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RESULTS

1978 Official Race Results : Talladega 500

Talladega 500 | August 06, 1978 | Race 19 of 30

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 5 54 Lennie Pond Oldsmobile W.i.n. 180/5 188 Running 19,600
2 9 1 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile Hawaiian Tropic 175/5 188 Running 12,200
3 2 72 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 170/5 188 Running 13,300
4 1 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 170/10 188 Running 17,000
5 3 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 160/5 187 Running 6,100
6 20 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 150/0 186 Running 8,440
7 6 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 151/5 186 Running 7,740
8 14 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 147/5 183 Running 6,640
9 15 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 138/0 182 Running 5,490
10 17 30 Tighe Scott Oldsmobile Russ Togs 134/0 181 Running 5,070
11 24 8 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet Autowize 130/0 181 Running 4,785
12 27 96 Dale Earnhardt Ford Cardinal Tractor 127/0 180 Running 2,740
13 19 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Dahlonega Ford Sales 124/0 179 Running 2,640
14 25 2 Dave Marcis Oldsmobile Osterlund 121/0 176 Running 3,850
15 29 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Sam Dell 118/0 175 Running 4,130
16 34 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 115/0 172 Running 3,870
17 23 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 112/0 172 Running 3,635
18 38 42 Marty Robbins Dodge Marty Robbins Racing 109/0 171 Running 2,240
19 41 40 D.k. Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 106/0 168 Running 3,250
20 30 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 103/0 168 Running 2,940
21 31 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 100/0 167 Running 1,890
22 33 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Krystal 97/0 165 Running 1,840
23 32 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 94/0 165 Running 2,430
24 35 25 Ronnie Thomas * Chevrolet Louise Smith 91/0 164 Running 3,870
25 18 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 88/0 164 Running 2,310
26 8 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 85/0 158 Engine Failure 1,640
27 40 73 Steve Moore Chevrolet Willard-Moore 82/0 150 Running 1,590
28 4 27 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Howell Heflin 84/5 149 Broken Valve 5,040
29 12 68 Janet Guthrie Buick Kelly Girl 76/0 129 Accident 1,990
30 28 48 Al Holbert Oldsmobile Southland Industries 73/0 124 Broken Timing Chain 1,930
31 39 01 Earle Canavan Dodge Pepsi PE 119 Running 1,280
32 36 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Wixc 67/0 118 Accident 1,755
33 13 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 64/0 110 Running 1,730
34 11 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 66/5 105 Engine Failure 5,205
35 21 05 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Bearfinder 58/0 96 Broken Axle Housing 1,480
36 37 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Kockum's 55/0 94 Clutch/Brk. Axle Housing 1,155
37 16 49 Claude Ballott-Lena Dodge Jms PE 48 Engine Failure 1,130
38 10 92 Skip Manning Buick Stratagraph 49/0 46 Engine Failure 1,605
39 7 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 46/0 22 Cracked Cylinder Head 2,580
40 26 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Wangerin 43/0 9 Broken Valve Lifter 980
41 22 12 James Hylton Buick Rudd Auto Parts PE 1 Transmission 1,130
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 174.7 mph
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths
Time of Race: 02:51:45
Lead Changes: 67
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps.