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1978 World 600


Race 12 of 30


Charlotte
400 laps
Time of race: 4:20:12
Average speed of winner: 138.355 mph
Margin of victory: 2 sec.
Lead changes: 43 among 6 leaders
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Lap leaders: Pearson 1-42, Waltrip 43-62, D. Allison 63, Pearson 64-85, Waltrip 86-96, Pearson 97, Waltrip 98-118, Pearson 119, Waltrip 120-130, D. Allison 131-134, Pearson 135-137, Yarborough 138, Pearson 139-140, Yarborough 141-207, Parsons 208, Yarborough 209-214, Pearson 215-219, Waltrip 220-223, Pearson 224, Waltrip 225, Yarborough 226, Waltrip 227-232, Yarborough 233-254, Waltrip 255, Yarborough 256-278, Parsons 279-280, Waltrip 281-298, Yarborough 299-308, Parsons 309, Waltrip 310-313, Pearson 314-321, Waltrip 322-332, B. Allison 333, Waltrip 334-335, D. Allison 336-342, Waltrip 343, D. Allison 344-351, Waltrip 352-354, D. Allison 355-368, Waltrip 369-371, D. Allison 372, Waltrip 373-377, Parsons 378, Waltrip 379-400

Race notes: Finale for Roland Wlodyka.

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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
117Darrell Waltrip88GatoradeChevroletDiGardBuddy Parrott40017144running36075185
214Donnie Allison1Hawaiian TropicChevroletEllingtonPittman400635running20875175
36Bobby Allison15Norris IndustriesFordMooreMoore40011running17175170
42Cale Yarborough111st National City Travelers ChecksOldsmobileJohnsonCarter4007130running24900165
51David Pearson21PurolatorMercuryWood BrothersLeonard Wood160.551400985running24850160
612Benny Parsons721st National City Travelers ChecksOldsmobileL.G. DeWittElder40045running12035155
710Buddy Baker27M.C. AndersonChevroletM.C. AndersonIfft39900running9215146
816Richard Petty43STPDodgePettyInman39800running9990142
97Sterling Marlin14Cunningham-KelleyChevroletCunningham-Kelley39400running9615138
1024Bruce Hill05BearfinderOldsmobileClary39300running8015134
1126Grant Adcox41KrystalChevroletAdcox38900running7065130
1233Morgan Shepherd33Mr. B Race EnginesMercuryMakar38900running6465127
1340Dick May57McClure MotorsFordMcClure Motors38800running5815124
1423Bill Elliott9Dahlonega Ford SalesMercuryGeorge ElliottElliott38700running5115121
1534Buddy Arrington67Sam DellDodgeArrington38600running6765118
1629John Utsman00Lady & SonChevroletEd Whitaker38400running4015115
1728Dale Earnhardt96Carolina TractorFordCronkite38200running34150
1831Gary Myers4Spencer's Baby WearChevroletGary Myers38000running3315109
195Dick Brooks90TruxmoreMercuryDonlavey37300running6245106
2022Richard Childress3CRCOldsmobileChildress37200running4935103
2119Roland Wlodyka98OsterlundChevroletOsterlund36900running2665100
2230J.D. McDuffie70Bailey ExcavatingChevroletMcDuffie36900running437597
2336Frank Warren19Belden AsphaltDodgeHenley Gray36900running410594
2421Tommy Gale64Sunny King Ford & HondaFordLangley35600running379591
2538Baxter Price45Price RacingChevroletBaxter Price35500running348588
2615Skip Manning92StratagraphChevroletHagan35200running271085
2735Jim Vandiver89NixonChevroletO.L. Nixon34300timing chain155582
2820Ricky Rudd221st National City Travelers ChecksChevroletAl Rudd33100running343079
2925D.K. Ulrich40Pants RackChevroletUlrich32300running214576
3037Ronnie Thomas25Louise SmithChevroletDon Robertson31800steering219073
3127Tighe Scott30Russ TogsOldsmobileBallard24000engine198570
323Dave Marcis2Shoney'sChevroletOsterlundLivengood19800engine594067
339Lennie Pond54W.I.N.OldsmobileRanierWilson19500accident134064
3418Connie Saylor49Lady & SonDodgeG.C. Spencer18400engine131561
3513Neil Bonnett5Armor-AllOldsmobileStacy15700engine441558
364Harry Gant12Black DiamondChevroletChilders14000overheating319055
3739Jimmy Means52Bell Brothers Auto PartsChevroletMeans12900throttle cable166552
388Al Holbert48Southland IndustriesOldsmobileHyltonShelmerdine11300accident169049
3911Ron Hutcherson51Gilmore/ValvolineBuickFoyt11200accident11150
4032Jerry Jolly28Ski MachineChevroletCharles Dean2000sway bar109043

Points standings

RankDriverPointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5sTop 10s
1Benny Parsons1862121289
2Cale Yarborough1832123288
3Dave Marcis1738120069
4Darrell Waltrip1683120467
5Bobby Allison1665121248
6Lennie Pond1562111078
7Richard Petty1537120046
8Buddy Arrington1527120013
9Skip Manning1455120014
10Richard Childress1444120006
11Dick Brooks1412120025
12D.K. Ulrich1360120001
13Neil Bonnett1286123035
14Frank Warren1251120000
15Tighe Scott1194120002
16Jimmy Means1111110002
17Cecil Gordon1108110001
18Tommy Gale1106110000
19David Pearson109592244
20J.D. McDuffie1078120001
21Dick May985100000
22Roger Hamby967100000
23Ronnie Thomas961100000
24Baxter Price95190000
25Buddy Baker87771014

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