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1976 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 30
Sunday, March 21, 1976 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:52:16
Average Speed: 128.904 mph
Pole Speed: 160.709 mph
Cautions: 8 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.8 sec
Attendance: 55,000
Lead changes: 33

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
32 171   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1074,940engine472
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury32816,750running72180
28 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1945,775engine784
3 411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32717,855running103175
2 572   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet32813,375running32175
25 615   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2384,350engine10093
6 714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3244,140running0150
29 82   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1884,150engine281
5 988   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3257,360running0155
41054   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3265,870running4165
71190   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3243,780running0146
301267   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1751,575engine073
151379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3162,640running0118
271470   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1981,650engine082
101560   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet3212,600running0134
231619   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet2461,450running094
121741   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3192,350running0127
261863   Terry Bivins Billy MoyerChevrolet2001,275engine085
171992   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3131,725running0112
182030   Bruce Hill Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3132,320running0109
142191   Bob Burcham Harold MillerChevrolet3162,125running0121
342252   Jimmy Means Bill GrayChevrolet62945clutch061
82312   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet3212,825running0142
312448   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1551,575engine275
202550   Darrell Bryant Hot Rod Barns   (Cliff Stewart)Chevrolet2971,575running0103
11263   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3192,960running0130
352764   Tommy Gale Stamey's Bar-B-Q   (Elmo Langley)Ford531,410clutch058
13288   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge3192,800running0124
222995   Jerry Sisco Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet2541,275suspension097
333026   Jimmy Lee Capps Gray's Guard   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet63930engine064
93105   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet3213,470running2143
163224   Cecil Gordon Pruette   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3152,505running0115
36339   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Ford21950driveshaft055
213440   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet2961,325running0100
243529   Walter Ballard Velvet Touch Furniture   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2411,225running091
193649   John Utsman G.C. SpencerDodge3061,600out of gas0106

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Harold Miller
Bill Hollar
Joe Mihalic
Bobby Wawak

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11177   #14,90 spun 
18214  
22254   #9 debris 
266641  
67737   #95,26 spun 
7410835  
1091135   #71 blown engine 
11420996  
2102178   #63 spun 
21823114  
2322354   #50 spun 
2362383  
2392468   #15 blown engine 
24729347  
2942963   #41 spun 
29732832  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 31.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson155
  Cale Yarborough694
  Buddy Baker10167
  Cale Yarborough17182
  Dave Marcis19224
  Bobby Allison23231
  James Hylton24252
  Lennie Pond26283
  Cale Yarborough296739
  Lennie Pond68681
  David Sisco69702
  Buddy Baker71755
  Cale Yarborough7610833
  Bobby Allison1091091
  Cale Yarborough1101156
  Buddy Baker1161216
  Cale Yarborough12213211
  Buddy Baker13316937
  Cale Yarborough1701778
  Benny Parsons1781792
  Richard Petty1801823
  Buddy Baker1831897
  Richard Petty1901934
  Buddy Baker19421017
  David Pearson2112111
  Buddy Baker2122176
  David Pearson2182181
  Buddy Baker21923315
  David Pearson23426532
  Benny Parsons26629227
  David Pearson2932942
  Benny Parsons2952973
  David Pearson29832831

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 963    
2   Cale Yarborough 907   -56  
3   Richard Petty 794   -169  
4   Richard Childress 761   -202  
5   Darrell Waltrip 758   -205  
6   Lennie Pond 749   -214  
7   Dave Marcis 741   -222  
8   Bobby Allison 732   -231  
9   J.D. McDuffie 702   -261  
10   Frank Warren 688   -275  
11   James Hylton 677   -286  
12   Ed Negre 652   -311  
13   D.K. Ulrich 636   -327  
14   David Pearson 626   -337  
15   Cecil Gordon 609   -354  
16   Terry Bivins 602   -361  
17   Buddy Baker 582   -381  
18   Dick Brooks 581   -382  
19   David Sisco 558   -405  
20   Buddy Arrington 541   -422