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Delaware 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Delaware 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Dover, Delaware.  For 1979, the race became the CRC Chemicals 500.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
September 17, 1972David PearsonMercury1972 Race Information & Results
September 16, 1973David PearsonMercury1973 Race Information & Results
September 14, 1975Richard PettyDodge1975 Race Information & Results
September 19, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
September 18, 1977Benny ParsonsChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
September 17, 1978Bobby AllisonFord1978 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

September 17, 1972
Time of race 4:08:57
Average speed 120.508 mph

FinishDriverMake
1David PearsonMercury
2Richard PettyPlymouth
3Ramo StottFord
4James HyltonFord
5Cecil GordonMercury
6Ben ArnoldFord
7Elmo LangleyFord
8Walter BallardMercury
9Dean DaltonMercury
10Charlie RobertsFord
11Buddy BakerDodge
12Jabe ThomasPlymouth
13Paul TylerMercury
14D.K. UlrichFord
15Earle CanavanPlymouth
16Wendell ScottFord
17Ed NegreDodge
18Bill ShireyPlymouth
19Henley GrayFord
20Bobby AllisonChevrolet
21Les CoveyChevrolet
22Raymond WilliamsFord
23Ron KeselowskiDodge
24J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
25Frank WarrenDodge
26Clarence LovellFord
27Buddy ArringtonDodge
28John SearsPlymouth
29Earl BrooksFord
30Larry SmithFord
31Harry SchillingChevrolet
32Neil CastlesPlymouth
33Richard ChildressChevrolet
34Benny ParsonsMercury
35Bill ChampionFord
36Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
37Dave MarcisAMC
38David Ray BoggsDodge
39Bill SiefertMercury
40George AltheideDodge


1973 Results

September 16, 1973
Time of race 4:25:50
Average speed 112.852 mph

FinishDriverMake
1David PearsonMercury
2Bobby AllisonChevrolet
3Buddy BakerDodge
4Benny ParsonsChevrolet
5J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
6Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
7Richard PettyDodge
8Elmo LangleyFord
9Lennie PondChevrolet
10Eddie PettyjohnMercury
11Ed NegreDodge
12Donnie AllisonChevrolet
13Mel LarsonDodge
14Jabe ThomasDodge
15Rick NewsomFord
16Richard ChildressChevrolet
17Walter BallardMercury
18Bobby MausgroverChevrolet
19James HyltonChevrolet
20Darrell WaltripChevrolet
21Henley GrayMercury
22Charlie RobertsChevrolet
23Raymond WilliamsFord
24Earle CanavanPlymouth
25Cale YarboroughChevrolet
26Jimmy CrawfordPlymouth
27Cecil GordonChevrolet
28Johnny BarnesMercury
29David SiscoChevrolet
30G.C. SpencerDodge
31John SearsDodge
32Ron KlowskiDodge
33Earl BrooksFord
34Dean DaltonMercury
35D.K. UlrichFord
36Vic ParsonsChevrolet
37Frank WarrenDodge
38Toby ToolesMercury
39Bill ChampionMercury
40Buddy ArringtonDodge


1975

September 14, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  111.372 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.3 seconds
Time of Race:  4:29:22
Lead Changes:  18
Cautions:  5 for 41 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Richard PettyDodge43STP500Running185/10$15,250
210Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries500Running175/5$9,925
36Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row FireplacesRunning170/5$6,475
47Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry497Running165/5$4,050
511Bruce HillChevrolet47Dixie 500496Running155/0$3,225
614Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking483Running150/0$2,325
717James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9482Running146/0$2,025
828J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's/Glenn's Landscaping482Running142/0$1,975
923Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt474Running138/0$1,825
1021D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body469Out (Broken Wheel)134/0$1,725
1136Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment469Running130/0$1,625
1232Rick NewsomFord45Price Racing464Running127/0$1,525
1337Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Thomas Racing461Running124/0$1,450
1418Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts460Out (Rear End)121/0$1,375
1529Randy TissotChevrolet74Tilitco Enterprises459Running118/0$1,300
1627Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing454Running115/0$1,225
1719Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing443Out (Engine Failure)112/0$1,150
1835Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Pagoda Motel439Out (Technical)109/0$1,075
1915Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt401Running106/0$1,025
209Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet376Out (Engine Failure)108/5$950
2116Terry BivinsChevrolet63Bivins Racing366Out (Blown Head Gasket)PE$825
2231Bruce JacobiChevrolet37Opal's Truck Stop328Out (Wrecked)97/0$800
2330Bill HollarChevrolet29Hollar Racing327Out (Broken Throttle Cable)94/0$750
2425Elmo LangleyFord64Independent Auto Salvage326Out (Engine Failure)91/0$725
2522Earle CanavanDodge01Kava Coffee322Out (Broken Valve)88/0$700
262David PearsonMercury21Purolator320Out (Cracked Cylinder Wall)90/5$825
278Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport319Out (Engine Failure)82/0$675
284Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC280Out (Broken Valve)79/0$700
2912Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet198Out (Engine Failure)76/0$600
301Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance156Out (Broken Valve)78/5$875
3113Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley136Out (Blown Head Gasket)70/0$565
3224Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing122Out (Broken Valve)67/0$555
335Buddy BakerFord15United Gunite109Out (Engine Failure)64/0$595
3434Earl BrooksDodge23Robertson Racing88Out (Transmission)61/0$535
3526Tommy GaleFord10Champion Racing43Out (Left Rear Hub)58/0$525
3633Joe FrassonDodge18Frasson Racing27Out (Oil Leak)55/0$515
3720Dick MayFord93Donlavey Racing8Out (Quit)52/0$505


