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1978 Daytona 500 Qualifying Race 1 Duel at Daytona.jpg
Held on February 16, 1978 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
50 L, 125 M, 201.15 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 51 A.J. Foyt Valvoline Buick 50 21 running
2 5 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 50 1 running
3 17 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Oldsmobile 50 0 running
4 1 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 50 14 running
5 6 9 Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales Mercury 50 4 running
6 13 30 Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions Oldsmobile 50 0 running
7 20 41 Grant Adcox Krystal Chevy 50 0 running
8 9 98 Roland Wlodyka Osterlund Racing Buick 50 0 running
9 14 67 Buddy Arrington Rossmeyer Dodge 50 0 running
10 4 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 50 0 running
11 24 61 Joe Mihalic Norris Racing Oldsmobile 50 0 running
12 22 6 Ferrel Harris Autowize Dodge 49 0 accident
13 25 57 Dick May McClure Motors Ford 49 0 accident
14 27 26 Jimmy Lee Capps Hearne Produce Chevy 49 0 running
15 11 39 Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Racing Mercury 49 1 running
16 26 33 Jim Hurtubise Moran Electric Chevy 49 0 running
17 18 49 Claude Ballot-Lena JMS Dodge 49 0 running
18 16 18 Joe Frasson Frasson Racing Dodge 48 0 running
19 21 45 Baxter Price Price Racing Chevy 47 0 running
20 10 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 42 0
21 28 25 Sam Sommers Hearne's Vette Shop Chevy 41 0
22 23 05 Bruce Hill Bearfinder Oldsmobile 38 0
23 19 52 Jimmy Means Howard's Machine Shop Chevy 36 0
24 7 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 26 4 accident
25 12 34 Nestor Peles Peles Racing Chevy 25 0
26 3 27 Buddy Baker Anderson Racing Oldsmobile 24 5 accident
27 15 83 Claude Aubin Ray Racing Chevy 23 0
28 8 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 12 0
29 29 59 Tommy Robbs Porter & Queen Chevy 10 0
RACE DATA
Did not start:

Did not qualify:

Time of Race: 1h:00:58
Starting Lineup Set By: Time Trials
Fast Qualifier: Cale Yarborough
Preliminary Feature Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{PrelimWinners}}}|{{{PrelimWinners}}}]]
Heat Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{HeatWinners}}}|{{{HeatWinners}}}]]
Qualifier Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{QualWinners}}}|{{{QualWinners}}}]]
Dash Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{DashWinners}}}|{{{DashWinners}}}]]
Scramble Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ScrambleWinners}}}|{{{ScrambleWinners}}}]]
Consi Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ConsiWinners}}}|{{{ConsiWinners}}}]]
Non-Qualifiers Race Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{NonQualWinners}}}|{{{NonQualWinners}}}]]
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths
Average Speed: 123.018 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps - not available
Lead Changes: 11 among 7 drivers - not available
Fastest Lap: Unknown/Unentered