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
Chevrolet 420 14,000 Running 409
Cale Yarborough 2 5 11 Busch  - Junior Johnson & Assoc Chevrolet 419 8,700 Running 0
Dale Earnhardt 3 3 2 Rod Osterlund Chevrolet 417 7,200 Running 0
Benny Parsons 4 9 27 M.C. Anderson Chevrolet 417 3,650 Running 0
Richard Petty 5 6 43 STP  -  Petty Enterprises Chevrolet 406 4,280 Running 0
James Hylton 6 19 48 Palatine Auto Parts    -  James Hylton Chevrolet 406 2,450 Running 0
Richard Childress 7 17 3 CRC Chemicals  -  Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 405 2,180 Running 0
J.D. McDuffie 8 10 70 Bailey Excavating -
J D McDuffie
Chevrolet 404 1,930 Running 0
Ronnie Thomas 9 21 25 Stone's Cafeteria     -   Don Robertson Chevrolet 396 2,805 Running 0
Jimmy Means 10 20 52 Mr. Transmission  -  Jimmy Means Chevrolet 394 1,715 Running 0
Cecil Gordon 11 16 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile 391 1,925 Running 0
Wayne Watercutter 12 18 55 Ward Racing Enterprises Chevrolet 390 565 Running 0
Roger Hamby 13 26 17 Kings Inn - Daytona -  Roger Hamby Oldsmobile 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 Chevrolet 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
Chevrolet 250 1,005 Crash 0
Dick Brooks 19 7 05 Bearfinder -
Nelson Malloch
Chevrolet 155 640 Oil leak 0
Steve Spencer 20 11 19 Henley Gray Chevrolet 151 675 Water pump 0
Joe Millikan 21 4 72 Appliance Wheels  -
L G DeWitt
Chevrolet 150 3,115 Crash 0
Harry Gant 22 13 47 Race Hill Farm -
Jack Beebe
Chevrolet 142 405 Engine 0
D.K. Ulrich 23 12 40 Midwestern Farm Lines 
D.K. Ulrich
Chevrolet 114 645 Over
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
Chevrolet 40 625 Engine 0
Henry Jones 26 28 69 Pro Shoppe  -
Mike Kempton
Chevrolet 19 370 Engine 0
Nelson Oswald 27 15 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet 3 355 Engine 0

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