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Gabriel 400

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Gabriel 400
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Michigan International Speedway.  The race was previously the CAM2 400.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
June 18, 1978Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1978 Race Information & Results
June 17, 1979Buddy BakerChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results
June 15, 1980Benny ParsonsChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results


1978

June 18, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  149.563 mph
Margin of Victory:  12 seconds
Time of Race:  2:40:28
Lead Changes:  25
Cautions:  1 for 8 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks200Running180/5$16,055
21David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running175/5$9,280
32Benny ParsonsOldsmobile72First National City Traveler's Checks200Running170/5$9,780
47Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's200Running165/5$6,230
55Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic199Running160/5$3,780
612Richard PettyDodge43STP199Running150/0$6,680
713Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore198Running146/0$5,030
810Buddy BakerChevrolet27M.C. Anderson198Running142/0$4,610
911Ricky RuddChevrolet22First National City Traveler's Checks195Running138/0$5,400
1019Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack194Running134/0$4,190
1120Tighe ScottOldsmobile30Russ Togs193Running130/0$3,870
1221Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington192Running127/0$3,610
1328J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating191Running124/0$3,000
1423D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich190Running121/0$2,715
1529Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing189Running118/0$2,480
1615Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph188Out (Engine Failure)115/0$2,110
1733Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited187Running112/0$1,900
1824Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith184Running109/0$2,345
1925Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt182Running106/0$1,795
2027Frank WarrenFord79Native Tan179Running103/0$1,670
2131Tommy GaleChevrolet64Belden Asphalt179Running100/0$1,645
2218Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Krystal172Out (Battery)97/0$1,120
2326Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear169Out (Engine Failure)94/0$1,085
244Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries168Out (Engine Failure)96/5$4,885
2534Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing142Running85/0$1,510
2617Roger HambyOldsmobile17Radar Scrambler130Out (Engine Failure)82/0$985
276Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade129Out (Engine Failure)89/10$4,660
288Bruce HillOldsmobile05Bearfinder127Out (Engine Failure)76/0$945
2932John KennedyFord0Avanti Cb122Out (Transmission)73/0$925
3014Al HolbertChevrolet48Southland Industries108Out (Accident)70/0$1,410
3116Blackie WangerinMercury39Wangerin106Out (Accident)67/0$900
3235Earle CanavanDodge01Canavan Racing82Out (Accident)64/0$890
3336Joe BooherChevrolet74Booher Farms46Out (Engine Failure)61/0$880
3430Ed NegreDodge8Negre30Out (Engine Failure)58/0$1,370
3522Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All24Out (Rear End)55/0$4,060


