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Held on May 26, 1979 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN
500 L, 125 M, 201 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 9 68 Buzzie Reutimann 500 141 Running
2 1 74 Bob Seelman 500 334 Running
3 4 5 Dave Scarborough 500 0 Running
4 14 86 Ed Angle 499 0 Running
5 10 18 Bobby Black 498 0 Running
6 16 1R Bill Roynon 490 0 Running
7 7 10 Gary Fedewa 489 0 Running
8 8 66 Stan Butler 489 0 Running
9 15 57 Bernie Graybeal 476 0 Running
10 17 71 Randy Kinser 472 0 Running
11 26 21 Rocky Fisher 462 0 Running
12 11 57 Richard Jackson 433 0 Ignition
13 3 49 Butch Wilkerson 430 25 Torsion Bar
14 6 3 David Smith 428 0 Running
15 33 38 Ken Price 428 0 Running
16 2 8 Donnie Tanner 425 0 Running
17 28 56 John Batts, Jr. 418 0 Running
18 27 81 Mike Blake 411 0 Running
19 23 53 Danny Smith 408 0 Spun
20 30 58 Tim Boyd 403 0 Bearing
21 21 15 Steve Ball 339 0 Accident
22 12 96 Mike Shaw 338 0 Gear Box
23 19 77 Billy Joe Havens 291 0 Running
24 22 61 Carl Miskotten 239 0 Rear End
25 24 9 Bill Kirtley 157 0 Suspension
26 5 11 Bob Kinser 94 0 Broken Hub
27 18 17 Leon Thickstun 66 0 Accident
28 31 93 Kenny Simpson 64 0 Accident
29 32 55 Rich Leming 27 0 Broken Hub
30 13 6 Bill Stauder 26 0 Accident
31 25 7 Steve Alexander 24 0 Engine
32 20 51 Steve Perkins 22 0 Overheating
33 29 61 Eddie Legg 4 0 Steering
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: 2h:13:15.068
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: 9 among 4 drivers - Butch Wilkerson 1-17; Bob Seelman 18-262; Butch Wilkerson 263-268; Bob Seelman 269; Butch Wilkerson 270-271; Bob Seelman 272; Wayne Reutimann 273-386; Bob Seelman 387-473; Wayne Reutimann 474-491; Danny Smith (in relief of Reutimann) 492-500.
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
Buzzie Reutimann flipped on lap 491 and was taken to the hospital with a severe concussion. Danny Smith relief-drove the car, repaired during the red flag, to the win and is counted as the co-winner of the event.