OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHERN 500

Cale Yarborough won the 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Darlington Raceway
  • LOCATION: Darlington
  • LENGTH: 1.366 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $200,170

RACE

  • NUMBER: 22
  • NAME: Southern 500
  • DATE: 09-04-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 367 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 9 / 72

WINNER

  • NAME: Cale Yarborough
  • CAR MAKE: Oldsmobile
  • AVG SPEED: 116.828
  • START POSITION: 6th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 21
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 6 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 185 367 203 Running 30,175
2 2 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 175 367 44 Running 18,450
3 9 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 170 366 1 Running 13,175
4 19 92 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Duck Industries 160 356 0 Running 9,850
5 3 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 160 355 21 Running 10,875
6 16 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Dahlonega Ford Sales 150 355 0 Running 5,200
7 25 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Southland Industries 146 353 0 Running 7,000
8 29 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 142 350 0 Running 6,380
9 28 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Autowize 138 349 0 Running 6,270
10 4 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 139 348 12 Running 7,650
11 35 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 130 345 0 Running 5,260
12 40 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 127 340 0 Running 5,065
13 33 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 124 337 0 Running 4,780
14 32 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 121 336 0 Running 3,150
15 31 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Ray Cook's Bar-B-Q 118 326 0 Engine 4,320
16 14 96 Dale Earnhardt Ford Cardinal Tractor 115 313 0 Running 3,100
17 36 18 Joe Frasson Chevrolet Satterfield Heating 112 305 0 Running 2,850
18 39 97 Ralph Jones Ford Jones Supply 109 303 0 Running 2,700
19 18 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 106 297 0 Running 2,550
20 24 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 103 281 0 Engine 2,480
21 34 8 Ed Negre Chrysler Jones Chrysler-Plymouth 100 259 0 Running 3,175
22 38 19 Bob Burcham Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 97 243 0 Crash 2,790
23 23 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Scotty's Fashions 94 241 0 Running 2,730
24 7 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 96 224 59 Crash 3,725
25 11 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 88 221 0 Engine 2,645
26 5 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 85 215 0 Steering 4,950
27 21 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Kansas Jack 82 179 0 Engine 2,175
28 1 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 84 166 14 Crash 3,575
29 17 40 D.K. Ulrich Chevrolet Midwestern Farm Lines 76 163 0 Crash 2,275
30 15 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 78 162 1 Crash 1,625
31 22 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Krystal 70 153 0 Crash 1,675
32 12 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet U.S. Army 72 149 11 Engine 2,175
33 37 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Blackie Wangerin 64 142 0 Engine 1,375
34 8 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 61 124 0 Engine 4,550
35 10 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 58 122 0 Crash 1,325
36 13 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 60 122 1 Crash 3,025
37 30 74 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet Bobby Wawak 52 112 0 Crash 1,325
38 26 57 Dick May Ford McClure Motors 49 101 0 Oil pump 1,250
39 27 01 Earle Canavan Dodge Addy 46 84 0 Overheating 1,325
40 20 05 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Bearfinder 43 80 0 Rear end 1,200