OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Darrell Waltrip won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $96,500

RACE

  • NUMBER: 9
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 04-23-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 27

WINNER

  • NAME: Darrell Waltrip
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 77.971
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 6
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 185 175 10 500 310 Running 22,700
2 5 5 Neil Bonnett Dodge Armor All 170 170 0 497 0 Running 11,450
3 7 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 165 165 0 497 0 Running 8,700
4 6 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Shoney's 160 160 0 489 0 Running 4,000
5 16 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Reid Trailer Sales 155 155 0 485 0 Running 4,950
6 9 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 150 150 0 483 0 Running 5,200
7 15 49 James Hylton Chevrolet Denbigh Plumbing 146 146 0 477 0 Running 1,700
8 21 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 142 142 0 467 0 Running 2,930
9 18 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 138 138 0 460 0 Running 2,620
10 20 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 134 134 0 457 0 Running 2,450
11 19 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 130 130 0 455 0 Running 1,100
12 30 74 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet Booher Farms 127 127 0 452 0 Running 1,000
13 11 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet D.K. Ulrich 124 124 0 449 0 Running 1,940
14 27 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 121 121 0 448 0 Running 1,350
15 4 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 118 118 0 446 0 Running 3,500
16 2 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 120 115 5 443 133 Running 5,700
17 17 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 112 112 0 442 0 Running 1,655
18 1 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 114 109 5 429 57 Rear end 2,700
19 25 8 Ed Negre Dodge Ed Negre 106 106 0 419 0 Running 1,495
20 28 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 103 103 0 387 0 Sump belt 1,360
21 8 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 100 100 0 361 0 Rear end 890
22 24 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 97 97 0 331 0 Rear end 1,180
23 14 92 Skip Manning Chevrolet Stratagraph 94 94 0 164 0 Rear end 870
24 13 77 Chuck Bown Chevrolet Johnny Ray 91 91 0 163 0 Rear end 610
25 22 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Scotty's Fashions 88 88 0 160 0 Engine 850
26 10 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 85 85 0 140 0 Ignition 840
27 12 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 82 82 0 96 0 Brakes 830
28 26 19 Dick May Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 79 79 0 50 0 Rear end 820
29 29 0 John Kennedy Ford Avanti CB 76 76 0 28 0 Brakes 560
30 23 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 73 73 0 13 0 Transmission 550