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1978 Wilkes 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 30
Sunday, October 1, 1978 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:18
Average Speed: 97.847 mph
Pole Speed: 109.397 mph
Cautions: 1 for 4 laps
Margin of Victory: 14 sec
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet40013,450running381180
1 311   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile40014,000running19180
3 615   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3996,075running0165
4 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3974,875running0160
5 55   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet3974,400running0155
6 272   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3954,000running0150
7 454   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3953,500running0146
8 92   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet3941,975running0142
9 790   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3882,200running0138
101030   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3871,955running0134
111470   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3851,820running0130
121517   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3841,275running0127
131367   Buddy Arrington Falls Radiator   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3801,650running0124
14203   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3791,615running0121
152724   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3761,480running0118
161148   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3731,295running0115
171664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3651,260running0112
182509   Nelson Oswald Kountry Kitchen   (Nelson Oswald)Chevrolet346625engine0109
191225   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3451,050running0106
20178   Ed Negre Jones Chrysler-Plymouth   (Ed Negre)Dodge333775running0103
212145   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet324800rear end0100
22184   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet321525rear end097
231952   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet287755rear end094
242379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge208685oil pump091
252419   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick141725engine088
262229   Cecil Gordon Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet126465rear end085
27260   John Kennedy Spohn's Body Shop   (John Kennedy)Ford112455rear end082

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip1381381
  Cale Yarborough38240019

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4232    
2   Benny Parsons 3794   -438  
3   Darrell Waltrip 3778   -454  
4   Dave Marcis 3766   -466  
5   Bobby Allison 3672   -560  
6   Richard Petty 3466   -766  
7   Lennie Pond 3292   -940  
8   Dick Brooks 3210   -1022  
9   Buddy Arrington 3194   -1038  
10   Richard Childress 3091   -1141  
11   Neil Bonnett 2873   -1359  
12   J.D. McDuffie 2787   -1445  
13   Tighe Scott 2781   -1451  
14   Frank Warren 2675   -1557  
15   Dick May 2488   -1744  
16   Ronnie Thomas 2478   -1754  
17   D.K. Ulrich 2452   -1780  
18   Jimmy Means 2441   -1791  
19   David Pearson 2384   -1848  
20   Cecil Gordon 2296   -1936