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RESULTS

1978 Official Race Results : American 500

American 500 | October 22, 1978 | Race 28 of 30

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 1 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 185/10 492 Running 17,310
2 4 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 170/0 490 Running 11,650
3 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170/5 488 Running 9,550
4 12 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 165/5 486 Running 7,900
5 8 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 160/5 486 Running 6,050
6 11 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 155/5 485 Running 7,000
7 5 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.i.n. 151/5 485 Running 6,100
8 10 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Osterlund 147/5 484 Running 4,200
9 21 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 138/0 473 Running 4,230
10 24 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Kansas Jack 134/0 472 Running 4,320
11 14 92 Dick May Chevrolet Duck Industries 130/0 471 Running 3,560
12 20 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 132/5 468 Running 3,240
13 23 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 124/0 465 Running 2,960
14 13 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive 126/5 464 Running 2,720
15 26 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 118/0 459 Running 2,510
16 28 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 115/0 448 Running 2,250
17 27 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 112/0 444 Running 1,300
18 18 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 109/0 444 Running 1,865
19 30 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 106/0 441 Running 1,730
20 2 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 108/5 423 Driver Sick 1,250
21 17 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 105/5 374 Broken Spindle 1,495
22 7 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet M.C. Anderson 102/5 324 Cracked Cylinder Head 1,400
23 25 18 Joe Frasson Buick Frasson Racing 94/0 293 Engine Failure 775
24 16 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 96/5 284 Clutch 1,325
25 6 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 88/0 262 Broken Valve 2,225
26 19 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby / Ellis Automotive 85/0 215 Blown Head Gasket 1,200
27 36 31 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet Jim Norris 82/0 214 Engine Failure 675
28 33 95 Junior Miller Chevrolet Miller Roofing 79/0 122 Quit 630
29 29 19 Elmo Langley Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 76/0 88 Engine Failure 1,120
30 32 87 Johnny Halford Chevrolet Satterfield Heating PE 84 Engine Failure 610
31 9 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 70/0 76 Engine Failure 4,300
32 34 59 Charlie Blanton Chevrolet Danny Queen PE 52 Ignition 590
33 22 25 Ronnie Thomas * Chevrolet Louise Smith 64/0 34 Engine Failure 1,080
34 31 81 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet L.R. Cook 61/0 6 Accident 570
35 15 8 Ed Negre Dodge D&d Medial 58/0 4 Engine Failure 1,060
36 35 29 Bill Hollar Chevrolet Hollar Auto Parts 55/0 0 Quit 550
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 117.288 mph
Margin of Victory: 2 laps
Time of Race: 04:15:58
Lead Changes: 19
Cautions: 5 for 52 laps.