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Dixie 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Dixie 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  For 1980, the race would become the Atlanta Journal 500.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
July 23, 1972Bobby AllisonChevrolet
July 22, 1973David PearsonMercury
November 9, 1975Buddy BakerFord
November 7, 1976Dave MarcisDodge1976 Race Information & Results
November 6, 1977Darrell WaltripChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
November 5, 1978Donnie AllisonChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results
November 4, 1979Neil BonnettMercury1979 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

July 23, 1972
Time of race:  3:47:08
Average speed:  131.295 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Richard PettyDodge
3David PearsonMercury
4Benny ParsonsMercury
5LeeRoy YarbroughFord
6Fred LorenzenChevrolet
7Dave MarcisDodge
8Darrell WaltripMercury
9Cecil GordonMercury
10Walter BallardMercury
11John SearsPlymouth
12Ben ArnoldFord
13Buddy ArringtonDodge
14Charlie RobertsFord
15Johnny HalfordPlymouth
16Ron KeselowskiDodge
17Bill ChampionMercury
18Raymond WilliamsFord
19Bobby MausgroverFord
20Elmo LangleyFord
21Eddie YarboroPlymouth
22Neil CastlesDodge
23Frank WarrenDodge
24Clarence LovellFord
25Ed NegreDodge
26David Ray BoggsDodge
27Richard BrownChevrolet
28Joe FrassonDodge
29Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
30Henley GrayFord
31Bobby IsaacDodge
32Donnie AllisonFord
33Doc FaustinaPlymouth
34Jabe ThomasPlymouth
35James HyltonFord
36Larry SmithFord
37Dean DaltonMercury
38Dick BrooksFord
39Dub SimpsonChevrolet
40G.C. SpencerPlymouth


1973 Results

July 22, 1973
Time of race:  3:50:01
Average speed:  130.211 mph

FinishDriverMake
1David PearsonMercury
2Cale YarboroughChevrolet
3Donnie AllisonChevrolet
4Joe FrassonDodge
5Jody RidleyMercury
6Lennie PondChevrolet
7J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
8G.C. SpencerDodge
9Jabe ThomasDodge
10Larry SmithMercury
11Buddy ArringtonDodge
12Rick NewsomFord
13Henley GrayFord
14Frank WarrenDodge
15Walter BallardMercury
16Randy TissotChevrolet
17Bill ChampionMercury
18Ed NegreDodge
19Charlie RobertFord
20Raymond WilliamsFord
21James HyltonFord
22Dean DaltonMercury
23Richard ChildressChevrolet
24Cecil GordonChevrolet
25Benny ParsonsChevrolet
26David SiscoChevrolet
27Bobby AllisonChevrolet
28Ed SczechChevrolet
29Vic ParsonsFord
30Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
31Darrell WaltripMercury
32Dave MarcisDodge
33Richard PettyDodge
34Buddy BakerDodge
35Bobby IsaacFord
36John SearsDodge
37Tommy GaleMercury
38Elmo LangleyFord
39H.B. BaileyPontiac
40Charlie BarrettFord


