OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

AMERICAN 500

Cale Yarborough won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES American 500 at North Carolina Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Carolina Speedway
  • LOCATION: Rockingham
  • LENGTH: 1.017 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $133,570

RACE

  • NUMBER: 28
  • NAME: American 500
  • DATE: 10-22-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 492 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 52

WINNER

  • NAME: Cale Yarborough
  • CAR MAKE: Oldsmobile
  • AVG SPEED: 117.288
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 19
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 1 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 185 175 10 492 376 Running 23,360
2 4 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 170 170 0 490 0 Running 14,650
3 3 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 170 165 5 488 23 Running 11,400
4 12 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 165 160 5 486 11 Running 8,500
5 8 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 160 155 5 486 1 Running 6,330
6 11 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 155 150 5 485 18 Running 7,000
7 5 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 151 146 5 485 13 Running 6,100
8 10 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 147 142 5 484 2 Running 4,700
9 21 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 138 138 0 473 0 Running 4,230
10 24 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 134 134 0 472 0 Running 4,320
11 14 92 Dick May Chevrolet Duck Industries 130 130 0 471 0 Running 3,560
12 20 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 132 127 5 468 1 Running 3,240
13 23 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 124 124 0 465 0 Running 2,960
14 13 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 126 121 5 464 10 Running 2,720
15 26 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Transmissions Unlimited 118 118 0 459 0 Running 2,510
16 28 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 115 115 0 448 0 Running 2,250
17 27 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 112 112 0 444 0 Running 1,300
18 18 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 109 109 0 444 0 Running 1,865
19 30 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 106 106 0 441 0 Running 1,720
20 2 1 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Hawaiian Tropic 108 103 5 423 12 Driver ill 1,250
21 17 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 105 100 5 374 3 Spindle 1,495
22 7 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet M.C. Anderson 102 97 5 324 14 Engine 1,400
23 25 18 Joe Frasson Buick Joe Frasson 94 94 0 293 0 Engine 775
24 16 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 96 91 5 284 8 Clutch 1,325
25 6 22 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 88 88 0 262 0 Engine 2,225
26 19 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 85 85 0 215 0 Engine 1,200
27 36 31 Bobby Wawak Chevrolet Jim Norris 82 82 0 214 0 Engine 675
28 33 95 Junior Miller Chevrolet Miller Roofing 79 79 0 122 0 Quit 630
29 29 19 Elmo Langley Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 76 76 0 88 0 Engine 1,120
30 32 87 Johnny Halford Chevrolet Satterfield Heating 73 73 0 84 0 Engine 610
31 9 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 70 70 0 76 0 Engine 4,300
32 34 59 Charlie Blanton Chevrolet Danny Queen 67 67 0 52 0 Ignition 590
33 22 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 64 64 0 34 0 Engine 1,080
34 31 81 Ferrel Harris Chevrolet L.R. Cook 61 61 0 6 0 Crash 570
35 15 8 Ed Negre Dodge D & D Medical 58 58 0 4 0 Engine 1,060
36 35 29 Bill Hollar Chevrolet Hollar Auto Parts 55 55 0 0 0 Quit 550