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Mason-Dixon 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Mason-Dixon 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held in the spring at Dover, Delaware.

DateWinner
June 4, 1972Bobby AllisonChevrolet1972 Race Information & Results
June 3, 1973David PearsonMercury1973 Race Information & Results
May 19, 1975David PearsonMercury1975 Race Information & Results
May 16, 1976Benny ParsonsChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
May 15, 1977Cale YarboroughChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
May 21, 1978David PearsonMercury1978 Race Information & Results
May 20, 1979Neil BonnettMercury1979 Race Information & Results
May 18, 1980Bobby AllisonFord1980 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

June 4, 1972
Time of race 4:12:40
Average speed 118.019 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Richard PettyDodge
3LeeRoy YarbroughMercury
4Jackie OliverFord
5John SearsPlymouth
6Benny ParsonsFord
7James HyltonFord
8Cecil GordonMercury
9Ron KeselowskiDodge
10Paul TylerMercury
11J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
12Charlie RobertsFord
13Dean DaltonMercury
14Bobby IsaacDodge
15Jabe ThomasPlymouth
16Walter BallardMercury
17Bill ChampionFord
18Ronnie DanielChevrolet
19Frank WarrenDodge
20Wendell ScottFord
21Richard BrownChevrolet
22Jim VandiverDodge
23Bill ShireyPlymouth
24Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
25Elmo LangleyFord
26Ben ArnoldFord
27Dick MayFord
28Les CoveyChevrolet
29Neil CastlesDodge
30Earl BrooksFord
31Ed NegreDodge
32James CoxPlymouth
33David Ray BoggsDodge
34Larry SmithFord
35Earle CanavanPlymouth
36Dave MarcisDodge
37Richard ChildressChevrolet
38Raymond WilliamsFord
39Henley GrayFord Thunderbird
40Clarence LovellFord


1973 Results

June 3, 1973
Time of race 4:10:32
Average speed 119.745 mph

FinishDriverMake
1David PearsonMercury
2Cale YarboroughChevrolet
3Bobby AllisonChevrolet
4Richard PettyDodge
5Cecil GordonChevrolet
6Benny ParsonsChevrolet
7Buddy BakerDodge
8Dave MarcisAMC
9Dean DaltonMercury
10David SiscoChevrolet
11Jabe ThomasDodge
12James HyltonMercury
13Henley GrayMercury
14Charlie RobertsFord
15Bill HollarMercury
16Jimmy CrawfordPlymouth
17Elmo LangleyFord
18Richard ChildressChevrolet
19J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
20Lennie PondChevrolet
21Buddy ArringtonDodge
22John SearsDodge
23Paul TylerMercury
24Frank WarrenDodge
25Raymond WilliamsFord
26G.C. SpencerDodge
27D.K. UlrichFord
28Walter BallardMercury
29Bobby IsaacFord
30Vic ParsonsFord
31Bill ChampionMercury
32Mel LarsonChevrolet
33Ed NegreDodge
34Earle CanavanPlymouth
35Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
36Richard BrownChevrolet
37Neil CastlesDodge
38Donnie AllisonChevrolet
39Rick NewsomFord
40Eddie PettyjohnMercury


