OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WINSTON WESTERN 500

Darrell Waltrip won the 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Riverside International Raceway
  • LOCATION: Riverside
  • LENGTH: 2.620 Miles
  • SURFACE: Road Course
  • PURSE: $138,890

RACE

  • NUMBER: 1
  • NAME: Winston Western 500
  • DATE: 01-14-1979
  • LAPS / MILES: 119 / 312
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 0 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Darrell Waltrip
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 107.820
  • START POSITION: 4th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 185 119 87 Running 21,150
2 1 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 175 119 9 Running 14,200
3 2 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 170 119 3 Running 12,675
4 8 73 Bill Schmitt Oldsmobile Old Milwaukee 160 118 0 Running 8,000
5 17 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 155 118 0 Running 7,550
6 15 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet L.G. DeWitt 150 118 0 Running 7,050
7 11 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet W.I.N. 146 118 0 Running 6,350
8 14 51 Jim Thirkettle Buick Allied Box & Crate 142 117 0 Running 2,450
9 26 74 Tim Williamson Chevrolet Cal-Four 138 116 0 Running 2,300
10 21 12 Harry Gant Chevrolet Black Diamond Coal 134 116 0 Running 2,350
11 16 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 130 114 0 Running 4,200
12 24 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 127 114 0 Running 4,780
13 34 19 Vince Giamformaggio Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 124 113 0 Running 3,470
14 12 40 D.K. Ulrich Buick Midwestern Farm Lines 121 113 0 Running 3,310
15 23 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile CRC Chemicals 118 112 0 Running 3,060
16 7 01 Jimmy Insolo Oldsmobile Lake's Drywall 115 111 0 Oil pump 3,380
17 20 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 112 109 0 Running 2,720
18 30 67 Buddy Arrington Ford Switzer Contractors 109 109 0 Running 2,560
19 3 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 111 105 15 Engine 4,950
20 13 7 Al Holbert Chevrolet Bosch 108 104 5 Running 1,195
21 10 2 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 100 103 0 Running 2,230
22 35 52 Don Graham Chevrolet City Tow 97 100 0 Engine 1,495
23 33 17 Harry Goularte Chevrolet Associated Concrete 94 82 0 Running 1,460
24 9 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 91 81 0 Running 1,055
25 19 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 88 66 0 Engine 1,875
26 5 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Hodgdon Tool 85 56 0 Transmission 955
27 18 79 Frank Warren Dodge 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment 82 48 0 Engine 1,755
28 32 13 Don Puskarich Chevrolet Matt Puskarich 79 47 0 Running 855
29 27 22 Richard White Chevrolet Boulevard Automotive 76 32 0 Engine 805
30 31 81 Jim Robinson Chevrolet Borneman Plastering 73 17 0 Engine 755
31 29 99 Don Noel Chevrolet Noel's Welding Shop 70 15 0 Transmission 700
32 6 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 67 14 0 Engine 4,600
33 22 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 64 12 0 Engine 600
34 28 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Tune Up Masters 61 10 0 Clutch 1,050
35 25 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Duck Industries 58 7 0 Engine 1,000