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NASCAR Winston Cup 1979 standings

Championship points standings for the NASCAR Winston Cup 1979

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Richard PettyOldsmobile
Chevrolet


4830
2.Flag Darrell WaltripOldsmobile
Chevrolet


4819
3.Flag Bobby AllisonFord
4633
4.Flag Cale YarboroughChevrolet
Oldsmobile


4604
5.Flag Benny ParsonsOldsmobile
Chevrolet


4256
6.Flag Joe MillikanChevrolet
Oldsmobile


4014
7.Flag Dale EarnhardtChevrolet
3749
8.Flag Richard ChildressChevrolet
Oldsmobile


3735
9.Flag Ricky RuddChevrolet
Ford
Mercury




3642
10.Flag Terry LabonteOldsmobile
Chevrolet


3615
11.Flag Buddy ArringtonDodge
Ford


3589
12.Flag D.K. UlrichBuick
Chevrolet
Oldsmobile




3508
13.Flag J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
Oldsmobile


3473
14.Flag James HyltonOldsmobile
Chevrolet


3405
15.Flag Buddy BakerOldsmobile
Chevrolet


3249
16.Flag Frank WarrenDodge
3199
19.Flag Cecil GordonSacks & Sons RacingChevrolet
Oldsmobile


2737
20.Flag Dave MarcisChevrolet
2736
21.Flag Harry GantOldsmobile
Chevrolet


2664
22.Flag Dick BrooksOldsmobile
Chevrolet


2622
23.Flag Jimmy MeansMeans RacingChevrolet
2575
24.Flag Donnie AllisonOldsmobile
Chevrolet


2508
25.Flag Baxter PriceMcWhirter GradingChevrolet
Oldsmobile


2364
26.Flag Neil BonnettChevrolet
Oldsmobile
Mercury




2223
28.Flag Bill ElliottChevrolet
Mercury


1548
29.Flag Lennie PondDonlavey RacingChevrolet
Oldsmobile


1415
32.Flag David PearsonChevrolet
Oldsmobile
Mercury




1203
36.Flag Grant AdcoxHerb Adcox ChevroletChevrolet
Buick


560
37.Flag Kyle PettyChevrolet
Dodge


559
38.Flag Chuck BownBuick
Chevrolet


523
39.Flag John AndersonChevrolet
496
42.Flag Slick JohnsonChevrolet
431
45.Flag Al HolbertOldsmobile
Chevrolet


402
46.Flag Bobby WawakRagan RacingOldsmobile
Chevrolet


376
47.Flag Jody RidleyMercury
374
48.Flag Bill HollarHollar Auto PartsChevrolet
371
50.Flag Bill SchmittOldsmobile
342
51.Flag Ed NegreEd NegreChrysler
336
54.Flag Richard WhiteBoulevard AutomotiveChevrolet
264
55.Flag Jimmy InsoloMiller High LifeOldsmobile
258
56.Flag H.B. BaileyPontiac
255
63.Flag Jack IngramOldsmobile
Chevrolet


219
66.Flag Bob BurchamChevrolet
212
68.Flag Mike PotterChevrolet
209
69.Flag Marty RobbinsMarty RobbinsDodge
207
70.Flag Steve PelesPeles RacingChevrolet
203
73.Flag Dave DionFord
Chevrolet


191
74.Flag Mike KemptonPro-Shoppe SportsChevrolet
185
76.Flag Connie SaylorOldsmobile
170
79.Flag David SosebeeChevrolet
146
82.Flag Geoff BodineOldsmobile
139
84.Flag Elmo LangleyFord
Chevrolet


137
86.Flag Sterling MarlinChevrolet
123
90.Flag Gary BaloughLinro MotorsportsOldsmobile
116
92.Flag Skip ManningRoger HambyOldsmobile
Chevrolet


116
95.Flag Billy HaganBelden AsphaltChevrolet
112
100.Flag John BornemanChevrolet
103
105.Flag Hal CallentineCal-FourOldsmobile
94
109.Flag Jocko MaggiacomoShaw MotorsOldsmobile
91
110.Flag Joey ArringtonDodge
85
112.Flag Don PuskarichMatt PuskarichChevrolet
79
114.Flag Butch LindleyChevrolet
79
0.Flag Claus Frøkjær-LorendsenMercury
0
49.Flag Rick NewsomRick NewsomOldsmobile
0
130.Flag A.J. FoytOldsmobile
0
132.Flag Darrell BashamMercury
0
133.Flag Claude Ballot-LénaOldsmobile
0
136.Flag Melvin RevisRevis RacingChevrolet
0
141.Flag Ferrel HarrisPrice RacingFord
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Darrell Waltrip
7
Most pole positionsFlag Buddy Baker
7
Most podium positionsFlag Darrell Waltrip
16
Most podium positions without a winFlag Donnie Allison
3

