OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

CAROLINA 500

Bobby Allison won the 1979 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Carolina 500 at North Carolina Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Carolina Speedway
  • LOCATION: Rockingham
  • LENGTH: 1.017 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $137,160

RACE

  • NUMBER: 3
  • NAME: Carolina 500
  • DATE: 03-04-1979
  • LAPS / MILES: 492 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 39

WINNER

  • NAME: Bobby Allison
  • CAR MAKE: Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 122.727
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 1 15 Bobby Allison Ford Hodgdon / Moore 185 175 10 492 311 Running 21,555
2 11 72 Joe Millikan Chevrolet Hayes Jewelers 175 170 5 491 50 Running 15,670
3 17 05 Dick Brooks Oldsmobile Bearfinder 165 165 0 487 0 Running 8,220
4 13 30 Tighe Scott Buick Russ Togs 160 160 0 485 0 Running 7,520
5 19 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet CRC Chemicals 155 155 0 484 0 Running 6,320
6 27 40 DK Ulrich Buick Midwestern Farm Lines 150 150 0 476 0 Running 5,150
7 20 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 146 146 0 473 0 Running 4,540
8 15 37 Dave Watson Chevrolet Ams Oil 142 142 0 471 0 Running 2,570
9 30 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 138 138 0 468 0 Running 4,080
10 14 27 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Russell Bennett 139 134 5 462 3 Running 2,270
11 29 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Gordon-Barnicle 130 130 0 462 0 Running 3,560
12 5 2 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 127 127 0 460 0 Running 3,250
13 31 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 124 124 0 459 0 Running 2,970
14 35 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 121 121 0 450 0 Running 2,730
15 16 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 118 118 0 432 0 Running 2,545
16 18 02 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 115 115 0 431 0 Running 1,295
17 8 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 112 112 0 416 0 Running 5,570
18 3 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Busch 114 109 5 413 9 Running 7,570
19 26 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 106 106 0 361 0 Engine 1,860
20 28 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 103 103 0 353 0 Transmission 1,780
21 24 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Roger Hamby 100 100 0 294 0 Crash 1,640
22 23 47 Geoffrey Bodine Oldsmobile Race Hill Farm 97 97 0 278 0 Rear end 750
23 9 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 99 94 5 249 119 Engine 1,225
24 21 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Mr. Transmission 91 91 0 131 0 Rear axle 1,550
25 12 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 88 88 0 123 0 Crash 1,175
26 25 12 Harry Gant Chevrolet Kencoal Mining 85 85 0 111 0 Crash 650
27 32 87 Slick Johnson Chevrolet Satterfield Heating 82 82 0 37 0 Engine 625
28 34 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet Nelson Oswald 79 79 0 23 0 Flagged 600
29 22 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Robertson-Thomas 76 76 0 13 0 Steering 2,075
30 2 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 73 73 0 9 0 Crash 4,550
31 4 28 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Spectra 70 70 0 9 0 Crash 4,245
32 7 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 67 67 0 9 0 Crash 4,460
33 10 5 Neil Bonnett Oldsmobile Tek-Tor 64 64 0 9 0 Crash 1,035
34 6 90 Ricky Rudd Ford Truxmore 61 61 0 9 0 Crash 1,030
35 33 29 Bill Hollar Chevrolet Hollar Auto Parts 58 58 0 1 0 Ignition 525