OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

MASON-DIXON 500

Neil Bonnett won the 1979 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Mason-Dixon 500 at Dover International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Dover International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Dover
  • LENGTH: 1.000 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $124,040

RACE

  • NUMBER: 12
  • NAME: Mason-Dixon 500
  • DATE: 05-20-1979
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 6 / 48

WINNER

  • NAME: Neil Bonnett
  • CAR MAKE: Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 111.269
  • START POSITION: 5th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 26
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 5 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 180 175 5 500 59 Running 17,750
2 7 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Busch 180 170 10 500 265 Running 14,800
3 2 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Spectra 170 165 5 498 32 Running 10,650
4 3 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 165 160 5 498 112 Running 8,100
5 6 2 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 155 155 0 497 0 Running 7,750
6 4 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 150 150 0 494 0 Running 4,800
7 13 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet M.C. Anderson 146 146 0 493 0 Running 4,250
8 9 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 147 142 5 492 4 Running 5,600
9 12 12 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Kencoal Mining 138 138 0 490 0 Running 1,800
10 21 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 134 134 0 484 0 Running 3,880
11 27 19 Dick May Buick Belden Asphalt 130 130 0 482 0 Running 3,370
12 18 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 127 127 0 482 0 Running 3,210
13 8 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 129 124 5 481 3 Crash 3,015
14 16 90 Ricky Rudd Ford Truxmore 126 121 5 480 1 Crash 2,830
15 25 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Ideal Maintenance 118 118 0 473 0 Running 2,645
16 23 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 115 115 0 471 0 Running 3,460
17 19 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 112 112 0 471 0 Running 2,225
18 1 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 114 109 5 462 24 Running 6,250
19 17 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 106 106 0 457 0 Running 1,890
20 24 34 Steve Peles Chevrolet Steve Peles 103 103 0 454 0 Running 1,000
21 20 79 Frank Warren Dodge Countian Press 100 100 0 412 0 Running 1,680
22 28 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet J & S Truck Service 97 97 0 408 0 Engine 775
23 22 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 94 94 0 337 0 Engine 1,595
24 31 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 91 91 0 126 0 Crash 1,550
25 10 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet Race Hill Farm 88 88 0 72 0 Clutch 675
26 29 71 Joey Arrington Dodge Sam Dell 85 85 0 42 0 Quit 650
27 30 23 Louis Gatto Chevrolet L & J Automotive 82 82 0 26 0 Engine 625
28 26 05 Elmo Langley Chevrolet Bearfinder 79 79 0 5 0 Quit 600
29 11 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet CRC Chemicals 76 76 0 2 0 Crash 1,325
30 15 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile STP 73 73 0 2 0 Crash 4,250
31 14 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 70 70 0 2 0 Crash 1,040