1978 Daytona 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on February 19, 1978 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
200 L, 500 M, 804.6 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 33 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 200 28 running 180
2 1 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 200 43 running 175
3 8 72 Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 199 2 running 170
4 2 53 Ron Hutcherson Valvoline Buick 199 0 running 160
5 32 90 Dick Brooks Truxmore Mercury 198 0 running 155
6 10 2 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 198 0 running 150
7 31 27 Buddy Baker M.C. Anderson Oldsmobile 196 76 engine 156
8 9 9 Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales Mercury 195 0 running 142
9 23 6 Ferrel Harris Autowize Dodge 195 0 running 138
10 28 54 Lennie Pond W.I.N. Oldsmobile 195 0 running 134
11 11 30 Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions Oldsmobile 194 0 running 130
12 18 92 Skip Manning Valvoline Buick 194 0 running 127
13 19 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 194 0 running 124
14 13 41 Grant Adcox Krystal Chevy 193 0 running 121
15 30 17 Roger Hamby Burger King Chevy 193 0 running 118
16 17 67 Buddy Arrington Rossmeyer Dodge 192 0 running 115
17 40 40 D.K. Ulrich Chevy 192 0 running 112
18 25 57 Dick May McClure Motors Ford 192 0 running 109
19 15 98 Roland Wlodyka Rod Osterlund Buick 192 0 running 106
20 26 28 Jerry Jolly Ski Machine Chevy 191 0 running 103
21 41 24 Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited Chevy 191 0 running 100
22 35 49 Claude Ballot-Lena JMS Dodge 190 0 running
23 27 26 Jimmy Lee Capps Hearne Produce Chevy 189 0 running 94
24 34 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 188 0 running 91
25 38 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 185 0 running 88
26 16 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 179 0 running 85
27 12 5 Neil Bonnett Armor All Dodge 150 0 engine 82
28 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 138 12 running 84
29 14 48 Al Holbert Southland Industries Chevy 136 0 engine 76
30 22 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 132 0 running 73
31 21 61 Joe Mihalic Jim Norris Oldsmobile 110 0 engine 70
32 3 51 A.J. Foyt Valvoline Buick 68 0 crash
33 6 43 Richard Petty STP Dodge 60 39 crash 69
34 5 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 60 0 crash 61
35 39 52 Jimmy Means Howard's Machine Shop Chevy 41 0 engine 58
36 29 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 30 0 engine 55
37 36 22 Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevy 21 0 handling 52
38 24 89 Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon Chevy 19 0 engine 49
39 7 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Oldsmobile 9 0 body dam 46
40 37 84 Morgan Shepherd Makar Enterprises Mercury 8 0 engine 43
41 20 66 Harry Gant C.C.C. Buick 1 0 engine 40
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: John Utsman, Earle Canavan, Bruce Hill, Steve Stolarek, Ed Negre, Nelson Oswald, Joe Frasson, Woody Fisher, Sam Sommers, Jim Hurtubise, Nestor Peles, Baxter Price, Tommy Robbs, Tom Frank, Janet Guthrie, Bobby Wawak, Claude Aubin, Earl Ross
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available