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1978 Daytona 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 30
Sunday, February 19, 1978 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:49
Average Speed: 159.73 mph
Pole Speed: 187.536 mph
Cautions: 5 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 33.2 sec
Attendance: 140,000
Lead changes: 37

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Cale Yarborough11Oldsmobile47.991   187.536    
2   Ron Hutcherson53Buick48.277   186.425    
3   A.J. Foyt51Buick48.391   185.985    
4   Darrell Waltrip88Chevrolet48.656   184.973    
5   David Pearson21Mercury48.814   184.374    
6   Richard Petty43Dodge48.415   185.893    
7   Donnie Allison1Oldsmobile49.010   183.636    
8   Benny Parsons72Oldsmobile48.585   185.243    
9   Bill Elliott9Mercury48.981   183.745    
10   Dave Marcis2Chevrolet49.443   182.028    
11   Tighe Scott30Oldsmobile49.062   183.442    
12   Neil Bonnett5Dodge49.194   182.950    
13   Grant Adcox41Chevrolet50.510   178.183    
14   Al Holbert48Chevrolet49.880   180.434    
15   Roland Wlodyka98Buick49.662   181.226    
16   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet48.977   183.760    
17   Buddy Arrington67Dodge50.020   179.929    
18   Skip Manning92Buick49.222   182.846    
19   Richard Childress3Oldsmobile48.628   185.079    
20   Harry Gant66Buick51.244   175.631    
21   Joe Mihalic61Oldsmobile50.741   177.372    
22   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet49.410   182.150    
23   Ferrel Harris6Dodge49.641   181.302    
24   Jim Vandiver89Chevrolet51.792   173.773    
25   Dick May57Ford51.068   176.236    
26   Jerry Jolly28Chevrolet50.997   176.481    
27   Jimmy Lee Capps26Chevrolet51.586   174.466    
28   Lennie Pond54Oldsmobile49.035   183.543    
29   Blackie Wangerin39Mercury50.271   179.030    
30   Roger Hamby17Chevrolet50.629   177.764    
31   Buddy Baker27Oldsmobile48.477   185.656    
32   Dick Brooks90Mercury49.054   183.472    
33   Bobby Allison15Ford49.125   183.207    
34   Frank Warren79Dodge49.396   182.201    
35   Claude Ballot-Lena49Dodge49.509   181.786    
36   Ricky Rudd22Chevrolet49.667   181.207    
37   Morgan Shepherd84Mercury49.830   180.615    
38   Tommy Gale64Ford49.863   180.495    
39   Jimmy Means52Chevrolet49.877   180.444    
40   D.K. Ulrich40Chevrolet50.050   179.821    
41   Cecil Gordon24Chevrolet50.899   176.821    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Jim Hurtubise (#33), Tom Frank (#60), Woody Fisher (#19), Earle Canavan (#01), Ed Negre (#8), Steve Stolarek (#07), Earl Ross (#91), Nelson Oswald (#09), Janet Guthrie (#68), John Utsman (#00), Tommy Robbs (#59), Claude Aubin (#83), Nestor Peles (#34), Bruce Hill (#05), Sam Sommers (#25), Baxter Price (#45), Joe Frasson (#18), Bobby Wawak (#74)