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1979–80 International Race of Champions
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Bobby Allison (seen in 2007), the IROC VII champion

The seventh year of IROC competition took place in 1979 and 1980. The format carried over from IROC VI in that three qualifying races were held for participants from NASCAR, CART, and Road Racing (which primarily consisted of Formula One, SCCA, and IMSA). The top four finishers in these qualifying races then earned the chance to race in the two final races at Riverside International Raceway and Atlanta Motor Speedway. IROC VII used the Chevrolet Camaro in all races, and this would be the final year for the series before it went on hiatus until 1984. Bobby Allison won the oval finale en route to the championship, and took home $75,000 for his efforts.

The final points standings were as follows:[1]

Position Driver Points Winnings Series
1 United States Bobby Allison 41 $75,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
2 United States Darrell Waltrip 32 $35,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
3 United States Rick Mears 31 $22,000 CART
4 United States Gordon Johncock 26 $21,000 CART
5 United States Mario Andretti 25 $20,000 Formula One
USAC Champ Car
6 United States Johnny Rutherford 24 $19,000 CART
7 United States Neil Bonnett 20 $18,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
8 United States Don Whittington 15 $17,000 IMSA Camel GT
9 United States Bobby Unser 14 $15,500 CART
10 United States Buddy Baker 14 $15,500 NASCAR Winston Cup
11 United States Peter Gregg 11 $15,000 IMSA Camel GT
12 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 9 $15,500 Formula One


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