1976

September 19, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  115.74 mph
Margin of Victory:  7.2 seconds
Time of Race:  4:19:12
Lead Changes:  21
Cautions:  2 for 27 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms500Running185/10$14,300
22Richard PettyDodge43STP500Running175/5$12,440
35David PearsonMercury21Purolator498Running170/5$5,820
47Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2496Running160/0$6,785
54Buddy BakerFord15Norris493Running155/0$6,325
68Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore491Running150/0$4,555
722J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing482Running146/0$3,965
815D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Layfayette Electronics475Running142/0$3,605
925James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton474Running138/0$3,295
1026Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington474Running134/0$3,135
1127Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco473Running130/0$2,925
1232Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph471Running127/0$2,085
1321Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt463Running124/0$1,460
146Dave MarcisDodge71K&K460Out (Engine Failure)126/5$4,540
1523Ed NegreDodge8Negre458Running118/0$2,380
1634Walter BallardChevrolet45Price Racing454Running115/0$1,235
1736Dick MayChevrolet25Robertson Racing448Running112/0$2,110
1824Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing447Running109/0$1,085
1928Jack DonohueChevrolet7Dalton444Running106/0$1,035
2018Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack442Running103/0$1,635
2131Tommy EllisFord10Champion429Running100/0$1,335
2214Bobby WawakChevrolet36Gwinn419Running97/0$810
2313Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan397Running94/0$1,260
2429Earle CanavanDodge1Benihana396Running91/0$735
2530Tommy GaleFord64Langley Racing391Running88/0$1,210
269Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.384Running85/0$3,710
2720Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc362Out (Engine Failure)82/0$660
2835Bruce JacobiChevrolet63Ressler271Out (Overheating)79/0$635
2919Gary MyersChevrolet95Junior Miller Roofing242Out (Engine Failure)76/0$610
3033Rick NewsomFord20Gillespie Painting205Out (Ignition)73/0$585
313Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade202Out (Broken Crankshaft)75/5$3,675
3216Terry BivinsChevrolet30Ballard202Out (Broken Piston)67/0$1,065
3311Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl167Out (Engine Failure)PE$555
3410Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola144Out (Engine Failure)66/5$1,070
3512Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon77Out (Engine Failure)58/0$1,035
3617Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill18Out (Blown Head Gasket)55/0$1,025
3737Budd HagelinDodge2Red Lion Auto3Out (Oil Pressure)52/0$515


