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1976 Champion Spark Plug 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 30
Sunday, August 22, 1976 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:20
Average Speed: 140.078 mph
Pole Speed: 160.875 mph
Cautions: 4 for 20 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.2 sec
Attendance: 55,000
Lead changes: 34

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury20016,700running27180
2 311   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20013,705running125180
3 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20010,985running22170
4 62   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury2007,375running6165
5 771   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1996,565running11160
9 872   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1945,125running2143
71240   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1944,545running0146
82770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1944,335running0142
31 215   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford864,100engine275
271088   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1343,875engine082
122914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1923,615running0127
13283   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1923,255running0124
153310   Terry Bivins Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford1922,875running0118
163625   Dick May Don RobertsonChevrolet1872,635running0115
61512   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet1952,455running1155
141492   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1922,430running0121
191147   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet1832,300engine3111
212048   James Hylton Kockums   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1832,030running0100
101736   Bobby Wawak J & B Corvette   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1931,855running0134
112419   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1931,755running0130
25 454   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet1661,555running088
261824   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1541,400engine085
29 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1141,335engine076
30268   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1081,315engine073
321605   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet701,290suspension067
363530   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet61,250overheating055
17229   David Hobbs Coca-Cola   (George Elliott)Ford1871,130running0 
18197   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)Chevrolet1841,105running0109
203191   Harold Miller Bartow Paving   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet1831,055running0103
223261   Joe Mihalic Lou ViglioneChevrolet1751,005running097
233079   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge174955running094
241352   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet168955running091
282118   Joe Frasson Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet118850running184
332551   John Haver Jim's Furniture   (George Harrivel)Chevrolet49780engine064
343449   G.C. Spencer G.C. SpencerDodge37770engine061
352360   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet15760steering058

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22243   #9 spun turn 4 
253814  
39457   #49 blown engine 
46516  
52554   #51 spun turn 2 
56155100  
15617015   #14 accident turn 3 
17120030  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.5%             Average green flag run: 34.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson199
  Bruce Hill10123
  Dave Marcis13197
  Cale Yarborough20267
  Richard Petty27271
  Neil Bonnett28281
  Joe Frasson29291
  Dave Marcis30301
  Bobby Allison31311
  Richard Petty32321
  Cale Yarborough335018
  Dave Marcis51533
  Richard Petty54596
  Cale Yarborough60612
  Bobby Allison62621
  Buddy Baker63631
  Bobby Allison64641
  Buddy Baker65651
  Cale Yarborough66661
  Bobby Allison67671
  Cale Yarborough68692
  Bobby Allison70701
  Cale Yarborough718717
  Richard Petty88925
  Cale Yarborough93931
  Richard Petty94963
  Cale Yarborough9710610
  Benny Parsons1071082
  Richard Petty1091135
  Cale Yarborough11415441
  Bobby Allison1551551
  Cale Yarborough1561649
  Richard Petty1651651
  Cale Yarborough16618217
  David Pearson18320018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3026    
2   Benny Parsons 2952   -74  
3   Richard Petty 2936   -90  
4   Bobby Allison 2832   -194  
5   Dave Marcis 2652   -374  
6   Lennie Pond 2599   -427  
7   Richard Childress 2477   -549  
8   Buddy Baker 2420   -606  
9   David Pearson 2352   -674  
10   J.D. McDuffie 2263   -763  
11   Frank Warren 2261   -765  
12   James Hylton 2194   -832  
13   Cecil Gordon 2190   -836  
14   D.K. Ulrich 2181   -845  
15   Darrell Waltrip 2170   -856  
16   Dick Brooks 2038   -988  
17   David Sisco 2021   -1005  
18   Skip Manning 1909   -1117  
19   Ed Negre 1860   -1166  
20   Buddy Arrington 1661   -1365