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1976 Los Angeles Times 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 30
Sunday, November 21, 1976 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:38:49
Average Speed: 137.101 mph
Pole Speed: 153.964 mph
Cautions: 2 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 44,702
Lead changes: 4

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)Mercury20027,715running121185
23 311   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1687,785clutch6899
27 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1276,165engine1187
21154   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet19914,690running0170
3 972   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet19811,670running0165
41290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1987,810running0160
51748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1966,250running0155
62736   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1963,840running0150
71550   Terry Bivins Stock Car Products   (Michael Brockman)Chevrolet1943,540running0146
82692   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1924,040running0142
91481   Terry Ryan WAM Racing   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet1922,940running0138
102147   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet1924,080running0134
113070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1913,670running0130
12208   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1903,385running0127
132455   Larry Phillips Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford1881,990running0 
141067   Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford1882,950running0121
154013   Don Puskarich Oil Field Construction   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet1871,765running0118
161824   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet1872,690running0115
173264   Tommy Gale Elmo LangleyFord1822,455running0112
183179   Frank Warren Frank WarrenDodge1812,195running0109
191301   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet1781,515engine0106
202368   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1771,464hub0 
211938   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)Chevrolet1711,415battery0 
222894   Mike Hiss Black Gold OilChevrolet1691,365running0 
24 271   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1534,865engine091
251640   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1471,715engine088
263673   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1411,165engine085
283533   Glenn Francis Auto Anti-Theft   (Trent Francis)Chevrolet1251,065engine079
29295   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet1241,015engine076
303705   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet1181,465engine073
313926   Carl Joiner Marquardt Racing   (Carl Joiner)Chevrolet111915crash070
32331   Hershel McGriff Hershel McGriffChevrolet108865engine00
33 52   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1023,815engine064
34 828   Donnie Allison Hoss EllingtonChevrolet102760engine061
353898   John Kieper Wholesale Truck Parts   (John Kieper)Chevrolet62710engine058
36223   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet541,200overheating055
373419   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet48690transmission052
382529   Roy Smith Dick MidgleyChevrolet23680engine049
39 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford123,670transmission046
40 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet103,660engine043

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough12323
  Richard Petty243411
  Cale Yarborough357945
  David Pearson80200121

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4644    
2   Richard Petty 4449   -195  
3   Benny Parsons 4304   -340  
4   Bobby Allison 4097   -547  
5   Lennie Pond 3930   -714  
6   Dave Marcis 3875   -769  
7   Buddy Baker 3745   -899  
8   Darrell Waltrip 3505   -1139  
9   David Pearson 3483   -1161  
10   Dick Brooks 3447   -1197  
11   Richard Childress 3428   -1216  
12   J.D. McDuffie 3400   -1244  
13   James Hylton 3380   -1264  
14   D.K. Ulrich 3280   -1364  
15   Cecil Gordon 3247   -1397  
16   Frank Warren 3240   -1404  
17   David Sisco 2994   -1650  
18   Skip Manning 2931   -1713  
19   Ed Negre 2709   -1935  
20   Buddy Arrington 2573   -2071