OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

OLD DOMINION 500

Cale Yarborough won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $101,430

RACE

  • NUMBER: 25
  • NAME: Old Dominion 500
  • DATE: 09-24-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 19

WINNER

  • NAME: Cale Yarborough
  • CAR MAKE: Oldsmobile
  • AVG SPEED: 79.185
  • START POSITION: 6th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 6
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 6 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 185 500 372 Running 24,950
2 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 175 500 38 Running 11,700
3 4 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 165 498 0 Running 8,700
4 7 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 160 498 0 Running 6,700
5 1 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 160 497 45 Running 6,950
6 2 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 150 496 0 Running 5,200
7 9 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 146 494 0 Running 4,700
8 17 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 142 492 0 Running 3,200
9 15 92 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Duck Industries 138 491 0 Running 3,100
10 19 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 134 486 0 Running 2,730
11 26 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 130 484 0 Running 2,320
12 13 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 127 484 0 Running 2,150
13 12 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 124 480 0 Running 1,940
14 14 47 Satch Worley Oldsmobile Race Hill Farm 121 473 0 Rear end 850
15 27 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 118 470 0 Running 800
16 21 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 115 465 0 Running 2,180
17 28 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 112 465 0 Running 1,545
18 29 8 Ed Negre Dodge Jones Chrysler-Plymouth 109 463 0 Running 1,410
19 25 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 106 461 0 Running 1,225
20 23 95 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet Miller Roofing 103 453 0 Engine 650
21 20 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 100 450 0 Running 890
22 11 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 97 409 0 Brakes 860
23 24 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 94 403 0 Overheating 870
24 16 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 91 354 0 Brakes 610
25 8 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 88 340 0 Rear end 850
26 5 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet M.C. Anderson 85 329 0 Engine 840
27 22 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 82 111 0 Engine 830
28 10 12 Harry Gant Chevrolet Black Diamond Coal 84 90 45 Engine 1,070
29 18 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 76 42 0 Crash 810
30 30 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Autowize 73 20 0 Brakes 800