1978 Alabama Sportsman 300 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship.jpg
Held on May 6, 1978 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
113 L, 300.58 M, 483.753 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 04 Joe Millikan Millikan Racing Dodge 113 18 running
2 7 21 Donnie Allison J.W. Hunt Produce Chevy 113 64 running
3 9 90 Ray Hendrick Sunny King Ford Ford 113 1 running
4 12 5 Neil Bonnett Nelson Racing Pontiac 112 0 running
5 8 73 Randy Tissot Tissott Racing Chevy 111 0 running
6 11 14 Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelly Chevy 111 4 running
7 22 7 Morgan Shepherd Mr Parts & Mr Air Conditioning Pontiac 111 5 running
8 13 34 Bob Pressley Precision Products Chevy 111 0 running
9 3 77 Harry Gant Greene Racing Chevy 109 1 running
10 15 50 Joe Frasson Cox Racing Mercury 108 0 running
11 11 Tommy Riggins Nimnicht Chevy 108 0 running
12 06 Jack Frazier Don's Alignment Ford 107 0 running
13 8 Carson Baird Precision Eng. Dodge 104 0 running
14 32 Mike Riley Ramsey Const. Co. Chevy 104 0 running
15 4 Buddy Byles Mercury 103 0 running
16 17 Clyde Peoples Gregory Chevy 101 0 running
17 87 Bob Jarvis Quality Grading Ford 96 0 running
18 09 Delma Cowart Coastal Transmission Chevy 95 0 wreck
19 51 Jack Nolan Industrial Valve Service Plymouth 85 0 transmission
20 84 Connie Saylor Sievers Racing Chevy 82 0 engine
21 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade, DiGard Chevy 62 8 driveshaft
22 68 Bob Keselowski Joe Deaton Dodge 61 0 oil pump
23 72 Donald Graham Graham Racing Chevy 60 0 fuel pump
24 74 Benny Kerley Grant Donohew & Sons Chevy 59 0 engine
25 82 Dave Duncan Chevy 58 0 engine
26 1 Geoffrey Bodine No 1 Racing Team Chevy 54 0 cylinder head
27 94 Jack Ingram Caroline Ford 52 3 transmission
28 27 Sam Sommers Denmark Racing Chevy 47 2 engine
29 12 Bobby Allison Allison Racing Matador 24 6 engine
30 26 Randall Fowler Chevy 18 0 engine
31 10 Scotty Lovelady Lovelady Racing Chevy 16 0 engine
32 9 Wayne Peterson Dodge 7 0 wreck
33 28 Gene Glover Eddie's Auto Parts Chevy 7 0 engine
34 81 Johnny Halford Halford Racing Plymouth 4 0 oil pressure
35 97 Red Farmer Palmer Building Chevy 4 0 engine
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: 1h:55:24
Fast Qualifier: Joe Millikan - 50.886 sec.
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Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: 156.281 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps - (9-13 [Jarvis, spin, turn two]; 26-32 [B. Allison, engine]); 35-38 [Keselowski & Tissot, spin, turn two]; 94-96 [Saylor, stalled, pit entrance]; 106-110 [Cowart, wreck, turn four]).
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - Bobby Allison (1); Sam Sommers (2-3); Donnie Allison (4); Jack Ingram (5); Darrell Waltrip (6); Joe Millikan (7); Waltrip (8-10); Ingram (11); Sterling Marlin (12-13); D. Allison (14-15); B. Allison (16-20); D. Allison (21-22); Marlin (23-24); D. Allison (25); Harry Gant (26); Morgan Shepherd (27-31); Ingram (32); D. Allison (33-47); Waltrip (48-49); D. Allison (50-57); Waltrip (58-59); D. Allison (60-64); Millikan (65-75); D. Allison (76-81); Millikan (82-83); D. Allison (84-93); Ray Hendrick (94); D. Allison (95-99); Millikan (100-102); D. Allison (103-112); Millikan (113).