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1978 Official Race Results : Delaware 500

Delaware 500 | September 17, 1978 | Race 24 of 30

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 185/10 500 Running 14,600
2 8 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 175/5 500 Running 12,700
3 6 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet M.C. Anderson 170/5 499 Running 7,250
4 5 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 160/0 498 Running 4,000
5 7 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 160/5 497 Running 6,700
6 14 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 150/0 496 Running 4,300
7 12 54 Lennie Pond Oldsmobile W.i.n. 146/0 493 Running 5,300
8 10 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Osterlund 142/0 493 Running 3,130
9 13 1 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile Grog Pond 138/0 489 Running 1,800
10 15 92 Dick May Chevrolet Duck Industries 134/0 485 Running 3,220
11 16 25 Ronnie Thomas * Chevrolet Autowize 130/0 483 Running 3,560
12 3 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile CRC 127/0 482 Running 3,340
13 18 48 Al Holbert Chevrolet Southland Industries 124/0 472 Steering 2,655
14 27 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 121/0 468 Running 2,470
15 29 8 Ed Negre Dodge Jones 118/0 467 Running 2,285
16 26 01 Earle Canavan Dodge Canavan Racing PE 460 Running 1,200
17 20 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 112/0 458 Running 1,975
18 22 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby / Ellis Automotive 109/0 457 Running 1,050
19 31 34 Nestor Peles Chevrolet Peles Racing 106/0 439 Running 1,000
20 21 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Native Tan 103/0 438 Burned Piston 900
21 32 79 Frank Warren Dodge Spencer's Auto Service 100/0 438 Running 1,440
22 23 67 Buddy Arrington Chevrolet Lafayette Radio 97/0 432 Running 1,405
23 30 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 94/0 420 Running 1,345
24 36 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet J&S Truck Service 91/0 335 Burned Piston 700
25 19 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 88/0 320 Cracked Oil Pan 1,275
26 9 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 85/0 311 Broken Timing Chain 4,350
27 11 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 82/0 269 Ignition 4,525
28 25 29 Dave Dion Ford Green Mountain 79/0 238 Broken Valve 600
29 4 5 Neil Bonnett Oldsmobile Armor All 76/0 220 Accident 3,775
30 28 97 Ralph Jones Ford Jones 73/0 186 Engine Failure 550
31 33 19 Joey Arrington Dodge Rossmeyer 70/0 143 Broken Rear End Housing 1,040
32 24 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 67/0 140 Broken Valve 1,030
33 1 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 69/5 80 Burned Piston 1,520
34 17 18 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive PE 10 Quit 510
35 37 35 Louis Gatto Chevrolet L&J Automotive 58/0 5 Running Too Slow 500
36 34 61 Ferrel Harris Chrysler Jones PE 3 Quit 490
37 35 81 Jabe Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 52/0 1 Quit 480
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 119.323 mph
Margin of Victory: 19.7 seconds
Time of Race: 04:11:25
Lead Changes: 7
Cautions: 3 for 18 laps.