1975

November 9, 1975
Atlanta Motor Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  130.99 mph
Margin of Victory:  3.1 seconds
Time of Race:  3:48:40
Lead Changes:  17
Cautions:  2 for 40 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Buddy BakerFord15United Gunite328Running185/10$15,550
21Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance328Running175/5$10,375
34Richard PettyDodge43STP328Running170/5$7,725
42David PearsonMercury21Purolator327Running165/5$5,650
56Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry327Running160/5$4,600
67Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet/Va. Concrete326Running155/5$4,100
710Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries324Running151/5$3,850
89Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley321Running142/0$3,350
913Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet318Running138/0$3,000
1036Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment315Running134/0$2,775
1114Jody RidleyFord93Truxmore Industries315RunningPE$1,850
1220Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking311Running127/0$1,650
1317Bruce HillChevrolet47Howson Algraphy311Running124/0$1,575
1435Bruce JacobiChevrolet37Opal's Truck Stop310Running121/0$1,525
1522Elmo LangleyChevrolet33Handy's Auto Transmission310Running118/0$1,500
1633Carl AdamsFord65Howard Johnson305Running115/0$1,350
1719Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts304Running112/0$1,300
1834J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's304Running109/0$1,275
1911Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces302Running106/0$1,200
2030Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67J.R. Stanley Trucking295Running103/0$1,150
2131John BanksDodge55Banks Alignment292RunningPE$925
2224James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9282Running102/5$860
2316Bob BurchamChevrolet19Belden Asphalt265Running94/0$850
2428Ferrel HarrisDodge82Dan Walters Forever262Out (Wrecked)91/0$840
2515Frank WarrenDodge79Transit Damaged Freight235Running88/0$830
268Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC196Out (No Oil Pressure)85/0$825
275Donnie AllisonChevrolet28Gilmore-Foyt Enterprises119Out (Broken Valve Spring)82/0$805
2826Jim VandiverDodge31Triple Elkhorn Mining112Out (Engine Failure)79/0$745
2929Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing109Out (Engine Failure)76/0$735
3012Bobby IsaacChevrolet3Howard Furniture102Out (Drive Shaft)73/0$725
3125Neil CastlesChevrolet06Del Reeves Special93Out (Broken Right A-Frame)70/0$700
3232Dean DaltonFord41Champion Racing74Out (Broken Valve)67/0$690
3327D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body71Out (Engine Failure)64/0$705
3418Harold MillerChevrolet91Miller Racing59Out (Engine Failure)61/0$670
3523Richie PanchChevrolet98Grey-Rock Bicentennial Special42Out (Wrecked)58/0$685
3621Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport6Out (Oil Line)55/0$750


1976

November 7, 1976
Atlanta Motor Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  127.396 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 car lengths
Time of Race:  3:55:07
Lead Changes:  17
Cautions:  4 for 41 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Dave MarcisDodge71K&K328Running185/10$14,915
23David PearsonMercury21Purolator328Running175/5$8,090
35Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Ellington Insulation328Running165/0$5,715
47Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms328Running165/5$7,920
51Buddy BakerFord15Norris327Running160/5$8,635
611Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.327Running155/5$7,400
79Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade323Running146/0$6,930
814Neil BonnettChevrolet12Hawaiian Tropic322Running142/0$3,990
96Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson322Running138/0$3,440
1032Bobby WawakChevrolet36Gwinn-Wawak318Running134/0$3,090
1126Bruce HillChevrolet47Howson Algraphy318Running130/0$4,120
1212James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton314Running127/0$3,660
1335J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing311Running124/0$3,300
1431Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph310Running121/0$2,410
1529Sonny EasleyFord55Haddick's Towing309Running118/0$1,835
1636Gene FeltonFord93Truxmore308Running115/0$1,635
1730Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc304Running112/0$1,485
1822D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Howard Johnson304Running109/0$2,735
1916Dale EarnhardtChevrolet77Hy Gain260Out (Accident)PE$1,360
2024Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby254Out (Engine Failure)103/0$1,235
2120Richie PanchFord99Puro Racing252Out (Broken Valve Spring)100/0$1,035
2215Terry BivinsChevrolet30Ballard250Out (Engine Failure)97/0$2,300
2327Cecil GordonChevrolet24Cannon Farms248Running94/0$2,165
2413Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola228Out (Engine Failure)91/0$2,030
2519Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack218Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,885
268Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2189Out (Broken Valve)85/0$3,925
2717Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan164Out (Overheating)82/0$1,640
284Richard PettyDodge43STP157Out (No Oil Pressure)79/0$5,430
2923Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore156Out (Accident)76/0$1,395
3034Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley114Out (Cracked Cylinder Wall)73/0$1,360
3110Chuck BownChevrolet1Lake's Drywall75Out (Left Front Wheel Bearing)70/0$835
3233Dick MayChevrolet91Miller60Out (No Oil Pressure)67/0$825
3321Dave SiscoChevrolet60Red Dog Racing34Out (Blown Head Gasket)64/0$815
3425Billy McGinnisChevrolet50Sisco15Out (Engine Failure)PE$805
3528G.C. SpencerDodge49Lady & Son1Out (Accident)58/0$795
3618Jack DonohueChevrolet7Thundercraft Boats0Out (Engine Failure)55/0$785


