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Coca-Cola 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Coca-Cola 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
July 31, 1977Benny ParsonsChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
July 30, 1978Darrell WaltripChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results
July 30, 1979Cale YarboroughChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results
July 27, 1980Neil BonnettMercury1980 Race Information & Results


1977

July 31, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  128.379 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.45 seconds
Time of Race:  3:53:41
Lead Changes:  47
Cautions:  4 for 22 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks200Running185/10$13,700
25Richard PettyDodge43STP200Running175/5$10,400
31Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade200Running170/5$8,600
42Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks200Running165/5$5,750
59Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore198Out (Out Of Gas)155/0$5,000
66Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms198Running155/5$7,400
712Ricky RuddChevrolet22Rudd Auto Parts198Running146/0$2,800
811Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks197Running142/0$3,730
921Butch HartmanChevrolet75Hartman197Running138/0$1,900
1015James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton194Running134/0$3,320
1110Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl194Running130/0$1,600
1218Kenny BrightbillMercury84Makar194Running127/0$1,500
1325Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions192Running124/0$2,860
1423J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing192Running121/0$2,640
1520Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington191Running118/0$2,430
1624Ed NegreDodge8Negre191Running115/0$2,220
1714Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack189Running112/0$1,990
1834Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing189Running109/0$955
1917Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan187Running106/0$1,780
2022Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing187Running103/0$1,045
2113Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon184Running100/0$1,510
2228Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing184Running97/0$855
2332Nestor PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing176RunningPE$830
2419Dick MayFord57McClure160Out (Ignition)91/0$805
2526Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda160Running88/0$1,400
2631Jocko MaggiacomoAMC63Jocko's Racing150Out (Steering)85/0$755
277Buddy BakerFord15Norris123Out (Accident)82/0$3,930
283David PearsonMercury21Purolator111Out (Left Front Ball Joint)84/5$1,205
2933Greg HellerFord85Heller Triangle Spring110Out (Clutch)76/0$680
3035Gary MyersChevrolet4Hick's Pharmacy105Out (Engine Failure)73/0$655
3129Roland WlodykaChevrolet98Wlodyka97Out (Accident)PE$630
328Sam SommersChevrolet27Anderson50Out (Burned Piston)67/0$605
3330Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing46Out (Accident)64/0$1,180
3416D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich32Out (Engine Failure)61/0$1,050
3527Earle CanavanDodge01Canavan Racing13Out (Burned Piston)58/0$540


1978

July 30, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  142.54 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.7 seconds
Time of Race:  3:30:28
Lead Changes:  37
Cautions:  1 for 3 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade200Running185/10$14,515
23David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running175/5$8,015
39Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries199Running165/0$9,015
46Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's197Running160/0$6,065
55Buddy BakerChevrolet27M.C. Anderson197Running155/0$5,315
617Ricky RuddChevrolet22First National City Traveler's Checks197Running150/0$5,745
77Dick BrooksMercury90Truxmore197Running146/0$4,135
819Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs194Running142/0$3,775
925Satch WorleyOldsmobile47Race Hill Farm194Running138/0$2,215
1018J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating194Running134/0$3,455
1114Dick MayFord57McClure Motors194Running130/0$1,915
1215Al HolbertChevrolet48Southland Industries190Running127/0$3,045
1316Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing189Running124/0$2,835
1423Buddy ArringtonDodge67Falls Radiator187Running121/0$2,625
1520Blackie WangerinMercury39Crane's Parts186Running118/0$2,015
1624Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda186Running115/0$2,265
1713Bruce HillOldsmobile05Bearfinder184Out (Engine Failure)112/0$1,295
1832Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan184Running109/0$1,910
1934Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear183Running106/0$1,245
2031Ferrel HarrisChevrolet8Autowize181Running103/0$1,850
2140Nestor PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing180Running100/0$1,180
2233Joe BooherChevrolet19Belden Asphalt178Running97/0$1,775
2326Kenny BrightbillMercury84Arnold Ent.177RunningPE$1,130
2412Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Crc/Kansas Jack177Running91/0$1,705
2510D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines166Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,580
262Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks166Running90/5$6,255
2727Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive166Running82/0$1,030
2828Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing165Running79/0$1,505
291Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks154Running76/0$5,080
308Richard PettyDodge43STP152Out (Engine Failure)78/5$4,655
3122Janet GuthrieBuick68Kelly Girl117Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,430
3239Joe MihalicChevrolet61Dura Bond99Out (Engine Failure)67/0$905
3329Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith69Out (Rear End)64/0$1,380
3438Bobby WawakFord85Heller Spring65Out (Engine Failure)61/0$850
3511Donnie AllisonOldsmobile1Grog Pond59Out (Engine Failure)PE$840
3621Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All45Out (Engine Failure)55/0$4,020
3737Jocko MaggiacomoAMC63Miron Products45Out (Engine Failure)52/0$815
3835Dave DionFord29Green Mountain12Out (Transmission)49/0$810
3930James HyltonChevrolet18Palatine Automotive5Out (Engine Failure)PE$805
4036Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited3Out (Engine Failure)43/0$1,300


