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1978 Talladega 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 30
Sunday, August 6, 1978 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:43
Average Speed: 174.7 mph
Pole Speed: 192.917 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 67

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
10   Skip Manning92Buick50.683   188.939    
5   Lennie Pond54Chevrolet50.130   191.023    
7   Ricky Rudd22Chevrolet50.447   189.823    
8   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet50.648   189.070    
9   Donnie Allison1Chevrolet50.675   188.969    
11   Darrell Waltrip88Chevrolet50.836   188.370    
12   Janet Guthrie68Chevrolet50.864   188.267    
14   Neil Bonnett5Chevrolet51.014   187.713    
22   James Hylton12Chevrolet51.266   186.790    
23   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet51.283   186.730    
24   Ferrel Harris8Chevrolet51.335   186.539    
28   Al Holbert48Chevrolet51.537   185.809    
31   Gary Myers4Chevrolet51.870   184.615    
32   Baxter Price45Chevrolet52.066   183.920    
33   Grant Adcox41Chevrolet52.180   183.519    
34   Ed Negre19Chevrolet52.273   183.192    
35   Ronnie Thomas25Chevrolet52.308   183.070    
36   Jimmy Means52Chevrolet52.332   182.986    
40   Steve Moore73Chevrolet52.839   181.230    
41   D.K. Ulrich40Chevrolet53.333   179.551    
6   Richard Petty43Dodge50.353   190.177    
13   Frank Warren79Dodge51.003   187.754    
16   Claude Ballot-Lena49Dodge51.171   187.137    
29   Buddy Arrington67Dodge51.539   185.801    
38   Marty Robbins42Dodge52.459   182.543    
39   Earle Canavan01Dodge52.681   181.773    
20   Bobby Allison15Ford51.295   186.685    
27   Dale Earnhardt96Ford51.505   185.924    
30   Elmo Langley64Ford51.832   184.749    
3   David Pearson21Mercury49.868   192.027    
15   Dick Brooks90Mercury51.084   187.456    
19   Bill Elliott9Mercury51.285   186.721    
26   Blackie Wangerin39Mercury51.485   185.996    
1   Cale Yarborough11Oldsmobile49.638   192.917    
2   Benny Parsons72Oldsmobile49.848   192.104    
4   Buddy Baker27Oldsmobile49.987   191.570    
21   Bruce Hill05Oldsmobile51.177   187.115    
17   Tighe Scott30Oldsmobile51.224   186.944    
18   Richard Childress3Oldsmobile51.281   186.736    
25   Dave Marcis2Oldsmobile51.358   186.456    
37   Roger Hamby17Oldsmobile52.395   182.766    

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:   none