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National 400

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

National 400
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
October 8, 1978Bobby AllisonFord1978 Race Information & Results


Hot Rods and Racing Cars #68, March 1964

Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 68 The National 400 at Charlotte, N.C.
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1978

October 8, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  141.826 mph
Margin of Victory:  30.2 seconds
Time of Race:  3:31:57
Lead Changes:  40
Cautions:  4 for 21 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
18Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries334Running185/10$22,725
210Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade334Running175/5$16,025
312Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund334Running170/5$12,450
45Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic334Running165/5$8,550
51David PearsonMercury21Purolator333Running160/5$17,300
64Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.330Running150/0$9,215
76Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley330Running151/5$5,315
834Dick MayFord57McClure Motors326Running142/0$4,665
919Richard ChildressOldsmobile3CRC Chemicals325Running138/0$6,540
1014Dick BrooksMercury90Truxmore325Out (Fuel Pump)134/0$6,020
1122J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating324Running130/0$5,760
1236Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs322Running127/0$5,550
1315Bruce HillOldsmobile05Bearfinder321Running124/0$3,640
1433Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales321Running121/0$5,230
1537James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive320Running118/0$4,920
1632Connie SaylorDodge49Lady & Son320Running115/0$3,790
1726Bill ElliottMercury9Dahlonega Ford Sales319Out (Engine Failure)112/0$3,240
1835Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive318Running109/0$3,140
197Harry GantChevrolet12Autosense317Out (Accident)PE$3,115
2023Glenn JarrettOldsmobile16Bealer Wholesale/Budweiser317Running103/0$2,940
2138Ed NegreChrysler81Jones Chrysler-Plymouth311Running100/0$1,790
222Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks311Running102/5$9,765
2313Ricky RuddChevrolet22Busch308Running94/0$3,710
2416Terry LabonteChevrolet92Duck Industries293Out (Engine Failure)91/0$2,475
2527Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan278Out (Transmission Failure)88/0$2,190
2640Butch MockChevrolet75Rahighly254Running85/0$1,265
279Richard PettyChevrolet43STP220Out (Ignition)87/5$4,915
283Benny ParsonsOldsmobile72First National City Traveler's Checks186Out (Accident)84/5$5,365
2925Baxter PriceFord96Cardinal Tractor179Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,165
3017Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All172Out (Broken Trans. Support)73/0$4,865
3124Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda159Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,680
3220John A. UtsmanChevrolet00Lady & Son125Out (Accident)67/0$1,015
3329Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Krystal116Out (Accident)64/0$1,000
3411Buddy BakerChevrolet27NAPA110Out (Ignition)61/0$1,615
3531Janet GuthrieBuick68King Mountain Truck110Out (Steering)58/0$995
3639Jerry JollyBuick28Ski Machine96Out (Accident)55/0$930
3718Bill DennisChevrolet19Belden Asphalt66Out (Clutch)52/0$1,560
3828Skip ManningChevrolet8Autowize59Out (Engine Failure)49/0$1,525
3930Dick TrickleFord99Puro Racing24Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)46/0$910
4021Bobby FisherChevrolet71Stroh's Beer3Out (Engine Failure)43/0$895


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