RESULTS

1978 Official Race Results : L.A. Times 500

L.A. Times 500 | November 19, 1978 | Race 30 of 30

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 185/10 200 Running 16,775
2 1 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 175/5 200 Running 15,550
3 5 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 170/5 200 Running 10,500
4 8 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Circus-Circus 160/0 199 Running 7,750
5 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 160/5 199 Accident 8,200
6 9 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.i.n. 155/5 198 Running 7,140
7 10 98 Jimmy Insolo Chevrolet Kelly Girl 146/0 198 Running 3,640
8 7 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st Nat'l City Trav. Cks. 147/5 197 Running 7,040
9 11 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 138/0 196 Running 5,040
10 16 51 Jim Thirkettle Buick Allied Box & Crate 139/5 196 Running 2,740
11 14 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 130/0 196 Running 4,170
12 25 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby / Ellis Automotive 127/0 195 Running 2,765
13 15 68 Janet Guthrie Buick Singer 124/0 194 Running 2,090
14 13 73 Bill Schmitt Oldsmobile Old Milwaukee 121/0 192 Running 3,960
15 38 24 Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile Transmissions Unlimited 118/0 190 Running 3,325
16 24 48 James Hylton Oldsmobile Palatine Automotive 115/0 190 Running 3,130
17 17 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 112/0 190 Running 2,945
18 27 12 Richard White Chevrolet Boulevard Automotive 114/5 188 Engine Failure 2,285
19 33 8 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet L.R. Cook 106/0 188 Running 2,625
20 34 58 Rocky Moran Buick Daisy Shoppe 103/0 188 Running 1,565
21 36 18 Ed Negre Chrysler Jones 100/0 186 Running 1,515
22 19 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 97/0 186 Running 2,315
23 18 76 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 94/0 185 Running 2,055
24 40 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 91/0 183 Running 1,365
25 26 81 John Borneman Chevrolet Borneman 88/0 181 Running 1,445
26 22 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 85/0 178 Running 1,885
27 12 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Kelly Girl 82/0 177 Running 1,315
28 35 99 Don Noel Chevrolet Noel Fabrication 79/0 158 Rod 1,165
29 20 16 Mel Larson Buick Riviera Hot Spas 76/0 138 Ignition 1,115
30 32 25 Ronnie Thomas * Chevrolet Louise Smith 73/0 129 Engine Failure 1,555
31 31 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 70/0 113 Running 1,505
32 39 0 Steve Pfeifer Chevrolet Leisure Living 67/0 98 Battery 955
33 37 7 Harry Goularte Chevrolet Associated Concrete 64/0 97 Engine Failure 905
34 3 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 66/5 83 Engine Failure 4,555
35 28 67 Buddy Arrington Ford Leo's Red Mustang 58/0 83 Engine Failure 1,305
36 29 37 Chuck Wahl Chevrolet Excel Trailer 55/0 43 Overheating 795
37 21 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 52/0 42 Rear Suspension 4,485
38 6 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 49/0 28 Engine Failure 1,275
39 23 08 Rick McCray Chevrolet McCray Racing 46/0 15 Drive Train 765
40 30 32 Ray Elder Dodge Midland Motor Homes 43/0 2 Broken Rod 755
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 137.783 mph
Margin of Victory: 1.7 seconds
Time of Race: 03:37:44
Lead Changes: 30
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps.
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