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1978 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 30
Sunday, May 14, 1978 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:53
Average Speed: 155.699 mph
Pole Speed: 191.904 mph
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 55,000
Lead changes: 44

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 111   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile18834,300running81185
22227   Buddy Baker TV-6   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile18821,900running15175
3 251   A.J. Foyt Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Buick18712,200running0 
4 492   Skip Manning Pitt Grill Restaurants   (Billy Hagan)Buick18711,350running0160
53641   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1867,650running0155
6209   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury1856,500running0150
7 56   Ferrel Harris Autowize   (Jim Stacy)Dodge1856,075running0 
8 92   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1845,500running0142
9233   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1847,105running0138
102748   James Hylton Southland Industries   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1836,420running0134
111043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1837,700running2135
122967   Buddy Arrington Sam Dell   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1805,610running0127
132130   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile1805,590running0124
143025   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1805,430running0121
15 690   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1794,470running0118
162664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1784,060running0115
173740   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet1773,800running0112
182549   Claude Ballot-Lena Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge1772,800running0 
192417   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1752,700fan blade0106
203845   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet1722,500running0103
21 754   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1682,400engine0100
221888   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1658,600engine49102
233519   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1622,815engine094
24171   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1583,550engine3496
254124   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1532,630engine088
263310   Jimmy Means Tidewater Glass   (Bill Champion)Ford1511,685running085
271322   Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Al Rudd)Buick1503,355engine187
28348   Ed Negre Waltrip Racing Center   (Ed Negre)Dodge1462,185running079
291679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1342,035running076
301139   Blackie Wangerin Blackie WangerinMercury1331,485engine073
31 872   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile1215,235clutch175
322800   John Utsman Lady & Son Auction   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet931,410engine067
333277   Chuck Bown Holiday Campers   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet801,385engine064
341453   Ron Hutcherson Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Buick771,355transmission061
351521   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury511,830overheating058
363105   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile381,305engine055
373902   Frank Hill FifeChevrolet371,280radiator0 
381215   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford345,255transmission554
39 35   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Oldsmobile314,630engine046
404070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet51,705engine043
411914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet41,205engine040

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons111
  Cale Yarborough21413
  Darrell Waltrip15162
  Bobby Allison17193
  Darrell Waltrip20212
  Cale Yarborough22243
  Donnie Allison25295
  Bobby Allison30312
  Donnie Allison32332
  Darrell Waltrip34363
  Ricky Rudd37371
  Darrell Waltrip38392
  Donnie Allison40401
  Cale Yarborough41466
  Donnie Allison47493
  Darrell Waltrip50556
  Cale Yarborough567015
  Darrell Waltrip71711
  Cale Yarborough72776
  Donnie Allison78814
  Cale Yarborough82832
  Donnie Allison84852
  Cale Yarborough86883
  Darrell Waltrip89891
  Donnie Allison90901
  Cale Yarborough9110717
  Donnie Allison1081081
  Cale Yarborough1091091
  Donnie Allison1101101
  Cale Yarborough1111166
  Darrell Waltrip1171226
  Donnie Allison1231242
  Darrell Waltrip1251339
  Donnie Allison1341363
  Darrell Waltrip1371371
  Donnie Allison1381469
  Buddy Baker1471493
  Darrell Waltrip15016516
  Richard Petty1661661
  Buddy Baker1671671
  Richard Petty1681681
  Cale Yarborough1691768
  Buddy Baker17718711
  Cale Yarborough1881881

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dave Marcis 1548    
2   Benny Parsons 1542   -6  
3   Cale Yarborough 1492   -56  
4   Bobby Allison 1348   -200  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1338   -210  
6   Lennie Pond 1328   -220  
7   Buddy Arrington 1285   -263  
8   Richard Childress 1277   -271  
9   Richard Petty 1249   -299  
10   Skip Manning 1243   -305  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1169   -379  
12   Dick Brooks 1168   -380  
13   Frank Warren 1075   -473  
14   Neil Bonnett 1068   -480  
15   Cecil Gordon 1020   -528  
16   Tighe Scott 994   -554  
17   Jimmy Means 947   -601  
18   J.D. McDuffie 920   -628  
19   Tommy Gale 906   -642  
20   Roger Hamby 897   -651