OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHEASTERN 500

Darrell Waltrip won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Southeastern 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Bristol
  • LENGTH: 0.533 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $87,510

RACE

  • NUMBER: 6
  • NAME: Southeastern 500
  • DATE: 04-02-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 267
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 40

WINNER

  • NAME: Darrell Waltrip
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 92.401
  • START POSITION: 7th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 7 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 180 175 5 500 208 Running 19,200
2 2 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 180 170 10 499 253 Running 15,300
3 3 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 170 165 5 497 39 Running 4,510
4 6 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 160 160 0 494 0 Running 6,850
5 10 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 155 155 0 494 0 Running 2,000
6 4 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 150 150 0 484 0 Running 3,550
7 17 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Southland Industries 146 146 0 480 0 Running 3,050
8 26 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 142 142 0 478 0 Running 3,130
9 19 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Scotty's Fashions 138 138 0 476 0 Running 2,320
10 23 8 Ed Negre Dodge N.H. Coal Company 134 134 0 471 0 Running 2,150
11 12 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet D.K. Ulrich 130 130 0 471 0 Running 1,855
12 20 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 127 127 0 469 0 Running 1,680
13 22 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 124 124 0 462 0 Running 1,520
14 21 35 Lynn Carroll Chevrolet -- 121 121 0 445 0 Running 650
15 16 92 Skip Manning Chevrolet Stratagraph 118 118 0 431 0 Running 1,335
16 27 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 115 115 0 422 0 Running 600
17 18 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 112 112 0 413 0 Running 1,075
18 28 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 109 109 0 401 0 Running 1,100
19 9 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 106 106 0 400 0 Running 785
20 13 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Don Robertson 103 103 0 302 0 Engine 1,070
21 5 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 100 100 0 293 0 Engine 3,205
22 29 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 97 97 0 250 0 Rear end 740
23 15 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 94 94 0 187 0 Crash 725
24 25 61 Joe Mihalic Chevrolet Jim Norris 91 91 0 172 0 Engine 460
25 11 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 88 88 0 47 0 Crash 3,150
26 1 5 Neil Bonnett Dodge Armor All 85 85 0 44 0 Crash 3,890
27 8 98 Roland Wlodyka Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 82 82 0 44 0 Crash 430
28 14 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 79 79 0 16 0 Rear end 770
29 24 74 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet Bobby Wawak 76 76 0 8 0 Axle 410