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1978 Los Angeles Times 500

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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 21 of 22
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, November 19, 1978 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:37:44
Average Speed: 137.783 mph
Pole Speed: 156.19 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.7 sec
Attendance: 50,905
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1978 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
2 111   Cale Yarborough   (WC)1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile20019,700running16
1 215   Bobby Allison   (WC)Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford20024,025running134
34 343   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet834,555engine30
5 488   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1999,200crash13
3 51   Donnie Allison   (WC)Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet20012,925running2
38 621   David Pearson   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury281,275engine0
8 772   Benny Parsons   (WC)1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1977,040running1
4 827   Buddy Baker   (WC)Circus-Circus   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet1998,600running0
6 954   Lennie Pond   (WC)W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1987,140running1
71098   Jimmy Insolo Kelly Girl   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1985,640running0
91190   Dick Brooks   (WC)Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1965,040running0
27122   Dave Marcis   (WC)Kelly Girl   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1771,215running0
141373   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1922,960running0
11143   Richard Childress   (WC)Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1964,170running0
131568   Janet Guthrie   (WC)Singer   (Lynda Ferreri)Buick1943,090running0
101651   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Buick1963,740running1
171764   Tommy Gale   (WC)Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1902,945running0
231879   Frank Warren   (WC)Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1852,055running0
221952   Jimmy Means   (WC)Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1862,315running0
292016   Mel Larson Riviera Hot SpasBuick1381,115ignition0
37215   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet424,485suspension0
262270   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1781,885running0
392308   Rick McCray Rick McCrayChevrolet15765transmission0
162448   James Hylton   (WC)Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1903,330running0
122517   Roger Hamby   (WC)Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1953,765running0
252681   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet1811,445running0
182712   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Chevrolet1882,285engine2
352867   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Leo's Red Mustang   (Buddy Arrington)Ford831,305engine0
362937   Chuck Wahl   (WC)Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet43795overheating0
403032   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge2755engine0
313119   Dick May   (WC)Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1131,505running0
303225   Ronnie Thomas   (WC)Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1291,555engine0
19338   Ferrel Harris   (WC)L.R. Cook   (Robert Gee)Chevrolet1882,625running0
203458   Rocky Moran   (WC)Daisy Shoppe   (Rocky Moran)Buick1881,565running0
283599   Don Noel Noel Fabrication   (Don Noel)Chevrolet1581,165engine0
213618   Ed Negre   (WC)Jones Chrysler-Plymouth   (Ed Negre)Chrysler1861,515running0
33377   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Chevrolet97905engine0
153824   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1903,325running0
32390   Steve Pfeifer Leisure Living   (Michael McCluney)Chevrolet98955battery0
24404   Gary Myers   (WC)Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet1831,265running0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Earle Canavan01Earle CanavanDodge
Jimmy Insolo01Lakes DrywallGerald CrakerOldsmobile
Ron McGee03M.C. ProductionsLarry GetzChevrolet
Mike Roche04Jim MillerChevrolet
Bruce Hill05BearfinderHarry ClaryOldsmobile
Don Puskarich13Oil Field ConstructionMatt PuskarichChevrolet
Dick Kranzler14Parnelli Jones FirestoneDick KranzlerChevrolet
Ed Hale20Peralta ChevyRichard PeraltaChevrolet
Ricky Rudd221st National City Travelers ChecksAl RuddChevrolet
Roy Smith29Tropical Rent-A-CarDick MidgleyChevrolet
Tighe Scott30Russ TogsWalter BallardChevrolet
Dave Watson37AmsoilPhil HowardChevrolet
D.K. Ulrich40Midwestern Farm LinesD.K. UlrichBuick
Ernie Stierly41Allied PlatingErnie StierlyChevrolet
Baxter Price45Baxter PriceChevrolet
Don Graham52City TowRodney FriesenChevrolet
Jack Simpson53Don's AutomotiveRobert CampanellaChevrolet
Hal Callentine74Cal-FourHal CallentineChevrolet
Bobby Wawak74Louise SmithBobby WawakChevrolet
Ross Kusah82Allied PlatingCharles ElkinsChevrolet
Dick Whalen86Glenna DeanChevrolet
John Krebs91Getty's AutomotiveJohn KrebsChevrolet
Billy Hagan92Duck IndustriesBilly HaganChevrolet
Chris Monoleos92Kendall BuckstaffChevrolet
Norm Palmer93Norm PalmerDodge
Bennie Vaught94Gil BruselasChevrolet
John Kieper98Wholesale Truck PartsJohn KieperChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison122
  Richard Petty353
  Lennie Pond661
  Richard Petty7137
  Bobby Allison14141
  Richard Petty15151
  Jim Thirkettle16161
  Richard White17182
  Benny Parsons19191
  Donnie Allison20201
  Bobby Allison214222
  Richard Petty43475
  Bobby Allison48492
  Richard Petty50523
  Darrell Waltrip53564
  Bobby Allison576913
  Richard Petty70778
  Bobby Allison78803
  Richard Petty81833
  Cale Yarborough84885
  Darrell Waltrip89968
  Bobby Allison9711115
  Darrell Waltrip1121121
  Bobby Allison11314937
  Cale Yarborough1501523
  Bobby Allison15317220
  Donnie Allison1731731
  Bobby Allison1741785
  Cale Yarborough1791868
  Bobby Allison18720014

Points standings after this race:
1   Jimmy Insolo 1040    
2   Bill Schmitt 970   -70  
3   Ray Elder 922   -118  
4   Richard White 918   -122  
5   John Borneman 879   -161  
6   Harry Goularte 850   -190  
7   Rick McCray 813   -227  
8   Don Graham 752   -288  
9   Pat Mintey 717   -323  
10   John Krebs 700   -340  
11   Steve Pfeifer 664   -376  
12   Gary Johnson 625   -415  
13   Bill Baker 541   -499  
14   Ernie Stierly 405   -635  
15   Jack Jeffery 391   -649  
16   Frank Bigelow 375   -665  
17   Ron Gautsche 243   -797  
18   Roy Smith 217   -823  
19   Chris Monoleos 207   -833  
20   Jim Thirkettle 190   -850