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1978 Richmond 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 30
Sunday, February 26, 1978 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:59
Average Speed: 80.304 mph
Pole Speed: 93.382 mph
Cautions: 5 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.6 sec
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet40013,200running109180
2 954   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4006,050running142180
3 711   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile3998,050running69170
4 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3995,250running55165
5 590   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3973,325running0155
6 415   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3964,225running0150
7 62   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet3951,300running0146
8113   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3932,450running20147
9 15   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge3934,050running5143
101930   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3892,080running0134
111048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3891,920running0130
121852   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3851,825running0127
131792   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3811,690running0124
142379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3801,580running0121
152167   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge3801,370running0118
161640   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet3791,235running0115
172024   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3791,075running0112
182425   Ronnie Thomas Don RobertsonChevrolet3701,325running0109
192526   Jimmy Lee Capps Hearne Produce   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet369550running0106
202945   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet359525running0103
21148   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge358750running0100
22 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3563,175rear end097
231564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford322700running094
242701   Earle Canavan Earle CanavanDodge299435running091
252637   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet282425running088
261298   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet177460crash085
271370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet154665engine082
282819   Woody Fisher Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet74600rear end079
292274   Dick May Bobby WawakChevrolet71325rear end076
303009   Nelson Oswald Perfect Alignment   (Nelson Oswald)Chevrolet50300flagged073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett155
  Darrell Waltrip63227
  Lennie Pond33331
  Richard Childress345320
  Cale Yarborough5412269
  Lennie Pond12318462
  Darrell Waltrip18521228
  Lennie Pond21323927
  Benny Parsons24027132
  Lennie Pond27232352
  Benny Parsons32440077

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 530    
2   Benny Parsons 525   -5  
3   Dave Marcis 451   -79  
4   Dick Brooks 428   -102  
5   Bobby Allison 403   -127  
6   Neil Bonnett 385   -145  
7   Richard Childress 374   -156  
8   Tighe Scott 373   -157  
9   Buddy Arrington 363   -167  
10   D.K. Ulrich 361   -169  
11   Skip Manning 351   -179  
12   Darrell Waltrip 343   -187  
13   Frank Warren 336   -194  
14   Lennie Pond 314   -216  
15   Cecil Gordon 300   -230  
16   Richard Petty 281   -249  
17   J.D. McDuffie 234   -296  
18   David Pearson 231   -299  
19   Al Holbert 218   -312  
20   Roger Hamby 206   -324