1977

November 6, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  110.052 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 seconds
Time of Race:  3:42:23
Lead Changes:  12
Cautions:  5 for 99 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
18Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade268Running180/5$15,400
25David PearsonMercury21Purolator268Running175/5$8,400
34Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks268Running165/0$9,400
46Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic268Running170/10$17,800
59Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms268Running160/5$9,450
62Richard PettyDodge43STP268Running155/5$7,600
77Buddy BakerFord15Norris267Running146/0$7,125
811Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts266Running142/0$5,650
915Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks266Running138/0$4,575
1023Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley264Running134/0$2,800
1114Bill ElliottMercury9Dahlonega Equipment264Running130/0$1,950
1220Butch HartmanChevrolet75Hartman264Running127/0$1,740
1317Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks264Running124/0$3,360
1433Billy McGinnisUnknown31Unknown264Out (Accident)PE$1,570
1525Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill263Running118/0$1,510
1619Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl263Running115/0$1,375
1712Buddy ArringtonDodge67Mistec Transmission263Running112/0$2,845
1826D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich263Running109/0$2,735
1936Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions263Running106/0$2,565
2038Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited262Running103/0$2,405
2132Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack262Running100/0$2,080
2224Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby261Running97/0$935
2322Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan260Running94/0$1,920
2439Blackie WangerinMercury39Wangerin260RunningPE$885
2534G.C. SpencerDodge49Spencer260Running88/0$860
2629James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton258Running85/0$1,695
2718J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Transmissions Unlimited258Running82/0$1,475
281Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson257Running84/5$1,825
2940Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak255Running76/0$815
3030Harold MillerChevrolet91Miller251Running73/0$805
3131Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive247RunningPE$1,750
3228Dick MayChevrolet98Osterlund247Running67/0$740
3313Morgan ShepherdMercury84Makar241Running64/0$1,730
3435Bob BurchamChevrolet19Gray217Out (Engine Failure)61/0$1,350
3527Ed NegreDodge8Negre185Out (Quit)58/0$1,330
3616Dave MarcisChevrolet81Osterlund148Out (Steering)55/0$700
3710Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore124Out (Engine Failure)52/0$1,280
383Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy57Out (Accident)49/0$3,360
3921Jim RaptisChevrolet23Raptis32Out (Engine Failure)46/0$640
4037Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing7Out (Ignition)43/0$620


1978

November 5, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  124.312 mph
Margin of Victory:  5 car lengths
Time of Race:  4:00:57
Lead Changes:  25
Cautions:  7 for 63 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
113Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic328Running180/5$13,500
211Richard PettyChevrolet43STP328Running175/5$12,200
39Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund328Running170/5$8,450
410Dale EarnhardtChevrolet98Osterlund327Running160/0$6,900
55Benny ParsonsOldsmobile72First National City Traveler's Checks327Running160/5$8,700
62Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries325Running155/5$8,200
78Harry GantChevrolet12Black Diamond325Running146/0$4,800
81Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks323Running147/5$9,700
915Ricky RuddChevrolet22First National City Traveler's Checks322Running143/5$6,250
1012Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley320Running134/0$3,100
1130Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive319Running130/0$2,700
1219Dick BrooksMercury90Truxmore317Out (Accident)127/0$3,630
1318Terry LabonteChevrolet92Duck Industries317Out (Accident)124/0$3,420
1416J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating317Running121/0$3,260
1540Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith317Running118/0$3,090
1627Buddy ArringtonDodge67Sam Dell317Running115/0$2,830
1722Dave WatsonChevrolet37Amsoil316Out (Accident)PE$1,600
1828Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited316Running109/0$2,470
1924Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt314Running106/0$2,210
2034Ferrel HarrisChevrolet8L.R. Cook314Running103/0$2,000
216Buddy BakerChevrolet27Griffin's Marine311Out (Broken Valve)110/10$11,565
2235Tighe ScottOldsmobile30Russ Togs310Running97/0$1,505
2321Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing310Running94/0$1,470
2425Butch MockChevrolet75Rahilly310RunningPE$1,125
2532Skip ManningMercury84Valvoline308Running88/0$1,050
2636Ed NegreChrysler81Jones203Running85/0$960
2726Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear299Running82/0$900
287Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade298Out (Accident)79/0$4,440
2929Ralph JonesFord97Jones298Running76/0$830
3017Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack285Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,320
3137Tommy GaleChevrolet74Wawak253Out (Engine Failure)70/0$700
324David PearsonMercury21Purolator246Out (Broken Oil Line)67/0$1,190
3338Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan172Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)64/0$1,180
3414Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All137Out (Accident)61/0$4,370
3523Al HolbertChevrolet48Southland Industries119Out (Broken Exhaust Header)58/0$1,160
3631Bruce HillOldsmobile05Bearfinder92Out (Engine Failure)55/0$940
3720Bill ElliottOldsmobile9Dahlonega Equipment80Out (Broken Valve)52/0$630
3833Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Krystal41Out (Engine Failure)49/0$620
393Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.5Out (Rear End)46/0$3,810
4039John KennedyFord0Spohn's Body Shop0Out (Did Not Start)43/0$600


