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1976 Delaware 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 30
Sunday, September 19, 1976 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:19:12
Average Speed: 115.74 mph
Pole Speed: 133.377 mph
Cautions: 2 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.2 sec
Attendance: 31,500
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
4 72   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury4967,285running0160
102667   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge4743,135running0134
5 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4936,525running0155
163445   Walter Ballard Baxter PriceChevrolet4541,235running0115
321630   Terry Bivins Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2021,065engine067
6 890   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4914,555running0150
242901   Earle Canavan Benihana   (Earle Canavan)Dodge396735running091
20183   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4421,635running0103
19287   Jack Donohue Dean DaltonChevrolet4441,035running0106
213110   Tommy Ellis Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford4291,335running0100
253064   Tommy Gale Elmo LangleyFord3911,210running088
351224   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet771,035engine058
132119   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet4631,460running0124
331168   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet167555engine0 
361747   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet181,025engine055
92548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4743,295running0138
283563   Bruce Jacobi Ressler   (Billy Moyer)Chevrolet271635overheating079
123292   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4712,085running0127
14 671   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge4604,540engine42126
173625   Dick May Don RobertsonChevrolet4482,110running0112
72270   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet4823,965running0146
272052   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet362660engine082
182461   Joe Mihalic Lou ViglioneChevrolet4471,085running0109
291995   Gary Myers Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet242610engine076
15238   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge4582,380running0118
303320   Rick Newsom Gillespie Painting   (Rick Newsom)Ford205585ignition073
26 972   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3843,710running085
3 521   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury4987,620running59170
2 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge50014,990running179175
341054   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet1441,070engine166
112705   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet4732,925running0130
81540   D.K. Ulrich Lafayette Electronics   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet4753,605running0142
31 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet2023,675engine175
231379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3971,260running094
221436   Bobby Wawak John GwinnChevrolet419810running097
1 111   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50018,075running218185

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough16565
  Dave Marcis66661
  Lennie Pond67671
  Dave Marcis68681
  Cale Yarborough69168100
  Darrell Waltrip1691691
  Cale Yarborough1701778
  Dave Marcis17819013
  Richard Petty1911955
  Dave Marcis19622227
  David Pearson22324927
  Cale Yarborough25025910
  David Pearson2602601
  Richard Petty2612655
  David Pearson2662716
  Richard Petty2722732
  Cale Yarborough2742774
  David Pearson27830225
  Richard Petty303460158
  Cale Yarborough46147010
  Richard Petty4714799
  Cale Yarborough48050021

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3680    
2   Richard Petty 3626   -54  
3   Bobby Allison 3460   -220  
4   Benny Parsons 3429   -251  
5   Dave Marcis 3186   -494  
6   Lennie Pond 3117   -563  
7   Buddy Baker 2960   -720  
8   Richard Childress 2857   -823  
9   Darrell Waltrip 2750   -930  
10   J.D. McDuffie 2721   -959  
11   David Pearson 2707   -973  
12   D.K. Ulrich 2680   -1000  
13   James Hylton 2674   -1006  
14   Frank Warren 2649   -1031  
15   Dick Brooks 2626   -1054  
16   Cecil Gordon 2599   -1081  
17   David Sisco 2412   -1268  
18   Ed Negre 2221   -1459  
19   Skip Manning 2212   -1468  
20   Buddy Arrington 2074   -1606