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
97.1%U.S.A.Flag Grant Adcox, Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, John Anderson, Buddy Arrington, Joey Arrington, H.B. Bailey, Buddy Baker, Terry Labonte, Dale Earnhardt, Sterling Marlin, Bill Elliott, Kyle Petty, Geoff Bodine, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Benny Parsons, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, James Hylton, Cecil Gordon, Dave Marcis, Richard Childress, Lennie Pond, Harry Gant, Ricky Rudd, Al Holbert, Gary Balough, Mike Potter, Bob Burcham, Neil Bonnett, John Borneman, Chuck Bown, Jack Ingram, Butch Lindley, Jody Ridley, Joe Millikan, Dick Brooks, Elmo Langley, J.D. McDuffie, Frank Warren, A.J. Foyt, Jimmy Means, Bill Schmitt, D.K. Ulrich, Dave Dion, Melvin Revis, Hal Callentine, Mike Kempton, Ferrel Harris, Skip Manning, Jimmy Insolo, Baxter Price, Bill Hollar, Don Puskarich, Marty Robbins, Richard White, Billy Hagan, Darrell Basham, Bobby Wawak, Connie Saylor, Slick Johnson, David Sosebee, Jocko Maggiacomo, Steve Peles, Ed Negre, Rick Newsom67
1.4%DenmarkFlag Claus Frøkjær-Lorendsen1
1.4%FranceFlag Claude Ballot-Léna1

Individual driver statistics for the 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Adcox, GrantFlag 29 y/o6000
Allison, BobbyFlag 41 y/o315143
Allison, DonnieFlag 39 y/o20031
Anderson, JohnFlag 35 y/o4000
Arrington, BuddyFlag 40 y/o31000
Arrington, JoeyFlag 22 y/o1000
Bailey, H.B.Flag 42 y/o4000
Baker, BuddyFlag 38 y/o26387
Ballot-Léna, ClaudeFlag 42 y/o2000
Balough, GaryFlag 31 y/o3000
Basham, DarrellFlag 30 y/o1000
Bodine, GeoffFlag 30 y/o3000
Bonnett, NeilFlag 32 y/o21334
Borneman, JohnFlag 30 y/o1000
Bown, ChuckFlag 25 y/o7000
Brooks, DickFlag 37 y/o27010
Burcham, BobFlag 43 y/o2000
Callentine, HalFlag n/a2000
Childress, RichardFlag 33 y/o31000
Dion, DaveFlag 35 y/o2000
Earnhardt, DaleFlag 28 y/o27154
Elliott, BillFlag 23 y/o13010
Foyt, A.J.Flag 44 y/o2010
Frøkjær-Lorendsen, ClausFlag 15 y/o00000
Gant, HarryFlag 39 y/o25001
Gordon, CecilFlag 38 y/o28000
Hagan, BillyFlag 47 y/o1000
Harris, FerrelFlag 38 y/o1000
Holbert, AlFlag 32 y/o6000
Hollar, BillFlag 40 y/o5000
Hylton, JamesFlag 44 y/o30000
Ingram, JackFlag 42 y/o4000
Insolo, JimmyFlag 36 y/o3000
Johnson, SlickFlag 31 y/o4000
Kempton, MikeFlag 32 y/o2000
Labonte, TerryFlag 22 y/o31010
Langley, ElmoFlag 50 y/o3000
Lindley, ButchFlag 31 y/o1000
Maggiacomo, JockoFlag 31 y/o1000
Manning, SkipFlag 34 y/o2000
Marcis, DaveFlag 38 y/o25000
Marlin, SterlingFlag 22 y/o1000
McDuffie, J.D.Flag 40 y/o31000
Means, JimmyFlag 29 y/o27000
Millikan, JoeFlag 29 y/o31021
Negre, EdFlag 51 y/o3000
Newsom, RickFlag 29 y/o4000
Parsons, BennyFlag 37 y/o31261
Pearson, DavidFlag 44 y/o9132
Peles, SteveFlag n/a20000
Petty, KyleFlag 19 y/o5000
Petty, RichardFlag 41 y/o315141
Pond, LennieFlag 38 y/o15000
Potter, MikeFlag 29 y/o4000
Price, BaxterFlag 40 y/o24000
Puskarich, DonFlag 40 y/o1000
Revis, MelvinFlag n/a1000
Ridley, JodyFlag 37 y/o3000
Robbins, MartyFlag 53 y/o3000
Rudd, RickyFlag 22 y/o28020
Saylor, ConnieFlag 39 y/o2000
Schmitt, BillFlag 43 y/o3000
Sosebee, DavidFlag 23 y/o3000
Ulrich, D.K.Flag 35 y/o31000
Waltrip, DarrellFlag 32 y/o317165
Warren, FrankFlag 41 y/o31000
Wawak, BobbyFlag 39 y/o4000
White, RichardFlag 39 y/o3000
Yarborough, CaleFlag 40 y/o314121
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