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1975 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 30
Sunday, January 19, 1975 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 5:04:26
Average Speed: 98.627 mph
Pole Speed: 110.382 mph
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 22.6 sec
Attendance: 53,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1975 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1975 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 116   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola / AMC   (Roger Penske)'75 Matador19114,735running173185
2 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'73 Mercury19111,135running11175
32524   Cecil Gordon Bob Stott Motors   (Cecil Gordon)'75 Chevrolet1848,535running0165
42771   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'74 Dodge1838,235running0160
52264   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1784,535running0155
63548   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)'74 Chevrolet1753,365running0150
7 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge1726,185running4151
82157W   Gary Matthews Matthews Racing   (Gary Matthews)'72 Chevrolet1682,485running0142
9338   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'74 Dodge1672,835running0138
101029W   Hershel McGriff Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)'72 Chevrolet1662,185oil pump0134
111788   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'72 Chevrolet1662,485running0130
122413W   Don Puskarich M.M. Denbo Agency   (Matt Puskarich)'72 Chevrolet1481,835running0127
13 696W   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'74 Dodge1452,235engine1129
142870   J.D. McDuffie Glenn's Landscaping   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1422,135running0121
151877W   Larry Esau McDuffie Racing   (Lefty Robinson)'72 Chevrolet1351,535running0118
161155W   Bill Osborne Haddick's Towing & Transfer   (Bill Osborne)'73 Ford1251,435engine0115
171537W   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (Joe Marsik)'74 Chevrolet1251,385engine0112
182973W   Bill Schmitt Colley Construction   (Bill Schmitt)'74 Chevrolet1181,335engine0109
19162W   Richard White Termine's Auto Wrecking   (Mike White)'72 Chevrolet1171,285engine0106
203289W   Don Reynolds Riley Plastering   (Tom Reynolds)'73 Chevrolet1101,230engine0103
212668W   Sonny Easley San-Val Roofing   (Jerry Lankford)'72 Ford971,150engine2105
223094W   Ron Esau Kord's Tires   (Phil Kord)'72 Chevrolet961,125transmission097
231378W   Hugh Pearson Pearson Apts.   (Hugh Pearson)'72 Chevrolet651,100engine094
24 472   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)'75 Chevrolet443,575oil pump091
251233W   Glenn Francis Yellow Pages Lounge   (Trent Francis)'74 Chevrolet441,025rear end088
26341W   Pete Torres Fuentes Enterprises   (Frank Coletto)'73 Ford40975engine085
27 503W   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'74 Dodge36925transmission082
281931W   Chuck Little United Advertising   (Chuck Little)'72 Ford35875engine079
293120   G.T. Tallas U.S. Borax   (G.T. Tallas)'72 Ford28825oil leak076
30 726W   Dick Bown Marquardt Racing   (Gene Marquardt)'75 Chevrolet17775engine073
312330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)'74 Chevrolet151,220engine070
32 897W   Harry Jefferson Jefferson Racing   (George Jefferson)'72 Ford14670engine067
33 938W   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)'74 Chevrolet13620oil pump064
342056   Carl Adams Marck Motors   (Richard Mummert)'73 Ford5570oil leak061
35147W   Ivan Baldwin Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'74 Dodge4520engine058

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dennis Wilson61WQuick StopTheresa SmileyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16249   #97 blown engine turn 9 
25328  
33353   #43 accident turn 9 
3610469  
1051117   oil turns 1/8 
11214635  
1471526   #55 blown engine turn 5 
1531542  
1551617   #37 blown engine turn 2 
16219130  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.8%             Average green flag run: 26.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison11212
  Richard Petty13153
  Bobby Allison16161
  David Pearson17171
  Bobby Allison183417
  Sonny Easley35362
  Ray Elder37371
  Bobby Allison386427
  David Pearson65651
  Bobby Allison6613772
  David Pearson1381381
  Bobby Allison13915416
  David Pearson1551628
  Bobby Allison16319129

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 185    
2   David Pearson 175   -10  
3   Cecil Gordon 165   -20  
4   Dave Marcis 160   -25  
5   Elmo Langley 155   -30  
6   Richard Petty 151   -34  
7   James Hylton 150   -35  
8   Gary Matthews 142   -43  
9   Ed Negre 138   -47  
10   Hershel McGriff 134   -51  
11   Richard Childress 130   -55  
12   Ray Elder 129   -56  
13   Don Puskarich 127   -58  
14   J.D. McDuffie 121   -64  
15   Larry Esau 118   -67  
16   Bill Osborne 115   -70  
17   Chuck Wahl 112   -73  
18   Bill Schmitt 109   -76  
19   Richard White 106   -79  
20   Sonny Easley 105   -80