1978 Winston Western 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpgNASCAR Winston West Series.jpg
Held on January 22, 1978 at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, CA
119 L, 297.5 M, 478.737 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Note: 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers denoted in white rows, 1978 NASCAR Winston West Series in gold.
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 4 11 Cale Yarborough 1st National City Olds 119 58 running
2 3 72 Benny Parsons 1st National City Chevy 119 18 running
3 1 21 David Pearson Purolator Mercury 119 41 running
4 16 5 Neil Bonnett Jim Stacy Dodge 119 0 running
5 7 2 Dave Marcis Rod Osterlund Chevy 118 0 running
6 29 95 Hershel McGriff Jefferson Racing Ford 118 0 running
7 11 01 Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall Chevy 118 2 running
8 9 48 Al Holbert Southland Cork & Rubber Chevy 117 0 running
9 20 29 Roy Smith Mercury Marine Chevy 115 0 running
10 19 40 D.K. Ulrich Pacific Coast Chevy 115 0 running
11 27 67 Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing Ford 114 0 running
12 34 08 Rick McCray McCray Racing Dodge 113 0 running
13 15 79 Frank Warren Native Tan Dodge 112 0 running
14 10 93 Norm Palmer American Dodge 111 0 engine
15 25 64 Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford 111 0 running
16 5 43 Richard Petty STP Dodge 104 0 rear end
17 22 51 Jim Thirkettle Timec, Speedway Engineer. Buick 104 0 running
18 31 30 Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions Chevy 103 0 running
19 23 41 Ernie Stierly Allied Plating Chevy 99 0 running
20 18 3 Richard Childress Kansas Jack Chevy 90 0 running
21 12 92 Skip Manning Stratagraph Chevy 85 0 running
22 35 53 Jack Simpson Don's Automotive Chevy 74 0 running
23 2 88 Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 70 0 transmission
24 24 12 Richard White Lindsay Auto Parts Chevy 70 0 running
25 30 24 Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited Chevy 52 0 clutch
26 32 58 Rocky Moran Daisy Shoppe Chevy 51 0 engine
27 13 81 John Borneman Borneman Plastering Chevy 50 0 clutch
28 21 70 J.D. McDuffie Simpson Safety Equipment Chevy 45 0 rear end
29 17 39 Vince Giamformaggio Cal-French Bread Chevy 41 0 overheating
30 6 15 Bobby Allison Norris Industries Ford 40 0 engine
31 28 13 Don Puskarich Oil Field Construction Chevy 36 0 engine
32 8 73 Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee Chevy 19 0 rear end
33 33 09 Eddie Bradshaw C & M Racing Chevy 15 0 drive shaft
34 26 32 Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes Dodge 12 0 transmission
35 14 44 Gary Johnson Armstrong Electric Chevy 3 0 rear end
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: John Kennedy, Steve Pfeifer, Ron McGee, Pappy Pryor, John Soares, Jr., Ed Negre, Evan Noyes, Jr., Dick Kranzler, Bennie Vaught, Harry Goularte, Roger Hamby, John Dineen, Ronnie Thomas, Glenn Francis, Chuck Wahl, Mike Brockman, Bob Switzer, Lennie Pond, Bill Baker, Jocko Maggiacomo, Mike Kempton, Bob Brown, Dick Whalen, Roland Wlodyka
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available