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1976 National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 30
Sunday, October 10, 1976 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:32:51
Average Speed: 141.226 mph
Pole Speed: 161.223 mph
Cautions: 3 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 12.2 sec
Attendance: 74,500
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1151   Donnie Allison Ellington Insulation   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet33422,435running59180
2 411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33422,955running81175
3 52   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury33417,069running8170
4 215   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford33417,710running106170
51472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3339,279running0155
6 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury33120,040running59155
71054   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3296,695running0146
8 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3289,049running5147
91290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3285,575running0138
101736   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet3263,055running0134
11 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3255,755running0130
123167   Buddy Arrington Sub-Tropic   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3234,345running0127
131392   Skip Manning Gatorade   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3223,520running0124
142841   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3192,195running0121
15323   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3193,835running0118
163322   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3181,995running0115
171649   G.C. Spencer Rowe for N.C. Senate   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge3161,920running0112
183648   James Hylton Nakato   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3153,425running0109
192205   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (David Sisco)Chevrolet3153,165running0106
203433   Earl Brooks Perfection Auto Body   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet3141,595running0103
212119   Bill Dennis Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3131,385running0100
222668   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet3131,335running0 
233770   J.D. McDuffie Sanford Auto Supply   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3062,485running094
243859   Buck Baker Hadacol / Smith's Auto Parts   (H.C. Porter)Chevrolet3011,235running091
252530   Terry Bivins Baby Tenda   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2992,085running088
263079   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge2951,855running085
273963   Bruce Jacobi Ressler Racing   (Billy Moyer)Chevrolet2911,080running082
282724   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet2681,555rear end079
29 871   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge2624,080valve1681
302440   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet2501,505engine073
311877   Johnny Rutherford Hy Gain   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet2081,005engine0 
322314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1891,465valve067
333555   Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford148950valve064
342947   Bruce Hill Hill Racing   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet1441,435engine061
352012   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet126945engine058
36 627   Sam Sommers Anderson Racing   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet801,090clutch055
37408   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)Dodge701,385valve052
381128   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet59885quit0 
39 917   Gordon Johncock Sharpstown   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge41870valve0 
40199   Al Holbert Days Inn   (George Elliott)Ford7855engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson177
  Buddy Baker82417
  Dave Marcis253612
  Richard Petty37415
  David Pearson425110
  Dave Marcis52521
  Donnie Allison536715
  David Pearson68692
  Buddy Baker70712
  Cale Yarborough72732
  Bobby Allison74785
  David Pearson79835
  Buddy Baker84841
  Dave Marcis85873
  David Pearson8812134
  Buddy Baker12214928
  Cale Yarborough15022374
  Donnie Allison22423411
  Buddy Baker2352351
  Bobby Allison2362383
  Buddy Baker23927638
  Donnie Allison2772771
  David Pearson2782781
  Buddy Baker27929719
  Donnie Allison2983025
  Cale Yarborough3033075
  Donnie Allison30833427

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4225    
2   Richard Petty 4098   -127  
3   Benny Parsons 3914   -311  
4   Bobby Allison 3788   -437  
5   Dave Marcis 3506   -719  
6   Lennie Pond 3494   -731  
7   Buddy Baker 3460   -765  
8   Richard Childress 3203   -1022  
9   Darrell Waltrip 3151   -1074  
10   Dick Brooks 3069   -1156  
11   J.D. McDuffie 3061   -1164  
12   James Hylton 3022   -1203  
13   David Pearson 2968   -1257  
14   D.K. Ulrich 2962   -1263  
15   Frank Warren 2952   -1273  
16   Cecil Gordon 2920   -1305  
17   David Sisco 2754   -1471  
18   Skip Manning 2530   -1695  
19   Buddy Arrington 2458   -1767  
20   Ed Negre 2458   -1767