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Gwyn Staley 400

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Gwyn Staley 400
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race at North Wilkesboro Speedway.  In 1979 the race became the Northwestern Bank 400.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
April 6, 1975Richard PettyDodge1975 Race Information & Results
April 4, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
March 27, 1977Cale YarboroughChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
April 16, 1978Darrell WaltripChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results


1975

April 6, 1975
North Wilkesboro Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  90.009 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 laps
Time of Race:  2:46:39
Lead Changes:  15
Cautions:  4 for 36 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Richard PettyDodge43STP400Running185/10$6,675
26Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Junior Johnson Racing397Running175/5$3,825
33Buddy BakerFord15Truxmore Industries394Running170/5$2,975
47Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance394Running165/5$2,025
59Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet393Running160/5$1,600
65Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces393Running155/5$1,025
71Darrell WaltipChevrolet17Terminal Transport389Running151/5$1,685
84Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries388Running142/0$830
910Cecil GordonChevrolet24Stott Chevrolet385Running138/0$755
1013Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard Racing384Running134/0$730
1111James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9378Running130/0$705
1221Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing378Running127/0$630
1314J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing377Running124/0$630
1418Joe MihalicChevrolet60Lou Viglione Racing376Running121/0$605
1512Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Wards Mobile Homes374Out (A-Frame)118/0$580
1616Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill Racing372Running115/0$530
178Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking371Running112/0$530
1825Carl AdamsFord65Travelodge367Running109/0$480
1923Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment367Running106/0$480
2020Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67J.R. Stanley Trucking363Running103/0$425
2126Travis TillerDodge46Precision Engine Machine344Running100/0$410
2219Neil CastlesDodge5Howard Furniture256Out (Oil Leak)97/0$425
2315Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing145Out (Engine Failure-Wrecked)94/0$390
2427Rick NewsomFord20Newsom Racing125Out (No Oil Pressure)91/0$355
2524Earle CanavanPlymouth01Kava Coffee36Out (Blown Gasket)88/0$370
2628Charlie GriffinDodge23Robertson Racing0Out (No Oil Pressure)85/0$340
2717Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing4Out (Wrecked)82/0$330
2822Ricky RuddFord10Champion Racing3Out (Wrecked)79/0$345


1976

April 4, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  96.858 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap & 1 second
Time of Race:  2:34:52
Lead Changes:  8
Cautions:  2 for 8 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
15Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running185/10$10,075
27Richard PettyDodge43STP399Running175/5$7,725
38Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2397Running165/0$5,255
42Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces397Running165/5$4,370
512J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's393Running155/0$2,100
69Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola391Running150/0$1,590
74Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore388Running146/0$1,305
81Dave MarcisDodge71K&K385Running142/0$3,470
910Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack385Running138/0$1,160
1013Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard378Running134/0$1,100
1111Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph375Running130/0$825
1221Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet374Running127/0$975
1319James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9370Running124/0$950
1414Junior MillerChevrolet95Miller Roofing370Running121/0$675
1524Elmo LangleyFord64Stamey's Bar-B-Q368Running118/0$875
1622Bill ChampionFord10Sunny King Ford359Running115/0$875
1725Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM359Running112/0$825
1816Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Stanley Trucking359Running109/0$800
1920D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body358Running106/0$800
2015Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan354Running103/0$750
2118Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing349Running100/0$750
223Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade291Out (Transmission)97/0$2,475
2327Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing278Out (Rear End)94/0$430
2426Richard BrownPontiac44Bush Olds Pontiac172Out (Rear End)91/0$410
2523Neil CastlesDodge5Faustina125Out (No Brakes)88/0$425
266Buddy BakerFord15Norris38Out (Overheating)85/0$2,415
2717Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco12Out (Rear End)82/0$655
2828Jeff HandyChevrolet33Handy3Out (Oil Pressure)PE$370


1977

March 27, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  88.95 mph
Margin of Victory:  6.4 seconds
Time of Race:  2:48:38
Lead Changes:  12
Cautions:  6 for 42 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running185/10$12,350
27Richard PettyDodge43STP400Running175/5$6,575
34Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks400Running170/5$5,375
45Buddy BakerFord15Norris399Running160/0$4,400
56Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks398Running160/5$2,125
610Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore397Running150/0$2,450
73Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade394Running146/0$3,175
88Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack394Running147/5$2,075
99James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton388Running138/0$1,880
1018Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington387Running134/0$1,720
1123Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear382Running130/0$675
1216Dave MarcisChevrolet19Belden Asphalt382Running127/0$1,600
1313Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon380Running124/0$1,515
1420Henley GrayFord64Sunny King Ford376Running121/0$1,480
1524Robin SchildnechtChevrolet44Manning Enterprises354Running118/0$1,075
1619Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan353Running115/0$1,220
1728Terry BivinsChevrolet25Thomas345Running112/0$1,085
1829Junior MillerChevrolet95Miller Roofing343Running109/0$500
1921Dave SiscoChevrolet16Sisco328Out (Engine Oil Pump)106/0$975
2011D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Transit Damaged Freight325Running103/0$700
211Neil BonnettDodge71Rebel 500305Out (Accident)105/5$3,725
2214J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing275Out (Engine Failure)97/0$700
2322Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions267Out (Accident)94/0$680
2417Larry LeMayChevrolet23Lamay252Running91/0$360
2525Earl BrooksChevrolet45Price Racing131Out (Drive Shaft)88/0$400
2612Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks122Out (Broken Crank Shaft)85/0$640
2727Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing118Out (Engine Failure)82/0$380
2815Ed NegreDodge8Negre87Out (Engine Failure)79/0$570
2926Rick NewsomFord20Gillespie Painting2Out (Oil Leak)76/0$360


1978

April 16, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  92.345 mph
Margin of Victory:  Finished under caution
Time of Race:  2:42:26
Lead Changes:  18
Cautions:  4 for 25 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade400Running185/10$11,200
27Richard PettyDodge43STP400Running175/5$6,975
31Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks399Running170/5$8,700
45Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.399Running165/5$2,175
56Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's398Running155/0$1,675
63Bobby AllisonFord15Norris397Running155/5$3,950
714J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating390Running146/0$2,200
89Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore390Running142/0$2,050
910Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph389Running138/0$1,830
1017Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack388Running134/0$1,770
1116Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales384Running130/0$1,625
1212James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton382Running127/0$1,590
1311D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich375Running124/0$1,505
1424Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing374Running121/0$1,320
1523Ed NegreDodge8Negre372Running118/0$1,185
1628Joe BooherChevrolet74Wawak371Running115/0$550
1722Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited370Running112/0$1,025
1829Dick MayChevrolet19Gray354Running109/0$750
1925Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing346Running106/0$525
2021Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer Baby Wear295Out (Oil Leak)103/0$500
2120Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing279Out (Not Handling)100/0$1,225
2213Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan245Out (Broken Wheel Studs)97/0$650
2319Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive214Running94/0$430
248Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All187Out (Engine Failure)96/5$2,885
2515Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions150Out (Overheating)88/0$600
264Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks120Out (Overheating)90/5$4,365
2718Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda79Out (Engine Failure)82/0$580
2827Bill HollarChevrolet29Hollar Auto Parts76Out (Quit)79/0$320
2926John KennedyFord0Avanti Cb34Out (Rear End)76/0$360


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