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Music City 420

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Music City 420
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held in the spring at Nashville Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
May 20, 1973Cale YarboroughChevrolet1973 Race Information & Results
May 10, 1975Darrell WaltripChevrolet1975 Race Information & Results
May 8, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
May 7, 1977Benny ParsonsChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
June 3, 1978Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1978 Race Information & Results
May 12, 1979Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1979 Race Information & Results
May 10, 1980Richard PettyChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results


1973 Results

May 20, 1973
Time of race 2:34:48
Average speed 98.419 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Cale YarboroughChevrolet
2Benny ParsonsChevrolet
3Buddy BakerDodge
4Cecil GordonChevrolet
5Bobby AllisonChevrolet
6Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
7Bobby IsaacFord
8David SiscoChevrolet
9J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
10Vic ParsonsFord
11Dave MarcisDodge
12James HyltonMercury
13Richard PettyDodge
14Buddy ArringtonDodge
15Dean DaltonMercury
16Rick NewsomFord
17Elmo LangleyFord
18Jabe ThomasDodge
19Bob BrownChevrolet
20Frank WarrenDodge
21Charlie RobertsFord
22Walter BallardMercury
23Richard ChildressChevrolet
24Darrell WaltripMercury
25Henley GrayFord
26Alton JonesChevrolet
27Ed NegreMercury
28Bobby PooleMercury


1975

May 10, 1975
Nashville Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  94.107 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 laps
Time of Race:  2:39:36
Lead Changes:  2
Cautions:  1 for 8 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Terminal Transport420Running180/5$6,500
22Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces418Running170/0$3,950
311Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley409Running165/0$2,450
46Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance407Running160/0$1,400
512Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet407Running155/0$1,300
67Alton JonesChevrolet68Crimson Dale Nursery407Running150/0$1,200
74Richard PettyDodge43STP404Running146/0$1,350
813Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing403Running142/0$1,000
915James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9402Running138/0$900
108Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard Racing400Running134/0$850
115J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's/Glenn's Landscaping393Running130/0$700
1221Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing373Running127/0$650
1318Rick NewsomFord20Newsom Racing351Out (Broken Crank)124/0$625
143Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry322Out (Engine Failure)131/10$700
1520Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing322Out (No Oil Pressure)118/0$550
169Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking192Out (No Oil Pressure)115/0$530
1722Earle CanavanDodge01Kava Coffee165Out (Burned Piston)112/0$480
1816Bill ChampionFord10Rudd Auto Parts91Out (Rear End)109/0$435
1925Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Ward's Mobile Homes54Out (Broken Cam Shaft)106/0$395
2027Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing38Out (Oil Leak)103/0$385
2126Paul Dean HoltFord39Holt Racing34Out (Transmission)PE$375
2223Earl BrooksDodge23Brooks Racing33Out (Overheating)PE$365
2310Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill Racing19Out (Blown Engine)94/0$355
2414Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment16Out (Blown Engine)91/0$345
2524Richard BrownPontiac44Bush Olds Pontiac15Out (Overheating)PE$335
2619Travis TillerDodge46Tiller Racing13Out (No Oil Pressure)85/0$325
2717Joey ArringtonDodge6Arrington Racing11Out (Suspension)PE$315
2828Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67J.R. Stanley Trucking2Out (Overheating)79/0$305


