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1976 Rebel 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 30
Sunday, April 11, 1976 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:04:36
Average Speed: 122.973 mph
Pole Speed: 154.171 mph
Cautions: 8 for 54 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.7 sec
Attendance: 52,200
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury36717,570running51180
2 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford36714,875running205180
3 872   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet36512,055running6170
41154   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3636,015running14165
51071   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge3627,580running2160
72741   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3583,295running0146
82418   Joe Frasson Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet3483,560running0142
9233   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3483,560running0138
103630   Bruce Hill Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3463,350running0134
111624   Cecil Gordon Pruette   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3453,140running0130
131805   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet3422,780running0124
143092   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3422,020running0121
153533   Dick May Handy's Transmission   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet3381,920running0118
163140   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet3362,450running0115
18 22   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury3284,800running2114
173279   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3322,310running0112
193401   Earle Canavan Earle CanavanDodge3211,470running0106
203325   Earl Brooks Don RobertsonChevrolet3131,990running0103
212978   Dick Skillen Tom GoffChevrolet3091,325running0100
23 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge2035,625engine5299
222264   Tommy Gale Stamey's Bar-B-Q   (Elmo Langley)Ford2301,725steering097
25 611   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1714,065engine1693
241767   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1781,575engine091
262695   Jerry Sisco Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet156945crash085
271270   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1511,350engine082
28258   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge1251,415engine079
292119   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet123835crash076
31 588   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet803,825crash1875
301512   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet122855engine073
322848   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)Chevrolet721,320crash067
34 728   Donnie Allison Gilmore   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet32810crash166
331491   Bob Burcham Harold MillerChevrolet54865overheating064
35 390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford301,355crash058
361950   Darrell Bryant Hot Rod Barns   (Cliff Stewart)Chevrolet23800crash055
61393   Buck Baker Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3603,670running00
122049   John Utsman G.C. SpencerDodge3452,270running00

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bruce Hill47Bruce HillChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12525  
26305   #50 spun turn 3 
31322  
33375   #90,28 accident turn 3 
388144  
82909   #88,2,48 accident turn 3 
9112838  
1291313   #64 spun turn 3 
1321354  
13614510   #8 blown engine 
14615813  
1591657   #70 spun turn 1 
1661694  
17017910   #95 accident frontstretch 
180346167  
3473504   #72 spun frontstretch 
35136717  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.4%             Average green flag run: 34.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson111
  Bobby Allison232
  David Pearson41613
  Buddy Baker172610
  Donnie Allison27271
  Lennie Pond28281
  Dave Marcis29302
  Darrell Waltrip314616
  Buddy Baker477428
  Darrell Waltrip75762
  Buddy Baker77826
  Benny Parsons83831
  Richard Petty849512
  David Pearson9610813
  Richard Petty1091113
  Cale Yarborough1121121
  Richard Petty1131175
  Cale Yarborough11812912
  Lennie Pond1301301
  Richard Petty1311333
  David Pearson1341363
  Richard Petty13715822
  Benny Parsons1591635
  David Pearson1641652
  Cale Yarborough1661683
  Lennie Pond16918012
  Richard Petty1811877
  Buddy Baker18823851
  David Pearson2392413
  Buddy Baker24230564
  David Pearson3063094
  Buddy Baker31035546
  David Pearson35636712

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1298    
2   Cale Yarborough 1185   -113  
3   Richard Petty 1068   -230  
4   Lennie Pond 1064   -234  
5   Dave Marcis 1043   -255  
6   Richard Childress 1037   -261  
7   Bobby Allison 1011   -287  
8   J.D. McDuffie 939   -359  
9   Darrell Waltrip 930   -368  
10   Frank Warren 903   -395  
11   James Hylton 868   -430  
12   Cecil Gordon 866   -432  
13   D.K. Ulrich 857   -441  
14   Buddy Baker 847   -451  
15   Ed Negre 843   -455  
16   David Pearson 806   -492  
17   Dick Brooks 785   -513  
18   David Sisco 764   -534  
19   Buddy Arrington 741   -557  
20   Skip Manning 694   -604