1978 American 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on October 22, 1978 at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC
492 L, 507.744 M, 817.212 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 492 376 running 185
2 4 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 490 0 running 170
3 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 488 24 running 170
4 12 72 Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevy 486 11 running 165
5 8 90 Dick Brooks Truxmore Ford 486 1 running 160
6 11 43 Richard Petty STP Chevy 485 18 running 155
7 5 54 Lennie Pond W.I.N., Inc. Chevy 485 12 running 151
8 10 2 Dave Marcis Rod Osterlund Chevy 484 2 running 147
9 21 67 Buddy Arrington Falls Radiator Dodge 473 0 running 138
10 24 3 Richard Childress Kansas Jack Oldsmobile 472 0 running 134
11 14 92 Dick May Duck Industries Chevy 471 0 running 130
12 20 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 468 1 running 132
13 23 52 Jimmy Means Means Racing Chevy 465 0 running 124
14 13 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Chevy 464 10 running 126
15 26 24 Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited Chevy 459 0 running 118
16 28 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 448 0 running 115
17 27 4 Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear Chevy 444 0 running 112
18 18 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 444 0 running 109
19 30 45 Baxter Price Chevy 441 0 running 106
20 2 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 423 12 driver ill 108
21 17 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Chevy 374 3 spindle 105
22 7 27 Buddy Baker M.C. Anderson Racing Chevy 324 14 engine 102
23 25 18 Joe Frasson Buick 293 0 engine 94
24 16 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 284 8 clutch 96
25 6 22 Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevy 262 0 engine 88
26 19 17 Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis Chevy 215 0 engine 85
27 36 31 Bobby Wawak Jim Norris Chevy 214 0 engine 82
28 33 95 Junior Miller Miller Roofing Chevy 122 0 quit 79
29 29 19 Elmo Langley Belden Asphalt Chevy 88 0 engine 76
30 32 87 Johnny Halford Satterfield Heating Chevy 84 0 engine
31 9 5 Neil Bonnett Armor All Chevy 76 0 engine 70
32 34 59 Charlie Blanton Danny Queen Chevy 52 0 ignition
33 22 25 Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith Chevy 34 0 engine 64
34 31 81 Ferrel Harris L.R. Cook Chevy 6 0 crash 61
35 15 8 Ed Negre D & D Medical Dodge 4 0 engine 58
36 35 29 Bill Hollar Hollar Auto Parts Chevy 0 0 quit 55
RACE DATA
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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