1978 Southern 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on September 4, 1978 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC
367 L, 501.322 M, 806.666 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 6 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 367 203 running 185
2 2 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 367 44 running 175
3 9 43 Richard Petty STP Chevy 366 1 running 170
4 19 92 Terry Labonte Duck Industries Chevy 356 0 running 160
5 3 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 355 21 running 160
6 16 9 Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales Mercury 355 0 running 150
7 25 48 James Hylton Southland Industries Chevy 353 0 running 146
8 29 67 Buddy Arrington Falls Radiator Dodge 350 0 running 142
9 28 25 Ronnie Thomas Autowize Chevy 349 0 running 138
10 4 72 Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevy 348 12 running 139
11 35 52 Jimmy Means Means Racing Chevy 345 0 running 130
12 40 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 340 0 running 127
13 33 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 337 0 running 124
14 32 4 Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear Chevy 336 0 running 121
15 31 45 Baxter Price Ray Cook's Bar-B-Q Chevy 326 0 engine 118
16 14 96 Dale Earnhardt Cardinal Tractor Ford 313 0 running 115
17 36 18 Joe Frasson Satterfield Heating Chevy 305 0 running 112
18 39 97 Ralph Jones Jones Supply Ford 303 0 running 109
19 18 17 Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis Chevy 297 0 running 106
20 24 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 281 0 engine 103
21 34 8 Ed Negre Jones Chrysler-Plymouth Chrysler 259 0 running 100
22 38 19 Bob Burcham Belden Asphalt Chevy 243 0 crash 97
23 23 30 Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions Chevy 241 0 running 94
24 7 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 224 59 crash 96
25 11 90 Dick Brooks Truxmore Mercury 221 0 engine 88
26 5 54 Lennie Pond W.I.N., Inc. Chevy 215 0 steering 85
27 21 3 Richard Childress Kansas Jack Chevy 179 0 engine 82
28 1 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 166 14 crash 84
29 17 40 D.K. Ulrich Midwestern Farm Lines Chevy 163 0 crash 76
30 15 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 162 1 crash 78
31 22 41 Grant Adcox Krystal Chevy 153 0 crash 70
32 12 27 Buddy Baker U.S. Army Chevy 149 11 engine 72
33 37 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 142 0 engine 64
34 8 5 Neil Bonnett Armor All Chevy 124 0 engine 61
35 10 2 Dave Marcis Rod Osterlund Chevy 122 0 crash 58
36 13 22 Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevy 122 1 crash 60
37 30 74 Bobby Wawak Chevy 112 0 crash 52
38 26 57 Dick May McClure Motors Ford 101 0 oil pump 49
39 27 01 Earle Canavan Addy Dodge 84 0 overheating 46
40 20 05 Bruce Hill Bearfinder Oldsmobile 80 0 rear end 43
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
Heat Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/Template:(({HeatWinnersTemplate:))|[[:Template:]]}
Dash Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/Template:(({DashWinnersTemplate:))|[[:Template:]]}
Consi Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/Template:(({ConsiWinnersTemplate:))|[[:Template:]]}
Non-Qualifiers Race Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/Template:(({NonQualWinnersTemplate:))|[[:Template:]]}
Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available