1975

May 19, 1975
Dover International Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  100.82 mph
Margin of Victory:  7 laps
Time of Race:  4:57:34
Lead Changes:  19
Cautions:  8 for 101 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11David PearsonMercury21Purolator500Running185/10$14,925
211Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet493Running170/0$9,900
33Richard PettyDodge43STP490Running165/0$7,050
417James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9487Running160/0$6,450
514Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing486Running155/0$3,225
612Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley482Running155/5$2,300
713Kenny BrightbillFord93Truxmore Industries480Running146/0$2,000
819Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill Racing475Running142/0$1,900
927Henley GrayChevrolet19Lafayette Racing468Running138/0$1,800
1034Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Ward's Mobile Homes468Running134/0$1,700
112Buddy BakerFord15Bud Moore Engineering467Out (Engine Failure-Wrecked)135/5$1,750
1220Elmo LangleyFord64Central Dist/Pabst465Running127/0$1,500
1326Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Jesse R. Stanley Trucking464Running124/0$1,425
1428Joe FrassonDodge18Frasson Racing453Running121/0$1,350
1523Frank WarrenDodge79Koa Of Dover448Running118/0$1,275
1618Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking438Running115/0$1,200
1715Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt424Running112/0$1,125
1816J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Glenn's/Bel Aire Datsun421Out (Engine Failure)109/0$1,050
1924Bill ChampionFord10Rudd Auto Parts420Running106/0$1,000
209Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance406Out (Broken Ball Joint)103/0$925
2135John HarkinsDodge22H & H Auto382Out (Engine Failure)PE$800
228Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Terminal Transport370Out (Engine Failure)97/0$800
237Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces360Out (Engine Failure)99/5$750
2432Travis TillerDodge46Skip's Auto Parts312Running91/0$700
2521Walter BallardChevrolet30Milford Stitching308Out (Engine Failure)88/0$675
2629Earl BrooksDodge23Brooks Racing305Out (Engine Failure)85/0$650
274Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms295Out (Engine Failure)87/5$700
2810Donnie AllisonChevrolet88Dean's Power Oil214Out (Overheating)79/0$625
295Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore189Out (Engine Failure)76/0$625
3022D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto/J & F163Out (No Oil Pressure)73/0$550
3130Ed NegreDodge210,000 RPM Speed Equipment152Out (Engine Failure)70/0$540
3231Joey ArringtonDodge57J.R. Stanley Trucking82Out (Overheating)PE$530
336Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet66Out (Engine Failure)64/0$545
3433Earle CanavanDodge01Kava Coffee57Out (Engine Failure)61/0$510
3525Dick MayDodge8Jones Chrysler-Plymouth43Out (Quit)58/0$500


1976

May 16, 1976
Dover International Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  115.436 mph
Margin of Victory:  25.5 seconds
Time of Race:  4:19:53
Lead Changes:  17
Cautions:  6 for 38 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces500Running180/5$14,015
22David PearsonMercury21Purolator500Running175/5$8,440
31Dave MarcisDodge71K&K499Running170/5$8,570
43Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2497Running165/5$6,860
54Buddy BakerFord15Norris495Running155/0$6,325
66Richard PettyDodge43STP492Running150/0$7,055
711Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore492Running146/0$2,720
810Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola491Running142/0$2,635
919Darrell BryantChevrolet50Hot Rod Barnes478Running138/0$1,840
1014Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack476Running134/0$2,400
1123Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph474Running130/0$1,640
1220D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Lafayette Radio469Running127/0$2,190
1325Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan462Running124/0$2,105
1432Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Berglund458Running121/0$2,020
1531J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's456Running118/0$1,935
1624Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts443Running115/0$1,840
1722James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9421Running112/0$1,665
1827Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing416Out (Accident)109/0$1,090
1938Budd HagelinDodge2Cherry Hill409Running106/0$1,040
2035Rick NewsomFord20Gillespie400Out (Engine Failure)103/0$940
2136Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing400Running100/0$835
2221Dave SiscoChevrolet5Bel Air Datsun397Running97/0$1,310
2334Travis TillerDodge46Little B / C&K Coal389Running94/0$760
2437Doc FaustinaDodge5Faustina378Out (Ignition)91/0$735
2530Gary MyersChevrolet95Miller Roofing367Running88/0$710
2612Bobby WawakChevrolet36J&B Corvette352RunningPE$685
278Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms351Out (Engine Failure)92/10$3,685
2833Buck BakerChevrolet33Smith Auto Parts320Out (Broken Sway Bar)79/0$635
2939Dean DaltonChevrolet7Dalton317Running76/0$610
305Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade316Out (Engine Failure)73/0$3,635
3118Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hickory Exxon271Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,075
3229Earl BrooksFord10Sunny King Ford250Out (Ignition)67/0$1,065
3317Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts247Out (Accident)64/0$555
3416Ed NegreDodge8Jones Chrysler-Plymouth218Out (Oil Pressure)61/0$1,045
359Donnie AllisonChevrolet28Gilmore149Out Transmission)PE$560
3613Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet136Out (Broken Valve)55/0$1,025
3728Tommy GaleFord64Stamey's Bar-B-Q51Out (Accident)52/0$1,015
3826Neil CastlesChevrolet6Hill22Out (Clutch)49/0$505
3915Bruce Hill472Out (Broken Valve)46/0$995


