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1978 Music City USA 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 13 of 30
Saturday, June 3, 1978 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:34
Average Speed: 87.541 mph
Pole Speed: 105.094 mph
Cautions: 2 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 16,500
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 211   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile42011,215running420185
2 154   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4185,315running0170
3 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4165,265running0165
4 42   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4152,465running0160
5 95   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge4133,715running0155
61341   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet4091,165running0150
72130   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet4082,145running0146
8173   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile4051,985running0142
91667   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4011,815running0138
101840   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet3951,705running0134
111548   James Hylton James HyltonChevrolet3901,495running0130
121170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3881,285running0127
132974   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet387590running0124
142464   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3871,125running0121
151925   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3861,465running0118
162679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge386745running0115
172245   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet383695running0112
183019   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet382650running0109
192824   Cecil Gordon Chuck Walters   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet381610running0106
20 572   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3783,050running0103
21 615   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3213,045engine0100
22 814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet310335engine097
232517   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet300325overheating094
242397   Ralph Jones Jones Supply   (Ralph Jones)Ford297315running091
251005   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile276305electrical088
26 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet2273,095rear end085
27148   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge135535overheating082
28204   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet128275engine079
292786   Richard Waters Newbern   (Richard Waters)Chevrolet13265ignition076
301252   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet12505ignition073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough1420420

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2017    
2   Benny Parsons 1965   -52  
3   Dave Marcis 1898   -119  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1768   -249  
5   Bobby Allison 1765   -252  
6   Lennie Pond 1732   -285  
7   Richard Petty 1702   -315  
8   Buddy Arrington 1665   -352  
9   Richard Childress 1586   -431  
10   Dick Brooks 1533   -484  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1494   -523  
12   Skip Manning 1455   -562  
13   Neil Bonnett 1441   -576  
14   Frank Warren 1366   -651  
15   Tighe Scott 1340   -677  
16   Cecil Gordon 1214   -803  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1205   -812  
18   Jimmy Means 1184   -833  
19   Tommy Gale 1106   -911  
20   David Pearson 1095   -922