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1976 American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 30
Sunday, October 24, 1976 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:15:01
Average Speed: 117.718 mph
Pole Speed: 139.117 mph
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 32,500
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49220,395running193185
21154   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet49112,870running113175
3 888   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet48910,075running0165
4 72   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury4897,965running0160
5 911   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4887,255running0155
6 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury4886,535running31155
7 51   Donnie Allison Pat's Tire Service   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4862,945fuel pump1151
81290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4864,675running0142
91592   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4783,545running0138
102214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet4743,815running0134
111855   Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford4692,170running0130
122141   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet4681,945running0127
13328   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge4643,685running0124
141040   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet4642,945running0121
152324   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet4612,735running0118
161767   Buddy Arrington Hickory Garage   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4602,757running0115
172530   Terry Bivins Clyde Lynn   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet4592,315running0112
183120   Rick Newsom Gillespie Painting   (Rick Newsom)Ford4561,235running0109
191360   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet4541,135running0106
202405   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet4501,835running0103
21297   Jack Donohue Thundercraft Boat   (Dean Dalton)Chevrolet444860running0100
222719   Frank Warren Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet434835running097
232852   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet432810running094
242664   Tommy Gale Elmo LangleyFord4231,295running091
25 271   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge4134,010engine15493
263633   J.D. McDuffie Handy's Transmission   (Jeff Handy)Chevrolet389735engine085
27163   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3631,285engine082
28 315   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2993,765throttle079
29205   James Hylton Doc FaustinaDodge171655rear end076
303525   Dick May Don RobertsonChevrolet1271,145engine073
31 672   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1173,635engine070
323346   Travis Tiller Little B / C & K Coal   (Travis Tiller)Dodge88625engine067
331436   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet76615overheating064
34304   Gary Myers Hicks Pharmacy   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet5605engine061
353447   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet21,095engine058
361949   Henley Gray G.C. SpencerDodge1585engine055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson13131
  Dave Marcis328453
  Lennie Pond859511
  Dave Marcis9617984
  Lennie Pond18019011
  Dave Marcis19120717
  Lennie Pond2082158
  Donnie Allison2162161
  Lennie Pond21722610
  Richard Petty22726337
  Lennie Pond26432158
  Richard Petty3223232
  Lennie Pond3243285
  Richard Petty32941284
  Lennie Pond41342210
  Richard Petty42349270

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4380    
2   Richard Petty 4283   -97  
3   Benny Parsons 3984   -396  
4   Bobby Allison 3948   -432  
5   Lennie Pond 3669   -711  
6   Dave Marcis 3599   -781  
7   Buddy Baker 3539   -841  
8   Darrell Waltrip 3316   -1064  
9   Richard Childress 3285   -1095  
10   Dick Brooks 3211   -1169  
11   J.D. McDuffie 3146   -1234  
12   David Pearson 3123   -1257  
13   James Hylton 3098   -1282  
14   D.K. Ulrich 3083   -1297  
15   Frank Warren 3049   -1331  
16   Cecil Gordon 3038   -1342  
17   David Sisco 2857   -1523  
18   Skip Manning 2668   -1712  
19   Ed Negre 2582   -1798  
20   Buddy Arrington 2573   -1807