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1978 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 30
Sunday, May 14, 1978 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:53
Average speed: 155.699 mph
Pole speed: 191.904 mph
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 55000
Lead changes: 44

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 111   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile18834300running81185
22227   Buddy Baker TV-6   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile18821900running15175
3 251   A.J. Foyt Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Buick18712200running0 
4 492   Skip Manning Pitt Grill Restaurants   (Billy Hagan)Buick18711350running0160
53641   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1867650running0155
6209   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury1856500running0150
7 56   Ferrel Harris Autowize   (Jim Stacy)Dodge1856075running0 
8 92   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1845500running0142
9233   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1847105running0138
102748   James Hylton Southland Industries   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1836420running0134
111043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1837700running2135
122967   Buddy Arrington Sam Dell   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1805610running0127
132130   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile1805590running0124
143025   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1805430running0121
15 690   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1794470running0118
162664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1784060running0115
173740   D.K. Ulrich D.K. UlrichChevrolet1773800running0112
182549   Claude Ballot-Lena Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge1772800running0 
192417   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1752700fan blade0106
203845   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet1722500running0103
21 754   Lennie Pond W.I.N., Inc.   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1682400engine0100
221888   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet1658600engine49102
233519   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1622815engine094
24171   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1583550engine3496
254124   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1532630engine088
263310   Jimmy Means Tidewater Glass   (Bill Champion)Ford1511685running085
271322   Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Al Rudd)Buick1503355engine187
28348   Ed Negre Waltrip Racing Center   (Ed Negre)Dodge1462185running079
291679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1342035running076
301139   Blackie Wangerin Blackie WangerinMercury1331485engine073
31 872   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile1215235clutch175
322800   John Utsman Lady & Son Auction   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet931410engine067
333277   Chuck Bown Holiday Campers   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet801385engine064
341453   Ron Hutcherson Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Buick771355transmission061
351521   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury511830overheating058
363105   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile381305engine055
373902   Frank Hill FifeChevrolet371280radiator0 
381215   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford345255transmission554
39 35   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Oldsmobile314630engine046
404070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet51705engine043
411914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet41205engine040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDKeith DavisHarold Miller

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons111
  Cale Yarborough21413
  Darrell Waltrip15162
  Bobby Allison17193
  Darrell Waltrip20212
  Cale Yarborough22243
  Donnie Allison25295
  Bobby Allison30312
  Donnie Allison32332
  Darrell Waltrip34363
  Ricky Rudd37371
  Darrell Waltrip38392
  Donnie Allison40401
  Cale Yarborough41466
  Donnie Allison47493
  Darrell Waltrip50556
  Cale Yarborough567015
  Darrell Waltrip71711
  Cale Yarborough72776
  Donnie Allison78814
  Cale Yarborough82832
  Donnie Allison84852
  Cale Yarborough86883
  Darrell Waltrip89891
  Donnie Allison90901
  Cale Yarborough9110717
  Donnie Allison1081081
  Cale Yarborough1091091
  Donnie Allison1101101
  Cale Yarborough1111166
  Darrell Waltrip1171226
  Donnie Allison1231242
  Darrell Waltrip1251339
  Donnie Allison1341363
  Darrell Waltrip1371371
  Donnie Allison1381469
  Buddy Baker1471493
  Darrell Waltrip15016516
  Richard Petty1661661
  Buddy Baker1671671
  Richard Petty1681681
  Cale Yarborough1691768
  Buddy Baker17718711
  Cale Yarborough1881881

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dave Marcis 1548    
2   Benny Parsons 1542   -6  
3   Cale Yarborough 1492   -56  
4   Bobby Allison 1348   -200  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1338   -210  
6   Lennie Pond 1328   -220  
7   Buddy Arrington 1285   -263  
8   Richard Childress 1277   -271  
9   Richard Petty 1249   -299  
10   Skip Manning 1243   -305  
11   D.K. Ulrich 1169   -379  
12   Dick Brooks 1168   -380  
13   Frank Warren 1075   -473  
14   Neil Bonnett 1068   -480  
15   Cecil Gordon 1020   -528  
16   Tighe Scott 994   -554  
17   Jimmy Means 947   -601  
18   J.D. McDuffie 920   -628  
19   Tommy Gale 906   -642  
20   Roger Hamby 897   -651