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1978 Capital City 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 30
Sunday, September 10, 1978 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:19
Average Speed: 79.568 mph
Pole Speed: 91.964 mph
Cautions: 5 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet40013,800running65180
2 215   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4008,800running44175
3 35   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4006,575running276175
41011   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile3996,450running0160
5 790   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3973,300running0155
6 672   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3974,200running0150
71392   Terry Labonte Duck Industries   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3922,550running0146
81270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3912,320running0142
9112   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet3881,930running1143
101417   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3881,525running0134
11153   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3871,850running0130
12 954   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3843,300running1132
132152   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3811,690running0124
141725   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3811,605running0121
15268   Dick May Ed NegreDodge3791,370running0118
161867   Buddy Arrington Falls Radiator   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3761,210running0115
172524   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3751,050running0112
18 848   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet374825running0109
192719   Joey Arrington Sam Dell   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet364800running0106
20 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3563,250rear end13108
21194   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet350500running0100
222045   Baxter Price Ray Cook's Bar-B-Q   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet317725running097
232879   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge256700handling094
242264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford198685engine091
252909   Nelson Oswald G & S Truck Service   (Nelson Oswald)Chevrolet172425overheating088
26 429   Dave Dion Green Mountain   (Dave Dion)Ford85425rear end085
271630   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet49650crash082
282381   Ferrel Harris Autowize   (Robert Gee)Chevrolet28350overheating079
293080   Wayne Morgan Yellow Cab   (Wayne Morgan)Chevrolet16325overheating076
30241   Ed Negre Jones Chrysler-Plymouth   (Ed Negre)Chrysler6300brakes0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip15151
  Dave Marcis52521
  Lennie Pond53531
  Neil Bonnett54181128
  Darrell Waltrip1821821
  Bobby Allison1831831
  Darrell Waltrip1841907
  Neil Bonnett19126474
  Richard Petty2652651
  Bobby Allison2662661
  Neil Bonnett2672737
  Richard Petty27428512
  Neil Bonnett28634257
  Bobby Allison34338442
  Neil Bonnett38539410
  Darrell Waltrip3954006

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3692    
2   Benny Parsons 3394   -298  
3   Dave Marcis 3340   -352  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3263   -429  
5   Bobby Allison 3176   -516  
6   Richard Petty 3074   -618  
7   Lennie Pond 2840   -852  
8   Buddy Arrington 2839   -853  
9   Dick Brooks 2798   -894  
10   Richard Childress 2716   -976  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2491   -1201  
12   Tighe Scott 2483   -1209  
13   Neil Bonnett 2482   -1210  
14   D.K. Ulrich 2452   -1240  
15   Frank Warren 2384   -1308  
16   Jimmy Means 2186   -1506  
17   Dick May 2154   -1538  
18   David Pearson 2136   -1556  
19   Ronnie Thomas 2127   -1565  
20   Cecil Gordon 2017   -1675