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1976 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 30
Sunday, April 25, 1976 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:39:43
Average Speed: 71.759 mph
Pole Speed: 86.286 mph
Cautions: 6 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 32,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
6 82   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury4914,190running0150
281767   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge50820engine079
27 515   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1012,580engine082
92530   Walter Ballard Clyde Lynn   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet4821,760running0138
15305   Bruce Blodgett Howard Furniture   (Doc Faustina)Dodge447800running0 
191012   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet287675crash0 
51190   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4932,950running0155
8133   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4831,820running0142
102024   Cecil Gordon Pruette   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet4741,650running0134
251263   Jimmy Hensley Lonesome Pine Raceway   (Billy Moyer)Chevrolet141600engine088
71447   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet4891,930running0146
121948   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4731,200running0127
131864   Elmo Langley Stamey's Bar-B-Q   (Elmo Langley)Ford4711,150running0124
172392   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet337725running0112
21 171   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge2493,140engine128105
231570   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet182870engine094
111695   Gary Myers Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet4731,050running0130
302119   Ed Negre Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet2550rear end073
182620   Rick Newsom Rick NewsomFord302700engine0109
20 372   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2552,650engine0103
3 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury4986,080running0165
4 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4987,070running18165
22 654   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet240880crash097
242405   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet151860rear end091
142725   Jabe Thomas Berglund   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4551,100running0121
262946   Travis Tiller Little B / C & K Coal   (Travis Tiller)Dodge133590oil leak085
162240   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet3901,000running0115
1 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet50022,500running241185
292879   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge42810engine076
2 711   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49910,450running113175

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dave Marcis14848
  Cale Yarborough4910254
  Richard Petty1031042
  Dave Marcis10513127
  Cale Yarborough13217847
  Dave Marcis17923153
  Darrell Waltrip23229059
  Cale Yarborough2912922
  Richard Petty29330816
  Darrell Waltrip30934133
  Cale Yarborough44245110
  Darrell Waltrip45250049

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 1401    
2   Cale Yarborough 1360   -41  
3   Richard Petty 1233   -168  
4   Richard Childress 1179   -222  
5   Bobby Allison 1161   -240  
6   Lennie Pond 1161   -240  
7   Dave Marcis 1148   -253  
8   Darrell Waltrip 1115   -286  
9   J.D. McDuffie 1033   -368  
10   Cecil Gordon 1000   -401  
11   James Hylton 995   -406  
12   Frank Warren 979   -422  
13   D.K. Ulrich 972   -429  
14   David Pearson 971   -430  
15   Dick Brooks 940   -461  
16   Buddy Baker 929   -472  
17   Ed Negre 916   -485  
18   David Sisco 855   -546  
19   Buddy Arrington 820   -581  
20   Skip Manning 806   -595