For the 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup season, the competition was closer and the grandstands were filled to capacity. On television, ratings for NASCAR were climbing steadily as ABC Sports prepared for its fifth consecutive live telecast of the Daytona 500. Perhaps the most memorable race of the 1978 NASCAR campaign took place on August 6 at the Talladega 500. Lennie Pond and Benny Parsons changed leads 67 times during the hotly contested 188-lap event. Since then, Talladega has been the scene of many highly competitive events. In the chart below, you will find the results for all of the 30 races that comprised the 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series Season.

Roland Wlodyka spins his #98 Chevrolet, collecting #5 Neil Bonnett, #54 Lennie Pond, and #11 Cale Yarborough.
Roland Wlodyka spins his #98 Chevrolet, collecting #5 Neil Bonnett, #54 Lennie Pond, and #11 Cale Yarborough, in the April
2nd Southeastern 500 at Bristol International Raceway. The crash took out Wlodyka and Bonnett, but Yarborough and Pond
were able to continue. Cale finished fourth, while Pond
placed fifth with relief help from Richard Petty.
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NumberDate
Site
Race Winner
Car
Speed
11/22/78 Riverside, CA
Cale Yarborough
Olds
102.269
2
2/19/78
Daytona Beach, FL
Bobby Allison
Ford
159.730
32/26/78Richmond, VABenny ParsonsChevrolet80.304
4
3/05/78
Rockingham, NC
David Pearson
Mercury
116.681
5
3/19/78
Atlanta, GA
Bobby Allison
Ford
142.520
6
3/02/78
Bristol, TN
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet
92.401
7
4/09/78
Darlington, SC
Benny Parsons
Chevrolet
127.544
8
4/16/78
N.Wilkeboro, NC
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet
92.345
9
4/23/78
Martinsville, VA
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet
77.971
10
5/14/78
Talladega, AL
Cale Yarborough
Olds
155.699
11
5/21/78
Dover, DE
David Pearson
Mercury114.664
12
5/28/78
Charlotte, NC
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet138.355
13
6/03/78
Nashville, TN
Cale Yarborough
Olds87.541
14
6/11/78
Riverside, CA
Benny Parsons
Chevrolet104.311
15
6/18/78
Brooklyn, MI
Cale Yarborough
Olds149.563
16
7/04/78
Daytona Beach, FL
David Pearson
Mercury
154.340
17
7/15/78
Nashville, TN
Cale Yarborough
Olds
88.924
18
7/30/78
Pocono, PA
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet142.540
19
8/06/78
Talladega, AL
Lennie Pond
Olds174.700
20
8/20/78
Brooklyn, MI
David Pearson
Mercury129.566
21
8/26/78
Bristol, TN
Cale Yarborough
Olds88.628
22
9//04/78
Darlington, SC
Cale Yarborough
Olds116.828
23
9/10/78
Richmond, VA
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet79.568
24
9/17/78
Dover, DE
Bobby Allison
Ford119.323
25
9/24/78
Martinsville, VA
Cale Yarborough
Olds79.185
26
10/01/78
N.Wilkesboro, NC
Cale Yarborough
Olds97.847
27
10/08/78
Charlotte, NC
Bobby Allison
Ford141.826
28
10/22/78
Rockingham, NC
Cale Yarborough
Olds117.288
29
11/05/78
Atlanta, GA
Donnie Allison
Chevrolet124.312
30
11/19/78
Ontario, CA
Bobby Allison
Ford
137.783

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