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Los Angeles Times 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Los Angeles Times 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Ontario Motor Speedway.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
November 23, 1975Buddy BakerFord1975 Race Information & Results
November 21, 1976David PearsonMercury1976 Race Information & Results
November 20, 1977Neil BonnettDodge1977 Race Information & Results
November 19, 1978Bobby AllisonFord1978 Race Information & Results
November 18, 1979Benny ParsonsChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results
November 15, 1980Benny ParsonsChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results


1975

November 23, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  140.712 mph
Margin of Victory:  29.4 seconds
Time of Race:  3:33:12
Lead Changes:  20
Cautions:  1 for 9 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Buddy BakerFord15Norris Industries200RunningPE$32,300
21David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running175/5$13,800
33Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance200Running170/5$9,000
47Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms199Running165/5$5,825
54Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC199Running160/5$4,925
612Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet196Running150/0$3,725
78Jimmy InsoloChevrolet38Stock Car Products196Running146/0$3,425
810Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries195Running142/0$3,125
937James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9191Running138/0$2,825
1028Richard ChildressChevrolet96Kansas Jack190Running134/0$2,525
1130Don HallChevrolet01Lake's Drywall188Running130/0$2,225
1233Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing188Running127/0$2,050
1338D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body188Running124/0$1,875
145AJ FoytChevrolet28Gilmore-Foyt Enterprises184Out (Engine Failure)PE$1,725
1523Don HoffmanChevrolet63Moyer Chevrolet178Running118/0$1,650
166Richard PettyDodge43STP168Out (Valve)120/5$4,975
1724Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing160Out (Engine Failure)112/0$1,500
1831Hugh PearsonChevrolet76Wayne's Pump Service153Out (Engine Failure)109/0$1,450
1916Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet141Out (Engine Failure)106/0$1,400
2027Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts131Out (Engine Failure)103/0$1,350
2117J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's114Out (Rocker Arm)100/0$1,300
2221Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing113Out (Battery)97/0$1,250
2325Tom WilliamsChevrolet39Varner Reality102Out (Overheating)PE$1,200
2436John KieperChevrolet98WWholesale Truck Parts86Out (Oil Pressure)PE$1,150
2514Ray ElderDodge96WOlympia Brewery71Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,600
2611Bruce HillChevrolet47Howson Algraphy69Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,050
2739Jim BoydDodge31Boyd Racing68Out (Head Gasket)82/0$1,000
2832Carl AdamsFord65Adams Racing67Out (Engine Failure)79/0$950
2918R.K. SmithChevrolet29Mercury Marine62Out (Ssupension)76/0$900
3029John MartinDodge2Marcis Racing53Out (Engine Failure)73/0$850
3119Herschel McGriffChevrolet26Bridal Veil Lumber50Out (Engine Failure)70/0$800
3222Jim ThirkettleChevrolet5Allied Box/Speedway Engr.50Out (Engine Failure)67/0$750
3335Bill SchmittChevrolet73Schmitt Racing32Out (Engine Failure)64/0$700
349Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces31Out (Ignition)61/0$650
3526Chuck WahlChevrolet37Excel Trailer Co.29Out (Transmission)58/0$600
3613Richie PanchMercury98Grey-Rock Brake Products22Out (Wrecked)55/0$590
3740Don PuskarichDodge10Puskarich Racing20Out (Wrecked)52/0$580
3820Chuck BownDodge03Rose Auto Wrecking13Out (Valve)49/0$570
3915Sonny EasleyFord68San Fernando Valley Lumber10Out (Dry Sump Belt)46/0$560
4034Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment2Out (Engine Failure)43/0$550


