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1976 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 30
Sunday, July 4, 1976 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:29:06
Average Speed: 160.966 mph
Pole Speed: 183.09 mph
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: 8 sec
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 41

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
30 941   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet67965engine073
3 42   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury16013,245running64170
402767   Buddy Arrington Sub-Tropic   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge01,310ignition043
362418   Buck Baker Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet32830crash055
351215   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford323,835engine1463
331112   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet39890wheel bearing064
83090   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1565,170running0142
212526   Jimmy Lee Capps Sellers Automotive   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet1321,290running0100
12343   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1484,150running0127
193810   Bill Elliott Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford1413,070running0106
4 128   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1597,440running6 
291819   Tommy Gale Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet70990electrical076
341624   Cecil Gordon Burger King   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet331,360crash061
153368   Janet Guthrie Kelly Services   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1471,570running0 
282682   Ferrel Harris Rossmeyer   (Ferrel Harris)Dodge751,015rear end079
251347   Bruce Hill Howson Algraphy   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet1101,990driveshaft088
261048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1021,815engine290
313592   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet60940electrical070
5 671   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1577,810running0155
6 814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1576,300running0150
274025   Dick May Don RobertsonChevrolet811,540rear end082
242370   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1222,390engine091
112952   Jimmy Means Howard's Machine Shop   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet1492,390running0130
233261   Joe Mihalic Lou ViglioneChevrolet1251,140running094
183991   Harold Miller Bartow Paving   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet1421,690running0109
37377   Ed Negre Dean DaltonChevrolet16825electrical052
7 572   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1566,630running0146
2 721   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury16013,615running1175
22 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1265,960engine1102
321454   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet481,415engine067
381960   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet13820overheating049
102222   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1522,590running0134
202177   Johnny Rutherford Hy Gain   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet1391,740rear end0 
91505   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet1534,660running1143
173178   Dick Skillen Goffco   (Tom Goff)Chevrolet1431,790running0112
163640   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1443,530running0115
391788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet93,815engine046
132079   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1483,940running0124
142836   Bobby Wawak J & B Corvette   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1482,115running0121
1 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet16022,215running71185

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Sam Sommers27M.C. Anderson RacingM.C. AndersonChevrolet
Jerry Mabie34J-2 RacingJerry MabieChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt122
  Cale Yarborough331
  A.J. Foyt441
  Cale Yarborough584
  Buddy Baker9113
  Cale Yarborough12121
  Bobby Allison13131
  Buddy Baker14152
  Bobby Allison16161
  Buddy Baker17182
  Cale Yarborough19191
  Buddy Baker20234
  Bobby Allison24241
  Buddy Baker25251
  Bobby Allison26261
  Buddy Baker27271
  Bobby Allison28292
  Buddy Baker30301
  Bobby Allison31333
  Richard Petty34341
  James Hylton35362
  David Sisco37371
  Bobby Allison38436
  A.J. Foyt44463
  Cale Yarborough47482
  Bobby Allison49546
  Cale Yarborough55573
  Bobby Allison58669
  Cale Yarborough67715
  Bobby Allison728312
  Cale Yarborough84863
  Bobby Allison87926
  Cale Yarborough93942
  Bobby Allison95984
  Cale Yarborough991024
  Bobby Allison1031119
  Cale Yarborough11212110
  Bobby Allison1221221
  Cale Yarborough12313210
  Bobby Allison1331342
  David Pearson1351351
  Cale Yarborough13616025

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2503    
2   Benny Parsons 2413   -90  
3   Bobby Allison 2331   -172  
4   Richard Petty 2303   -200  
5   Dave Marcis 2060   -443  
6   Lennie Pond 2031   -472  
7   Richard Childress 1994   -509  
8   David Pearson 1918   -585  
9   Buddy Baker 1886   -617  
10   Frank Warren 1798   -705  
11   Darrell Waltrip 1786   -717  
12   D.K. Ulrich 1774   -729  
13   Cecil Gordon 1756   -747  
14   J.D. McDuffie 1751   -752  
15   James Hylton 1687   -816  
16   Dick Brooks 1651   -852  
17   David Sisco 1635   -868  
18   Ed Negre 1487   -1016  
19   Skip Manning 1385   -1118  
20   Buddy Arrington 1366   -1137