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RESULTS

1978 Official Race Results : Champion 400

Champion 400 | August 20, 1978 | Race 20 of 30

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 1 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 180/5 200 Running 12,000
2 3 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 180/10 200 Running 13,275
3 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170/5 200 Running 9,325
4 7 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Osterlund 165/5 200 Running 5,950
5 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 160/5 198 Running 7,300
6 12 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 150/0 198 Running 4,950
7 9 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 151/5 197 Running 4,330
8 15 54 Lennie Pond Oldsmobile W.i.n. 142/0 196 Running 5,400
9 17 5 Neil Bonnett Oldsmobile Armor All 138/0 195 Running 5,300
10 11 8 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet Autowize 134/0 194 Running 3,820
11 28 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 130/0 194 Running 3,610
12 26 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 127/0 193 Running 3,390
13 5 72 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 129/5 191 Running 5,150
14 14 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 121/0 190 Accident 5,075
15 31 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Wixc Radio 118/0 190 Running 2,810
16 24 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 115/0 190 Running 2,370
17 33 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 112/0 189 Running 2,135
18 36 8 Ed Negre Dodge Negre 109/0 189 Running 1,050
19 27 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 106/0 187 Running 1,925
20 34 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 103/0 185 Running 1,000
21 30 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 100/0 183 Running 1,615
22 29 7 Joey Arrington Dodge Sam Dell 97/0 183 Running 950
23 10 40 D.k. Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 99/5 181 Running 1,555
24 35 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 91/0 170 Running 1,520
25 23 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Wangerin 88/0 143 Engine Failure 1,330
26 25 25 Ronnie Thomas * Chevrolet Louise Smith 85/0 139 Engine Failure 1,405
27 18 68 Janet Guthrie Buick Kelly Girl PE 128 Engine Failure 780
28 21 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 84/5 113 Cracked Cylinder Head 2,255
29 19 1 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile Grog Pond 76/0 96 Broken Valve 740
30 16 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby / Ellis Automotive 73/0 88 Overheating 720
31 8 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 75/5 68 Broken Valve 1,195
32 32 01 Earle Canavan Dodge Pepsi 67/0 59 Transmission 685
33 20 92 Mel Larson Oldsmobile Thermo-Sol 64/0 31 Wiring System 1,175
34 13 05 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Bearfinder 61/0 23 Engine Failure 665
35 22 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 58/0 17 Engine Failure 1,155
36 6 27 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile M.C. Anderson 55/0 9 Engine Failure 1,130
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 129.566 mph
Margin of Victory: 0.32 seconds
Time of Race: 03:05:14
Lead Changes: 34
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps.