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1976 Dixie 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 30
Sunday, November 7, 1976 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:55:07
Average speed: 127.396 mph
Pole speed: 161.652 mph
Cautions: 4 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 46000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1976 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1976 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 271   Dave Marcis K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge32820165running224185
2 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury32811765running41175
3 51   Donnie Allison Hoss EllingtonChevrolet3287790running0165
4 711   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3288670running45165
5 115   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3278985running11160
61172   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3277550running7155
7 988   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet3236930running0146
81412   Neil Bonnett Hawaiian Tropic   (Neil Bonnett)Chevrolet3224140running0142
9 627   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet3223590running0138
103236   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet3183240running0134
112647   Bruce Hill Howson Algraphy   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet3184120running0130
121248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3143660running0127
133570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet3113300running0124
143192   Skip Manning Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3102410running0121
152955   Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford3091835running0118
163693   Gene Felton Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3081635running0115
173052   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet3041485running0112
182240   D.K. Ulrich Howard Johnson's   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet3042735running0109
191677   Dale Earnhardt Hy Gain   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet2601360crash0 
202441   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet2541235engine0103
212099   Richie Panch Delbert PuroFord2521035valve spring0100
221530   Terry Bivins Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2502300engine097
232724   Cecil Gordon Cannon Farms   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet2482165running094
241354   Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet2282030engine091
25193   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2181885engine088
26 82   Bobby Allison CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1891925valve085
271779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1641640overheating082
28 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1575430oil pressure079
292390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1561395crash076
303414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1141360engine073
311001   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet75835wheel bearing070
323391   Dick May Harold MillerChevrolet60825oil pressure067
332160   David Sisco Red Dog's   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet34815head gasket064
342550   Billy McGinnis David SiscoChevrolet15805engine0 
352849   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge1795crash058
36187   Jack Donohue Thundercraft Boat   (Dean Dalton)Chevrolet0785engine055

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
David Sisco05David SiscoChevrolet
Dick May25Don RobertsonChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker11111
  David Pearson12132
  Dave Marcis146249
  Cale Yarborough63675
  Benny Parsons68747
  Dave Marcis7510935
  Cale Yarborough11012314
  Dave Marcis12417754
  Cale Yarborough1781781
  Dave Marcis17922042
  David Pearson2212222
  Dave Marcis22323715
  David Pearson23826023
  Dave Marcis2612688
  Cale Yarborough26929325
  Dave Marcis2943007
  David Pearson30131414
  Dave Marcis31532814

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4545    
2   Richard Petty 4362   -183  
3   Benny Parsons 4139   -406  
4   Bobby Allison 4033   -512  
5   Dave Marcis 3784   -761  
6   Lennie Pond 3760   -785  
7   Buddy Baker 3699   -846  
8   Darrell Waltrip 3462   -1083  
9   Richard Childress 3373   -1172  
10   David Pearson 3298   -1247  
11   Dick Brooks 3287   -1258  
12   J.D. McDuffie 3270   -1275  
13   James Hylton 3225   -1320  
14   D.K. Ulrich 3192   -1353  
15   Cecil Gordon 3132   -1413  
16   Frank Warren 3131   -1414  
17   David Sisco 2921   -1624  
18   Skip Manning 2789   -1756  
19   Ed Negre 2582   -1963  
20   Buddy Arrington 2573   -1972