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1975 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 30
Sunday, March 23, 1975 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:06
Average Speed: 133.496 mph
Pole Speed: 159.029 mph
Cautions: 5 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.6 sec
Attendance: 52,000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1975 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1975 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge32819,500running170185
2 315   Buddy Baker Shoney's Big Boy   (Bud Moore)'75 Ford32813,025running1175
3 421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'73 Mercury3278,025running147170
41490   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'73 Ford3245,525running0160
51517   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'75 Chevrolet3236,525running0155
6 788   Donnie Allison Allison Racing   (DiGard)'75 Chevrolet3233,850running0150
81824   Cecil Gordon Bob Stott Motors   (Cecil Gordon)'75 Chevrolet3173,525running4147
71614   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'75 Chevrolet3213,525running0146
10 554   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'75 Chevrolet3133,050running1139
91997   Harry Jefferson Packy Nall Engines   (George Jefferson)'73 Ford3142,625running0138
112982   Ferrel Harris Cougar Coal   (Ferrel Harris)'74 Dodge3112,325running0130
122279   Frank Warren John 3:16   (Frank Warren)'74 Dodge3102,700running0127
133148   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)'74 Chevrolet3092,675running0124
142492   Skip Manning Hagan Racing   (Billy Hagan)'75 Chevrolet3082,200running0121
152796   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'75 Chevrolet3052,500running0118
162865   Carl Adams TraveLodge   (Richard Mummert)'73 Ford3041,825running0115
173264   Elmo Langley Country Green   (Elmo Langley)'73 Ford3042,225running0112
182681   Warren Tope Lester Wheels   (Warren Tope)'73 Ford3021,700running0109
193470   Henley Gray Glenn's Landscaping   (J.D. McDuffie)'75 Chevrolet2882,100running0106
203520   Rick Newsom Newsom Racing   (Rick Newsom)'73 Ford2791,550transmission0103
212141   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)'75 Chevrolet2781,500running0100
221211   Cale Yarborough Jerry Brown   (Junior Johnson)'75 Chevrolet2604,300engine097
232347   Bruce Hill Hill Racing   (Bruce Hill)'75 Chevrolet2511,400engine094
243030   Walter Ballard Clyde Lynn Auto Parts   (Walter Ballard)'75 Chevrolet2271,750running091
253310   Ricky Rudd Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'73 Ford1301,200engine088
263631   Jim Vandiver Ranier Construction   (Harry Ranier)'74 Dodge1291,175engine085
28 972   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)'75 Chevrolet993,875engine384
271371   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'74 Dodge1064,175engine082
30 216   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola / AMC   (Roger Penske)'75 Matador731,325engine278
29 893   Jody Ridley Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'73 Ford951,150engine076
311705   David Sisco Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)'75 Chevrolet681,575engine070
32 683   Johnny Rutherford Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'75 Chevrolet551,075crash067
331160   Joe Mihalic Viglione Racing   (Lou Viglione)'75 Chevrolet541,025crash064
342098   Richie Panch Tuxedo Plumbing   (Bettie Panch)'75 Chevrolet491,500oil leak061
351028   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt-Ellington   (Hoss Ellington)'75 Chevrolet441,000overheating058
362549   G.C. Spencer Spencer Antiques   (G.C. Spencer)'74 Dodge171,000oil pan055

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jabe Thomas25Ward's Mobile HomesDon RobertsonChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22298   #10,16 accident turn 4 
305728  
586912   #60,83 accident turn 4 
7013869  
13914810   #31 blew engine frontstretch 
14915810  
1591635   #47 spun turn 4 
164319156  
3203278   #54 oil turn 1 
3283281  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.1%             Average green flag run: 47.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison122
  David Pearson32321
  Richard Petty24241
  Cecil Gordon25284
  Benny Parsons29313
  David Pearson32332
  Richard Petty345825
  David Pearson59591
  Lennie Pond60601
  Richard Petty61688
  David Pearson69735
  Richard Petty748310
  David Pearson8410724
  Richard Petty10811710
  David Pearson11813720
  Buddy Baker1381381
  David Pearson13917234
  Richard Petty17320432
  David Pearson20523329
  Richard Petty23426633
  David Pearson26727711
  Richard Petty27832851

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Richard Petty 1027    
2   Cecil Gordon 839   -188  
3   James Hylton 826   -201  
4   Benny Parsons 797   -230  
5   Richard Childress 783   -244  
6   Dave Marcis 740   -287  
7   David Pearson 690   -337  
8   Dick Brooks 683   -344  
9   Ed Negre 663   -364  
10   Elmo Langley 661   -366  
11   Darrell Waltrip 613   -414  
12   David Sisco 579   -448  
13   Walter Ballard 576   -451  
14   Cale Yarborough 560   -467  
15   Buddy Baker 546   -481  
16   Lennie Pond 509   -518  
17   Frank Warren 475   -552  
18   Bruce Hill 446   -581  
19   Bobby Allison 433   -594  
20   Buddy Arrington 406   -621