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1978 Old Dominion 500


Race 25 of 30


Martinsville
500 laps
Time of race: 3:18:54
Average speed of winner: 79.185 mph
Margin of victory: 3 car lengths
Lead changes: 6 among 4 leaders
Cautions: 4 for 19 laps
Lap leaders: Pond 1-45, Gant 46-90, Yarborough 91-246, Waltrip 247-269, Yarborough 270-472, Waltrip 473-487, Yarborough 488-500

Race notes: Last pole for Lennie Pond. Finale for Satch Worley.



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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
16Cale Yarborough111st National City Travelers ChecksOldsmobileJohnsonCarter5003372running22550185
23Darrell Waltrip88GatoradeChevroletDiGardBuddy Parrott500238running10550175
34Benny Parsons721st National City Travelers ChecksChevroletL.G. DeWittElder49800running8100165
47Neil Bonnett5Armor-AllChevroletStacy49800running6700160
51Lennie Pond54W.I.N.ChevroletRanierWilson86.558497145running6950160
62Richard Petty43STPChevroletPettyInman49600running5200150
79Bobby Allison15Norris IndustriesFordMooreMoore49400running4700146
817Dave Marcis2OsterlundChevroletOsterlundLivengood49200running3200142
915Terry Labonte92Duck IndustriesChevroletHagan49100running3100138
1019Buddy Arrington67Falls RadiatorDodgeArrington48600running2730134
1126James Hylton48Palatine AutomotiveChevroletHyltonShelmerdine48400running2320130
1213Richard Childress3Kansas JackOldsmobileChildress48400running2150127
1312Dick Brooks90TruxmoreFordDonlavey48000running1940124
1414Satch Worley47Race Hill FarmOldsmobileJack Beebe47300rear end850121
1527Gary Myers4Spencer's Baby WearChevroletGary Myers47000running800118
1621Ronnie Thomas25Louise SmithChevroletDon Robertson46500running2180115
1728Dick May19Belden AsphaltChevroletHenley Gray46500running1545112
1829Ed Negre8JonesDodgeNegre46300running1410109
1925Baxter Price45Price RacingChevroletBaxter Price46100running1225106
2023Ferrel Harris95Miller RoofingChevroletJunior Miller45300engine650103
2120Frank Warren79Native TanDodgeFrank Warren45000running890100
2211J.D. McDuffie70Bailey ExcavatingChevroletMcDuffie40900brakes88097
2324Jimmy Means52Means RacingChevroletMeans40300overheating87094
2416Roger Hamby17Hamby/Ellis AutomotiveChevroletHamby35400brakes61091
258David Pearson21PurolatorMercuryWood BrothersLeonard Wood34000rear end85088
265Buddy Baker27M.C. AndersonChevroletM.C. AndersonIfft32900engine84085
2722Tommy Gale64Sunny King Ford & HondaFordLangley11100cam shaft83082
2810Harry Gant12Black DiamondChevroletChilders90145engine107084
2918Tighe Scott30Russ TogsChevroletBallard4200accident81076
3030Cecil Gordon24AutowizeChevroletCecil Gordon2000brakes80073

Points standings

RankDriverPointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5sTop 10s
1Cale Yarborough405225582020
2Benny Parsons364425231317
3Dave Marcis362425001220
4Darrell Waltrip359825161516
5Bobby Allison350725131017
6Richard Petty33062500914
7Lennie Pond314623511115
8Dick Brooks30722500413
9Buddy Arrington3070250016
10Richard Childress29702500110
11Neil Bonnett27182530611
12J.D. McDuffie2657251016
13Tighe Scott2647250006
14Frank Warren2584250000
15D.K. Ulrich2452220003
16Dick May2400230001
17David Pearson238418541010
18Ronnie Thomas2372230002
19Jimmy Means2347230002
20Cecil Gordon2211220001
21Tommy Gale2166210000
22Baxter Price2136210000
23Roger Hamby2039210002
24Buddy Baker1697151037
25Skip Manning1665150014

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