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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 (156.000 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

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet1564090running10960
2 501   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Pontiac1562560running649
3 31   Bobby Allison Summit TransportMatador1561650running548
4 25   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1551490running1947
5 473   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1551400running046
61217   Harry Goularte Summit   (Harry Goularte)Pontiac1541000running045
7 732   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge154900running044
8 944   Gary Johnson Armstrong Electric   (Ted Armstrong)Pontiac153850running043
91029   Roy Smith Tropical Rent-a-Car   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet153700running042
102010   Tim Williamson Plamer Glass   (Tim Williamson)Chevrolet153740running941
112641   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet1521150running040
12152   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Oldsmobile150600running039
131674   Hal Callentine Cal-Four   (Hal Callentine)Chevrolet150500running038
141186   Dick Whalen Dean Enterprises   (Glenna Dean)Chevrolet149425valve037
152335   Pat Mintey Stick Only   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet149475running036
162407   Earle Canavan Pepsi-Cola   (Earle Canavan)Dodge148350running035
172713   Rusty Sanders Puskarich Racing   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet145335running034
182552   Don Graham City Tow   (Rodney Friesen)Buick135325running033
191921   Jim Bown Rose Auto WreckingPlymouth117315engine032
203091   John Krebs Tom's Union 76   (John Krebs)Chevrolet112300ignition031
212838   Duke Hoenshell Wertz Furniture   (Don Waterman)Pontiac110290valve030
22 612   David Pearson G&W   (J.A. Cook)Ford102320ignition429
23 825   Ronnie Thomas Louise SmithChevrolet93270engine028
241481   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Pontiac80300transmission427
251378   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Jim Robinson)Chevrolet52250differential026
26220   Mel Larson Riviera Whirlpool   (Michael McCluney)Oldsmobile46240tie rod00
271808   Rick McCray Action Engineering   (Rick McCray)Pontiac33230crash024
28173   Wally Lambert Old MilwaukeePontiac24220suspension00
292988   Marc Vogel V&W Diversified   (Richard Elder)Dodge16210oil pan022
302158   Billy Clarkson City Tow   (Kayla Moran)Chevrolet0200did not start00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Steve Pfeifer0Leisure LivingMichael McCluneyChevrolet
Pappy Pryor06
Raymond Williams16
St. James Davis22LaDonna DavisDodge
Chris Monoleos92Kendall Buckstaff RacingKendall BuckstaffChevrolet
Ray Cline94

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