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1978 Atlanta 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 30
Sunday, March 19, 1978 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:30:10
Average Speed: 142.52 mph
Pole Speed: 162.006 mph
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
36   John Utsman00Chevrolet35.121   156.009    
8   Donnie Allison1Chevrolet34.577   158.464    
11   Dave Marcis2Chevrolet34.727   157.779    
18   Richard Childress3Chevrolet35.008   156.513    
15   Bruce Hill05Oldsmobile34.635   158.198    
31   Neil Bonnett5Dodge34.223   159.636    
38   Ed Negre8Dodge35.511   154.296    
17   Bill Elliott9Mercury34.909   156.957    
1   Cale Yarborough11Oldsmobile33.821   162.006    
13   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet34.402   159.270    
4   Bobby Allison15Ford34.186   160.276    
24   Roger Hamby17Chevrolet35.300   155.218    
34   Woody Fisher19Chevrolet34.916   156.925    
2   David Pearson21Mercury34.018   161.068    
39   Cecil Gordon24Chevrolet35.628   153.789    
33   Ronnie Thomas25Chevrolet34.887   157.056    
5   Buddy Baker27Oldsmobile34.284   159.818    
29   Tighe Scott30Chevrolet35.646   153.711    
22   Blackie Wangerin39Mercury35.268   155.359    
21   D.K. Ulrich40Chevrolet35.091   156.143    
26   Grant Adcox41Chevrolet35.405   154.758    
9   Richard Petty43Dodge34.668   158.048    
14   Al Holbert48Chevrolet34.603   158.345    
32   Connie Saylor49Dodge34.334   159.585    
20   Jimmy Means52Chevrolet35.043   156.356    
6   Lennie Pond54Chevrolet34.316   159.669    
19   Tommy Gale64Ford35.018   156.468    
28   Buddy Arrington67Dodge35.547   154.140    
23   Janet Guthrie68Chevrolet35.295   155.240    
35   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet34.927   156.876    
3   Benny Parsons72Chevrolet34.064   160.850    
27   Butch Hartman75Chevrolet35.432   154.640    
25   Chuck Bown77Chevrolet35.382   154.858    
30   Frank Warren79Dodge35.654   153.677    
7   Darrell Waltrip88Chevrolet34.447   159.062    
37   Sam Sommers89Chevrolet35.511   154.296    
16   Dick Brooks90Ford34.798   157.457    
40   Billy McGinnis91Chevrolet35.668   153.617    
12   Skip Manning92Chevrolet34.772   157.575    
10   Roland Wlodyka98Chevrolet34.723   157.797    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   none