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1978 Southeastern 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on April 2, 1978 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN
500 L, 266.5 M, 429 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 7 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 500 208 running 180
2 2 72 Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevy 499 253 running 180
3 3 2 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 497 39 running 170
4 6 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 494 0 running 160
5 10 54 Lennie Pond W.I.N., Inc. Chevy 494 0 running 155
6 4 3 Richard Childress Kansas Jack Oldsmobile 484 0 running 150
7 17 48 James Hylton Southland Industries Chevy 480 0 running 146
8 26 67 Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales Dodge 478 0 running 142
9 19 30 Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions Chevy 476 0 running 138
10 23 8 Ed Negre N.H. Coal Company Dodge 471 0 running 134
11 12 40 D.K. Ulrich Chevy 471 0 running 130
12 20 19 Dick May Belden Asphalt Chevy 469 0 running 127
13 22 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 462 0 running 124
14 21 35 Lynn Carroll Chevy 445 0 running
15 16 92 Skip Manning Stratagraph Chevy 431 0 running 118
16 27 45 Baxter Price Chevy 422 0 running 115
17 18 17 Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis Chevy 413 0 running 112
18 28 24 Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited Chevy 401 0 running 109
19 9 90 Dick Brooks Truxmore Ford 400 0 running 106
20 13 25 Ronnie Thomas Don Robertson Chevy 302 0 engine 103
21 5 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 293 0 engine 100
22 29 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 250 0 rear end 97
23 15 52 Jimmy Means Means Racing Chevy 187 0 crash 94
24 25 61 Joe Mihalic Jim Norris Chevy 172 0 engine 91
25 11 43 Richard Petty STP Dodge 47 0 crash 88
26 1 5 Neil Bonnett Armor All Dodge 44 0 crash 85
27 8 98 Roland Wlodyka Rod Osterlund Chevy 44 0 crash 82
28 14 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 16 0 rear end 79
29 24 74 Bobby Wawak Chevy 8 0 axle 76
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
Heat Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{HeatWinners}}}|{{{HeatWinners}}}]]
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