OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WILKES 400

Cale Yarborough won the 1978 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Wilkesboro Speedway
  • LOCATION: North Wilkesboro
  • LENGTH: 0.625 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $73,685

RACE

  • NUMBER: 26
  • NAME: Wilkes 400
  • DATE: 10-01-1978
  • LAPS / MILES: 400 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 1 / 4

WINNER

  • NAME: Cale Yarborough
  • CAR MAKE: Oldsmobile
  • AVG SPEED: 97.847
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 1
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 3 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 1st National City Travelers Checks 180 175 5 400 19 Running 14,000
2 1 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 180 170 10 400 381 Running 13,450
3 6 15 Bobby Allison Ford Norris Industries 165 165 0 399 0 Running 6,075
4 8 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet STP 160 160 0 397 0 Running 4,875
5 5 5 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Armor All 155 155 0 397 0 Running 4,400
6 2 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1st National City Travelers Checks 150 150 0 395 0 Running 4,000
7 4 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet W.I.N. 146 146 0 395 0 Running 3,500
8 9 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Rod Osterlund 142 142 0 394 0 Running 1,975
9 7 90 Dick Brooks Ford Truxmore 138 138 0 388 0 Running 2,200
10 10 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet Russ Togs 134 134 0 387 0 Running 1,955
11 14 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet Bailey Excavating 130 130 0 385 0 Running 1,820
12 15 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet Hamby-Ellis 127 127 0 384 0 Running 1,275
13 13 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Falls Radiator 124 124 0 380 0 Running 1,650
14 20 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile Kansas Jack 121 121 0 379 0 Running 1,615
15 27 24 Junior Miller Chevrolet Miller Roofing 118 118 0 376 0 Running 1,480
16 11 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Palatine Automotive Parts 115 115 0 373 0 Running 1,295
17 16 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 112 112 0 365 0 Running 1,260
18 25 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet Kountry Kitchen 109 109 0 346 0 Engine 625
19 12 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Louise Smith 106 106 0 345 0 Running 1,050
20 17 8 Ed Negre Dodge Jones Chrysler-Plymouth 103 103 0 333 0 Running 775
21 21 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet Baxter Price 100 100 0 324 0 Rear end 800
22 18 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet Spencer's Baby Wear 97 97 0 321 0 Rear end 525
23 19 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Means Racing 94 94 0 287 0 Rear end 755
24 23 79 Frank Warren Dodge Native Tan 91 91 0 208 0 Oil pump 685
25 24 19 Dick May Buick Belden Asphalt 88 88 0 141 0 Engine 725
26 22 29 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Hollar Auto Parts 85 85 0 126 0 Rear end 465
27 26 0 John Kennedy Ford Spohn's Body Shop 82 82 0 112 0 Rear end 455