1979  ยป Carolina 500


























Only a mere two weeks after their nationally televised fisticuffs in the Daytona 500, Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison traded fenders once again in the Carolina 500 at Rockingham, this time taking a bevy of top contenders with them. Yarborough (#11) and D. Allison (#1) came together as the battled side-by-side for the lead coming into Turn 3. Both spun into the wall, collecting Darrell Waltrip (#88) and Buddy Baker (#28). Baker's wrecked vehicle slid down the banking, collecting even more drivers in the process. None of the drivers involved were injured. As a result of the incident, NASCAR's Director of Competition Bill Gazaway extended Cale and Donnie's 3-month probation from Daytona to the remainder of the 1979 season.
1979
Stock Cars
NASCAR Cup Series
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Chevrolet Caprice
Oldsmobile 442
Ford Torino
United States
Oval (Paved)
Rockingham Speedway
Carolina 500
No
Donald Evans

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