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1976 Gwyn Staley 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 30
Sunday, April 4, 1976 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:34:52
Average Speed: 96.858 mph
Pole Speed: 108.585 mph
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp, 1 sc
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 511   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40011,125running364185
2 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3998,125running13175
3 82   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury3975,575running0165
4 272   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3974,370running23165
51270   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3932,100running0155
6 954   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3911,590running0150
7 490   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3881,305running0146
8 171   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge3853,470running0142
9103   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3851,160running0138
101330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3781,100running0134
111192   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet375825running0130
122124   Cecil Gordon Pruette   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet374975running0127
131948   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)Chevrolet370950running0124
141495   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet370675running0121
152464   Elmo Langley Stamey's Bar-B-Q   (Elmo Langley)Ford368875running0118
162210   Bill Champion Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford359875running0115
17258   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge359825running0112
181667   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)Plymouth359800running0109
192040   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet358800running0106
201579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge354750running0103
211825   Jabe Thomas Don RobertsonChevrolet349750running0100
22 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet2912,475transmission097
232745   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet278430rear end094
242644   Richard D. Brown Bush Olds   (Jerry Brown)Pontiac172410rear end091
25235   Neil Castles Doc FaustinaDodge125425brakes088
26 615   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford382,415overheating085
271705   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet12655rear end082
282833   Jeff Handy Jeff HandyChevrolet3370engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons11212
  Cale Yarborough138068
  Benny Parsons819111
  Cale Yarborough92218127
  Richard Petty21722812
  Cale Yarborough229332104
  Richard Petty3333331
  Cale Yarborough33440067

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1128    
2   Cale Yarborough 1092   -36  
3   Richard Petty 969   -159  
4   Lennie Pond 899   -229  
5   Richard Childress 899   -229  
6   Bobby Allison 897   -231  
7   Dave Marcis 883   -245  
8   J.D. McDuffie 857   -271  
9   Darrell Waltrip 855   -273  
10   James Hylton 801   -327  
11   Frank Warren 791   -337  
12   Ed Negre 764   -364  
13   D.K. Ulrich 742   -386  
14   Cecil Gordon 736   -392  
15   Dick Brooks 727   -401  
16   Buddy Baker 667   -461  
17   Buddy Arrington 650   -478  
18   David Sisco 640   -488  
19   David Pearson 626   -502  
20   Terry Bivins 602   -526