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1976 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 30
Sunday, February 15, 1976 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:17:08
Average Speed: 152.181 mph
Pole Speed: 183.456 mph
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 50 yards
Attendance: 125,000
Lead changes: 36

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 721   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury20046,800running37180
2 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge19935,750crash40175
33272   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet19923,680running16170
41154   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet19816,890running0160
51312   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet19714,000running0155
6 281   Terry Ryan WAM Racing   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet19613,800running1155
81963   Terry Bivins Mr. Moyer Chevrolet   (Billy Moyer)Chevrolet1939,665running6147
74170   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet19311,260running0146
9363   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1918,990running0138
103479   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1908,340running0134
113767   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1906,720running0130
13428   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge1855,310running0124
152360   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet1834,325running1123
142218   Joe Frasson Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet1834,600running0121
161595   Jim Hurtubise Moran Electric   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet1803,975engine0115
172161   Joe Mihalic Pittsburgh   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet1593,575running0112
181724   Cecil Gordon Pruette   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1584,160running0109
192740   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1512,980axle0106
203929   Roy Smith Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet1482,690clutch0103
211014   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1473,345engine0100
232948   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1382,785running094
25 82   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1235,905engine293
242426   Jimmy Lee Capps Gray's Guard   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet1332,090engine091
27 371   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1127,895running082
283510   Johnny Ray Blackwell Kenworth   (Clay Blackwell)Chevrolet1112,270crash079
294005   David Sisco Roger's   (David Sisco)Chevrolet1102,020running076
303082   Skip Manning Rossmeyer   (Ferrel Harris)Dodge1071,835crash073
312878   Dick Skillen Singer Climate Control   (Tom Goff)Chevrolet991,770overheating070
33 515   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford837,600engine2869
32 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet877,575engine067
341673   David Hobbs Coca-Cola   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet681,900crash266
351830   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet582,340crash058
363347   Bruce Hill Howson Algraphy   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet431,725engine055
372538   Tom Williams Varner Realty   (Tom Williams)Chevrolet411,615engine052
383833   Dick May Handy's Transmission   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet361,490engine049
40205   Jimmy Means WIXC / Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet201,600engine148
391252   Earl Ross Coca-Cola Ltd.   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet282,025engine046
41 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford52,600engine040
421411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet14,725engine037
12264   Salt Walther R & H Air Craft   (Salt Walther)Chevrolet1875,880running0 
223128   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1434,600engine66 
26 183   Ramo Stott Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)Chevrolet1136,830engine0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Earle Canavan01Earle CanavanDodge
Gary Myers04Jim FlemingChevrolet
Doc Faustina5Doc FaustinaDodge
Elliott Forbes-Robinson6Howard FurnitureHoward-EgertonChevrolet
Bob Burcham19Belden AsphaltHenley GrayChevrolet
Ricky Rudd22Al Rudd Auto PartsAl RuddChevrolet
Jabe Thomas25Don RobertsonChevrolet
Dave Decker32Chevrolet
Bill Seifert34Mabie & EdwardsChevrolet
Darel Dieringer35Morris DavisFord
Bruce Jacobi37Opal VoightChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Blackie WangerinFord
Grant Adcox41Adcox-KirbyHerb AdcoxChevrolet
Baxter Price45Baxter PriceChevrolet
Travis Tiller46Little B CoalTravis TillerDodge
John Utsman49G.C. SpencerDodge
Darrell Bryant50Hot Rod BarnsCliff StewartChevrolet
John Banks55Banks AlignmentKen ThurlbyDodge
Tommy Gale64Stamey's Bar-B-QElmo LangleyFord
Terry Link66Vernon BlankPontiac
Bill Polich69Hershel McGriffChevrolet
Bill Champion77Johnny RayChevrolet
Harold Miller91Harold MillerChevrolet
Skip Manning92StratagraphBilly HaganChevrolet
Jim Fleming99Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11166   #05 blown engine 
173418  
35395   #52 blown engine 
406122  
62654   #30 blown engine 
66672  
68714   #73 accident 
728413  
85906   #83,82,10 accident 
9117484  
1751784   #63 accident 
17920022  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.5%             Average green flag run: 24.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker144
  David Pearson562
  Buddy Baker7115
  Terry Ryan12121
  Jimmy Means13131
  Terry Bivins14152
  Jackie Rogers16161
  Buddy Baker173519
  David Hobbs36372
  David Pearson38392
  Bobby Allison40401
  A.J. Foyt41433
  David Pearson44441
  A.J. Foyt455612
  Richard Petty57615
  Benny Parsons62621
  A.J. Foyt637311
  Richard Petty748411
  A.J. Foyt85851
  Terry Bivins86894
  Bobby Allison90901
  Richard Petty91922
  A.J. Foyt93964
  David Pearson97982
  A.J. Foyt991035
  David Pearson1041063
  A.J. Foyt10711812
  David Pearson1191224
  A.J. Foyt12314018
  Benny Parsons14115414
  David Pearson15516511
  Richard Petty16617510
  Benny Parsons1761761
  David Pearson17718711
  Richard Petty18819912
  David Pearson2002001

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   David Pearson 365    
2   Benny Parsons 330   -35  
3   Lennie Pond 310   -55  
4   Richard Childress 284   -81  
5   Richard Petty 268   -97  
6   Frank Warren 264   -101  
7   J.D. McDuffie 252   -113  
8   D.K. Ulrich 233   -132  
9   James Hylton 232   -133  
10   Dave Marcis 229   -136  
11   Bobby Allison 216   -149  
12   Cale Yarborough 212   -153  
13   Cecil Gordon 208   -157  
14   Darrell Waltrip 167   -198  
15   Jimmy Insolo 165   -200  
16   Ray Elder 160   -205  
17   Neil Bonnett 155   -210  
18   Terry Ryan 155   -210  
19   Johnny Ray 149   -216  
20   Buddy Baker 148   -217