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1978 Gabriel 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 30
Sunday, June 18, 1978 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:40:28
Average Speed: 149.563 mph
Pole Speed: 163.936 mph
Cautions: 1 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
221841   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1721,120electrical097
24 415   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1684,885engine496
5 51   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1994,060running1160
122167   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge1923,610running0127
81027   Buddy Baker M.C. AndersonChevrolet1984,610running0142
36225   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge244,060engine055
343674   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet46880engine061
71390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1985,030running0146
333501   Earle Canavan Earle CanavanDodge82890engine064
10193   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1944,190running0134
213164   Tommy Gale Belden Asphalt   (Elmo Langley)Ford1791,645running0100
173324   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1871,900running0112
271717   Roger Hamby Radar Scrambler   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile130985engine082
29 805   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile127945engine076
311448   Al Holbert Southland Industries   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1081,410crash070
30320   John Kennedy Avanti CB   (John Kennedy)Ford122925transmission073
161592   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1882,110engine0115
4 72   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet2006,830running5165
192519   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1821,795running0106
132870   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1913,000running0124
152952   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1892,480running0118
23264   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet1691,085engine094
35308   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge301,370rear end058
3 272   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile20010,880running24170
2 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury20012,580running18175
61243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1996,690running0150
25 954   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile1521,035engine088
263445   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet1421,510running085
91122   Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1955,400running0138
112030   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile1933,870running0130
182425   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1842,345running0109
142340   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1902,715running0121
28 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1294,660engine8889
321639   Blackie Wangerin Blackie WangerinMercury106900crash067
202779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1801,670running0103
1 311   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile20021,555running60180

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons111
  David Pearson221
  Bobby Allison331
  David Pearson463
  Darrell Waltrip793
  Benny Parsons101910
  Bobby Allison20212
  Dave Marcis22221
  Bobby Allison23231
  Darrell Waltrip244724
  Dave Marcis48481
  Darrell Waltrip499951
  Dave Marcis1001023
  Benny Parsons1031086
  Darrell Waltrip1091102
  David Pearson1111133
  Donnie Allison1141141
  Darrell Waltrip1151206
  Benny Parsons1211244
  Darrell Waltrip1251262
  Benny Parsons1271293
  David Pearson1301312
  Cale Yarborough1321321
  David Pearson1331419
  Cale Yarborough14220059

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2362    
2   Benny Parsons 2315   -47  
3   Dave Marcis 2228   -134  
4   Bobby Allison 2031   -331  
5   Richard Petty 2027   -335  
6   Darrell Waltrip 1972   -390  
7   Lennie Pond 1966   -396  
8   Buddy Arrington 1901   -461  
9   Richard Childress 1838   -524  
10   Dick Brooks 1764   -598  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1736   -626  
12   Neil Bonnett 1630   -732  
13   Tighe Scott 1600   -762  
14   Skip Manning 1570   -792  
15   Frank Warren 1545   -817  
16   Cecil Gordon 1453   -909  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1420   -942  
18   David Pearson 1352   -1010  
19   Jimmy Means 1302   -1060  
20   Dick May 1300   -1062