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1978 NAPA National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 30
Sunday, October 8, 1978 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:31:57
Average Speed: 141.826 mph
Pole Speed: 161.355 mph
Cautions: 4 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: 30.2 sec
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 40

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 815   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford33440,000running108185
21088   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet33423,575running4175
3122   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet33420,050running5170
4 51   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet33416,775running15165
5 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury33323,750running35160
7 614   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3306,560running3151
6 454   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet33010,315running0150
83457   Dick May McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Ford3264,665running0142
9193   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3256,540running0138
101490   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury3256,020fuel pump0134
112270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3245,760running0130
123630   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3225,550running0127
131505   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile3213,640running0124
143367   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3215,230running0121
153748   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3204,920running0118
163249   Connie Saylor Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge3203,790running0115
17269   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3193,240engine0112
183517   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3183,140running0109
202316   Glenn Jarrett Bealer Wholesale / Budweiser   (Jimmy Edwards)Oldsmobile3172,940running0103
22 211   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile31114,015running59102
213881   Ed Negre Jones Chrysler-Plymouth   (Ed Negre)Chrysler3111,790running0100
231322   Ricky Rudd Busch   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3083,710running094
241692   Terry Labonte Duck Industries   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2932,475engine091
252779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge2782,190transmission088
27 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet22011,440ignition10287
264075   Butch Mock RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet2541,265running085
28 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile1865,365crash384
292596   Baxter Price Cardinal Tractor   (Will Cronkrite)Ford1791,165engine076
30175   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1724,865transmission073
312464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1591,680engine070
322000   John Utsman Lady & Son Auction   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1251,015crash067
332941   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1161,000crash064
341127   Buddy Baker NAPA   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet1101,615ignition061
353168   Janet Guthrie Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Lynda Ferreri)Buick110995steering058
363928   Jerry Jolly Ski Machine   (Charles Dean)Buick96930crash055
371819   Bill Dennis Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet661,560clutch052
38288   Skip Manning Autowize   (Robert Gee)Chevrolet591,525engine049
393099   Dick Trickle Puro Racing   (Delbert Puro)Ford24910engine046
402171   Bobby Fisher Stroh's Beer   (Bobby Fisher)Chevrolet3895engine043
19 712   Harry Gant Autosense   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet3173,115engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson122
  Cale Yarborough331
  David Pearson41613
  Benny Parsons17193
  Cale Yarborough206849
  Dave Marcis69691
  Coo Coo Marlin70723
  Richard Petty7310634
  Dave Marcis1071071
  Richard Petty1081136
  Donnie Allison11412613
  Richard Petty1271271
  Donnie Allison1281292
  Richard Petty1301323
  Bobby Allison1331331
  Darrell Waltrip1341363
  Richard Petty1371382
  David Pearson1391391
  Cale Yarborough1401423
  Richard Petty1431431
  Cale Yarborough1441452
  Richard Petty1461494
  Bobby Allison1501501
  Richard Petty1511544
  Cale Yarborough1551573
  Richard Petty15818932
  Darrell Waltrip1901901
  Richard Petty1911988
  Cale Yarborough1991991
  Richard Petty2002045
  Bobby Allison2052051
  Richard Petty2062061
  Bobby Allison20721610
  Richard Petty2172171
  Bobby Allison2182214
  David Pearson2222221
  Bobby Allison22325230
  David Pearson2532575
  Dave Marcis2582603
  David Pearson26127313
  Bobby Allison27433461

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4334    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3953   -381  
3   Dave Marcis 3936   -398  
4   Benny Parsons 3878   -456  
5   Bobby Allison 3857   -477  
6   Richard Petty 3553   -781  
7   Lennie Pond 3442   -892  
8   Dick Brooks 3344   -990  
9   Buddy Arrington 3315   -1019  
10   Richard Childress 3229   -1105  
11   Neil Bonnett 2946   -1388  
12   J.D. McDuffie 2917   -1417  
13   Tighe Scott 2908   -1426  
14   Frank Warren 2763   -1571  
15   Dick May 2630   -1704  
16   David Pearson 2544   -1790  
17   Ronnie Thomas 2478   -1856  
18   D.K. Ulrich 2452   -1882  
19   Jimmy Means 2441   -1893  
20   Tommy Gale 2348   -1986