1979

November 4, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  140.12 mph
Margin of Victory:  1/2 car length
Time of Race:  3:33:46
Lead Changes:  25
Cautions:  5 for 29 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator328Running180/5$20,050
27Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund328Running175/5$16,700
32Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch328Running175/10$23,150
43Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore328Running165/5$10,200
514Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade327Running160/5$9,100
613Richard PettyChevrolet43STP327Running150/0$8,450
712Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph325Running146/0$6,745
86Ricky RuddMercury90Truxmore324Running142/0$6,285
910Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels321Running138/0$6,600
1024Jody RidleyMercury77Sunny King Ford & Honda320Running134/0$4,000
1117Harry GantOldsmobile47Race Hill Farm320Running130/0$2,600
1218J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating319Running127/0$3,915
1333Slick JohnsonChevrolet51Johnson317Running124/0$2,000
1426Buck SimmonsChevrolet12Kencoal315Running121/0$1,850
1522Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals314Running118/0$3,605
1621James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive314Running115/0$3,395
1731Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales314Running112/0$3,225
1834Freddy SmithChevrolet00Petty's Of Spartanburg313RunningPE$1,550
1927Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission312Running106/0$2,965
2030H.B. BaileyPontiac36Almeda Auto Parts307RunningPE$1,400
2136Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan297Running100/0$2,480
2215Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda270Running97/0$2,220
2311Dave MarcisChevrolet71Shoney's266Out (Engine Failure)94/0$1,100
2416John AndersonChevrolet08Draime Race Engines256Out (Engine Failure)91/0$2,025
2519D.K. UlrichBuick40Howard Johnson245Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,985
2639Wayne WatercutterChevrolet55Ward243Running85/0$910
2720Grant AdcoxBuick41Adcox-Kirby236Out (Oil Leak)82/0$850
2823Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria212Out (Engine Failure)79/0$2,665
295Tighe ScottBuick30Russ Togs211Out (Accident)76/0$1,645
3032Ralph JonesFord98Jones202Out (Battery)73/0$720
318Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Griffin's Marine193Out (Engine Failure)75/5$4,400
3237Kyle PettyDodge42STP176Out (Engine Failure)67/0$690
3335David SosebeeChevrolet81Sosebee Racing163Out (Engine Failure)64/0$680
3428Steve PfeiferChevrolet17Kings Inn162Out (Accident)61/0$1,575
359Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic158Out (Oil Leak)58/0$660
3638John RezekOldsmobile31RPM Enterprises117Out (Engine Failure)PE$640
3740Randy OgdenChevrolet18Ogden Racing111Out (Engine Failure)PE$630
3841Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon103Out (Running Too Slow)49/0$1,505
391Buddy BakerChevrolet28W.i.n., Inc.88Out (Engine Failure)51/5$3,360
4025Dick BrooksChevrolet05Malloch44Out (Ignition)43/0$600
4129Dick MayChevrolet0Kennedy4Out (Dropped Valve)40/0$600


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