1976

November 21, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  137.101 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  3:38:49
Lead Changes:  4
Cautions:  2 for 19 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running185/10$20,215
211Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola199Running170/0$11,440
39Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.198Running165/0$10,370
412Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore198Running160/0$7,310
517James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton196Running155/0$6,050
627Bobby WawakChevrolet36Gwinn-Wawak196Running150/0$3,840
715Terry BivinsChevrolet50Stock Car Products194Running146/0$3,540
826Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph192Running142/0$4,040
914Terry RyanChevrolet81Monaghan192Running138/0$2,940
1021Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill192Running134/0$4,080
1130J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing191Running130/0$3,670
1220Ed NegreDodge8Negre190Running127/0$3,385
1324Larry PhillipsFord55Haddick's Towing188RunningPE$1,990
1410Sonny EasleyFord67Haddick's Towing188Running121/0$2,950
1540Don PuskarichChevrolet13Oil Field Construction187Running118/0$1,765
1618Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon187Running115/0$2,690
1732Tommy GaleFord64Langley Racing182Running112/0$2,455
1831Frank WarrenDodge79Warren181Running109/0$2,195
1913Chuck BownChevrolet1Lake's Drywall178Out (Engine Failure)106/0$1,515
2023Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl177Out (Left Rear Hub)PE$1,464
2119Jimmy InsoloChevrolet38Martin's Union 76171Out (Battery)PE$1,415
2228Mike HissChevrolet94Black Gold169RunningPE$1,365
233Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms168Out (Clutch)99/5$7,785
242Dave MarcisDodge71K&K153Out (Engine Failure)91/0$4,865
2516D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body147Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,715
2636Bill SchmittChevrolet73Old Milwaukee141Out (Timing Chain)85/0$1,165
277Richard PettyDodge43STP127Out (Valve)87/5$6,165
2835Glen FrancisChevrolet33Auto Anti-Theft125Out (Dry Sump)79/0$1,065
2929Jim ThirkettleChevrolet5Allied Box & Crate124Out (Crank Shaft)76/0$1,015
3037Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco118Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,465
3139Carl JoinerChevrolet26Marquardt Racing111Out (Accident)70/0$915
3233Hershel McGriffChevrolet1McGriff108Out (Engine Failure)PE$865
335Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2102Out (Valve)64/0$3,815
348Donnie AllisonChevrolet28Ellington Insulation102Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)61/0$760
3538John KieperChevrolet98Wholesale Truck Parts62Out (Engine Failure)58/0$710
3622Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack54Out (Overheating)55/0$1,200
3734Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt48Out (Transmission)52/0$690
3825Roy SmithChevrolet29Midgley Racing23Out (Crankshaft)49/0$680
394Buddy BakerFord15Norris12Out (Transmission)46/0$3,670
406Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade10Out (Crank Shaft)43/0$3,660


1977

November 20, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  128.296 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 car lengths
Time of Race:  3:53:50
Lead Changes:  37
Cautions:  5 for 22 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy200Running185/10$15,660
21Richard PettyDodge43STP200Running175/5$13,435
35Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms200Running170/5$11,885
413Buddy BakerFord15Norris200Running160/0$8,585
54David PearsonMercury21Purolator199Running160/5$4,885
610Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore199Running155/5$6,135
714Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks198Running151/5$5,085
816Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts197Running147/5$5,015
917James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton197Running143/5$4,505
1028Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack197Running134/0$4,145
113AJ FoytChevrolet51Gilmore197RunningPE$2,385
128Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks197Running132/5$5,410
1333Joe RuttmanUnknown25Unknown196Running124/0$2,035
1411Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund196Running121/0$1,885
1536Roland WlodykaChevrolet98Wlodyka196Running118/0$1,810
1627Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan195Running115/0$3,065
1721Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions195Running112/0$2,880
1834Harry JeffersonFord95Jefferson Racing195Running109/0$1,600
1923Buddy ArringtonFord67Mistec Transmission191Running106/0$2,670
2026J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Transmissions Unlimited190Running103/0$2,510
2120D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich190Running100/0$2,300
2230Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda189Running97/0$2,040
2331Bill OsborneChevrolet97Osborne188RunningPE$1,350
2415Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl175Running96/5$1,300
2529Richard WhiteUnknown20Unknown175Running88/0$1,380
2622Sonny EasleyFord6Easley153Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,200
2724Ed NegreDodge8Negre151Out (Fire)82/0$1,770
2841John BornemanChevrolet81Borneman150Out (Engine Failure)79/0$1,200
296Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade137Out (Engine Failure)81/5$4,250
3042Don GrahamUnknown52Unknown118Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,000
3140Ron McGeeUnknown03Unknown103Running70/0$950
3239Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited101Out (Engine Failure)67/0$1,400
3332Vince GiamformaggioUnknown39Unknown93Out (Fire)64/0$850
3425Norm PalmerUnknown93Unknown55Running61/0$800
3535Ernie StierlyUnknown41Unknown54Out (Drive Line)58/0$750
3619John KieperUnknown9Unknown50Out (Engine Failure)55/0$740
3737Eddie BradshawChevrolet09C&M Racing38Out (Engine Failure)52/0$730
3812Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson28Out (Engine Failure)49/0$720
3918Chuck BownUnknown01Unknown26Out (Accident)46/0$1,710
4038Roger McCluskeyUnknown74Unknown20Out (Engine Failure)PE$700
419Bill SchmittChevrolet73Old Milwaukee15Out (Engine Failure)40/0$700
427Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic9Out (Electrical)37/0$3,400


