OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

GABRIEL 400

Buddy Baker won the 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Gabriel 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Michigan International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Michigan
  • LENGTH: 2.000 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $148,505

RACE

  • NUMBER: 16
  • NAME: Gabriel 400
  • DATE: 06-17-1979
  • LAPS / MILES: 200 / 400
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 6 / 33

WINNER

  • NAME: Buddy Baker
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 135.798
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 47
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 3 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Spectra 185 200 121 Running 16,870
2 2 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 175 200 25 Running 12,970
3 5 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 170 200 4 Running 12,620
4 1 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 165 200 9 Running 7,410
5 10 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 160 200 23 Running 8,325
6 13 2 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 155 200 1 Running 7,540
7 6 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 151 200 1 Running 6,830
8 8 90 Ricky Rudd Mercury Truxmore 142 199 0 Running 5,665
9 12 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 138 199 0 Running 5,480
10 34 05 Dick Brooks Chevrolet Bearfinder 0 199 0 Running 4,650
11 19 12 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Kencoal Mining 130 199 0 Running 2,425
12 11 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Knutsons Ski-Doo 132 198 1 Running 2,315
13 9 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 129 197 8 Engine 5,655
14 22 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 121 196 0 Running 4,060
15 30 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 118 196 0 Running 3,865
16 26 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 115 193 0 Running 3,625
17 24 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet Race Hill Farm 112 193 0 Running 1,440
18 27 0 John Kennedy Chevrolet Avanti CB 109 192 0 Running 1,385
19 36 38 Sandy Satullo Buick Copper Kettle Marina 106 192 0 Running 1,345
20 21 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 103 190 0 Running 3,125
21 31 40 D.K. Ulrich Buick Midwestern Farm Lines 100 190 0 Running 2,830
22 20 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 97 186 0 Crash 2,585
23 23 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile CRC Chemicals 94 186 0 Running 2,380
24 25 19 Bob Burcham Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 91 184 0 Engine 2,085
25 7 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 88 184 0 Running 2,050
26 15 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 90 173 4 Crash 1,765
27 17 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Stone's Cafeteria 87 150 1 Engine 2,970
28 35 81 David Sosebee Chevrolet Gober Sosebee 0 135 0 Engine 1,060
29 18 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Kings Inn 76 122 0 Crash 1,545
30 4 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 73 103 0 Engine 4,725
31 16 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Griffin Marine 70 97 0 Engine 1,510
32 28 82 Paul Fess Oldsmobile Lasky Construction 67 97 0 Engine 1,000
33 32 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 64 84 0 Shocks 1,490
34 14 49 Bill Green Chevrolet A.K. Cartage 0 76 2 Engine 980
35 29 42 Marty Robbins Dodge Marty Robbins 58 64 0 Engine 970
36 33 09 Bill Seifert Oldsmobile CRC Chemicals 55 32 0 Engine 960