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1978 Volunteer 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 30
Saturday, August 26, 1978 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:25:00
Average Speed: 88.628 mph
Pole Speed: 110.958 mph
Cautions: 10 for 59 laps
Margin of Victory: 16 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
242909   Nelson Oswald Nelson OswaldChevrolet195435flagged091
1 411   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile50015,910running327185
22 615   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2533,155engine6102
101517   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4771,350running0134
251819   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet123675crash088
6 92   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet4952,650running0150
132624   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet4691,520running0124
11 725   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4761,840running0130
7133   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile4942,530running24151
231730   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet232895spindle094
302836   Bill Green B & G   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet0400crash073
14194   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet465675running0121
91040   D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4772,050running0138
51143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet4954,350running2160
162245   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet4531,140running0115
171648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet438820running0112
20145   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet2872,950engine0103
192352   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet353770ignition0106
26 154   Lennie Pond W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile1033,870handling3090
212064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford279715engine0100
122167   Buddy Arrington Falls Radiator   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4751,680running0127
29307   Ed Negre Sam Dell   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3405clutch076
8 570   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet4812,220running0142
2 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile5008,350running65175
282774   Bobby Wawak Booher Farms   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet13410transmission079
152479   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge4581,360running0118
18 88   Ferrel Harris Autowize   (Robert Gee)Chevrolet425790running0109
3 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4997,100running46170
41290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4971,950running0160
272597   Ralph Jones Jones Supply   (Ralph Jones)Ford37415engine082

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lennie Pond13030
  Darrell Waltrip317646
  Cale Yarborough77793
  Richard Petty80801
  Benny Parsons81811
  Cale Yarborough8210827
  Richard Childress10912719
  Bobby Allison1281336
  Cale Yarborough13416936
  Richard Childress1701712
  Cale Yarborough17222251
  Richard Petty2232231
  Benny Parsons2242241
  Cale Yarborough22524016
  Richard Childress2412433
  Benny Parsons24430663
  Cale Yarborough307500194

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3347    
2   Dave Marcis 3139   -208  
3   Benny Parsons 3105   -242  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2908   -439  
5   Bobby Allison 2841   -506  
6   Richard Petty 2796   -551  
7   Lennie Pond 2623   -724  
8   Buddy Arrington 2582   -765  
9   Dick Brooks 2555   -792  
10   Richard Childress 2504   -843  
11   D.K. Ulrich 2376   -971  
12   Tighe Scott 2307   -1040  
13   Neil Bonnett 2246   -1101  
14   J.D. McDuffie 2246   -1101  
15   Frank Warren 2163   -1184  
16   David Pearson 2052   -1295  
17   Dick May 1987   -1360  
18   Jimmy Means 1932   -1415  
19   Cecil Gordon 1905   -1442  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1868   -1479