OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

TALLADEGA 500

Darrell Waltrip won the 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Talladega 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Talladega Superspeedway
  • LOCATION: Talladega
  • LENGTH: 2.660 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $205,680

RACE

  • NUMBER: 20
  • NAME: Talladega 500
  • DATE: 08-05-1979
  • LAPS / MILES: 188 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 28

WINNER

  • NAME: Darrell Waltrip
  • CAR MAKE: Oldsmobile
  • AVG SPEED: 161.229
  • START POSITION: 8th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 34
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 8 88 Darrell Waltrip Oldsmobile Gatorade 185 188 102 Running 32,325
2 2 2 David Pearson Oldsmobile Rod Osterlund 175 188 17 Running 20,925
3 11 90 Ricky Rudd Mercury Truxmore 165 186 0 Running 13,920
4 13 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile STP 165 186 4 Running 11,475
5 25 77 Jody Ridley Mercury Sunny King 155 186 0 Running 6,025
6 3 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 150 186 0 Running 8,000
7 21 47 Harry Gant Oldsmobile Race Hill Farm 146 184 0 Running 4,815
8 6 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Rossmeyer 142 181 0 Running 5,960
9 18 42 Kyle Petty Dodge STP 138 181 0 Running 3,315
10 20 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile CRC Chemicals 134 179 0 Running 5,520
11 24 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 130 177 0 Running 4,560
12 22 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Yandle / Thermol King 127 176 0 Running 2,865
13 37 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 124 175 0 Running 4,740
14 38 19 Bob Burcham Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 121 172 0 Running 4,480
15 34 20 Rick Newsom Oldsmobile MARS 118 172 0 Running 2,565
16 10 50 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Global Heat Exchanger 115 171 0 Engine 2,465
17 39 73 Steve Moore Chevrolet Gilbert Moore 112 170 0 Running 2,415
18 31 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 109 163 0 Running 3,920
19 7 41 Grant Adcox Oldsmobile Adcox-Kirby 111 162 5 Running 2,515
20 30 48 James Hylton Oldsmobile Palatine Automotive Parts 103 159 0 Running 3,510
21 12 27 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile Griffin Marine 105 146 5 Engine 3,400
22 32 25 Ronnie Thomas Buick Stone's Cafeteria 97 143 0 Engine 3,965
23 9 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 94 142 0 Running 2,830
24 5 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 96 138 14 Engine 8,015
25 26 72 Joe Millikan Oldsmobile Appliance Wheels 93 120 1 Engine 6,615
26 36 45 Baxter Price Oldsmobile Iron Peddlers 85 95 0 Engine 2,620
27 35 40 D.K. Ulrich Buick D.K. Ulrich 82 92 0 Engine 2,600
28 19 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 79 90 0 Engine 5,365
29 33 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 76 87 0 Engine 1,590
30 23 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 73 83 0 Engine 1,515
31 14 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 70 83 0 Timing chain 1,350
32 40 36 Marty Robbins Dodge Marty Robbins 67 75 0 Engine 1,325
33 15 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 64 75 0 Engine 2,300
34 1 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 66 71 40 Engine 6,025
35 16 12 Jack Ingram Oldsmobile Kencoal Mining 58 70 0 Clutch 1,250
36 27 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 55 58 0 Engine 1,725
37 29 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Blackie Wangerin 52 50 0 Oil pressure 1,350
38 17 7 Al Holbert Oldsmobile Holbert Porsche-Audi 0 47 0 Engine 1,175
39 4 28 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile W.I.N. 46 41 0 Engine 1,750
40 41 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Cecil Gordon 43 40 0 Engine 1,550
41 28 87 Dick May Oldsmobile Fast Lane Ltd. 0 0 0 Oil pressure 1,050