chevy 14 0 engine
33 22 05 Dick Brooks Bearfinder Olds 12 0 engine
34 28 5 Neil Bonnett Tune Up Masters Chevy 10 0 clutch
35 25 44 Terry Labonte Duck Industries Chevy 7 0 engine
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