1978 Los Angeles Times 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpgNASCAR Winston West Series.jpg
Held on November 19, 1978 at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, CA
200 L, 500 M, 804.6 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Note: 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers denoted in white rows, 1978 NASCAR Winston West Series in gold.
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 200 134 running
2 1 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Olds 200 16 running
3 5 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 200 2 running
4 8 27 Buddy Baker Circus-Circus Chevy 199 0 running
5 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 199 13 crash
6 9 54 Lennie Pond W.I.N. Chevy 198 1 running
7 10 98 Jimmy Insolo Kelly Girl Chevy 198 0 running
8 7 72 Benny Parsons 1st National City Chevy 197 1 running
9 11 90 Dick Brooks Truxmore Mercury 196 0 running
10 16 51 Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate Buick 196 1 running
11 14 3 Richard Childress Kansas Jack Olds 196 0 running
12 25 17 Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis Chevy 195 0 running
13 15 68 Janet Guthrie Singer Buick 194 0 running
14 13 73 Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee Olds 192 0 running
15 38 24 Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited Olds 190 0 running
16 24 48 James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts Olds 190 0 running
17 17 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford 190 0 running
18 27 12 Richard White Boulevard Automotive Chevy 188 2 engine
19 33 8 Ferrel Harris L.R. Cook Chevy 188 0 running
20 34 58 Rocky Moran Daisy Shoppe Buick 188 0 running
21 36 18 Ed Negre Jones Chrysler-Plymouth Chrysler 186 0 running
22 19 52 Jimmy Means Means Racing Chevy 186 0 running
23 18 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 185 0 running
24 40 4 Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear Chevy 183 0 running
25 26 81 John Borneman Borneman Plastering Chevy 181 0 running
26 22 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 178 0 running
27 12 2 Dave Marcis Kelly Girl Chevy 177 0 running
28 35 99 Don Noel Noel Fabrication Chevy 158 0 engine
29 20 16 Mel Larson Riviera Hot Spas Buick 138 0 ignition
30 32 25 Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith Chevy 129 0 engine
31 31 19 Dick May Belden Asphalt Chevy 113 0 running
32 39 0 Steve Pfeifer Leisure Living Chevy 98 0 battery
33 37 7 Harry Goularte Associated Concrete Chevy 97 0 engine
34 3 43 Richard Petty STP Chevy 83 30 engine
35 28 67 Buddy Arrington Leo's Red Mustang Ford 83 0 engine
36 29 37 Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer Chevy 43 0 overheating
37 21 5 Neil Bonnett Armor All Chevy 42 0 suspension
38 6 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 28 0 engine
39 23 08 Rick McCray McCray Racing Chevy 15 0 transmission
40 30 32 Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes Dodge 2 0 engine
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Earle Canavan, Jimmy Insolo, Ron McGee, Mike Roche, Bruce Hill, Don Puskarich, Dick Kranzler, Ed Hale, Ricky Rudd, Roy Smith, Tighe Scott, Dave Watson, D.K. Ulrich, Ernie Stierly, Baxter Price, Don Graham, Jack Simpson, Hal Callentine, Bobby Wawak, Ross Kusah, Dick Whalen, John Krebs, Billy Hagan, Chris Monoleos, Norm Palmer, Bennie Vaught, John Kieper
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