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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 (500.000 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: 44702
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury20027715running121185
21154   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet19914690running0170
3 972   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet19811670running0165
41290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1987810running0160
51748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1966250running0155
62736   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1963840running0150
71550   Terry Bivins Stock Car Products   (Michael Brockman)Chevrolet1943540running0146
82692   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1924040running0142
91481   Terry Ryan WAM Racing   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet1922940running0138
102147   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet1924080running0134
113070   J.D. McDuffie Signs by Fritz   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1913670running0130
12208   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1903385running0127
132455   Larry Phillips Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford1881990running0 
141067   Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford1882950running0121
154013   Don Puskarich Oil Field Construction   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet1871765running0118
161824   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet1872690running0115
173264   Tommy Gale Elmo LangleyFord1822455running0112
183179   Frank Warren Frank WarrenDodge1812195running0109
191301   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet1781515engine0106
202368   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1771464hub0 
211938   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)Chevrolet1711415battery0 
222894   Mike Hiss Black Gold OilChevrolet1691365running0 
23 311   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1687785clutch6899
24 271   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1534865engine091
251640   D.K. Ulrich Red Fox Cocktails   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1471715engine088
263673   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1411165engine085
27 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1276165engine1187
283533   Glenn Francis Auto Anti-Theft   (Trent Francis)Chevrolet1251065engine079
29295   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet1241015engine076
303705   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet1181465engine073
313926   Carl Joiner Bor-A-Car   (Carl Joiner)Chevrolet111915crash070
32331   Hershel McGriff Olympia Beer   (Hershel McGriff)Chevrolet108865engine00
33 52   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1023815engine064
34 828   Donnie Allison Black Gold Oil   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet102760engine061
353898   Johnny Kieper Wholesale Truck Parts   (Johnny Kieper)Chevrolet62710engine058
36223   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet541200overheating055
373419   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet48690transmission052
382529   Roy Smith Dick MidgleyChevrolet23680engine049
39 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford123670transmission046
40 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet103660engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Steve Pfeifer0Southside Machine ShopDavid HailsChevrolet
Earle Canavan01BenihanaEarle CanavanDodge
Richard White2Boulevard Automotive / Lindsey AutoMike WhiteChevrolet
Ross Kusah4Allied PlatingErnie StierlyChevrolet
Doc Faustina5Doc FaustinaDodge
Dean Dalton7Dean DaltonChevrolet
Eddie Bradshaw09C&M RacingChester PapienskiChevrolet
Leon Fox10Fox Motors Inc.Leon FoxChevrolet
Coo Coo Marlin14Cunningham-KelleyH.B. CunninghamChevrolet
Dennis Wilson16A-1 ApplianceDennis WilsonChevrolet
John Dineen18Singer ChevroletGeorge StarksFord
Ron Esau20Rich Peralta FordRich PeraltaFord
John Hamson22Ed CholakianGreg HamsonChevrolet
Bryce Mann24Saskatoon Motor ProductsEd SinglerChevrolet
Sue Williams25Dean Moon EquipmentDean MoonChevrolet
Walter Ballard30Walter BallardChevrolet
Ray Elder32Midland-Sunland RVRay HillPlymouth
Bruce Jacobi37Bruce JacobiChevrolet
Chuck Wahl37Excel Trailer / Edco BrakesDuWayne WahlChevrolet
Arlene Hiss38Let's Dine OutTom WilliamsChevrolet
Terry Wood39San Bernardino Auto PartsTerry WoodChevrolet
Ernie Stierly41Allied PlatingErnie StierlyChevrolet
Marty Robbins42Robbins RacingMarty RobbinsDodge
Gary Johnson44Noble Auto PartsAl ClarkChevrolet
Travis Tiller46Little B CoalTravis TillerDodge
Don Graham52Herbert's PerformanceBob LehmanChevrolet
Jimmy Means52WIXCBill GrayChevrolet
Tom Williams52Tom WilliamsChevrolet
Jack Simpson53Browerville DX ServiceJack SimpsonChevrolet
Buddy Arrington67Buddy ArringtonDodge
Hugh Pearson76Hugh PearsonChevrolet
John Weibel80Redlands Auto DismantlersJohn WeibelChevrolet
Sumner McKnight82Performance EnterprisesSumner McKnightChevrolet
Dick Whalen86Dean EnterprisesGlenna DeanChevrolet
Don Reynolds89Riley PlasteringTom ReynoldsChevrolet
Chris Monoleos92Chris MonoleosChevrolet
Norm Palmer93Norm PalmerDodge
Bill Osborne94Dave ScheideckerChevrolet
Harry Jefferson95Jefferson LoggingGeorge JeffersonFord
Jerry Barnett99Perry CottinghamChevrolet
Perry Cottingham99Perry CottinghamChevrolet
DCElmo Langley64Elmo LangleyFord

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