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1978 NAPA 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 30
Sunday, June 11, 1978 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:10
Average Speed: 104.311 mph
Pole Speed: 112.882 mph
Cautions: 1 for 4 laps
Margin of Victory: 29 sec
Attendance: 28,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 515   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford9510,050running12170
182767   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Ford891,605running0109
343355   Bill Baker Golden West Lumber   (Bill Baker)Buick20550oil leak061
10105   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge924,900running0134
231481   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet74850transmission094
262064   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford671,275engine085
15153   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile912,025running0118
61232   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge944,000running0150
123024   Cecil Gordon Chuck Walters   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet922,730running0127
203417   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Chevrolet881,025running0103
222252   Don Graham City Tow   (Rodney Friesen)Chevrolet75875wheel bearing097
32 601   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Oldsmobile29625engine372
4 32   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet955,850running3165
213119   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet861,400running0100
132908   Rick McCray Bob's Paint & Body   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet922,020running0124
241970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet721,325transmission091
171148   Hershel McGriff Hershel McGriffChevrolet901,640running0112
302558   Rocky Moran Daisy Shoppe   (Rocky Moran)Buick50675engine073
331799   Don Noel Don NoelChevrolet22600transmission0 
35 893   Norm Palmer Norm PalmerDodge8500crash058
1 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet9522,750running26180
27 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury661,650overheating082
2 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge9514,200running4175
72354   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet943,230running0146
8 973   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile933,820running0142
111830   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet922,940running0130
313241   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet42650transmission070
91351   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Buick932,760running0138
252425   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet701,800transmission088
141640   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet912,310running0121
283537   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet59725oil leak079
162188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet914,725running0115
292679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge571,200running076
192812   Richard White Lindsay Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet881,070running0106
5 211   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile948,400running47165

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
36Gary Johnson44Armstrong ElectricTed ArmstrongChevrolet
37Mike Brockman50Chevrolet
38John Dineen18Ford
39Steve Pfeifer0Leisure LivingMichael McCluneyChevrolet
40Dick Whalen86Chevrolet
41Ed Hale20Chevrolet
42Hal Callentine74Chevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough199
  Jimmy Insolo10123
  Dave Marcis13153
  Cale Yarborough163924
  Benny Parsons40401
  Cale Yarborough415414
  Richard Petty55584
  Benny Parsons59668
  Bobby Allison677812
  Benny Parsons799517

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2182    
2   Benny Parsons 2145   -37  
3   Dave Marcis 2063   -119  
4   Bobby Allison 1935   -247  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1883   -299  
6   Lennie Pond 1878   -304  
7   Richard Petty 1877   -305  
8   Buddy Arrington 1774   -408  
9   Richard Childress 1704   -478  
10   Dick Brooks 1618   -564  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1615   -567  
12   Neil Bonnett 1575   -607  
13   Tighe Scott 1470   -712  
14   Skip Manning 1455   -727  
15   Frank Warren 1442   -740  
16   Cecil Gordon 1341   -841  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1296   -886  
18   Dick May 1194   -988  
19   Jimmy Means 1184   -998  
20   David Pearson 1177   -1005