Sunday 19th February 1978
Bobby Allison in the Bud Moore Ford took the lead from Buddy Baker with 11 laps to go, to win the Daytona 500. Allison and Baker had collided during a 125-mile qualifying race three days earlier, forcing both to start well back in the field (Allison started 33rd). Baker blew the engine in the M.C. Anderson Chevy with 5 laps left to move Cale Yarborough into second, 33.2 seconds behind Allison.