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1978 NAPA 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 30
Sunday, June 11, 1978 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.900 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:10
Average speed: 104.311 mph
Pole speed: 112.882 mph
Cautions: 1 for 4 laps
Margin of victory: 28.8 sec
Attendance: 28000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet9522750running26180
2 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge9514200running4175
3 515   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford9510050running12170
4 32   Dave Marcis Kelly Girl   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet955850running3165
5 211   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile948400running47165
61232   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge944000running0150
72354   Lennie Pond Belden Asphalt   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet943230running0146
8 973   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile933820running0142
91351   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Buick932760running0138
10105   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Dodge924900running0134
111830   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet922940running0130
123024   Cecil Gordon Chuck Walters   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet922730running0127
132908   Rick McCray Bob's Paint & Body   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet922020running0124
141640   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet912310running0121
15153   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile912025running0118
162188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet914725running0115
171148   Hershel McGriff Warner Hodgdon 200   (Hershel McGriff)Chevrolet901640running0112
182767   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Ford891605running0109
192812   Richard White Lindsay Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet881070running0106
203417   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Chevrolet881025running0103
213119   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet861400running0100
222252   Don Graham Herbert's Perf. / City Tow / ABC Brake   (Rodney Friesen)Chevrolet75875wheel bearing097
231481   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet74850transmission094
241970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet721325transmission091
252425   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet701800transmission088
262064   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford671275engine085
27 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury661650overheating082
283537   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet59725oil leak079
292679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge571200running076
302558   Rocky Moran Daisy Shoppe   (Rocky Moran)Buick50675engine073
313241   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet42650transmission070
32 601   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Oldsmobile29625engine372
331799   Don Noel Noel's Welding   (Don Noel)Chevrolet22600transmission0 
343355   Bill Baker Golden West Lumber   (Bill Baker)Buick20550oil leak061
35 893   Norm Palmer Norm PalmerDodge8500crash058

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
36Gary Johnson44Armstrong ElectricTed ArmstrongChevrolet
37Mike Brockman50Michael BrockmanChevrolet
38John Dineen18George StarkFord
39Steve Pfeifer0Leisure LivingMichael McCluneyChevrolet
40Dick Whalen86Glenna DeanChevrolet
41Ed Hale20Richard PeraltaChevrolet
42Hal Callentine74Hal CallentineChevrolet
DCVince Giamformaggio19Belden AsphaltHenley GrayChevrolet
DCGary Matthews41Allied PlatingErnie StierlyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
9124   #93 accident turn 9 
139583  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.2%             Average green flag run: 45.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough199
  Jimmy Insolo10123
  Dave Marcis13153
  Cale Yarborough163924
  Benny Parsons40401
  Cale Yarborough415414
  Richard Petty55584
  Benny Parsons59668
  Bobby Allison677812
  Benny Parsons799517

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2182    
2   Benny Parsons 2145   -37  
3   Dave Marcis 2063   -119  
4   Bobby Allison 1935   -247  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1883   -299  
6   Lennie Pond 1878   -304  
7   Richard Petty 1877   -305  
8   Buddy Arrington 1774   -408  
9   Richard Childress 1704   -478  
10   Dick Brooks 1618   -564  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1615   -567  
12   Neil Bonnett 1575   -607  
13   Tighe Scott 1470   -712  
14   Skip Manning 1455   -727  
15   Frank Warren 1442   -740  
16   Cecil Gordon 1341   -841  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1296   -886  
18   Dick May 1194   -988  
19   Jimmy Means 1184   -998  
20   David Pearson 1177   -1005