July 14, 1979 - 250 Miles - Purse $69,205

  Darrell Waltrip captured his third Winston Cup win at Nashville with a one-lap margin over Cale Yarborough.

Chevrolets captured the first ten positions.

Sterling Marlin led 11 laps during the race. He would led 4,298 laps during his 33 year NASCAR career.

The first Winston Cup start at Nashville for Terry Labonte and Harry Gant.  Both Labonte and Gant would compete in 12 events.

Only career Winston Cup start for Memphis, Indiana's Jimmy Hindman.

Second generation driver Ronnie Thomas completes his qualifying attempt for the Nashville 420.

Average Speed:    92.227 mph  Time of Race      2:42:51 Margin:     1 Lap
Pole Winner:          Darrell Waltrip 105.43 Attendance:        17,000 Cautions:   3 for 19 Laps
Lap Leaders:         Waltrip 1-23, Marlin 24-34, Waltrip 35-420
 

Driver

Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Darrell Waltrip 1 1 88 Gatorade    -  DiGard Racing Chev 420 14,000 running 409
Cale Yarborough 2 5 11 Busch  - Junior Johnson & Assoc Chev 419 8,700 running 0
Dale Earnhardt 3 3 2 Rod Osterlund Chev 417 7,200 running 0
Benny Parsons 4 9 27 M.C. Anderson Chev 417 3,650 running 0
Richard Petty 5 6 43 STP  -  Petty Enterprises Chev 406 4,280 running 0
James Hylton 6 19 48 Palatine Auto Parts    -  James Hylton Chev 406 2,450 running 0
Richard Childress 7 17 3 CRC Chemicals  -  Richard Childress Racing Chev 405 2,180 running 0
J.D. McDuffie 8 10 70 Bailey Excavating   - J D McDuffie Chev 404 1,930 running 0
Ronnie Thomas 9 21 25 Stone's Cafeteria     -   Don Robertson Chev 396 2,805 running 0
Jimmy Means 10 20 52 Mr. Transmission  -  Jimmy Means Chev 394 1,715 running 0
Cecil Gordon 11 16 24 Cecil Gordon Olds 391 1,925 running 0
Wayne Watercutter 12 18 55 Ward Racing Enterprises Chev 390 565 running 0
Roger Hamby 13 26 17 Kings Inn - Daytona -  Roger Hamby Olds 380 1,415 running 0
Frank Warren 14 27 79 Native Tan   -  Frank Warren Dodge 374 1,285 running 0
Sterling Marlin 15 14 14 Cunningham-Kelley   - H.B. Cunningham Chev 341 505 lug bolt 11
Bobby Allison 16 2 15 Hodgdon  -  Bud Moore Ford 340 3,935 running 0
Buddy Arrington 17 23 67 Reid Trailer Sales  -  Buddy Arrington Dodge 272 1,120 engine 0
Baxter Price 18 24 45 Iron Peddlers  -  Baxter Price Chev 250 1,005 crash 0
Dick Brooks 19 7 05 Bearfinder  - Nelson Malloch Chev 155 640 oil leak 0
Steve Spencer 20 11 19 Henley Gray Chev 151 675 water pump 0
Joe Millikan 21 4 72 Appliance Wheels   - L G DeWitt Chev 150 3,115 crash 0
Harry Gant 22 13 47 Race Hill Farm -  Jack Beebe Chev 142 405 engine 0
D.K. Ulrich 23 12 40 Midwestern Farm Lines  -   D.K. Ulrich Chev 114 645 heating 0
Ralph Jones 24 25 98 Jones Supply -  Ralph Jones Ford 92 385 oil leak 0
Terry Labonte 25 8 44 Stratagraph   -  Billy Hagan Chev 40 625 engine 0
Henry Jones 26 28 69 Pro Shoppe  - Mike Kempton Chev 19 370 engine 0
Nelson Oswald 27 15 09 Nelson Oswald Chev 6 365 engine 0
Tommy Gale 28 22 64 Sunny King Ford & Honda -  Elmo Langley Ford 5 610 engine 0
  Dick May 29 30 58 Don Satterfield Chev 3 355 engine 0

Jimmy Hindman 30 29 10 Jimmy Hindman Ford 2 350 oil leak 0