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1976 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 30
Monday, September 6, 1976 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:09:33
Average speed: 120.534 mph
Pole speed: 154.699 mph
Cautions: 8 for 65 laps
Margin of victory: 2.8 sec
Attendance: 70000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury36716155running93185
2 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36718055running32175
3 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet36713135running50170
4 671   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge36710800running58165
51454   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3658315running1160
6 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3646935running0150
7 572   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3647525running3151
81114   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3565915running0142
9 22   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury3556905running28143
102236   Bobby Wawak J & B Corvette   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet3553245running0134
11257   Dean Dalton Dean DaltonChevrolet3513045running0130
121524   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3474895running0127
132041   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet3462845running0124
142430   Terry Bivins Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3454485running0121
151260   Jackie Rogers Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet3432645running0118
162140   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet3424175running0115
173433   Buck Baker Hadacol   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet3412445running0112
182752   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet3362445running0109
193579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3363615running0106
203248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3343195running0103
212919   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3271920running0100
221847   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet3212645engine097
23 711   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3074695running4999
241612   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet2901645suspension091
253370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet2722370engine088
26318   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge2381945engine085
272895   Gary Myers Hicks Pharmacy   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet2161520engine082
282349   Dick May G.C. SpencerDodge2131395engine079
293801   Earle Canavan Byrd   (Earle Canavan)Dodge2101370engine076
301927   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet2081345wheel073
31 315   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1814520crash1075
322692   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1721795crash067
331028   Donnie Allison U.S. Army   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1671270water pump4369
343718   Joe Frasson Excuse Lounge   (Joe Frasson)Chevrolet1661270crash061
353067   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge1241720engine058
36173   Richard Childress Power Tool   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1171695running055
373910   Bruce Jacobi Sunny King   (Bill Champion)Ford591670engine052
384020   Rick Newsom Gillespie Painting   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet441145ignition049
391305   David Sisco Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)Chevrolet131855crash046
403650   Darrell Bryant Hot Rod Barns   (Cliff Stewart)Chevrolet31135engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ricky Rudd22Al Rudd Auto PartsAl RuddChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson11111
  Bobby Allison12187
  Benny Parsons19191
  Bobby Allison203415
  Dave Marcis35351
  Benny Parsons36372
  Bobby Allison38436
  Richard Petty446522
  Lennie Pond66661
  Buddy Baker67682
  Cale Yarborough698618
  Richard Petty879610
  Cale Yarborough971059
  Donnie Allison10612823
  Cale Yarborough12914113
  Donnie Allison1421432
  Cale Yarborough1441496
  Donnie Allison15016718
  Cale Yarborough1681703
  Darrell Waltrip1711711
  Buddy Baker1721798
  Darrell Waltrip18020728
  Dave Marcis20825952
  Darrell Waltrip2602667
  David Pearson26729832
  Dave Marcis2992991
  Darrell Waltrip3003067
  David Pearson3073115
  Darrell Waltrip3123143
  Dave Marcis3153184
  Darrell Waltrip3193224
  David Pearson32336745

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3310    
2   Richard Petty 3281   -29  
3   Benny Parsons 3263   -47  
4   Bobby Allison 3125   -185  
5   Dave Marcis 2914   -396  
6   Lennie Pond 2901   -409  
7   Richard Childress 2666   -644  
8   Buddy Baker 2650   -660  
9   David Pearson 2537   -773  
10   Darrell Waltrip 2510   -800  
11   Frank Warren 2470   -840  
12   J.D. McDuffie 2445   -865  
13   D.K. Ulrich 2426   -884  
14   James Hylton 2421   -889  
15   Cecil Gordon 2417   -893  
16   Dick Brooks 2334   -976  
17   David Sisco 2188   -1122  
18   Skip Manning 2085   -1225  
19   Ed Negre 2021   -1289  
20   Buddy Arrington 1831   -1479