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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 30
Sunday, May 28, 1978 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:20:12
Average speed: 138.355 mph
Pole speed: 160.551 mph
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 125000
Lead changes: 43

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
5 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury40028135running85160
4 211   Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile40031133running130165
32 32   Dave Marcis Shoney's   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet1985940engine067
36 412   Harry Gant Black Diamond Coal   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet1403190overheating055
19 590   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3736245running0106
3 615   Bobby Allison Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford40019695running1170
9 714   Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3949765running0138
38 848   Al Holbert Southland Industries   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1131690crash049
33 954   Lennie Pond W.I.N., Inc.   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile1951340crash064
71027   Buddy Baker M.C. Anderson Racing   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet3999215running0146
391151   Ron Hutcherson Gilmore / Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Buick1121115crash0 
61272   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile40012185running5155
35135   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Jim Stacy)Oldsmobile1574415engine058
2141   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet40027000running35175
261592   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3522710running085
81643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39810140running0142
11788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet40048608running144185
341849   Connie Saylor Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge1841315engine061
211998   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet3692665running0100
282022   Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3313430running079
242164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3563795running091
20223   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3724935running0103
14239   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3875115running0121
102405   Bruce Hill Bearfinder   (Harry Clary)Oldsmobile3938265running0134
292540   D.K. Ulrich Pants Rack   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3232145running076
112641   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3897065running0130
312730   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile2401985engine070
172896   Dale Earnhardt Carolina Tractor   (Will Cronkrite)Ford3823415running0 
162900   John Utsman Lady & Son Auction   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet3844015running0115
223070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3694375running097
18314   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet3803315running0109
403228   Jerry Jolly Ski Machine   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet201090suspension043
123384   Morgan Shepherd Mr. B. Race Engines   (Jim Makar)Mercury3896465running0127
153467   Buddy Arrington Sam Dell   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3866765running0118
273589   Jim Vandiver O.L. NixonChevrolet3431555engine082
233619   Frank Warren Belden Asphalt   (Frank Warren)Dodge3694105running094
303725   Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3182190steering073
253845   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet3552485running088
373952   Jimmy Means Bell Brothers Auto Parts   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1291665throttle052
134057   Dick May McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Ford3885815running0124

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Earl Brooks
Joe MihalicOldsmobile
Nelson OswaldChevrolet
Bobby Wawak
John Kennedy0Ford
Satch Worley47Chevrolet
Frank Warren79Native TanFrank WarrenDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1116116  
11712913   #48,51,90,98 accident turn 2 
13020677  
2072115   #54 accident turn 2 
21230796  
3083136   #30 stalled turn 2 
31437057  
3713744   debris turn 4 
37539521  
3963983   #96 spun turn 3 
3993991  
4004001   #21,72 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 61.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson14242
  Darrell Waltrip436220
  Donnie Allison63631
  David Pearson648522
  Darrell Waltrip869611
  David Pearson97971
  Darrell Waltrip9811821
  David Pearson1191191
  Darrell Waltrip12013011
  Donnie Allison1311344
  David Pearson1351373
  Cale Yarborough1381381
  David Pearson1391402
  Cale Yarborough14120767
  Benny Parsons2082081
  Cale Yarborough2092146
  David Pearson2152195
  Darrell Waltrip2202234
  David Pearson2242241
  Darrell Waltrip2252251
  Cale Yarborough2262261
  Darrell Waltrip2272326
  Cale Yarborough23325422
  Darrell Waltrip2552551
  Cale Yarborough25627823
  Benny Parsons2792802
  Darrell Waltrip28129818
  Cale Yarborough29930810
  Benny Parsons3093091
  Darrell Waltrip3103134
  David Pearson3143218
  Darrell Waltrip32233211
  Bobby Allison3333331
  Darrell Waltrip3343352
  Donnie Allison3363427
  Darrell Waltrip3433431
  Donnie Allison3443518
  Darrell Waltrip3523543
  Donnie Allison35536814
  Darrell Waltrip3693713
  Donnie Allison3723721
  Darrell Waltrip3733775
  Benny Parsons3783781
  Darrell Waltrip37940022

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1862    
2   Cale Yarborough 1832   -30  
3   Dave Marcis 1738   -124  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1683   -179  
5   Bobby Allison 1665   -197  
6   Lennie Pond 1562   -300  
7   Richard Petty 1537   -325  
8   Buddy Arrington 1527   -335  
9   Skip Manning 1455   -407  
10   Richard Childress 1444   -418  
11   Dick Brooks 1412   -450  
12   D.K. Ulrich 1360   -502  
13   Neil Bonnett 1286   -576  
14   Frank Warren 1251   -611  
15   Tighe Scott 1194   -668  
16   Jimmy Means 1111   -751  
17   Cecil Gordon 1108   -754  
18   Tommy Gale 1106   -756  
19   David Pearson 1095   -767  
20   J.D. McDuffie 1078   -784