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CRC Chemicals 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

CRC Chemicals 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held in Dover, Delaware.  Before 1979, the race was known as the Delaware 500.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
September 16, 1979Richard PettyChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results
September 14, 1980Darrell WaltripChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results


1979

September 16, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  114.366 mph
Margin of Victory:  1/2 car length
Time of Race:  4:22:19
Lead Changes:  27
Cautions:  11 for 49 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Richard PettyChevrolet43STP500Running180/5$21,650
27Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic500Running175/5$11,350
312Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch500Running175/10$11,250
410Buddy BakerChevrolet28W.i.n., Inc.499Running165/5$4,700
59Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels499Running155/0$7,500
66Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore496Running150/0$6,000
715Dave MarcisChevrolet71Shoney's496Running146/0$2,000
814Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore496Running142/0$4,400
91Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund495Running143/5$7,000
1016Tighe ScottBuick30Russ Togs487Running134/0$4,050
1113John AndersonChevrolet08Draime Race Engines486Running130/0$1,600
1224D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines480Running127/0$3,400
1318Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals477Running124/0$3,195
1421James HyltonOldsmobile48Palatine Automotive476Running121/0$3,060
1523Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda473Running118/0$2,865
1630Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission472Running115/0$2,680
1725Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn471Running112/0$2,495
1827Frank WarrenDodge79Kruger Trailers467Running109/0$2,310
1929Nestor PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing465Running106/0$1,000
2031Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon463Running103/0$2,000
215Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator456Out (Engine Failure)105/5$1,650
228Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson454Running102/5$1,665
2319Lennie PondChevrolet19Belden Asphalt451Running94/0$1,605
2422Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria437Running91/0$2,570
2511Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph373Out (Accident)88/0$1,525
2617Dick BrooksChevrolet05Malloch362Out (Overheating)85/0$650
2720J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating358Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,125
283Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm351Out (Transmission)79/0$1,100
292Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade307Running76/0$4,475
3033Bill HollarChevrolet99Hollar Auto Parts173Out (Oil Pressure)73/0$550
3132Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers156Running70/0$1,040
3226Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales132Out (Faulty Coil)67/0$1,030
3328Earle CanavanDodge01Python52Out (Oil Leak)64/0$520
3436Dick MayOldsmobile58Satterfield Racing11Out (Not Handling)61/0$510
3535Rick NewsomOldsmobile20Mars1Out (Accident)58/0$500
3634Jeff HalversonChevrolet13Halverson Racing1Out (Accident)55/0$490


1980

September 14, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  116.024 mph
Margin of Victory:  .047 seconds
Time of Race:  4:18:34
Lead Changes:  29
Cautions:  8 for 39 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade500Running185/10$22,900
210Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm500Running175/5$12,930
33Buddy BakerChevrolet28Napa Regal Ride Shocks500Running170/5$8,150
41Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch499Running165/5$10,700
56Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company499Running160/5$8,425
68Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator499Running155/5$3,175
713Donnie AllisonChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City498Running151/5$2,325
85Lennie PondChevrolet68King Mountain Truck493RunningPE$2,175
916Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King491Running138/0$4,980
1021Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Carl Shelton Construction489Running134/0$4,235
1115Lake SpeedChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics488RunningPE$3,750
1211Dave MarcisChevrolet71Buck Stove/Hudson Chev.486Running127/0$3,580
1328Buddy ArringtonDodge67Halls Racing485Running124/0$3,375
1422Dave DionFord29Merrimack Lincoln-Mercury481Running121/0$1,520
1532Cecil GordonOldsmobile24South Hill Texaco472Running118/0$3,095
1638Joe BooherChevrolet74Booher Farms469RunningPE$1,350
1712Richard PettyChevrolet43STP468Out (Engine Failure)117/5$7,465
1833Joel StoweChevrolet45Iron Peddlers460Running109/0$2,730
1926James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive455Running106/0$2,560
2018Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona453Running103/0$1,790
2136John CallisFord80Bo Law Automotive449Running100/0$900
2240Eddie DickersonDodge97Reid Trailer Sales448Running97/0$850
2324Kyle PettyChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing/STP416Running94/0$775
2435Dick MayChevrolet99Booher Farms415Out (Broken Valve)PE$700
2534Frank WarrenDodge9Countain Press405Out (Engine Failure)PE$675
2627Travis TillerOldsmobile46Ring Enterprises403Out (Engine Failure)85/0$650
2719Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries386Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,690
284Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Classic Stove357Out (Rear End)79/0$5,050
2929Junior MillerChevrolet79Junior Miller Roofing336Out (Broken Valve)76/0$1,630
307Bobby AllisonFord15Warner Hodgdon-Mike Curb264Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)78/5$5,000
3117Tim RichmondChevrolet40Uno258Out (Oil Pump)70/0$1,585
3223John AndersonChevrolet19Belden Asphalt248Out (Accident)67/0$1,555
3320Kenny HemphillChevrolet77Warren Fabrication179Out (Engine Failure)PE$520
349Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon151Out (Broken Rear Axle)66/5$6,210
3539Bub StricklerChevrolet61Durbond149Out (Engine Failure)PE$500
3631Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda115Out (Engine Failure)55/0$990
3714Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals66Out (Engine Failure)52/0$980
3825J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating65Out (Engine Failure)49/0$970
3930Bob RileyChevrolet4Atlantic Interstate Msgr.55Out (Oil Leak)PE$460
4037Steve GrayBuick1Belden Asphalt35Out (Blown Head Gasket)PE$450


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