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1976 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 30
Sunday, March 21, 1976 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:52:16
Average speed: 128.904 mph
Pole speed: 160.709 mph
Cautions: 8 for 47 laps
Margin of victory: 1.8 sec
Attendance: 55000
Lead changes: 33

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury32816750running72180
2 572   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet32813375running32175
3 411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32717855running103175
41054   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3265870running4165
5 988   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet3257360running0155
6 714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3244140running0150
71190   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3243780running0146
82312   Neil Bonnett Armor All   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet3212825running0142
93105   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet3213470running2143
101560   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet3212600running0134
11263   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3192960running0130
121741   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3192350running0127
13288   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge3192800running0124
142191   Bob Burcham Harold MillerChevrolet3162125running0121
151379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3162640running0118
163224   Cecil Gordon Pruette   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3152505running0115
171992   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3131725running0112
182030   Bruce Hill Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3132320running0109
193649   John Utsman G.C. SpencerDodge3061600out of gas0106
202550   Darrell Bryant Hot Rod Barns   (Cliff Stewart)Chevrolet2971575running0103
213440   D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet2961325running0100
222995   Jerry Sisco Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet2541275suspension097
231619   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet2461450running094
243529   Walter Ballard Velvet Touch Furniture   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2411225running091
25 615   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2384350engine10093
261863   Terry Bivins Billy MoyerChevrolet2001275engine085
271470   J.D. McDuffie Butler's   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1981650engine082
28 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1945775engine784
29 82   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1884150engine281
301267   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1751575engine073
312448   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1551575engine275
32 171   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1074940engine472
333026   Jimmy Lee Capps Gray's Guard   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet63930engine064
342252   Jimmy Means Bill GrayChevrolet62945clutch061
352764   Tommy Gale Stamey's Bar-B-Q   (Elmo Langley)Ford531410clutch058
36339   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Ford21950driveshaft055

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Hollar
Joe Mihalic
Harold Miller
Bobby Wawak

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11177   #14,90 spun 
18214  
22254   #9 debris 
266641  
67737   #95,26 spun 
7410835  
1091135   #71 engine 
11420996  
2102178   #63 spun 
21823114  
2322354   #50 spun 
2362383  
2392468   #15 engine 
24729347  
2942963   #41 spun 
29732832  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 31.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson155
  Cale Yarborough694
  Buddy Baker10167
  Cale Yarborough17182
  Dave Marcis19224
  Bobby Allison23231
  James Hylton24252
  Lennie Pond26283
  Cale Yarborough296739
  Lennie Pond68681
  David Sisco69702
  Buddy Baker71755
  Cale Yarborough7610833
  Bobby Allison1091091
  Cale Yarborough1101156
  Buddy Baker1161216
  Cale Yarborough12213211
  Buddy Baker13316937
  Cale Yarborough1701778
  Benny Parsons1781792
  Richard Petty1801823
  Buddy Baker1831897
  Richard Petty1901934
  Buddy Baker19421017
  David Pearson2112111
  Buddy Baker2122176
  David Pearson2182181
  Buddy Baker21923315
  David Pearson23426532
  Benny Parsons26629227
  David Pearson2932942
  Benny Parsons2952973
  David Pearson29832831

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Benny Parsons 963    
2   Cale Yarborough 907   -56  
3   Richard Petty 794   -169  
4   Richard Childress 761   -202  
5   Darrell Waltrip 758   -205  
6   Lennie Pond 749   -214  
7   Dave Marcis 741   -222  
8   Bobby Allison 732   -231  
9   J.D. McDuffie 702   -261  
10   Frank Warren 688   -275  
11   James Hylton 677   -286  
12   Ed Negre 652   -311  
13   D.K. Ulrich 636   -327  
14   David Pearson 626   -337  
15   Cecil Gordon 609   -354  
16   Terry Bivins 602   -361  
17   Buddy Baker 582   -381  
18   Dick Brooks 581   -382  
19   David Sisco 558   -405  
20   Buddy Arrington 541   -422