1977

September 18, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  114.708 mph
Margin of Victory:  23.3 seconds
Time of Race:  4:21:32
Lead Changes:  9
Cautions:  3 for 25 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks500Running185/10$13,900
26David PearsonMercury21Purolator500Running170/0$8,200
32Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms499Running170/5$9,900
44Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic498RunningPE$3,500
59Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade497Running155/0$6,200
63Buddy BakerFord15Norris495Running150/0$5,500
75Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack493Running146/0$4,250
810Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore492Running142/0$3,900
911Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks489Running138/0$3,130
1020Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson483Running134/0$2,200
1115Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl483Running130/0$1,600
1213J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing482Running127/0$3,020
1337Buddy ArringtonDodge67Mistec Transmission482Running124/0$2,885
1416Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing477Out (No Value)121/0$2,190
1521Ed NegreDodge8Negre474Running118/0$2,505
1618James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton471Running115/0$2,320
171Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy469Out (Water Pump)PE$1,625
1830Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing451Running109/0$1,050
1926Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks422Running106/0$2,010
2024Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt414Running103/0$1,750
2133Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited402Out (Engine Failure)100/0$1,440
2227Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan372Running97/0$1,405
238Richard PettyDodge43STP301Out (Engine Failure)94/0$3,925
2422Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions288Out (Engine Failure)91/0$1,320
2528Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing271Running88/0$1,275
2631Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda270Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,150
2734Rick NewsomChevrolet6Newsom253Out (Overheating)PE$625
2835Jocko MaggiacomoAMC63First National City Traveler's Checks203Out (Water Pump)79/0$600
2932Dean DaltonDodge7Dalton200Out (Steering)76/0$575
3014Lennie PondChevrolet54Elder Racing190Out (Broken Sway Bar)PE$1,050
3123D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Lafayette Radio179Out (Clutch)70/0$1,040
3212Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts178Out (Burned Piston)67/0$530
3319Bill SeifertChevrolet03Rogers152Out (Engine Vibration)64/0$520
3436Gary MyersChevrolet4Hick's Pharmacy102Out (Steering)61/0$510
3539Nestor PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing33Out (Steering)58/0$500
3640Steve StolarekChevrolet07Norris Price21Out (Broken Wheel Cylinder)55/0$490
3738Baxter PriceChevrolet45Tire King17Out (Cracked Radiator)52/0$480
3825Marv ActonChevrolet98Osterlund16Out (Accident)PE$470
3929Jim HurtubiseFord0Avanti Cb12Out (Accident)46/0$460
4017Kenny BrightbillMercury84Makar12Out (Accident)43/0$450


1978

September 17, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  119.323 mph
Margin of Victory:  19.7 seconds
Time of Race:  4:11:25
Lead Changes:  7
Cautions:  3 for 18 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries500Running185/10$14,600
28Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks500Running175/5$12,700
36Buddy BakerChevrolet27M.C. Anderson499Running170/5$7,250
45David PearsonMercury21Purolator498Running160/0$4,000
57Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade497Running160/5$6,700
614Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore496Running150/0$4,300
712Lennie PondOldsmobile54W.i.n.493Running146/0$5,300
810Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund493Running142/0$3,130
913Donnie AllisonOldsmobile1Grog Pond489Running138/0$1,800
1015Dick MayChevrolet92Duck Industries485Running134/0$3,220
1116Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Autowize483Running130/0$3,560
123Richard ChildressOldsmobile3CRC482Running127/0$3,340
1318Al HolbertChevrolet48Southland Industries472Out (Steering)124/0$2,655
1427Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited468Running121/0$2,470
1529Ed NegreDodge8Jones467Running118/0$2,285
1626Earle CanavanDodge01Canavan Racing460RunningPE$1,200
1720Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda458Running112/0$1,975
1822Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive457Running109/0$1,050
1931Nestor PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing439Running106/0$1,000
2021Gary MyersChevrolet4Native Tan438Out (Burned Piston)103/0$900
2132Frank WarrenDodge79Spencer's Auto Service438Running100/0$1,440
2223Buddy ArringtonChevrolet67Lafayette Radio432Running97/0$1,405
2330Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing420Running94/0$1,345
2436Nelson OswaldChevrolet09J&S Truck Service335Out (Burned Piston)91/0$700
2519Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs320Out (Cracked Oil Pan)88/0$1,275
269Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks311Out (Broken Timing Chain)85/0$4,350
2711Richard PettyChevrolet43STP269Out (Ignition)82/0$4,525
2825Dave DionFord29Green Mountain238Out (Broken Valve)79/0$600
294Neil BonnettOldsmobile5Armor All220Out (Accident)76/0$3,775
3028Ralph JonesFord97Jones186Out (Engine Failure)73/0$550
3133Joey ArringtonDodge19Rossmeyer143Out (Broken Rear End Housing)70/0$1,040
3224Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing140Out (Broken Valve)67/0$1,030
331J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating80Out (Burned Piston)69/5$1,520
3417James HyltonChevrolet18Palatine Automotive10Out (Quit)PE$510
3537Louis GattoChevrolet35L&J Automotive5Out (Running Too Slow)58/0$500
3634Ferrel HarrisChrysler61Jones3Out (Quit)PE$490
3735Jabe ThomasChevrolet81Louise Smith1Out (Quit)52/0$480


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