1976

May 8, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  84.512 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.3 seconds
Time of Race:  2:57:43
Lead Changes:  16
Cautions:  5 for 33 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms420Running185/10$7,365
27Richard PettyDodge43STP420Running175/5$6,465
31Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces420Running170/5$4,445
45Buddy BakerFord15Norris419Running160/0$3,585
54Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2417Running160/5$3,465
68Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola414Running155/5$1,605
73Dave MarcisDodge71K&K411Running151/5$3,345
814Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts401Running142/0$1,385
910Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco398Running138/0$1,275
1015Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan394Running134/0$1,215
1112D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body394Running130/0$965
126Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade393Out (Rear End)132/5$2,665
1325Elmo LangleyFord64Stamey's Bar-B-Q393Running124/0$890
1417Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet391Running121/0$865
1522Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Gray383Running118/0$555
1626Buck BakerChevrolet33Handy's Auto Transmission382RunningPE$545
179Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack354Out (Transmission)112/0$745
1827James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton256Out (Broken Rod)109/0$700
1920Ed NegreDodge8Negre227Out (Overheating)106/0$660
2013J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's176Out (Transmission)103/0$650
2128Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing171Out (Engine Failure)100/0$645
2211Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph167Out (Engine Failure)97/0$385
2316Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill142Out (Not Handling)94/0$625
2418Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing131Out (Engine Failure)91/0$365
2523Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt73Out (Broken Sway Bar)88/0$355
2619Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington72Out (Overheating)85/0$595
2721Gary MyersChevrolet95Junior Miller Roofing60Out (Vibration)82/0$335
2824Walter WallaceChevrolet87Cunningham-Kelley59Out (Rear End)79/0$325
2930Sterling MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley55Out (Oil Pump)76/0$565
3029Rick NewsomFord20Newsom Racing22Out (Ignition)73/0$305


1977

May 7, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  87.49 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 second
Time of Race:  2:51:40
Lead Changes:  3
Cautions:  3 for 27 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks420Running180/5$7,315
23Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms420Running180/10$6,515
31Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade418Running170/5$4,415
46Dave MarcisChevrolet2Cam2417Running160/0$3,565
54Richard PettyDodge43STP416Running155/0$3,465
67Buddy BakerFord15Norris416Running150/0$3,365
75Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks414Running146/0$2,115
815Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley405RunningPE$965
98Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing402Running138/0$1,865
1012Ricky RuddChevrolet22Rudd Auto Parts401Running134/0$1,315
1119James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton398Running130/0$1,745
1223Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear396RunningPE$615
1317Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon394Running124/0$1,610
1416D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich392Running121/0$1,515
1514Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington385Running118/0$1,405
1628Rick NewsomFord20Gillespie Painting376Running115/0$495
1727Earl BrooksChevrolet33Handy's Auto Transmission370Running112/0$445
1830Ralph JonesFord98Jones369Running109/0$400
1918Dave SiscoChevrolet16Sisco368Running106/0$1,190
2020Ferrel HarrisChevrolet25Robertson Racing359Running103/0$1,020
219Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks313Out (Rear End)100/0$905
2222Dick BrooksFord64Sunny King Ford269Out (Ignition)97/0$785
2325Elmo LangleyChevrolet45Price Racing182Out (No Oil Pressure)94/0$325
2411J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing176Out (Engine Failure)91/0$565
2526Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt154Out (Overheating)88/0$555
2610Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack133Out (Engine Failure)85/0$545
2713Terry RyanChevrolet81Valvoline86Out (Broken Valve)82/0$285
2829Paul Dean HoltFord39McBee47Out (Overheating)79/0$275
2924Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan30Out (Bent Valve)76/0$515
3021Dean DaltonChevrolet7Dalton19Out (Broken Valve)73/0$255


1978

June 3, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  87.541 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 laps
Time of Race:  2:51:34
Lead Changes:  1
Cautions:  2 for 22 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks420Running185/10$9,065
21Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.418Running170/0$4,265
37Richard PettyDodge43STP416Running165/0$4,665
44Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's415Running160/0$2,465
59Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All413Running155/0$3,715
613Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Krystal409Running150/0$1,165
721Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs408Running146/0$2,145
817Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack405Running142/0$1,985
916Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales401Running138/0$1,815
1018D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich395Running134/0$1,705
1115James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton390Running130/0$1,495
1211J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating388Running127/0$1,285
1329Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak387Running124/0$590
1424Dick BrooksFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda387Running121/0$1,125
1519Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith386Running118/0$1,465
1626Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan386Running115/0$745
1722Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing383Running112/0$695
1830Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt382Running109/0$650
1928Cecil GordonChevrolet24Chuck Walters381Running106/0$610
205Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks378Running103/0$3,050
216Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries321Out (No Oil Pressure)100/0$3,045
228Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley310Out (Engine Failure)97/0$335
2325Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive300Out (Overheating)94/0$325
2423Ralph JonesFord97Jones Supply297Running91/0$315
2510Bruce HillOldsmobile5Bearfinder276Out (Alternator)88/0$305
263Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade227Out (Rear End)85/0$3,095
2714Ed NegreDodge8Negre135Out (Overheating)82/0$535
2820Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear128Out (Engine Failure)79/0$275
2927Richard WatersChevrolet86Newbern13Out (Ignition)76/0$265
3012Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing12Out (Ignition)73/0$505


