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1978 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 30
Sunday, September 24, 1978 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:18:54
Average Speed: 79.185 mph
Pole Speed: 86.558 mph
Cautions: 4 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
5 154   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4976,950running45160
6 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet4965,200running0150
2 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet50011,700running38175
3 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4988,700running0165
26 527   Buddy Baker M.C. AndersonChevrolet329840engine085
1 611   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile50024,950running372185
4 75   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4986,700running0160
25 821   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury340850rear end088
7 915   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4944,700running0146
281012   Harry Gant Black Diamond Coal   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet901,070engine4584
221170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet409860brakes097
131290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4801,940running0124
12133   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile4842,150running0127
141447   Satch Worley Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile473850rear end0121
91592   Terry Labonte Duck Industries   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4913,100running0138
241617   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet354610brakes091
8172   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet4923,200running0142
291830   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet42810crash076
101967   Buddy Arrington Falls Radiator   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4862,730running0134
212079   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge450890running0100
162125   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4652,180running0115
272264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford111830engine082
202395   Ferrel Harris Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet453650engine0103
232452   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet403870overheating094
192545   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet4611,225running0106
112648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4842,320running0130
15274   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet470800running0118
172819   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick4651,545running0112
18298   Ed Negre Jones Chrysler-Plymouth   (Ed Negre)Dodge4631,410running0109
303024   Cecil Gordon Autowize   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet20800brakes073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lennie Pond14545
  Harry Gant469045
  Cale Yarborough91246156
  Darrell Waltrip24726923
  Cale Yarborough270472203
  Darrell Waltrip47348715
  Cale Yarborough48850013

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4052    
2   Benny Parsons 3644   -408  
3   Dave Marcis 3624   -428  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3598   -454  
5   Bobby Allison 3507   -545  
6   Richard Petty 3306   -746  
7   Lennie Pond 3146   -906  
8   Dick Brooks 3072   -980  
9   Buddy Arrington 3070   -982  
10   Richard Childress 2970   -1082  
11   Neil Bonnett 2718   -1334  
12   J.D. McDuffie 2657   -1395  
13   Tighe Scott 2647   -1405  
14   Frank Warren 2584   -1468  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2452   -1600  
16   Dick May 2400   -1652  
17   David Pearson 2384   -1668  
18   Ronnie Thomas 2372   -1680  
19   Jimmy Means 2347   -1705  
20   Cecil Gordon 2211   -1841