OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

FIRECRACKER 400

David Pearson won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Daytona International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Daytona
  • LENGTH: 2.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $162,435

RACE

  • NUMBER: 16
  • NAME: Firecracker 400
  • DATE: 07-04-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 160 / 400
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 21

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 154.340
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 29
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 3 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 185 175 10 160 57 Running 18,450
2 1 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 175 170 5 160 56 Running 18,350
3 8 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170 165 5 159 14 Running 13,550
4 7 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 165 160 5 159 4 Running 10,800
5 14 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 160 155 5 158 2 Running 7,350
6 9 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 155 150 5 158 4 Running 6,390
7 28 96 Dale Earnhardt Ford Cardinal Tractor 146 146 0 157 0 Running 3,990
8 33 81 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet Autowize 142 142 0 157 0 Running 3,390
9 23 9 Bill Elliott Mercury Dahlonega Ford Sales 138 138 0 157 0 Running 3,190
10 22 30 Tighe Scott Oldsmobile Russ Togs 134 134 0 156 0 Running 5,020
11 36 68 Janet Guthrie Chevrolet Kelly Girl 130 130 0 154 0 Running 4,710
12 20 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 127 127 0 153 0 Running 4,500
13 40 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 124 124 0 152 0 Running 4,280
14 34 18 Joe Frasson Chevrolet Joe Frasson 121 121 0 152 0 Running 2,490
15 29 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 118 118 0 152 0 Running 3,820
16 30 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 115 115 0 151 0 Running 3,310
17 26 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 112 112 0 151 0 Running 2,950
18 37 47 Satch Worley Oldsmobile Race Hill Farm 109 109 0 150 0 Running 1,790
19 35 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet Ulbricht Construction 106 106 0 149 0 Running 2,590
20 31 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 103 103 0 146 0 Running 2,305
21 25 22 Ricky Rudd Buick 1st National City Travelers Checks 100 100 0 143 0 Engine 2,970
22 18 41 Grant Adcox Chevrolet Krystal 97 97 0 142 0 Engine 1,290
23 15 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 94 94 0 140 0 Clutch 4,440
24 19 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 91 91 0 136 0 Running 1,835
25 38 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 88 88 0 129 0 Running 2,290
26 2 72 Benny Parsons Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 90 85 5 92 11 Engine 5,465
27 10 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 87 82 5 75 8 Crash 4,940
28 32 82 Paul Fess Chevrolet Lasky Construction 79 79 0 75 0 Transmission 835
29 21 16 Raymond Williams Buick Thundercraft Boat 76 76 0 74 0 Engine 1,290
30 12 48 Al Holbert Oldsmobile Southland Industries 73 73 0 69 0 Engine 1,555
31 16 39 Blackie Wangerin Mercury Blackie Wangerin 70 70 0 61 0 Engine 1,030
32 39 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 67 67 0 57 0 Engine 1,505
33 13 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 69 64 5 55 1 Steering 980
34 24 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Rossmeyer 61 61 0 55 0 Engine 1,455
35 27 49 Claude Ballot-Lena Dodge Lady & Son Auction 58 58 0 45 0 Oil cooler 1,005
36 11 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore 55 55 0 35 0 Throttle 1,425
37 4 27 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Olympic Tan 57 52 5 28 3 Engine 1,620
38 6 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 49 49 0 22 0 Engine 915
39 5 92 Skip Manning Buick Stratagraph 46 46 0 9 0 Crash 1,460
40 17 05 Bruce Hill Oldsmobile Bearfinder 43 43 0 9 0 Crash 905