OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

DAYTONA 500

Richard Petty won the 1979 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Daytona International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Daytona
  • LENGTH: 2.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $538,330

RACE

  • NUMBER: 2
  • NAME: Daytona 500
  • DATE: 02-18-1979
  • LAPS / MILES: 200 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 57

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: Oldsmobile
  • AVG SPEED: 143.977
  • START POSITION: 13th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 36
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 13 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile STP 180 175 5 200 12 Running 73,900
2 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Oldsmobile Gatorade 175 170 5 200 4 Running 59,350
3 6 51 AJ Foyt Oldsmobile Gilmore 170 165 5 200 4 Running 38,550
4 2 1 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile Hawaiian Tropic 170 160 10 199 93 Crash 39,600
5 3 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 160 155 5 199 3 Crash 34,525
6 33 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 150 150 0 199 0 Running 24,550
7 28 68 Chuck Bown Buick Kings Inn 146 146 0 199 0 Running 18,895
8 10 2 Dale Earnhardt Buick Rod Osterlund 147 142 5 199 10 Running 22,845
9 37 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 138 138 0 198 0 Running 15,885
10 24 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 134 134 0 197 0 Running 17,475
11 7 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 135 130 5 197 1 Running 17,725
12 15 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 127 127 0 197 0 Running 13,795
13 35 40 DK Ulrich Buick Midwestern Farm Lines 124 124 0 197 0 Running 11,355
14 38 19 Bill Dennis Chevrolet Belden Jennite 121 121 0 196 0 Running 10,115
15 26 98 Ralph Jones Ford Ralph Jones 118 118 0 195 0 Running 8,110
16 19 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 115 115 0 189 0 Running 8,820
17 31 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile CRC Chemicals 112 112 0 188 0 Running 6,865
18 5 27 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile Griffin Marine 114 109 5 183 37 Running 10,435
19 17 50 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Newport & Associates 106 106 0 168 0 Running 5,375
20 36 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Blackie Wangerin 103 103 0 160 0 Running 4,005
21 30 74 Bobby Wawak Oldsmobile Bobby Wawak 100 100 0 152 0 Overheating 4,840
22 23 82 Paul Fess Oldsmobile Lasky Construction 97 97 0 135 0 Engine 3,860
23 21 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Adcox-Kirby 94 94 0 129 0 Wheel 3,730
24 12 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 91 91 0 119 0 Engine 3,950
25 29 70 JD McDuffie Oldsmobile Bailey Excavating 88 88 0 116 0 Engine 4,470
26 25 37 Dave Watson Chevrolet Ams Oil 90 85 5 115 1 Clutch 2,850
27 8 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 82 82 0 105 0 Transmission 5,275
28 22 00 John Utsman Chevrolet Ed Whitaker 79 79 0 101 0 Engine 2,850
29 16 47 Geoffrey Bodine Oldsmobile Race Hill Farm 81 76 5 99 6 Engine 3,275
30 40 54 Lennie Pond Oldsmobile Burger King 78 73 5 83 2 Brakes 2,085
31 11 90 Ricky Rudd Mercury Truxmore 70 70 0 79 0 Engine 4,110
32 20 5 Neil Bonnett Oldsmobile Jim Stacy 72 67 5 76 12 Suspension 4,475
33 14 12 Harry Gant Oldsmobile J.W. Hunt Produce 64 64 0 72 0 Crash 2,875
34 41 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Sub-Tropic 61 61 0 64 0 Engine 4,045
35 27 87 Gary Balough Oldsmobile Fast Lane Ltd. 58 58 0 53 0 Crash 3,425
36 32 72 Joe Millikan Oldsmobile L.G. DeWitt 55 55 0 53 0 Crash 5,340
37 9 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 52 52 0 53 0 Crash 3,275
38 18 17 Skip Manning Oldsmobile Valvoline 49 49 0 53 0 Crash 3,555
39 34 75 Butch Mock Buick RahMoc Enterprises 46 46 0 38 0 Crash 2,165
40 1 28 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Spectra 48 43 5 38 15 Engine 23,775
41 39 89 Jim Vandiver Oldsmobile O.L. Nixon 40 40 0 27 0 Engine 1,930