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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 30
Sunday, November 19, 1978 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:37:44
Average speed: 137.783 mph
Pole speed: 156.19 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: 1.7 sec
Attendance: 50905
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

1 215   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford20024025running134185
2 111   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile20019700running16175
3 51   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet20012925running2170
4 827   Buddy Baker Circus-Circus   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet1998600running0160
5 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet1999200crash13160
6 954   Lennie Pond W.I.N., Inc.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1987140running1155
71098   Jimmy Insolo Kelly Girl   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1985640running0146
8 772   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1977040running1147
91190   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1965040running0138
101651   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Buick1963740running1139
11143   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1964170running0130
122517   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1953765running0127
131568   Janet Guthrie Singer   (Lynda Ferreri)Buick1943090running0124
141373   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1922960running0121
153824   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1903325running0118
162448   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1903330running0115
171764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1902945running0112
182712   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Chevrolet1882285engine2114
19338   Ferrel Harris L.R. Cook   (Robert Gee)Chevrolet1882625running0106
203458   Rocky Moran Daisy Shoppe   (Rocky Moran)Buick1881565running0103
213618   Ed Negre Jones Chrysler-Plymouth   (Ed Negre)Chrysler1861515running0100
221952   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1862315running097
231879   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1852055running094
24404   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet1831265running091
252681   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet1811445running088
262270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1781885running085
27122   Dave Marcis Kelly Girl   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1771215running082
283599   Don Noel Noel Fabrication   (Don Noel)Chevrolet1581165engine079
292016   Mel Larson Riviera Hot SpasBuick1381115ignition076
303225   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1291555engine073
313119   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1131505running070
32390   Steve Pfeifer Leisure Living   (Michael McCluney)Chevrolet98955battery067
33377   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Chevrolet97905engine064
34 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet834555engine3066
352867   Buddy Arrington Leo's Red Mustang   (Buddy Arrington)Ford831305engine058
362937   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet43795overheating055
37215   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet424485suspension052
38 621   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury281275engine049
392308   Rick McCray Rick McCrayChevrolet15765transmission046
403032   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge2755engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Earle Canavan01Earle CanavanDodge
Jimmy Insolo01Lakes DrywallGerald CrakerOldsmobile
Ron McGee03M.C. ProductionsLarry GetzChevrolet
Mike Roche04Jim MillerChevrolet
Bruce Hill05BearfinderHarry ClaryOldsmobile
Don Puskarich13Oil Field ConstructionMatt PuskarichChevrolet
Dick Kranzler14Parnelli Jones FirestoneDick KranzlerChevrolet
Ed Hale20Peralta ChevyRichard PeraltaChevrolet
Ricky Rudd221st National City Travelers ChecksAl RuddChevrolet
Roy Smith29Tropical Rent-A-CarDick MidgleyChevrolet
Tighe Scott30Russ TogsWalter BallardChevrolet
Dave Watson37AmsoilPhil HowardChevrolet
D.K. Ulrich40Midwestern Farm LinesD.K. UlrichBuick
Ernie Stierly41Allied PlatingErnie StierlyChevrolet
Baxter Price45Baxter PriceChevrolet
Don Graham52City TowRodney FriesenChevrolet
Jack Simpson53Don's AutomotiveRobert CampanellaChevrolet
Hal Callentine74Cal-FourHal CallentineChevrolet
Bobby Wawak74Louise SmithBobby WawakChevrolet
Ross Kusah82Allied PlatingCharles ElkinsChevrolet
Dick Whalen86Glenna DeanChevrolet
John Krebs91Getty's AutomotiveJohn KrebsChevrolet
Billy Hagan92Duck IndustriesBilly HaganChevrolet
Chris Monoleos92Kendall BuckstaffChevrolet
Norm Palmer93Norm PalmerDodge
Bennie Vaught94Gil BruselasChevrolet
John Kieper98Wholesale Truck PartsJohn KieperChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison122
  Richard Petty353
  Lennie Pond661
  Richard Petty7137
  Bobby Allison14141
  Richard Petty15151
  Jim Thirkettle16161
  Richard White17182
  Benny Parsons19191
  Donnie Allison20201
  Bobby Allison214222
  Richard Petty43475
  Bobby Allison48492
  Richard Petty50523
  Darrell Waltrip53564
  Bobby Allison576913
  Richard Petty70778
  Bobby Allison78803
  Richard Petty81833
  Cale Yarborough84885
  Darrell Waltrip89968
  Bobby Allison9711115
  Darrell Waltrip1121121
  Bobby Allison11314937
  Cale Yarborough1501523
  Bobby Allison15317220
  Donnie Allison1731731
  Bobby Allison1741785
  Cale Yarborough1791868
  Bobby Allison18720014

Points Standings after this race:
1   Cale Yarborough 4841    
2   Bobby Allison 4367   -474  
3   Darrell Waltrip 4362   -479  
4   Benny Parsons 4350   -491  
5   Dave Marcis 4335   -506  
6   Richard Petty 3949   -892  
7   Lennie Pond 3794   -1047  
8   Dick Brooks 3769   -1072  
9   Buddy Arrington 3626   -1215  
10   Richard Childress 3566   -1275  
11   J.D. McDuffie 3255   -1586  
12   Neil Bonnett 3129   -1712  
13   Tighe Scott 3110   -1731  
14   Frank Warren 3036   -1805  
15   Dick May 2936   -1905  
16   David Pearson 2756   -2085  
16   Jimmy Means 2756   -2085  
18   Ronnie Thomas 2733   -2108  
19   Cecil Gordon 2641   -2200  
20   Tommy Gale 2639   -2202  
21   Roger Hamby 2617   -2224