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1976 Purolator 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 30
Sunday, August 1, 1976 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:18:54
Average Speed: 115.875 mph
Pole Speed: 147.865 mph
Cautions: 7 for 38 laps
Margin of Victory: 24 sec
Attendance: 40,000
Lead changes: 48

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
29 847   Bruce Hill Howson Algraphy   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet1181,215crash076
392929   Bill Hollar Velvet Touch Furniture   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet2540crash046
402818   Joe Frasson Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet2535crash043
26 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1633,790cylinder wall085
323310   Bill Elliott Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford551,140cylinder wall067
22 971   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1793,890engine1102
284045   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet149740engine079
302630   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet911,190engine073
333246   Travis Tiller Little B / C & K Coal   (Travis Tiller)Dodge41615engine064
342564   Tommy Gale Elmo LangleyFord411,085engine061
351650   Darrell Bryant Hot Rod Barns   (Cliff Stewart)Chevrolet32575engine058
382740   D.K. Ulrich Schumacher & Lynch   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet141,045engine049
363401   Earle Canavan Benihana   (Earle Canavan)Dodge29555oil leak055
373882   Walter Ballard Ed NegreDodge28550quit052
1 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20020,640running35180
2 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford20013,465running21175
3 772   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2009,790running2170
4 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury2005,060running121170
51054   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet1985,400running2160
61724   Cecil Gordon Lowe's   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1964,680running4155
71167   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonPlymouth1954,020running0146
81960   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet1942,040running0142
9183   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1943,410running0138
101205   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet1933,250running0134
11378   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1932,940running0130
121392   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1922,090running0127
133661   Joe Mihalic Lou ViglioneChevrolet1911,440running0124
143036   Bobby Wawak John GwinnChevrolet1911,340running0121
15207   Dean Dalton Dean DaltonChevrolet1911,240running0118
162279   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1902,230running0115
173148   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1892,000running0112
183925   Dick May Don RobertsonChevrolet1851,810running0109
192163   Terry Bivins Ressler   (Billy Moyer)Chevrolet185970running0106
201519   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet181945running0103
212370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1801,515running0100
233552   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet179865running094
24 32   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1763,840running091
25 111   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1714,215running1493
272495   Gary Myers Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet154765running082
311490   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford781,165valve070

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4118   #18,29 accident 
12154  
16194   #40 stopped turn 3 
204425  
45506   #46 blown engine 
516111  
62676   #64 blown engine 
6812154  
1221265   #47 accident 
1271293  
1301312   #19 spun 
13218251  
1831897   #71 blown engine 
19020011  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 20.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson11111
  Cale Yarborough12121
  David Pearson13142
  Cale Yarborough15162
  Lennie Pond17171
  Cecil Gordon18214
  David Pearson22232
  Cale Yarborough24241
  Richard Petty25295
  David Pearson30356
  Cale Yarborough36361
  Richard Petty37382
  Cale Yarborough39391
  David Pearson40401
  Richard Petty41444
  Cale Yarborough45451
  Dave Marcis46461
  Buddy Baker47504
  Cale Yarborough51511
  David Pearson52565
  Cale Yarborough57571
  Buddy Baker58592
  Cale Yarborough60601
  Buddy Baker61611
  Cale Yarborough62621
  Lennie Pond63631
  Buddy Baker64674
  Richard Petty68681
  Cale Yarborough69702
  Buddy Baker71722
  David Pearson73764
  Buddy Baker77771
  David Pearson78781
  Richard Petty79824
  Cale Yarborough83831
  David Pearson84852
  Buddy Baker86916
  David Pearson92954
  Richard Petty961027
  Benny Parsons1031042
  David Pearson1051073
  Richard Petty1081169
  David Pearson1171226
  Richard Petty1231231
  David Pearson12418158
  Buddy Baker1821821
  David Pearson18319816
  Richard Petty1992002

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 2763    
2   Cale Yarborough 2756   -7  
3   Richard Petty 2658   -105  
4   Bobby Allison 2568   -195  
5   Lennie Pond 2356   -407  
6   Dave Marcis 2312   -451  
7   Richard Childress 2211   -552  
8   Buddy Baker 2165   -598  
9   David Pearson 2088   -675  
10   Frank Warren 2040   -723  
11   Darrell Waltrip 2036   -727  
12   Cecil Gordon 2029   -734  
13   J.D. McDuffie 1975   -788  
14   D.K. Ulrich 1935   -828  
15   James Hylton 1929   -834  
16   David Sisco 1884   -879  
17   Dick Brooks 1797   -966  
18   Ed Negre 1705   -1058  
19   Skip Manning 1650   -1113  
20   Buddy Arrington 1597   -1166