1978 Winston 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on May 14, 1978 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
188 L, 500.08 M, 804.828 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 188 81 running 185
2 22 27 Buddy Baker TV-6 Oldsmobile 188 15 running 175
3 2 51 A.J. Foyt Valvoline Buick 187 0 running
4 4 92 Skip Manning Pitt Grill Restaurants Buick 187 0 running 160
5 36 41 Grant Adcox Krystal Chevy 186 0 running 155
6 20 9 Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales Mercury 185 0 running 150
7 5 6 Ferrel Harris Autowize Dodge 185 0 running
8 9 2 Dave Marcis Shoney's Chevy 184 0 running 142
9 23 3 Richard Childress CRC Chemicals Oldsmobile 184 0 running 138
10 27 48 James Hylton Southland Industries Oldsmobile 183 0 running 134
11 10 43 Richard Petty STP Dodge 183 2 running 135
12 29 67 Buddy Arrington Sam Dell Dodge 180 0 running 127
13 21 30 Tighe Scott Russ Togs Oldsmobile 180 0 running 124
14 30 25 Ronnie Thomas Louise Smith Chevy 180 0 running 121
15 6 90 Dick Brooks Truxmore Mercury 179 0 running 118
16 26 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford 178 0 running 115
17 37 40 D.K. Ulrich Chevy 177 0 running 112
18 25 49 Claude Ballot-Lena Lady & Son Auction Dodge 177 0 running
19 24 17 Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis Chevy 175 0 fan blade 106
20 38 45 Baxter Price Chevy 172 0 running 103
21 7 54 Lennie Pond W.I.N., Inc. Chevy 168 0 engine 100
22 18 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 165 49 engine 102
23 35 19 Dick May Belden Asphalt Chevy 162 0 engine 94
24 17 1 Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic Chevy 158 34 engine 96
25 41 24 Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited Chevy 153 0 engine 88
26 33 10 Jimmy Means Tidewater Glass Ford 151 0 running 85
27 13 22 Ricky Rudd 1st National City Travelers Checks Buick 150 1 engine 87
28 34 8 Ed Negre Waltrip Racing Center Dodge 146 0 running 79
29 16 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 134 0 running 76
30 11 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury 133 0 engine 73
31 8 72 Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile 121 1 clutch 75
32 28 00 John Utsman Lady & Son Auction Chevy 93 0 engine 67
33 32 77 Chuck Bown Holiday Campers Chevy 80 0 engine 64
34 14 53 Ron Hutcherson Valvoline Buick 77 0 transmission 61
35 15 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 51 0 overheating 58
36 31 05 Bruce Hill Bearfinder Oldsmobile 38 0 engine 55
37 39 02 Frank Hill Fife Chevy 37 0 radiator
38 12 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 34 5 transmission 54
39 3 5 Neil Bonnett Armor All Oldsmobile 31 0 engine 46
40 40 70 J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating Chevy 5 0 engine 43
41 19 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley Chevy 4 0 engine 40
RACE DATA
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available