1978

November 19, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  137.783 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.7 seconds
Time of Race:  3:37:44
Lead Changes:  30
Cautions:  4 for 17 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries200Running185/10$16,775
21Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks200Running175/5$15,550
35Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic200Running170/5$10,500
48Buddy BakerChevrolet27Circus-Circus199Running160/0$7,750
54Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade199Out (Accident)160/5$8,200
69Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.198Running155/5$7,140
710Jimmy InsoloChevrolet98Kelly Girl198Running146/0$3,640
87Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks197Running147/5$7,040
911Dick BrooksMercury90Truxmore196Running138/0$5,040
1016Jim ThirkettleBuick51Allied Box & Crate196Running139/5$2,740
1114Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack196Running130/0$4,170
1225Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive195Running127/0$2,765
1315Janet GuthrieBuick68Singer194Running124/0$2,090
1413Bill SchmittOldsmobile73Old Milwaukee192Running121/0$3,960
1538Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Transmissions Unlimited190Running118/0$3,325
1624James HyltonOldsmobile48Palatine Automotive190Running115/0$3,130
1717Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda190Running112/0$2,945
1827Richard WhiteChevrolet12Boulevard Automotive188Out (Engine Failure)114/5$2,285
1933Ferrel HarrisChevrolet8L.R. Cook188Running106/0$2,625
2034Rocky MoranBuick58Daisy Shoppe188Running103/0$1,565
2136Ed NegreChrysler18Jones186Running100/0$1,515
2219Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing186Running97/0$2,315
2318Frank WarrenDodge76Native Tan185Running94/0$2,055
2440Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear183Running91/0$1,365
2526John BornemanChevrolet81Borneman181Running88/0$1,445
2622J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating178Running85/0$1,885
2712Dave MarcisChevrolet2Kelly Girl177Running82/0$1,315
2835Don NoelChevrolet99Noel Fabrication158Out (Rod)79/0$1,165
2920Mel LarsonBuick16Riviera Hot Spas138Out (Ignition)76/0$1,115
3032Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith129Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,555
3131Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt113Running70/0$1,505
3239Steve PfeiferChevrolet0Leisure Living98Out (Battery)67/0$955
3337Harry GoularteChevrolet7Associated Concrete97Out (Engine Failure)64/0$905
343Richard PettyChevrolet43STP83Out (Engine Failure)66/5$4,555
3528Buddy ArringtonFord67Leo's Red Mustang83Out (Engine Failure)58/0$1,305
3629Chuck WahlChevrolet37Excel Trailer43Out (Overheating)55/0$795
3721Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All42Out (Rear Suspension)52/0$4,485
386David PearsonMercury21Purolator28Out (Engine Failure)49/0$1,275
3923Rick McCrayChevrolet08McCray Racing15Out (Drive Train)46/0$765
4030Ray ElderDodge32Midland Motor Homes2Out (Broken Rod)43/0$755


1979

November 18, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  132.822 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.42 seconds
Time of Race:  3:45:52
Lead Changes:  35
Cautions:  6 for 26 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson200Running185/10$27,050
23Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore200Running175/5$17,350
31Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch200Running170/5$18,000
44Buddy BakerChevrolet28W.i.n., Inc.200Running165/5$7,000
55Richard PettyChevrolet43STP200Running160/5$9,025
67Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator200Running150/0$4,600
713Dick BrooksChevrolet05Malloch200Running151/5$3,900
810Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade199Running147/5$7,550
96Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund199Running143/5$7,500
108Ricky RuddMercury90Truxmore199Running139/5$5,860
119Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic199Running130/0$2,600
1211Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels199Running127/0$6,075
1321Terry LabonteOldsmobile44Technicraft196Running124/0$4,450
1426Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP196Running121/0$2,050
1517Bruce HillOldsmobile50Global Heat Exchange196RunningPE$1,975
1623Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals195Running115/0$3,880
1728Dave MarcisChevrolet71Shoney's195Running112/0$1,800
1815Bill SchmittOldsmobile73Old Milwaukee194Running109/0$3,020
1925Buddy ArringtonDodge67Switzer Construction194Running106/0$3,410
2019Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm193Out (Water Pump)103/0$1,750
2130Roy SmithOldsmobile45Iron Peddlers193Running100/0$2,690
2233Tim WilliamsonChevrolet10Thernasol191Running97/0$2,505
2329Hal CallentineOldsmobile74Cal-Four191Running94/0$1,475
2431Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Reliable RV190Running91/0$2,795
2534Frank WarrenDodge79Golden Bear186Running88/0$2,635
2627James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive153Out (Brakes)85/0$2,425
2718Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria147Out (Engine Failure)82/0$3,165
2816Randy OgdenChevrolet18Econo-Car135Out (Gasket)PE$1,225
2912Buck SimmonsChevrolet12Kencoal123Out (Transmission)76/0$1,175
3037Richard WhiteChevrolet22Boulevard Automotive121Running73/0$1,480
3120J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating104Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,920
3235Jim RobinsonChevrolet78San-Val Supply104Out (Ignition)67/0$1,350
3322D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines57Out (Engine Failure)64/0$1,450
3436Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda49Running61/0$1,400
3524John RezekBuick31Rezek38Out (Accident)PE$850
3614Jimmy InsoloOldsmobile01Allstate Building Materials36Out (Rocker Arm)55/0$1,825
3732Vince GiamformaggioChevrolet19Belden Asphalt26Out (Engine Failure)52/0$825


