OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

DIXIE 500

Donnie Allison won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Dixie 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Atlanta
  • LENGTH: 1.522 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $158,615

RACE

  • NUMBER: 29
  • NAME: Dixie 500
  • DATE: 11-05-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 328 / 499
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 63

WINNER

  • NAME: Donnie Allison
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 124.312
  • START POSITION: 13th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 25
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 13 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 180 175 5 328 3 Running 19,850
2 11 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 175 170 5 328 61 Running 14,750
3 9 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 170 165 5 328 18 Running 9,750
4 10 98 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 160 160 0 327 0 Running 7,500
5 5 72 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 160 155 5 327 14 Running 9,000
6 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 155 150 5 325 3 Running 8,200
7 8 12 Harry Gant Chevrolet Black Diamond Coal 146 146 0 325 0 Running 4,800
8 1 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 147 142 5 323 67 Running 9,700
9 15 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 143 138 5 322 11 Running 5,900
10 12 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 134 134 0 320 0 Running 3,100
11 30 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 130 130 0 319 0 Running 2,700
12 19 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 127 127 0 317 0 Crash 3,330
13 18 92 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Duck Industries 124 124 0 317 0 Crash 3,020
14 16 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 121 121 0 317 0 Running 2,910
15 40 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 118 118 0 317 0 Running 2,740
16 27 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Sam Dell 115 115 0 317 0 Running 3,530
17 22 37 Dave Watson Chevrolet Ams Oil 112 112 0 316 0 Crash 1,600
18 28 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 109 109 0 316 0 Running 1,600
19 24 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 106 106 0 314 0 Running 2,320
20 34 8 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet L.R. Cook 103 103 0 314 0 Running 1,950
21 6 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Griffin Marine 110 100 10 311 151 Engine 11,565
22 35 30 Tighe Scott Oldsmobile Russ Togs 97 97 0 310 0 Running 1,505
23 21 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 94 94 0 310 0 Running 1,470
24 25 75 Butch Mock Chevrolet RahMoc Enterprises 91 91 0 310 0 Running 1,125
25 32 84 Skip Manning Mercury Valvoline 88 88 0 308 0 Running 1,050
26 36 81 Ed Negre Chrysler Jones Chrysler-Plymouth 85 85 0 303 0 Running 960
27 26 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 82 82 0 299 0 Running 900
28 7 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 79 79 0 298 0 Crash 4,440
29 29 97 Ralph Jones Ford Ralph Jones 76 76 0 298 0 Running 830
30 17 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 73 73 0 285 0 Engine 1,320
31 37 74 Tommy Gale Chevrolet Bobby Wawak 70 70 0 253 0 Engine 700
32 4 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 67 67 0 246 0 Oil line 1,190
33 38 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 64 64 0 172 0 Engine 1,180
34 14 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 61 61 0 137 0 Crash 4,370
35 23 48 Al Holbert Chevrolet Southland Industries 58 58 0 119 0 Engine 1,160
36 31 05 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Bearfinder 55 55 0 92 0 Engine 940
37 20 9 Bill Elliott Oldsmobile Dahlonega Ford Sales 52 52 0 80 0 Engine 630
38 33 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Krystal 49 49 0 41 0 Engine 620
39 3 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 46 46 0 5 0 Rear end 3,810
40 - 0 John Kennedy Ford Spohn's Body Shop 43 43 0 0 0 Did not start 600