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1976 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 30
Sunday, August 8, 1976 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:27
Average Speed: 157.547 mph
Pole Speed: 190.651 mph
Cautions: 3 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 29.5 sec
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 58

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
201443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1687,230engine12108
22 328   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1632,040engine7 
23 52   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1526,560engine3999
241936   Bobby Wawak J & B Corvette   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1501,565engine091
291724   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet1051,880engine076
312305   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet861,580engine070
34 214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet562,005engine061
351277   Bob Burcham Hy Gain   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet52980engine058
38 612   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet37905engine049
403864   Tommy Gale Elmo LangleyFord11,280engine043
303078   Dick Skillen Goffco   (Tom Goff)Chevrolet921,230head gasket073
321047   Bruce Hill Howson Algraphy   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet811,555head gasket067
281121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1252,530ignition1284
39 472   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet373,980oil pressure046
1 171   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge18826,110running35180
2 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford18820,865running65180
31890   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford18711,945running0165
41648   James Hylton Kockums   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1868,260running2165
52554   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet1826,750running0155
63430   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1825,955running0150
73170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1825,120running0146
8213   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1804,510running0142
92292   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1783,590running0138
103226   Jimmy Lee Capps Sellers Automotive   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet1772,640running0134
113352   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet1762,490running0130
121579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1763,600running0127
134061   Joe Mihalic Lou ViglioneChevrolet1762,240running0124
143591   Harold Miller Harold MillerChevrolet1742,140running0121
152060   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet1742,040running0118
162933   Buck Baker Handy's Transmission   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet1731,940running0115
173919   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1711,890running0112
182441   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1711,840running0109
193625   Dick May Berglund   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1702,680running0106
212740   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1682,320running0100
26 811   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1375,230running1690
252849   G.C. Spencer G.C. SpencerDodge1471,480rear end088
37 988   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet463,930transmission052
27378   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1301,880valve082
332667   Buddy Arrington Sub-Tropic   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge791,530valve064
361327   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet47955valve055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison111
  Cale Yarborough21110
  A.J. Foyt12132
  Bobby Allison142411
  Buddy Baker25284
  Cale Yarborough29302
  Buddy Baker31377
  Cale Yarborough38392
  James Hylton40401
  Dave Marcis41422
  Buddy Baker435210
  Cale Yarborough53531
  Buddy Baker54563
  Cale Yarborough57571
  Richard Petty58581
  Dave Marcis59591
  Buddy Baker60656
  David Pearson667611
  Buddy Baker77771
  Dave Marcis78814
  Buddy Baker829110
  Bobby Allison92932
  Buddy Baker94941
  Bobby Allison95951
  Dave Marcis96961
  Bobby Allison97982
  Dave Marcis99991
  James Hylton1001001
  Bobby Allison1011011
  David Pearson1021021
  Bobby Allison1031097
  Dave Marcis1101112
  Bobby Allison1121198
  Buddy Baker1201201
  Bobby Allison1211222
  Dave Marcis1231231
  A.J. Foyt1241241
  Bobby Allison1251273
  Buddy Baker1281292
  Bobby Allison1301301
  Buddy Baker1311322
  A.J. Foyt1331331
  Richard Petty1341374
  Dave Marcis1381392
  Richard Petty1401401
  Buddy Baker1411422
  A.J. Foyt1431431
  Buddy Baker1441463
  A.J. Foyt1471471
  Buddy Baker1481492
  Dave Marcis1501523
  A.J. Foyt1531531
  Dave Marcis1541541
  Richard Petty1551595
  Buddy Baker1601667
  Richard Petty1671671
  Buddy Baker1681736
  Dave Marcis17418815

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2846    
2   Benny Parsons 2809   -37  
3   Richard Petty 2766   -80  
4   Bobby Allison 2667   -179  
5   Lennie Pond 2511   -335  
6   Dave Marcis 2492   -354  
7   Richard Childress 2353   -493  
8   Buddy Baker 2345   -501  
9   David Pearson 2172   -674  
10   Frank Warren 2167   -679  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2121   -725  
12   Cecil Gordon 2105   -741  
13   James Hylton 2094   -752  
14   Darrell Waltrip 2088   -758  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2035   -811  
16   Dick Brooks 1962   -884  
17   David Sisco 1954   -892  
18   Skip Manning 1788   -1058  
19   Ed Negre 1787   -1059  
20   Buddy Arrington 1661   -1185