OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

CAPITAL CITY 400

Darrell Waltrip won the 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Richmond International Raceway
  • LOCATION: Richmond
  • LENGTH: 0.542 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $73,485

RACE

  • NUMBER: 23
  • NAME: Capital City 400
  • DATE: 09-10-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 400 / 217
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 27

WINNER

  • NAME: Darrell Waltrip
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 79.568
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 16
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 1 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 180 400 65 Running 13,800
2 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 175 400 44 Running 8,800
3 3 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 175 400 276 Running 6,575
4 10 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 160 399 0 Running 6,450
5 7 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 155 397 0 Running 3,300
6 6 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 150 397 0 Running 4,200
7 13 92 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Duck Industries 146 392 0 Running 2,550
8 12 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 142 391 0 Running 2,320
9 11 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 143 388 1 Running 1,930
10 14 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 134 388 0 Running 1,525
11 15 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 130 387 0 Running 1,850
12 9 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 132 384 1 Running 3,300
13 21 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 124 381 0 Running 1,690
14 17 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 121 381 0 Running 1,605
15 26 8 Dick May Dodge Ed Negre 118 379 0 Running 1,370
16 18 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 115 376 0 Running 1,210
17 25 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 112 375 0 Running 1,050
18 8 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 109 374 0 Running 825
19 27 19 Joey Arrington Chevrolet Sam Dell 106 364 0 Running 800
20 5 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 108 356 13 Rear end 3,250
21 19 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 100 350 0 Running 500
22 20 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Ray Cook's Bar-B-Q 97 317 0 Running 725
23 28 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 94 256 0 Handling 700
24 22 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 91 198 0 Engine 685
25 29 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet G & S Truck Service 88 172 0 Overheating 425
26 4 29 Dave Dion Ford Green Mountain 85 85 0 Rear end 425
27 16 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 82 49 0 Crash 650
28 23 81 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet Autowize 79 28 0 Overheating 350
29 30 80 Wayne Morgan Chevrolet Yellow Cab 76 16 0 Overheating 325
30 24 1 Ed Negre Chrysler Jones Chrysler-Plymouth 0 6 0 Brakes 300