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1978 Gwyn Staley 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 30
Sunday, April 16, 1978 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:26
Average Speed: 92.345 mph
Pole Speed: 108.51 mph
Cautions: 4 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 172   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3999,300running120170
1 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet40013,075running146185
6 315   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3973,950running1155
26 411   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile1204,365overheating290
4 554   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3993,175running1165
5 62   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet3981,675running0155
2 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4007,950running129175
24 85   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge1872,885engine196
8 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3902,050running0142
91092   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3891,830running0138
131140   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet3751,505running0124
121248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3821,590running0127
221379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge245650wheel097
71470   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3902,200running0146
251530   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet150600overheating088
111667   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3841,625running0130
10173   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3881,770running0134
271864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford79580engine082
231917   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet214430running094
212025   Ronnie Thomas Don RobertsonChevrolet2791,225handling0100
20214   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet295500oil leak0103
172224   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3701,025running0112
15238   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge3721,185running0118
142452   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3741,320running0121
192545   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet346525running0106
29260   John Kennedy Avanti CB   (John Kennedy)Ford34360rear end076
282729   Bill Hollar Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet76320quit079
162874   Joe Booher Bobby WawakChevrolet371550running0115
182919   Dick May Henley GrayChevrolet354750running0109

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons15353
  Cale Yarborough54541
  Bobby Allison55551
  Benny Parsons56649
  Richard Petty6510541
  Cale Yarborough1061061
  Darrell Waltrip1071093
  Lennie Pond1101101
  Benny Parsons11113323
  Darrell Waltrip13416734
  Neil Bonnett1681681
  Benny Parsons16920335
  Darrell Waltrip20421613
  Richard Petty21726852
  Darrell Waltrip2692779
  Richard Petty27829215
  Darrell Waltrip29331018
  Richard Petty31133121
  Darrell Waltrip33240069

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1349    
2   Dave Marcis 1246   -103  
3   Cale Yarborough 1187   -162  
4   Bobby Allison 1144   -205  
5   Lennie Pond 1114   -235  
6   Darrell Waltrip 1051   -298  
7   Buddy Arrington 1003   -346  
8   Richard Childress 997   -352  
9   Skip Manning 989   -360  
10   Dick Brooks 968   -381  
11   Richard Petty 949   -400  
12   D.K. Ulrich 933   -416  
13   Frank Warren 902   -447  
14   Neil Bonnett 852   -497  
15   Cecil Gordon 794   -555  
16   J.D. McDuffie 792   -557  
17   Tighe Scott 782   -567  
18   Jimmy Means 728   -621  
19   Tommy Gale 679   -670  
20   Roger Hamby 670   -679