1980

November 15, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  129.441 mph
Margin of Victory:  6 seconds
Time of Race:  3:51:46
Lead Changes:  25
Cautions:  6 for 30 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company200Running180/5$24,835
23Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator200Running175/5$13,335
31Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch200Running170/5$17,035
45Bobby AllisonFord15Mike Curb/Hodgdon200Running165/5$10,985
52Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Wrangler Jeans200Running160/5$10,835
611Lake SpeedChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics199Running150/0$7,305
712Joe MillikanChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing199Running146/0$3,925
810Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Stove198Running142/0$8,075
918John AndersonChevrolet77Warren Fabricating197Running138/0$3,325
1021Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hills Racing196Running134/0$5,655
1122Bill SchmittOldsmobile73Fluro Cote/Old Milwaukee196Running130/0$5,385
1220Glenn JarrettChevrolet17Gardena Honda195RunningPE$3,850
1328Stan BarrettChevrolet40Needham-Reynolds194RunningPE$4,115
1431J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating194Running121/0$3,845
1516Dave MarcisChevrolet71Buck Stove/Hudson Chev.192Running123/5$3,660
1619Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda191Running115/0$3,475
1727Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Norm Pressley's Truck Center191Running112/0$3,265
1817Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King189Running109/0$3,055
1935Rick McCrayBuick08Ken McCray187Running106/0$2,290
2036Don WatermanOldsmobile38Edwards Auto Repair186Running103/0$2,230
2125Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals182Running100/0$2,670
2239Henry JonesBuick74Wawak Racing178RunningPE$1,550
2314Hershel McGriffChevrolet98Olympia Beer158Out (Ignition)94/0$1,500
2430James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive148Out (Engine Failure)91/0$2,475
257Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade145Out (Engine Failure)98/10$5,850
2638Kevin HousbyChevrolet49Taylor Martin133Out (Broken Lug Nuts)PE$1,350
2733Chuck BownDodge9310,000 RPM120Out (Accident)PE$1,300
2837Jim RobinsonChevrolet78San Fernando Valley Lumber103Out (Overheating)79/0$1,250
2915Lennie PondChevrolet68King Mountain Truck99Out (Rear End)76/0$1,200
308Richard PettyChevrolet43STP97Out (Engine Failure)73/0$7,325
3134Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Broadway Motors94Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,575
3229Glen FrancisChevrolet33Excel Trailer91Out (Engine Failure)67/0$1,025
3323Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP81Out (Engine Failure)64/0$975
3432Joe BooherDodge79Harris Electric78Out (Crankshaft)PE$1,425
3542Glen WardChevrolet60Rogue Valley Spa77Out (Crankshaft)58/0$875
3613Roy SmithOldsmobile45Aircraft Standards70Out (Valve)55/0$850
3724D.K. UlrichChevrolet4Juarez Racing55Out (Valve)PE$845
3826Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria47Out (Brakes)49/0$1,340
399Donnie AllisonChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City31Out (Rear End)46/0$810
4040Joe RuttmanOldsmobile5The Racers29Out (Transmission)PE$1,055
416Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm16Out (Engine Failure)40/0$1,305
4241Don PuskarichChevrolet13Puskarich Racing2Out (Engine Failure)37/0$805


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