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1976 Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 30
Saturday, July 17, 1976 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:52:49
Average Speed: 86.908 mph
Pole Speed: 103.049 mph
(Pole won by Neil Bonnett )
Cautions: 3 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: 15 sec
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 672   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4208,315running94180
2 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4207,140running79175
3 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4204,395running0165
4 954   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet4192,685running22165
5 311   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4183,615running5160
6 571   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge4183,430running0150
7 12   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury4153,495running0146
81914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet4062,185running0142
92092   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4021,565running0138
102436   Bobby Wawak J & B Corvette   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet398865running0134
112348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3951,675running0130
122179   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3881,565running0127
131570   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3881,390running0124
141810   Bill Elliott Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford3861,315running0121
15147   Cecil Gordon Dean DaltonChevrolet385565running0118
161305   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet3851,095running0115
171240   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet382945running0112
182987   Walter Wallace Green's Automotive   (Donald Green)Chevrolet378450running0109
193095   Gary Myers Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet371410running0106
202845   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet369400running0103
212725   Dick May Don RobertsonChevrolet368745running0100
22 830   Terry Bivins Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet365635engine097
23 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3312,475engine220104
242552   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet323365running091
25178   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge290605clutch088
261667   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge226595engine085
271147   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet111585rear end082
28103   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet77575engine079
292264   Dick Brooks Elmo LangleyFord45565fuel pump076
302618   Joe Frasson Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet1305engine073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough155
  Richard Petty68378
  Lennie Pond84841
  Richard Petty85851
  Buddy Baker86224139
  Benny Parsons2252284
  Lennie Pond22924921
  Buddy Baker25033081
  Benny Parsons33142090

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2663    
2   Benny Parsons 2593   -70  
3   Richard Petty 2478   -185  
4   Bobby Allison 2477   -186  
5   Dave Marcis 2210   -453  
6   Lennie Pond 2196   -467  
7   Richard Childress 2073   -590  
8   Buddy Baker 1990   -673  
9   Darrell Waltrip 1951   -712  
10   Frank Warren 1925   -738  
11   David Pearson 1918   -745  
12   D.K. Ulrich 1886   -777  
13   J.D. McDuffie 1875   -788  
14   Cecil Gordon 1874   -789  
15   James Hylton 1817   -846  
16   David Sisco 1750   -913  
17   Dick Brooks 1727   -936  
18   Ed Negre 1575   -1088  
19   Skip Manning 1523   -1140  
20   Buddy Arrington 1451   -1212