OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Richard Petty won the 1979 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $111,200

RACE

  • NUMBER: 9
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 04-22-1979
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 32

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 76.562
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 11
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 2 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 185 175 10 500 247 Running 23,400
2 4 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Spectra 175 170 5 500 196 Running 14,700
3 1 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170 165 5 499 49 Running 10,200
4 3 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 165 160 5 498 1 Running 7,100
5 8 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Appliance Wheels 155 155 0 497 0 Running 6,550
6 21 47 Harry Gant Chevrolet Race Hill Farm 150 150 0 497 0 Running 2,500
7 14 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 151 146 5 495 7 Engine 4,200
8 11 2 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 142 142 0 495 0 Running 4,200
9 19 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Stratagraph 138 138 0 494 0 Running 3,350
10 10 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 134 134 0 493 0 Running 3,080
11 5 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 130 130 0 492 0 Running 5,050
12 17 90 Ricky Rudd Ford Truxmore 127 127 0 489 0 Running 2,470
13 22 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 124 124 0 488 0 Running 2,300
14 16 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet CRC Chemicals 121 121 0 485 0 Running 2,140
15 15 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 118 118 0 476 0 Running 1,980
16 25 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 115 115 0 476 0 Running 1,820
17 30 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 112 112 0 474 0 Running 1,685
18 20 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 109 109 0 472 0 Running 1,500
19 13 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Power Tool Service 106 106 0 458 0 Running 675
20 26 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 103 103 0 454 0 Running 2,150
21 27 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 100 100 0 437 0 Running 640
22 18 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 97 97 0 312 0 Engine 1,130
23 7 68 Chuck Bown Buick Kings Mountain Truck Plaza 94 94 0 263 0 Engine 620
24 29 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 91 91 0 247 0 Engine 860
25 9 21 Neil Bonnett Mercury Purolator 88 88 0 207 0 Engine 850
26 24 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 85 85 0 167 0 Engine 590
27 12 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 82 82 0 137 0 Engine 3,030
28 28 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 79 79 0 132 0 Overheating 820
29 6 12 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Kencoal Mining 76 76 0 10 0 Engine 810
30 23 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 73 73 0 0 0 Engine 800