1977

May 15, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  123.327 mph
Margin of Victory:  6.2 seconds
Time of Race:  4:03:15
Lead Changes:  11
Cautions:  2 for 10 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms500Running180/5$15,400
24David PearsonMercury21Purolator500Running180/10$8,000
31Richard PettyDodge43STP499Running170/5$8,600
43Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade496Running165/5$6,700
58Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore496Running155/0$5,250
62Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks495Running155/5$5,750
711Lennie PondChevrolet54Elder Racing494Running146/0$4,000
85Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks493Running142/0$3,280
97Buddy BakerFord15Norris490Running138/0$5,000
1010Morgan ShepherdMercury84Ridge Plumbing486Running134/0$1,700
1124Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hickory Garage482Running130/0$3,120
1225Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited480Running127/0$2,960
1312J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing480Running124/0$2,865
1415Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions479Running121/0$2,605
1526Ed NegreDodge8Jones475Running118/0$2,395
1621Dick MayFord57McClure Motors473Running115/0$1,200
179Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks469Running112/0$2,135
1823Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford454Running109/0$1,900
1933Ferrel HarrisChevrolet25Thomas449Running106/0$1,640
2018D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Lafayette Radio407Running103/0$1,530
2119Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack389Out (Water Pump)100/0$1,420
2230Gary MyersChevrolet4Hick's Pharmacy371Out (Steering)97/0$775
2328Earle CanavanDodge1Canavan Racing313Out (Transmission)94/0$1,200
2432Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing303Out (Overheating)91/0$1,200
2534Earl BrooksChevrolet33Smith Auto Parts274Out (Blown Head Gasket)88/0$675
2622Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan247Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,250
2720Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts190Out (Broken Oil Pump)82/0$625
2829Rick NewsomFord20Gillespie Painting176Out (Broken Valve)79/0$600
2914Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing139Out (Broken Piston)76/0$650
3016Dave SiscoChevrolet16Bel Air Datsun126Out (Broken Oil Pump)73/0$1,050
3136Elmo LangleyChevrolet95Miller Roofing119Out (Cracked Oil Pan)70/0$540
3231Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt97Out (Broken Control Arm)67/0$1,030
3313James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton82Out (Broken Piston)64/0$1,020
3427Dean DaltonChevrolet7Dalton40Out (Clutch)61/0$510
3517Bruce HillChevrolet47T. Edwards34Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)58/0$500
3635Ray WilliamsFord10Champion0Out (Engine Failure)55/0$490


1978

May 21, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  114.664 mph
Margin of Victory:  12 seconds
Time of Race:  4:21:38
Lead Changes:  16
Cautions:  6 for 37 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13David PearsonMercury21Purolator500Running180/5$11,700
25Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks500Running175/5$12,700
34Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.499Running170/5$6,750
42Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks498Running165/5$7,400
510Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All497Running160/5$6,200
67Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade497Running160/10$6,200
715Richard PettyDodge43STP494Running146/0$5,700
89Bobby AllisonFord15Norris493Running147/5$5,600
913Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore492Running138/0$3,800
1014Al HolbertChevrolet48Southland Industries492Running134/0$3,430
1119Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs489Running130/0$3,120
1216Skip ManningBuick92Stratagraph486Running127/0$2,960
1321Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales485Running124/0$2,765
1418Satch WorleyChevrolet47Race Hill Farm481RunningPE$1,350
156Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's480Running123/5$2,005
1617D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich477Running115/0$2,320
1725Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing474Running112/0$2,135
1823Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda470Running109/0$1,900
198Bruce HillOldsmobile5Bearfinder456Out (Oil Pump)106/0$1,000
2022Earle CanavanDodge1Canavan Racing448Running103/0$900
2132Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt438Running100/0$1,440
2234Baxter PriceChevrolet45Tire King379Out (Engine Failure)97/0$1,405
231Buddy BakerChevrolet27M.C. Anderson363Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)99/5$1,845
2436Nestor PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing360Out (Driver Fatigue)91/0$700
2533Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited306Running88/0$1,275
2627Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear308Out (Oil Pump)85/0$650
2731Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan302Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,125
2835Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak261Out (Transmission)79/0$600
2939Greg HellerFord85Triangle Springs250Out (Overheating)PE$575
3029Joe MihalicChevrolet61Norris215Out (Engine Failure)PE$550
3120Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive201Out (Clutch)70/0$1,040
3226Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith75Out (Engine Failure)67/0$1,030
3311Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack64Out (Broken Valve)64/0$1,120
3412J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Perry's Steak House35Out (Oil Pump)61/0$1,010
3530Ed NegreDodge8Negre15Out (Broken Oil Line)58/0$1,000
3637Bill HollarChevrolet29Hollar14Out (Transmission)55/0$490
3724Elmo LangleyChevrolet19Gray5Out (No Oil Pressure)52/0$480
3838Nelson OswaldChevrolet9Perfect Alignment5Out (Accident)49/0$470
3940Wayne MorganChevrolet80Wayne3Out (Blown Head Gasket)46/0$460
4028Dave DionFord28Dion Racing0Out (No Value)43/0$450