1979

June 17, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  135.798 mph
Margin of Victory:  Finished under caution
Time of Race:  2:56:44
Lead Changes:  46
Cautions:  6 for 33 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Buddy BakerChevrolet28Spectra200Running185/10$16,870
22Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic200Running175/5$12,970
35Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch200Running170/5$12,620
41Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator200Running165/5$7,410
510Richard PettyChevrolet43STP200Running160/5$8,325
613Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund200Running155/5$7,540
76Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore200Running151/5$6,830
88Ricky RuddMercury90Truxmore199Running142/0$5,665
912Tighe ScottBuick30Russ Togs199Running138/0$5,480
1034Dick BrooksChevrolet05Bearfinder199RunningPE$4,650
1119Lennie PondChevrolet12Kencoal199Running130/0$2,425
1211Bill ElliottMercury9Knutson's Ski-Doo198Running132/5$2,315
139Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade197Out (Engine Failure)129/5$5,655
1422J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating196Running121/0$4,060
1530Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales196Running118/0$3,865
1626Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission193Running115/0$3,625
1724Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm193Running112/0$1,440
1827John KennedyChevrolet0Avanti Cb192Running109/0$1,385
1936Sandy SatulloBuick38Copper Kettle Marina192Running106/0$1,345
2021James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive190Running103/0$3,125
2131D.K. UlrichBuick40Midwestern Farm Lines190Running100/0$2,830
2220Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan186Out (Accident)97/0$2,585
2323Richard ChildressOldsmobile3CRC Chemicals186Running94/0$2,380
2425Bob BurchamChevrolet19Belden Asphalt184Out (Engine Failure)91/0$2,085
257Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph184Running88/0$2,050
2615Dave MarcisChevrolet71Transmissions Unlimited173Out (Accident)90/5$1,765
2717Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria150Out (No Oil Pressure)87/5$2,970
2835David SosebeeChevrolet81Sosebee Racing135Out (Broken Valve)PE$1,060
2918Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn122Out (Accident)76/0$1,545
304Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels103Out (Broken Connecting Rod)73/0$4,725
3116Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Griffin's Marine97Out (Broken Valve)70/0$1,510
3228Paul FessOldsmobile82Lasky Construction97Out (Broken Valve)67/0$1,000
3332Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda84Out (Broken Shock Mounts)64/0$1,490
3414Bill GreenChevrolet49A.k. Cartage76Out (Engine Failure)PE$980
3529Marty RobbinsDodge42Marty Robbins Racing64Out (Broken Connecting Rod)58/0$970
3633Bill SeifertOldsmobile09CRC Chemicals32Out (No Oil Pressure)55/0$960


1980

June 15, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  131.808 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 car length
Time of Race:  3:02:05
Lead Changes:  25
Cautions:  7 for 43 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company200Running185/10$24,800
22Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch200Running175/5$16,300
311Buddy BakerChevrolet28Napa Regal Ride200Running170/5$9,300
44Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator200Running160/0$6,325
58Richard PettyChevrolet43STP199Running155/0$13,075
613Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King199Running150/0$7,175
710Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP199Running146/0$3,100
814Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Mike Curb199Running142/0$7,250
97Bill ElliottMercury9Jackson Special198Running138/0$2,600
1027Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs198Running134/0$2,800
119Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph197Running130/0$5,115
123Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon197Running132/5$7,825
1325John AndersonChevrolet19Belden Asphalt196Running124/0$4,595
1418Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals196Running121/0$4,385
1521J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating195Running118/0$4,025
1634Wayne WatercutterOldsmobile85Ward Racing195Running115/0$1,600
1720Lake SpeedChevrolet66Speed Racing194Running112/0$1,350
1832Mike PotterChevrolet76Kingsport Speedway194Running109/0$1,300
1924Tommy GaleChevrolet40Ulrich Racing194Running106/0$3,405
2033Cecil GordonOldsmobile24South Hill Texaco191Running103/0$3,195
2130Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona191Running100/0$1,150
2219Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries188Running97/0$2,835
2337Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hills Racing181Out (Oil Line)94/0$2,605
2431James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive179Running91/0$2,420
2515David PearsonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic173Out (Engine Failure)93/5$1,005
266Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade165Out (Engine Failure)85/0$5,655
2735Baxter PriceOldsmobile45Iron Peddlers165Out (Engine Failure)82/0$2,005
2817Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm146Out (Engine Failure)79/0$1,945
2926Bobby WawakBuick74Wawak Racing146Out (Engine Failure)76/0$810
3029Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria132Running73/0$1,845
315Chuck BownOldsmobile02Halpern Enterprises130Out (Accident)70/0$750
3222Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts111Out (Engine Failure)67/0$740
3316Dick BrooksChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics108Out (Engine Failure)64/0$1,790
3428Junior MillerChevrolet79Warren Racing88Out (Rear End)61/0$1,220
3523Dave MarcisChevrolet71Transmissions Unlimited69Out (Engine Failure)58/0$1,210
3612Donnie AllisonChevrolet12Kencoal55Out (Oil Pump)PE$700
3736Henry JonesOldsmobile69Pro-Shoppe Sports10Out (Oil Pump)PE$700


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