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1976 Wilkes 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 30
Sunday, October 3, 1976 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:35:38
Average Speed: 96.38 mph
Pole Speed: 107.449 mph
Cautions: 2 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 16,500
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40011,885running292185
2 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3996,975running63175
3 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3996,705running0165
4 215   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3994,370running29165
5 654   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3952,925running0155
6 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3892,490running15155
72070   J.D. McDuffie Sanford Auto Supply   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3861,995running0146
81436   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet386850running0142
92830   Terry Bivins Clyde Lynn   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3841,770running0138
102792   Sonny Easley Rogers-Astin   (Jerry Lankford)Ford3831,300running0134
111348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3791,635running0130
121667   Buddy Arrington Hickory Garage   (Buddy Arrington)Plymouth3791,500running0127
131224   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3781,225running0124
142605   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet3761,100running0121
152395   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet374650running0118
161823   Larry LaMay Schlitz   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet373625running0115
17 571   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge3722,600running0112
182404   Gary Myers Hicks Pharmacy   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet370575running0109
191519   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet368550running0106
203025   Dick May Don RobertsonChevrolet366850running0103
211964   Skip Manning Elmo LangleyFord360750running0100
222279   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge359700running097
23113   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet355680running094
24 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3472,910engine196
25178   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge278675engine088
262140   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet270640engine085
272952   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet241380engine082
281012   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet186370engine079
29 82   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury762,385engine076
302544   Richard D. Brown Bush Olds   (Jerry Brown)Pontiac65375flagged073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip111
  Buddy Baker23029
  Benny Parsons31311
  Dick Brooks324615
  Benny Parsons4710862
  Cale Yarborough109400292

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4050    
2   Richard Petty 3951   -99  
3   Benny Parsons 3759   -291  
4   Bobby Allison 3618   -432  
5   Dave Marcis 3425   -625  
6   Lennie Pond 3348   -702  
7   Buddy Baker 3290   -760  
8   Richard Childress 3085   -965  
9   Darrell Waltrip 3021   -1029  
10   J.D. McDuffie 2967   -1083  
11   Dick Brooks 2931   -1119  
12   James Hylton 2913   -1137  
13   D.K. Ulrich 2889   -1161  
14   Frank Warren 2867   -1183  
15   Cecil Gordon 2841   -1209  
16   David Pearson 2813   -1237  
17   David Sisco 2648   -1402  
18   Skip Manning 2406   -1644  
19   Ed Negre 2406   -1644  
20   Buddy Arrington 2331   -1719