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Event: 6 Hour Champion Spark Plug Challenge DaytonaDate: 1.7.1979
Track: Daytona International Speedway (United States), 6.180 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Daytona 6 Hours

Weather:hot, humid
Start time:unknown
Grid:unknown
Distance:6 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:74
Practiced:69
Qualified:69
Started:62
Finished:32
Classes:PractStart
IMSA Racing Stock6962
Pre-race sessions:
3 qualifying sessions held on 30/6-1/7
2 non-qualifying practice session held for a total of 450 minutes on 30/6
Winners:
Overall:6AMC SpiritShaw / Whittington
Fastest Laps:
Overall:52Buick SkyhawkJames Reeve (USA)2:17.380161.942 km/hlap 27
Pole Positions:
Overall:96Buick SkyhawkGene Felton (USA)2:16.169163.382 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:AMC (22), Datsun (10), Mazda (9), Ford (8), Buick (3), BMW (3)
Top engines by numbers:AMC (12), Datsun (10), Mazda (9), Ford (7), Buick (3), BMW (3)
Top car types by numbers:AMC Gremlin (10), AMC Spirit (7), Mazda RX-3 (6), Ford Pinto (6)
Driver nationalities:USA (133), CDN (2), PR (2)
Engine positions:front-engined (100%)
Oldest known drivers:Preston Henn (48), John Paul (40), Roger Mandeville (38)
Youngest known drivers:Joe Varde (29), Hurley Haywood (31), Lyn St. James (32)
Woman drivers:Bonnie Henn, Elizabeth Kleinschmidt, Lyn St. James

Official Race Programme:

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