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1976 Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 30
Sunday, February 29, 1976 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:24:08
Average Speed: 113.665 mph
Pole Speed: 138.287 mph
Cautions: 5 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49219,915running362185
2 988   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet49014,055running0170
3 811   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49010,665running25170
4 215   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4878,250running0160
5 772   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4777,190running0155
81714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet4703,420running0142
9208   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge4643,160running0138
103370   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet4612,940running0134
121860   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet4601,905running0127
131263   Terry Bivins Billy MoyerChevrolet4511,710running0124
142349   John Utsman G.C. SpencerDodge4511,580running0121
153264   Tommy Gale Stamey's Bar-B-Q   (Elmo Langley)Ford4472,130running0118
171140   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet4381,280running0112
183046   Travis Tiller Little B Coal   (Travis Tiller)Dodge4331,180running0109
192448   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4281,730running0106
21 52   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury3724,005crash91105
202605   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet4181,645engine0103
221047   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet3631,475crash097
23193   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3591,430crash094
24 690   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3561,305engine091
26 171   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge2634,755engine590
251430   Walter Ballard Clyde Lynn   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3381,280engine088
27210   Glenn McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet205730engine082
29 421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1861,380oil pump981
281579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge2051,205engine079
301654   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet1831,230engine073
312767   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1741,150engine070
33349   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Ford32640engine064
342824   Cecil Gordon Pruette   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet321,135oil pump061
353592   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet9630engine058
362919   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1625engine055
6136   Bobby Isaac Howard Furniture   (Richard Howard)Chevrolet4733,280running0 
72541   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet4712,880running0 
112250   Darrell Bryant Hot Rod Barns   (Cliff Stewart)Chevrolet4612,080running0 
163633   Dick May Handy's Transmission   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet4441,380running0 
323128   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet57645rear end0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11111  
12154   #92 stalled turn 4 
16133118  
1341374   #0 spun turn 4 
138357220  
35837215   #30 spun turn 3 
3733731  
37439219   #2,3,14,11,15,72,63,47 accident backstretch 
39345967  
4604623   #72 spun turn 2 
46349230  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.1%             Average green flag run: 74.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dave Marcis111
  David Pearson2109
  Bobby Allison112717
  Richard Petty28281
  Bobby Allison298355
  Cale Yarborough849916
  Richard Petty10012829
  Cale Yarborough1291357
  Richard Petty13623398
  Cale Yarborough2342352
  Dave Marcis2362394
  Richard Petty24025314
  Bobby Allison25427219
  Richard Petty273492220

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 485    
2   Richard Petty 453   -32  
3   David Pearson 446   -39  
4   J.D. McDuffie 386   -99  
5   Lennie Pond 383   -102  
6   Cale Yarborough 382   -103  
7   Richard Childress 378   -107  
8   D.K. Ulrich 345   -140  
9   Frank Warren 343   -142  
10   James Hylton 338   -147  
11   Darrell Waltrip 337   -148  
12   Bobby Allison 321   -164  
13   Dave Marcis 319   -166  
14   Buddy Baker 308   -177  
15   Terry Bivins 271   -214  
16   Cecil Gordon 269   -216  
17   Ed Negre 262   -223  
18   Jackie Rogers 250   -235  
19   Coo Coo Marlin 242   -243  
20   Buddy Arrington 200   -285