Contact Us !
Home | Drivers | Owners | Tracks | Sprint Cup | Nationwide | CWTS | KNPSW | KNPSE | IndyCar | ARCA | F1 | Tudor | Random
Links for this race (some data may be unavailable):
    Race Results     Qualifying Results   Loop Data Stats   Pit Stops
  Comments (3)   Video Links (0)     Crew Chiefs  

1978 Atlanta 500 qualifying results


Previous race results / Next race results                     Previous at this track / Next at this track

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

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