1979 Atlanta Champ Cars

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
2
Laps
82
Pole
1979 Season

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Johnny Rutherford

4

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

47m 28s

250

2

7

Lee Kunzman

21

Conquest Racing Team

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth (Goodyear)

47m 29s

200

3

2

Tom Sneva

1

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

82 laps

175

4

2

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

82 laps

150

5

5

Rick Mears

9

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

82 laps

125

6

1

Al Unser

2

Chaparral Racing

Lola T500-Cosworth (Goodyear)

82 laps

100

7

1

Bobby Unser

12

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

82 laps

75

8

7

Tom Bagley

11

Longhorn Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

81 laps

63

9

3

Pancho Carter

10

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

81 laps

50

10

3

Salt Walther

77

Dayton-Walther

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

80 laps

38

11

5

Wally Dallenbach

40

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

79 laps

25

12

5

Vern Schuppan

34

Wysard Motor Co

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

75 laps

13

13

1

Joe Saldana

69

Hoffman Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

58 laps Fire

5

14

10

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

56 laps Fuel line

5

15

4

Steve Krisiloff

7

Fletcher Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth (Goodyear)

53 laps Transmission

5

16

Bill Alsup

41

WASP Racing

McLaren M16D-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

42 laps Overheating

5

17

14

Mike Mosley

36

All-American Racers

Eagle 79-Cosworth (Goodyear)

20 laps Gearbox

5

18

Spike Gehlhausen

19

Spike Gehlhausen

Eagle 79-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

12 laps Ignition

5

DNS

John Mahler

92

Intercomp Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Larry Rice

35

Pat Santello

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Tom Frantz

18

Hoffman Racing

Wildcat-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

0

Circuit - Atlanta

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United States

Location

Hampton, Georgia

Type

Paved oval

Length

1.522 (Miles)

First Race

1960 Atlanta NASCAR

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