1979

July 30, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  115.207 mph
Margin of Victory:  Finished under caution
Time of Race:  4:20:24
Lead Changes:  56
Cautions:  7 for 46 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch200Running180/5$21,465
210Richard PettyChevrolet43STP200Running175/5$15,465
39Buddy BakerChevrolet28W.i.n.200Running170/5$8,490
45Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Harrisburg East Mall200Running160/0$7,765
56Ricky RuddMercury90Truxmore200Running155/0$6,215
615Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels200Running150/0$7,215
718Darrell WaltripChevrolet22Gatorade200Running156/10$2,715
87Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator200Running147/5$2,815
94Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore199Running143/5$5,915
1016Tighe ScottBuick30Russ Togs198Running134/0$4,295
1123D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines197Running130/0$3,685
1239Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals196Running127/0$3,525
1313J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating196Running124/0$3,305
1417Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria196Running121/0$4,095
151Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm195Running123/5$2,915
1620Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission194Running115/0$2,785
1724Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda190Running112/0$2,555
1825Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon189Running109/0$2,370
1928Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan188Out (Ignition)106/0$2,135
2019Dick BrooksChevrolet05Bearfinder188Running103/0$1,600
2136Steve PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing187Running100/0$1,180
2221Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales187Out (Ignition)97/0$2,025
2312Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph184Running94/0$1,980
2429Jocko MaggiacomoOldsmobile63Shaw Motors172Running91/0$1,105
2533Nelson OswaldChevrolet09J&S Truck Service168Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,080
2634Rick NewsomOldsmobile20Mars, Inc.166Running85/0$1,055
2732Earle CanavanDodge01Green's Auto Parts140Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,030
2822Dick MayFord57McClure Motors103Out (Engine Failure)79/0$1,005
293Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund98Out (Accident)81/5$4,680
3035Wayne BroomeOldsmobile61Norris92Out (Engine Failure)73/0$955
3131Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers88Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,430
3227Wayne WatercutterChevrolet55Ward Racing Enterprises48Out (Accident)PE$905
3338James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive40Out (Broken Valve)64/0$1,380
3411Lennie PondOldsmobile12Kencoal15Out (Broken Steering)61/0$850
3514Gary BaloughOldsmobile87Fast Lane Ltd.9Out (Clutch)58/0$840
3637Louis GattoChevrolet23L&J Automotive5Out (Ignition)55/0$820
378Al HolbertChevrolet7Holbert Porsche-Audi1Out (Accident)52/0$1,065
3826Roger HambyOldsmobile17Kings Inn1Out (Accident)49/0$1,310
3930Steve GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt1Out (Accident)46/0$1,305


1980

July 27, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  124.395 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.5 seconds
Time of Race:  4:01:10
Lead Changes:  49
Cautions:  5 for 26 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator200Running185/10$19,915
24Buddy BakerBuick28Napa Regal Ride Shocks200Running175/5$12,590
31Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch200Running170/5$13,640
411Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon200Running165/5$11,415
56Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm200Running160/5$7,545
68Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Classic Stove200Running155/5$6,490
713Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP199Running146/0$3,810
812Dave MarcisChevrolet71Buck Stove198Running147/5$5,320
916Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals197Running138/0$4,860
1010Ricky RuddChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics196Running134/0$4,890
1126Billie HarveyChevrolet87Fast Lane Ltd.195RunningPE$2,320
1223Tim RichmondChevrolet40Uno/Caesars Pocono Resorts195Running127/0$3,965
1327Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales194Running124/0$3,730
1429Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries193Running121/0$3,420
1532James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive193Running118/0$3,175
1618Cecil GordonOldsmobile24South Hill Texaco190Running115/0$2,890
1737Dave DionFord29Dion Racing188Running112/0$1,485
1815Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King188Running109/0$2,520
1925Tommy GaleUnknown64Unknown187Running106/0$2,480
209Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company184Out (Engine Failure)108/5$5,845
2131Junior MillerChevrolet79Warren Racing184Running100/0$2,385
2233Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers175Running97/0$2,340
2319Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria174Out (Engine Failure)94/0$1,790
2424Roger HambyChevrolet17Daytona Kings Inn162Out (Accident)91/0$1,265
2522Kenny HemphillChevrolet77Warren Fabricating160Out (Engine Failure)PE$1,240
267Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade158Running90/5$5,640
2736Bob RileyChevrolet74Wawak Racing141Out (Broken Valve)PE$1,165
2821Janet GuthrieFord57No. American Dealer Group134Out (Engine Failure)79/0$1,140
2935Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt119Out (Broken Valve)76/0$1,615
3014Lake SpeedChevrolet66Speed Racing86Out (Accident)73/0$1,090
3128Slick JohnsonChevrolet53Johnson Racing85Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,050
3220Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs57Out (Accident)67/0$1,025
333Richard PettyChevrolet43STP56Out (Accident)69/5$7,450
345Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Mike Curb54Out (Water Pump)66/5$5,420
3517Chuck BownChevrolet02Halpern Enterprises54Out (Accident)58/0$960
3630J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating26Out (Engine Failure)55/0$1,430
3740Henry JonesOldsmobile69Pro-Shoppe Sports18Out (Accident)52/0$925
3834Nelson OswaldBuick09Oswald Racing11Out (Accident)49/0$920
3938Jocko MaggiacomoOldsmobile63Ward Motors2Out (No Oil Pressure)46/0$915
4039Travis TillerOldsmobile46Ring Enterprises0Out (Ignition)PE$910


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