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1978 Running of the Marty Robbins World Open 500
1978 Marty Robbins World Open 500 Marty Robbins World Open 500.jpg
Held on October 1, 1978 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Nashville, TN
500 L, 298 M, 479.5 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 33 Danny Byrd 500 running
2 4 18 Mike Miller 499
3 14 77 Harry Gant 496
4 42 Jerry Makara 496
5 2 99 Dick Trickle 496
6 95 Ray Young 489
7 3 98 Jody Ridley 488
8 75 Fred Whisler 480
9 91 Junior Niedecken 478
10 40 Don Hawn 469
11 15 Rich Somers 465
12 5 Sandy Goss 463
13 60 Ronnie Hutton 456
14 43 Don Biederman 384
15 9 45 Gene Morgan 380
16 16 David Simko 352
17 88 Bob Strait 346
18 55 James Ham 342
19 30 2 Ray Jenkins 334
20 84 Mike Alexander 290
21 86 L.D. Ottinger 290
22 21 23 Tony Cunningham 285
23 12 11 Dave Mader, III 282
24 8 62 Rick Wilson 279
25 6 39 Randy Sweet 277
26 10 Dave Chase 210
27 34 Larry Schuler 175
28 12 Randy Tissot 144
29 7 36 Joe Shear 134
30 24 14 Sterling Marlin 121
31 27 71 Gary Adams 119
32 5 25 Larry Detjens 114
33 6 Jerry Kemperman 114
34 1 Donnie Allison 104
35 24 Alton Jones 103
36 11 28 Ronnie Sanders 97
37 28 83 Jerry Long 68
38 10 20 John Anderson 40
39 41 Wayne Carden 1
40 25 1 Jack Ingram 1
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: ???
Starting Lineup Set By: Unknown Methods
Fast Qualifier:
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}}}]]
Consi Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ConsiWinners}}}|{{{ConsiWinners}}}]]
Non-Qualifiers Race Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{NonQualWinners}}}|{{{NonQualWinners}}}]]
Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available
Fastest Lap: Unknown/Unentered
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
  • Junior Hanley drove in relief for Bryd, Detjens in relief of Miller.
  • Some news reports listed Dick Trickle as the original third place finisher, but we believe he was moved to fifth after a later scoring recheck.