NASCAR Cup Series

Race Results

Delaware 500

@ Dover International Speedway

September 17th, 1978 - Race #24 of the 1978 NASCAR Cup Series Season

  • Laps: 500
  • Miles: 500.0
  • Average Speed: 119.323 mph
  • Cautions: 3
  • Caution Laps: 18
  • Lead Changes: 7
#3 NASCAR Next Gen car
Daytona Beach, Florida - September 7th, 2021: The #3 NASCAR Next Gen car is seen in the garage during the NASCAR Cup Series test at Daytona International Speedway. Photo by James Gilbert | Getty Images
Race Results 1978 Delaware 500 - Dover International Speedway
FIN ST Car # Driver Make TOT PTS F PTS B PTS Laps Led STUS
1 2 15 Bobby Allison Ford 185 175 10 500 267 Running
2 8 11 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile 175 170 5 500 221 Running
3 6 27 Buddy Baker Chevrolet 170 165 5 499 1 Running
4 5 21 David Pearson Mercury 160 160 0 498 0 Running
5 7 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet 160 155 5 497 1 Running
6 14 90 Dick Brooks Ford 150 150 0 496 0 Running
7 12 54 Lennie Pond Oldsmobile 146 146 0 493 0 Running
8 10 2 Dave Marcis Chevrolet 142 142 0 493 0 Running
9 13 1 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile 138 138 0 489 0 Running
10 15 92 Dick May Chevrolet 134 134 0 485 0 Running
11 16 25 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet 130 130 0 483 0 Running
12 3 3 Richard Childress Oldsmobile 127 127 0 482 0 Running
13 18 48 Al Holbert Chevrolet 124 124 0 472 0 Running
14 27 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet 121 121 0 468 0 Running
15 29 8 Ed Negre Dodge 118 118 0 467 0 Running
16 26 01 Earle Canavan Dodge 115 115 0 460 0 Running
17 20 64 Tommy Gale Ford 112 112 0 458 0 Running
18 22 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet 109 109 0 457 0 Running
19 31 34 Nestor Peles Chevrolet 106 106 0 439 0 Running
20 21 4 Gary Myers Chevrolet 103 103 0 438 0 Engine
21 32 79 Frank Warren Dodge 100 100 0 438 0 Running
22 23 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 97 97 0 432 0 Running
23 30 45 Baxter Price Chevrolet 94 94 0 420 0 Running
24 36 09 Nelson Oswald Chevrolet 91 91 0 335 0 Engine
25 19 30 Tighe Scott Chevrolet 88 88 0 320 0 Oil pan
26 9 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 85 85 0 311 0 Engine
27 11 43 Richard Petty Chevrolet 82 82 0 269 0 Ignition
28 25 29 Dave Dion Ford 79 79 0 238 0 Engine
29 4 5 Neil Bonnett Oldsmobile 76 76 0 220 0 Crash
30 28 97 Ralph Jones Ford 73 73 0 186 0 Engine
31 33 19 Joey Arrington Dodge 70 70 0 143 0 Rear end
32 24 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet 67 67 0 140 0 Engine
33 1 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet 69 64 5 80 10 Engine
34 17 18 James Hylton Chevrolet 61 61 0 10 0 Quit
35 37 35 Louis Gatto Chevrolet 58 58 0 5 0 Flagged
36 34 61 Ferrel Harris Chrysler 55 55 0 3 0 Quit
37 35 81 Jabe Thomas Chevrolet 52 52 0 1 0 Quit