OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

NAPA NATIONAL 500

Bobby Allison won the 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Series NAPA National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Charlotte
  • LENGTH: 1.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $259,980

RACE

  • NUMBER: 27
  • NAME: NAPA National 500
  • DATE: 10-08-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 334 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 21

WINNER

  • NAME: Bobby Allison
  • CAR MAKE: Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 141.826
  • START POSITION: 8th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 40
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 8 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 185 334 108 Running 40,000
2 10 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 175 334 4 Running 23,575
3 12 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 170 334 5 Running 20,050
4 5 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 165 334 15 Running 16,775
5 1 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 160 333 35 Running 23,750
6 4 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 150 330 0 Running 10,315
7 6 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 151 330 3 Running 6,560
8 34 57 Dick May Ford McClure Motors 142 326 0 Running 4,665
9 19 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile CRC Chemicals 138 325 0 Running 6,540
10 14 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 134 325 0 Fuel pump 6,020
11 22 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 130 324 0 Running 5,760
12 36 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 127 322 0 Running 5,550
13 15 05 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Bearfinder 124 321 0 Running 3,640
14 33 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 121 321 0 Running 5,230
15 37 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 118 320 0 Running 4,920
16 32 49 Connie Saylor Dodge Lady & Son Auction 115 320 0 Running 3,790
17 26 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Dahlonega Ford Sales 112 319 0 Engine 3,240
18 35 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 109 318 0 Running 3,140
19 7 12 Harry Gant Chevrolet Autosense 0 317 0 Engine 3,115
20 23 16 Glenn Jarrett Oldsmobile Bealer Wholesale / Budweiser 103 317 0 Running 2,940
21 38 81 Ed Negre Chrysler Jones Chrysler-Plymouth 100 311 0 Running 1,790
22 2 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 102 311 59 Running 14,015
23 13 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet Busch 94 308 0 Running 3,710
24 16 92 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Duck Industries 91 293 0 Engine 2,475
25 27 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 88 278 0 Transmission 2,190
26 40 75 Butch Mock Chevrolet RahMoc Enterprises 85 254 0 Running 1,265
27 9 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 87 220 102 Ignition 11,440
28 3 72 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 84 186 3 Crash 5,365
29 25 96 Baxter Price Ford Cardinal Tractor 76 179 0 Engine 1,165
30 17 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 73 172 0 Transmission 4,865
31 24 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 70 159 0 Engine 1,680
32 20 00 John Utsman Chevrolet Lady & Son Auction 67 125 0 Crash 1,015
33 29 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Krystal 64 116 0 Crash 1,000
34 11 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet NAPA 61 110 0 Ignition 1,615
35 31 68 Janet Guthrie Buick Kings Mountain Truck Plaza 58 110 0 Steering 995
36 39 28 Jerry Jolly Buick Ski Machine 55 96 0 Crash 930
37 18 19 Bill Dennis Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 52 66 0 Clutch 1,560
38 28 8 Skip Manning Chevrolet Autowize 49 59 0 Engine 1,525
39 30 99 Dick Trickle Ford Puro Racing 46 24 0 Engine 910
40 21 71 Bobby Fisher Chevrolet Stroh's Beer 43 3 0 Engine 895