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1978 Arizona NAPA 250


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 22 of 22
Sunday, November 26, 1978 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
156 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (156.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:46:13
Average Speed: 88.121 mph
Pole Speed: 116.39 mph
Cautions: 4 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: 9 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
271808   Rick McCray Action Engineering   (Rick McCray)Pontiac33230crash0
302158   Billy Clarkson City TowChevrolet0200did not start0
251378   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Jim Robinson)Chevrolet52250differential0
191921   Jim Bown Rose Auto WreckingPlymouth117315engine0
23 825   Ronnie Thomas Louise SmithChevrolet93270engine0
203091   John Krebs Tom's Union 76   (John Krebs)Chevrolet112300ignition0
22 612   David Pearson G&WFord102320ignition4
292988   Marc Vogel V&W Diversified   (Richard Elder)Dodge16210oil pan0
1 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet1564,090running109
2 501   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Pontiac1562,560running6
3 31   Bobby Allison Summit TransportMatador1561,650running5
4 25   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1551,490running19
5 473   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1551,400running0
61217   Harry Goularte Summit   (Harry Goularte)Pontiac1541,000running0
7 732   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge154900running0
8 944   Gary Johnson Armstrong Electric   (Ted Armstrong)Pontiac153850running0
91029   Roy Smith Tropical Rent-a-Car   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet153700running0
102010   Tim Williamson Plamer Glass   (Tim Williamson)Chevrolet153740running9
112641   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet1521,150running0
12152   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Oldsmobile150600running0
131674   Hal Callentine Cal-FourChevrolet150500running0
152335   Pat Mintey Stick Only   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet149475running0
162407   Earle Canavan Pepsi-ColaDodge148350running0
172713   Rusty Sanders Puskarich RacingChevrolet145335running0
182552   Don Graham City Tow   (Rodney Friesen)Buick135325running0
28173   Wally Lambert Old MilwaukeePontiac24220suspension0
26220   Mel Larson Riviera WhirlpoolOldsmobile46240tie rod0
241481   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Pontiac80300transmission4
141186   Dick Whalen Dean Enterprises   (Glenna Dean)Chevrolet149425valve0
212838   Duke Hoenshell Wertz FurniturePontiac110290valve0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Steve Pfeifer0Leisure LivingMichael McCluneyChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty13636
  Neil Bonnett37371
  Bobby Allison38381
  John Borneman39424
  Tim Williamson43442
  Neil Bonnett45473
  Richard Petty486013
  David Pearson61644
  Neil Bonnett65662
  Bobby Allison67704
  Neil Bonnett71733
  Richard Petty74741
  Neil Bonnett758410
  Tim Williamson85917
  Richard Petty9212534
  Jimmy Insolo1261316
  Richard Petty13215625

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmy Insolo 1089    
2   Bill Schmitt 1016   -73  
3   Ray Elder 966   -123  
4   Richard White 957   -132  
5   John Borneman 906   -183  
6   Harry Goularte 895   -194  
7   Rick McCray 837   -252  
8   Don Graham 785   -304  
9   Pat Mintey 753   -336  
10   John Krebs 731   -358  
11   Gary Johnson 668   -421  
12   Steve Pfeifer 664   -425  
13   Bill Baker 541   -548  
14   Ernie Stierly 445   -644  
15   Jack Jeffery 391   -698  
16   Frank Bigelow 375   -714  
17   Roy Smith 259   -830  
18   Ron Gautsche 243   -846  
19   Dick Whalen 218   -871  
20   Chris Monoleos 207   -882