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1978 Mason-Dixon 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 30
Sunday, May 21, 1978 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:38
Average Speed: 114.664 mph
Pole Speed: 135.452 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 36,013
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury50016,600running147180
2 511   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile50015,100running1175
3 454   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4998,200running4170
4 272   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4988,000running5165
5105   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge4976,500running26160
6 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4976,200running290160
71543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4945,700running0146
8 915   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4935,600running1147
91390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4923,800running0138
101448   Al Holbert Southland Industries   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4923,430running0134
111930   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet4893,120running0130
121692   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick4862,960running0127
132167   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4852,765running0124
141847   Satch Worley Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet4811,350running0 
15 62   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4802,005running1123
161740   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet4772,320running0115
172552   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4742,135running0112
182364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4701,900running0109
19 805   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile4561,000oil pump0106
202201   Earle Canavan Earle CanavanDodge448900running0103
213219   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet4381,440running0100
223445   Baxter Price Tire King   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet3791,405engine097
23 127   Buddy Baker M.C. AndersonChevrolet3631,845engine2599
243634   Nestor Peles Steve PelesChevrolet360700fatigue091
253324   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3241,275running088
26274   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet308650oil pump085
273179   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3021,225engine082
283574   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet261600transmission079
293985   Greg Heller Triangle Springs   (Greg Heller)Ford250575overheating0 
302961   Joe Mihalic Jim NorrisChevrolet215550engine0 
312017   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet2011,040clutch070
322625   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet751,030engine067
33113   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile641,120engine064
341270   J.D. McDuffie Perry's Steak House   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet351,010oil pan061
35308   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge151,000oil line058
363729   Bill Hollar Bill HollarChevrolet14490transmission055
372410   Elmo Langley Henley GrayChevrolet5480engine052
383809   Nelson Oswald Perfect Alignment   (Nelson Oswald)Chevrolet5470crash049
394080   Wayne Morgan Wayne MorganChevrolet3460engine046
402828   Dave Dion Dave DionFord0450engine043

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker12424
  David Pearson253410
  Darrell Waltrip358147
  Buddy Baker82821
  Bobby Allison83831
  Cale Yarborough84841
  Darrell Waltrip8513147
  Dave Marcis1321321
  Lennie Pond1331331
  Darrell Waltrip13423299
  Lennie Pond2332331
  Darrell Waltrip23428148
  Neil Bonnett2822832
  Darrell Waltrip28433249
  Neil Bonnett33335624
  David Pearson35742165
  Benny Parsons4224265
  Lennie Pond4274282
  David Pearson42950072

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1707    
2   Dave Marcis 1671   -36  
3   Cale Yarborough 1667   -40  
4   Lennie Pond 1498   -209  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1498   -209  
6   Bobby Allison 1495   -212  
7   Buddy Arrington 1409   -298  
8   Richard Petty 1395   -312  
9   Skip Manning 1370   -337  
10   Richard Childress 1341   -366  
11   Dick Brooks 1306   -401  
12   D.K. Ulrich 1284   -423  
13   Neil Bonnett 1228   -479  
14   Frank Warren 1157   -550  
15   Tighe Scott 1124   -583  
16   Cecil Gordon 1108   -599  
17   Jimmy Means 1059   -648  
18   Tommy Gale 1015   -692  
19   J.D. McDuffie 981   -726  
20   Roger Hamby 967   -740