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RESULTS

1978 Official Race Results : Southern 500

Southern 500 | September 04, 1978 | Race 22 of 30

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 6 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 185/10 367 Running 26,200
2 2 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 175/5 367 Running 15,390
3 9 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 170/5 366 Running 10,775
4 19 92 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Duck Industries 160/0 356 Running 9,000
5 3 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 160/5 355 Running 10,375
6 16 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Dahlonega Ford Sales 150/0 355 Running 5,200
7 25 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Southland Industries 146/0 353 Running 7,000
8 29 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 142/0 350 Running 6,380
9 28 25 Ronnie Thomas * Chevrolet Autowize 138/0 349 Running 6,270
10 4 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 139/5 348 Running 7,650
11 35 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 130/0 345 Running 5,260
12 40 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 127/0 340 Running 5,065
13 33 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 124/0 337 Running 4,780
14 32 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 121/0 336 Running 3,150
15 31 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Ray Cook 118/0 326 Engine Failure 4,320
16 14 96 Dale Earnhardt Ford Cardinal Tractor 115/0 313 Running 3,100
17 36 18 Joe Frasson Chevrolet Satterfield Racing 112/0 305 Running 2,850
18 39 97 Ralph Jones Ford Jones 109/0 303 Running 2,700
19 18 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby / Ellis Automotive 106/0 297 Running 2,550
20 24 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 103/0 281 Blown Head Gasket 3,460
21 34 8 Ed Negre Chrysler Jones 100/0 259 Running 3,175
22 38 19 Bob Burcham Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 97/0 243 Accident 2,790
23 23 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Scotty's Fashions 94/0 241 Running 2,730
24 7 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 96/5 224 Accident 3,725
25 11 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 88/0 221 Broken Push Rod 2,645
26 5 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.i.n. 85/0 215 Steering 4,950
27 21 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Kansas Jack 82/0 179 Broken Valve 2,175
28 1 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 84/5 166 Accident 3,575
29 17 40 D.k. Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 76/0 163 Accident 2,275
30 15 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 78/5 162 Accident 1,625
31 22 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Krystal 70/0 153 Accident 1,675
32 12 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet U.S. Army 72/5 149 Engine Failure 2,175
33 37 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Wangerin 64/0 142 Engine Failure 1,375
34 8 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 61/0 124 Engine Failure 4,550
35 10 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Osterlund 58/0 122 Accident 1,325
36 13 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 60/5 122 Accident 3,025
37 30 74 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet Wawak 52/0 112 Accident 1,335
38 26 57 Dick May Ford McClure Motors 49/0 101 Oil Pump 1,250
39 27 01 Earle Canavan Dodge Addy 46/0 84 Overheating 1,325
40 20 05 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Bearfinder 43/0 80 Rear End 1,200
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 116.828 mph
Margin of Victory: 3 seconds
Time of Race: 04:17:28
Lead Changes: 21
Cautions: 9 for 72 laps.