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1976 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 30
Monday, September 6, 1976 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:09:33
Average Speed: 120.534 mph
Pole Speed: 154.699 mph
Cautions: 8 for 65 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.8 sec
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
293801   Earle Canavan Byrd   (Earle Canavan)Dodge2101,370engine076
391305   David Sisco Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)Chevrolet131,855crash046
373910   Bruce Jacobi Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford591,670engine052
23 711   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3074,695running4999
241612   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet2901,645suspension091
81114   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3565,915running0142
31 315   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1814,520crash1075
343718   Joe Frasson Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet1661,270crash061
212919   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3271,920running0100
9 22   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury3556,905running28143
384020   Rick Newsom Gillespie Painting   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet441,145ignition049
1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury36716,155running93185
121524   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3474,895running0127
301927   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet2081,345wheel073
331028   Donnie Allison U.S. Army   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1671,270water pump4369
36173   Richard Childress Power Tool   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1171,695running055
142430   Terry Bivins Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3454,485running0121
173433   Buck Baker Hadacol   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet3412,445running0112
102236   Bobby Wawak J & B Corvette   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet3553,245running0134
162140   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet3424,175running0115
132041   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3462,845running0124
2 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36718,055running32175
221847   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet3212,645engine097
203248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3343,195running0103
282349   Dick May G.C. SpencerDodge2131,395engine079
403650   Darrell Bryant Hot Rod Barns   (Cliff Stewart)Chevrolet31,135engine043
182752   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet3362,445running0109
51454   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3658,315running1160
151260   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet3432,645running0118
353067   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge1241,720engine058
11257   Dean Dalton Dean DaltonChevrolet3513,045running0130
253370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet2722,370engine088
4 671   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge36710,800running58165
7 572   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3647,525running3151
193579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3363,615running0106
26318   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge2381,945engine085
3 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet36713,135running50170
6 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3646,935running0150
322692   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1721,795crash067
272895   Gary Myers Hicks Pharmacy   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet2161,520engine082

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ricky Rudd22Al Rudd Auto PartsAl RuddChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson11111
  Bobby Allison12187
  Benny Parsons19191
  Bobby Allison203415
  Dave Marcis35351
  Benny Parsons36372
  Bobby Allison38436
  Richard Petty446522
  Lennie Pond66661
  Buddy Baker67682
  Cale Yarborough698618
  Richard Petty879610
  Cale Yarborough971059
  Donnie Allison10612823
  Cale Yarborough12914113
  Donnie Allison1421432
  Cale Yarborough1441496
  Donnie Allison15016718
  Cale Yarborough1681703
  Darrell Waltrip1711711
  Buddy Baker1721798
  Darrell Waltrip18020728
  Dave Marcis20825952
  Darrell Waltrip2602667
  David Pearson26729832
  Dave Marcis2992991
  Darrell Waltrip3003067
  David Pearson3073115
  Darrell Waltrip3123143
  Dave Marcis3153184
  Darrell Waltrip3193224
  David Pearson32336745

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3310    
2   Richard Petty 3281   -29  
3   Benny Parsons 3263   -47  
4   Bobby Allison 3125   -185  
5   Dave Marcis 2914   -396  
6   Lennie Pond 2901   -409  
7   Richard Childress 2666   -644  
8   Buddy Baker 2650   -660  
9   David Pearson 2537   -773  
10   Darrell Waltrip 2510   -800  
11   Frank Warren 2470   -840  
12   J.D. McDuffie 2445   -865  
13   D.K. Ulrich 2426   -884  
14   James Hylton 2421   -889  
15   Cecil Gordon 2417   -893  
16   Dick Brooks 2334   -976  
17   David Sisco 2188   -1122  
18   Skip Manning 2085   -1225  
19   Ed Negre 2021   -1289  
20   Buddy Arrington 1831   -1479