The cars of Richard
Childress and Cale Yarborough wait qualifying for the 1978
Childress would record a career best finish of
third in the event.
Yarbrough would go on to lead 411 laps of the 420 lap event,
totally dominating the event.
Cale Yarborough would win his second straight NASCAR Winston Cup
event at the Fairgrounds. Coupled with his 420 lead lap
win in May, Yarborough led 833 laps out of a possible 840 (99
percent) for the 1978 Nashville Cup races.
This would be the last Nashville start for
Walter Ballard. He competed in 10 events with his best
finish being a sixth place at the 1971 Nashville 420.
The race would mark the career best
finish of Richard Childress. The Winston-Salem NC native
finished third in his 14th start at the track. The seven laps
led by Childress would be his only laps led at the track.
This would be the third 5th place finish
at Nashville for J.D. McDuffie. The other two came in 1970 and
This would be the last Nashville
appearance for veteran driver Elmo Langley. He competed in 19 events at
the Fairgrounds with two Top-Fives and five Top-Ten finishes.
The Speedway produced
another exceptional program for the 1978 Nashville
finisher J.D. McDuffie leads Benny Parsons (top) and
Darrell Waltrip in the 88 car into the speedway's third
turn. (Fred Marchman Photo)