OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

DAYTONA 500

Bobby Allison won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Daytona International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Daytona
  • LENGTH: 2.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $402,730

RACE

  • NUMBER: 2
  • NAME: Daytona 500
  • DATE: 02-19-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 200 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 24

WINNER

  • NAME: Bobby Allison
  • CAR MAKE: Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 159.730
  • START POSITION: 33rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 37
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 33 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 180 175 5 200 28 Running 56,300
2 1 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 175 170 5 200 43 Running 41,900
3 8 72 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 170 165 5 199 2 Running 31,865
4 2 53 Ron Hutcherson Buick Valvoline 160 160 0 199 0 Running 22,250
5 32 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 155 155 0 198 0 Running 19,925
6 10 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 150 150 0 198 0 Running 15,600
7 31 27 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile M.C. Anderson 156 146 10 196 76 Engine 16,395
8 9 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Dahlonega Ford Sales 142 142 0 195 0 Running 12,085
9 23 6 Ferrel Harris Dodge Autowize 138 138 0 195 0 Running 11,175
10 28 54 Lennie Pond Oldsmobile W.I.N. 134 134 0 195 0 Running 10,285
11 11 30 Tighe Scott Oldsmobile Scotty's Fashions 130 130 0 194 0 Running 10,605
12 18 92 Skip Manning Buick Valvoline 127 127 0 194 0 Running 9,560
13 19 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile CRC Chemicals 124 124 0 194 0 Running 8,665
14 13 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Krystal 121 121 0 193 0 Running 6,370
15 30 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Burger King 118 118 0 193 0 Running 6,185
16 17 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Rossmeyer 115 115 0 192 0 Running 6,845
17 40 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet D.K. Ulrich 112 112 0 192 0 Running 6,150
18 25 57 Dick May Ford McClure Motors 109 109 0 192 0 Running 4,410
19 15 98 Roland Wlodyka Buick Rod Osterlund 106 106 0 192 0 Running 4,150
20 26 28 Jerry Jolly Chevrolet Ski Machine 103 103 0 191 0 Running 3,720
21 41 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 100 100 0 191 0 Running 4,110
22 35 49 Claude Ballot-Lena Dodge JMS 97 97 0 190 0 Running 2,835
23 27 26 Jimmy Lee Capps Chevrolet Hearne Produce 94 94 0 189 0 Running 2,805
24 34 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 91 91 0 188 0 Running 3,125
25 38 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 88 88 0 185 0 Running 3,350
26 16 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 85 85 0 179 0 Running 2,425
27 12 5 Neil Bonnett Dodge Armor All 82 82 0 150 0 Engine 5,750
28 4 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 84 79 5 138 12 Running 16,050
29 14 48 Al Holbert Chevrolet Southland Industries 76 76 0 136 0 Engine 3,065
30 22 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 73 73 0 132 0 Running 2,880
31 21 61 Joe Mihalic Oldsmobile Jim Norris 70 70 0 110 0 Engine 2,200
32 3 51 AJ Foyt Buick Valvoline 67 67 0 68 0 Crash 12,675
33 6 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 69 64 5 60 39 Crash 11,600
34 5 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 61 61 0 60 0 Crash 6,775
35 39 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Howard's Machine Shop 58 58 0 41 0 Engine 2,395
36 29 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Blackie Wangerin 55 55 0 30 0 Engine 1,950
37 36 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 52 52 0 21 0 Handling 4,375
38 24 89 Jim Vandiver Chevrolet O.L. Nixon 49 49 0 19 0 Engine 1,975
39 7 1 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile Hawaiian Tropic 46 46 0 9 0 Body dam 4,325
40 37 84 Morgan Shepherd Mercury Makar Enterprises 43 43 0 8 0 Engine 1,650
41 20 66 Harry Gant Buick C.C.C. 40 40 0 1 0 Engine 1,975