July 15, 1978 - 250 Miles - Purse $59,395

  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 1971.

This would be the last Nashville appearance for Elmo Langley.  He competed in 19 events at the Fairgrounds with two Top-Fives and five Top-Ten finishes.

The cars of Richard Childress and Cale Yarborough await qualifying for the 1978 Nashville 420. Childress would record a career best finish of third.

Average Speed:    88.924 mph Time of Race:    2:48:54 Margin:     2 Laps
Pole Winner:         Lennie Pond  104.257 mph Attendance:      16,500 Cautions:  3 for 15 Laps
Lap Leaders:         Yarborough 1-37, Waltrip 38, McDuffie 39, Childress 40-46, Yarborough 47-420
 
Driver Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Cale Yarborough 1 2 11 1st National City Travelers Checks  - Jr Johnson & Assoc Olds 420 11,240 running 411
Darrell Waltrip 2 8 88 Gatorade -  DiGard Racing Chev 418 6,715 running 1
Richard Childress 3 9 3 Kansas Jack -  Richard Childress Olds 415 3,860 running 7
Dave Marcis 4 5 2 Shoney's -  Rod Osterlund Chev 414 2,690 running 0
J.D. McDuffie 5 4 70 Bailey Excavating  - J D McDuffie Chev 413 2,445 running 1
Benny Parsons 6 6 72 1st National City Travelers Checks   - L G DeWitt Chev 412 3,865 running 0
Bobby Allison 7 11 15 Norris Industries -  Bud Moore Ford 411 2,765 running 0
Dick Brooks 8 13 90 Truxmore  -  Junie Donlavey Ford 409 1,985 running 0
Ferrel Harris 9 15 81 Autowize -  Robert Gee Chev 405 1,115 running 0
Ronnie Thomas 10 26 25 Louise Smith   -  Don Robertson Chev 405 2,265 running 0
Grant Adcox 11 24 41 Krystal   -   Herb Adcox Chev 405 915 running 0
Buddy Arrington 12 18 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 402 1,505 running 0
Frank Warren 13 17 79 Native Tan  -  Frank Warren Dodge 396 1,420 running 0
Bruce Hill 14 10 5 Bearfinder  - Harry Clary Olds 394 815 running 0
Gary Myers 15 23 4 Spencer's Baby Wear  -  Gary Myers Chev 390 765 running 0
Elmo Langley 16 25 64 Sunny King Ford & Honda   -  Elmo Langley Ford 389 1,165 running 0
Roger Hamby 17 19 17 Roger Hamby Chev 383 1,005 running 0
Dick May 18 29 19 Belden Asphalt  - Henley Gray Chev 380 850 running 0
Cecil Gordon 19 28 24 Transmissions Unlimited  -  Cecil Gordon Chev 379 610 running 0
D.K. Ulrich 20 21 40 D.K. Ulrich Chev 377 600 running 0
Ralph Jones 21 27 97 Jones Supply -  Ralph Jones Ford 372 595 running 0
Tighe Scott 22 16 30 Russ Togs - Walter Ballard Chev 357 585 running 0
Richard Petty 23 12 43 STP   -  Petty Enterprises Dodge 341 3,025 engine 0
Jimmy Means 24 14 52 WIXC  -  Bill Gray Chev 201 565 ignition 0
Sterling Marlin 25 7 14 Cunningham-Kelley   - H.B. Cunningham Chev 197 555 brakes 0
Lennie Pond 26 1 54 W.I.N.   (Harry Ranier ) Chev 171 795 engine 0
Baxter Price 27 22 45 Baxter Price Chev 91 535 engine 0
Neil Bonnett 28 3 5 Armor All   - Rod Osterlund Chev 50 3,125 clutch 0
  Bobby Fisher 29 20 71 Bobby Fisher Chev 30 515 crash 0
Walter Ballard 30 0 48 James Hylton Chev 0 505 dns 0