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1978 Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 30
Saturday, July 15, 1978 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:54
Average Speed: 88.924 mph
Pole Speed: 104.257 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 16,500
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 211   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile42011,240running411185
2 888   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4186,715running1175
3 93   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile4153,860running7170
4 52   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4142,690running0160
5 470   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet4132,445running1160
6 672   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4123,865running0150
71115   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4112,765running0146
81390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4091,985running0142
91581   Ferrel Harris Autowize   (Robert Gee)Chevrolet4051,115running0 
102625   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4052,265running0134
112441   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet405915running0130
121867   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge4021,505running0127
131779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3961,420running0124
141005   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile394815running0121
15234   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet390765running0118
162564   Elmo Langley Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3891,165running0115
171917   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3831,005running0112
182919   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet380850running0109
192824   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet379610running0106
202140   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet377600running0103
212797   Ralph Jones Jones Supply   (Ralph Jones)Ford372595running0100
221630   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet357585running097
231243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3413,025engine094
241452   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet201565ignition091
25 714   Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet197555brakes088
26 154   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet171795engine085
272245   Baxter Price Price Racing   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet91535engine082
28 35   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet503,125clutch079
292071   Bobby Fisher Tuborg Gold   (Bobby Fisher)Chevrolet30515crash00
303048   Walter Ballard Belden Alphalt   (James Hylton)Chevrolet0505did not start00

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough13737
  Darrell Waltrip38381
  J.D. McDuffie39391
  Richard Childress40467
  Cale Yarborough47420374

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2722    
2   Benny Parsons 2555   -167  
3   Dave Marcis 2543   -179  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2317   -405  
5   Richard Petty 2286   -436  
6   Bobby Allison 2264   -458  
7   Lennie Pond 2211   -511  
8   Richard Childress 2099   -623  
9   Buddy Arrington 2089   -633  
10   Dick Brooks 1961   -761  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1945   -777  
12   Tighe Scott 1831   -891  
13   Neil Bonnett 1803   -919  
14   Frank Warren 1781   -941  
15   J.D. McDuffie 1707   -1015  
16   Cecil Gordon 1626   -1096  
17   Skip Manning 1616   -1106  
18   David Pearson 1537   -1185  
19   Dick May 1524   -1198  
20   Jimmy Means 1517   -1205