1979

May 20, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  111.269 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 car lengths
Time of Race:  4:29:37
Lead Changes:  26
Cautions:  6 for 48 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
15Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator500Running180/5$17,750
27Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch500Running180/10$14,800
32Buddy BakerChevrolet28Spectra498Running170/5$10,650
43Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore498Running165/5$8,100
56Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund497Running155/0$7,750
64Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph494Running150/0$4,800
713Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson493Running146/0$4,250
89Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels492Running147/5$5,600
912Lennie PondChevrolet12Kencoal490Running138/0$1,800
1021Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales484Running134/0$3,880
1127Dick MayBuick19Belden Asphalt482Running130/0$3,370
1218D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines482Running127/0$3,210
138J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating481Out (Accident)129/5$3,015
1416Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore480Out (Accident)126/5$2,830
1525Baxter PriceChevrolet45Ideal Maintenance473Running118/0$2,645
1623Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25First National City Traveler's Checks471Running115/0$3,460
1719James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive471Running112/0$2,225
181Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade462Running114/5$6,250
1917Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda457Running106/0$1,890
2024Steve PelesChevrolet34Peles Racing454Running103/0$1,000
2120Frank WarrenDodge79Countain Press412Running100/0$1,680
2228Nelson OswaldChevrolet09J&S Truck Service408Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)97/0$775
2322Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon-Barnicle337Out (Engine Failure)94/0$1,595
2431Tighe ScottBuick30Russ Togs126Out (Accident)91/0$1,550
2510Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm72Out (Clutch)88/0$675
2629Joey ArringtonDodge71Sam Dell42Out (Quit)85/0$650
2730Louis GattoChevrolet23L&J Automotive26Out (Engine Failure)82/0$625
2826Elmo LangleyChevrolet05Bearfinder5Out (Quit)79/0$600
2911Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals2Out (Accident)76/0$1,325
3015Richard PettyOldsmobile43STP2Out (Accident)73/0$4,250
3114Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission2Out (Accident)70/0$1,040


1980

May 18, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  113.866 mph
Margin of Victory:  25 seconds
Time of Race:  4:23:28
Lead Changes:  17
Cautions:  9 for 67 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
18Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Mike Curb500Running180/5$21,900
29Richard PettyChevrolet43STP500Running175/5$16,775
34Buddy BakerChevrolet28Napa/Regal Ride497Running165/0$7,800
46Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm495Running160/0$7,530
519Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph494Running155/0$6,255
618Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King492Running150/0$5,335
715Dick MayChevrolet40Ulrich488Running146/0$4,275
820Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals488Running142/0$4,065
925Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Sadler Mtrs/Smith Used Cars476Running138/0$3,820
1016Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon475Out (Engine Failure)134/0$7,675
1112Ronnie ThomasBuick25Shelton Construction472Running130/0$3,460
1217Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda468Running127/0$3,240
1323Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona464Running124/0$1,605
1428Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers/Mcwhirter457Running121/0$1,520
1533Jim IngramChevrolet32Ingram Racing437Running118/0$1,435
161Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch411Running125/10$7,800
177Dick BrooksChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics390Out (Accident)112/0$2,705
185Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator376Out (Engine Failure)114/5$1,680
1922James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive360Running106/0$2,400
202Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade339Out (Broken Valve)108/5$5,960
2113Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP290Out (Accident)100/0$900
223Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company283Out (Accident)102/5$5,650
2311Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs279Out (Accident)94/0$775
2432Jocko MaggiacomoOldsmobile63Shaw Motors278Out (Engine Failure)91/0$700
2514Dave MarcisChevrolet71Buck Stove/Hudson Chev.264Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,740
2626Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales264Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,705
2731Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries224Out (Rear Sway Bar)82/0$1,670
2834Nestor PelesOldsmobile34Peles Racing207Out (Quit)79/0$600
2930Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wooten's Texaco206Out (Engine Failure)76/0$575
3010Bill ElswickChevrolet75Performance Boats109Out (Accident)73/0$1,075
3124Junior MillerChevrolet79Miller Roofing106Out (Oil Pump)70/0$1,040
3227Rick NewsomOldsmobile20Louise Smith Special61Out (Engine Failure)67/0$530
3321J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating26Out (Engine Failure)64/0$1,020
3429D.K. UlrichChevrolet99Hollar Auto Parts2Out (Engine Failure)61/0$510


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