1979

May 12, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  88.652 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 seconds
Time of Race:  2:49:25
Lead Changes:  9
Cautions:  3 for 27 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch420Running180/5$12,275
25Richard PettyChevrolet43STP420Running180/10$8,150
36Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore419Running165/0$6,450
47Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund419Running160/0$5,350
59J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating418Running160/5$3,080
621Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals418Running150/0$2,450
78Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson417Running146/0$1,830
82Buddy BakerChevrolet28Spectra412Running142/0$3,910
910Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph411Running138/0$1,875
1012Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore410Running134/0$1,850
1116Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission408Running130/0$1,605
1215Steve SpencerBuick19Belden Asphalt405Running127/0$1,595
1319Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda396Running124/0$1,415
1426Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak390Running121/0$1,035
1518Al ElmoreChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines389Running118/0$1,155
1613D.K. UlrichOldsmobile24Gordon-Barnicle383Running115/0$1,035
1725Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25First National City Traveler's Checks378Running112/0$1,920
1828Mike KemptonChevrolet69Pro-Shoppe Sports364Running109/0$455
1922Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing356Out (Clutch)106/0$690
2017Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan355Out (Crankshaft)103/0$675
213Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade335Running105/5$3,115
2214James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive324Running97/0$655
231Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels124Out (Broken Cam)99/5$5,345
2424Darrell BashamMercury34Marine Welding101Out (Rear End)PE$385
2527Nelson OswaldChevrolet9Oswald95Out (Ignition)PE$375
2623Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales63Out (Broken Valve)85/0$620
2720Dick BrooksChevrolet5Bearfinder36Out (Transmission)82/0$365
2811Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm18Out (Engine Failure)79/0$360


1980

May 10, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  89.471 mph
Margin of Victory:  One car length
Time of Race:  2:47:52
Lead Changes:  11
Cautions:  4 for 29 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Richard PettyChevrolet43STP420Running180/5$15,350
22Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company420Running170/0$10,310
31Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch420Running175/10$8,660
45Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade419Running165/5$5,750
53Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Mike Curb418Running155/0$5,130
67Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon418Running155/5$5,825
711Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph414Running146/0$4,035
817Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King413Running142/0$4,185
94Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm411Running138/0$3,315
1012Mike AlexanderChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines409RunningPE$3,130
118Dave MarcisChevrolet71Buck Stove/Hudson Chev.405Running130/0$2,735
1222Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries401Running127/0$2,775
1323James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive399Running124/0$1,940
1424Don SprouseChevrolet37Rogers Auto Leasing399RunningPE$750
1521Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda396Running118/0$1,680
1628Junior MillerChevrolet79Miller Roofing392Running115/0$1,520
1729Dick MayChevrolet99Hollar Auto Parts382RunningPE$520
1825Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak Racing382Running109/0$500
1930Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Sadler Mtrs/Smith Used Cars380Running106/0$1,340
2014J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating376Running103/0$1,215
2127Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria374Running100/0$1,100
2219Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers/Mcwhirter373Running97/0$440
2315Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona370Running94/0$430
249John AndersonChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing367Running91/0$420
2516Slick JohnsonChevrolet53Johnson Racing348Out (Accident)88/0$660
2618Rick NewsomOldsmobile20Louise Smith326Running85/0$400
2720Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales295Out (Transmission)82/0$645
2826Steve SpencerChevrolet19Belden Asphalt153Out (Engine Failure)PE$640
2913Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals148Out (Engine Failure)76/0$635
3010Dick BrooksChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics46Out (Rear End)73/0$630


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