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1978 Rebel 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 30
Sunday, April 9, 1978 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:55:50
Average Speed: 127.544 mph
Pole Speed: 151.862 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.9 sec
Attendance: 62,000
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
223001   Earle Canavan Florence   (Earle Canavan)Dodge2801,325running097
23 31   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet2681,275spindle4099
151311   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile3217,345engine171128
14 115   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3246,120running11126
132117   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3342,720running0124
243418   Joe Frasson Joe FrassonChevrolet2471,175engine091
362619   Dick May Henley GrayChevrolet91,275ignition055
4 72   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet3655,700running21165
29 621   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1811,310engine581
101822   Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3495,290running2139
332924   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet691,410engine064
313125   Ronnie Thomas Don RobertsonChevrolet1041,430crash070
6 927   Buddy Baker U.S. Army   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet3646,020running1155
28163   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1871,455running079
342230   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet181,385crash061
192739   Blackie Wangerin Blackie WangerinMercury3181,620running0106
201440   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet2862,530rear end0103
252841   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet237990engine088
51043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3648,500running0155
163645   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet3211,900running0115
72548   Al Holbert Southland Industries   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3575,455running0146
32115   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge713,995rear end067
123352   Jimmy Means Bell Brothers Auto Parts   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3373,710running0127
3 554   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile3668,755running0165
263561   Joe Mihalic Jim NorrisChevrolet222945engine085
213264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2862,275running0100
181767   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge3202,790running0109
112470   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3424,030running0130
1 872   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet36721,700running83180
302077   Chuck Bown Johnny RayChevrolet108805crash073
172379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3213,000running0112
2 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet36716,550running33175
271989   Sam Sommers O.L. NixonChevrolet198825clutch0 
9159   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3552,995running0138
35 490   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford91,280crash058
81292   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3564,900running0142

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison11111
  Darrell Waltrip12198
  David Pearson20234
  Dave Marcis243714
  Ricky Rudd38392
  Cale Yarborough407839
  Donnie Allison799315
  Cale Yarborough9410815
  David Pearson1091091
  Buddy Baker1101101
  Cale Yarborough11114131
  Benny Parsons14215918
  Darrell Waltrip16017011
  Dave Marcis1711711
  Donnie Allison17219625
  Cale Yarborough19724347
  Darrell Waltrip2442452
  Dave Marcis2462516
  Cale Yarborough25228938
  Benny Parsons29030011
  Darrell Waltrip3013088
  Benny Parsons3093102
  Darrell Waltrip3113144
  Cale Yarborough3153151
  Benny Parsons31636752

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1179    
2   Cale Yarborough 1097   -82  
3   Dave Marcis 1091   -88  
4   Bobby Allison 989   -190  
5   Lennie Pond 949   -230  
6   Buddy Arrington 873   -306  
7   Darrell Waltrip 866   -313  
8   Richard Childress 863   -316  
9   Skip Manning 851   -328  
10   Dick Brooks 826   -353  
11   D.K. Ulrich 809   -370  
12   Frank Warren 805   -374  
13   Richard Petty 774   -405  
14   Neil Bonnett 756   -423  
15   Tighe Scott 694   -485  
16   Cecil Gordon 682   -497  
17   J.D. McDuffie 646   -533  
18   Jimmy Means 607   -572  
19   David Pearson 597   -582  
20   Tommy Gale 597   -582