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NAPA 400

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

NAPA 400
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Riverside International Raceway from 1977-1979.  The race became the Hodgdon 500 in 1980.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
June 12, 1977Richard PettyDodge1977 Race Information & Results
June 11, 1978Benny ParsonsChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results
June 10, 1979Bobby AllisonFord1979 Race Information & Results


1977

June 12, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  105.021 mph
Margin of Victory:  9.6 seconds
Time of Race:  2:22:12
Lead Changes:  7
Cautions:  1 for 5 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Richard PettyDodge43STP95Running185/10$14,400
23David PearsonMercury21Purolator95Running175/5$8,000
36Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms95Running170/5$9,100
418Jimmy InsoloFord51Insolo93RunningPE$3,500
57Buddy BakerFord15Norris93Running155/0$6,200
617Norm PalmerDodge93Herborn's Alignment Service92Running150/0$2,500
721Sonny EasleyFord68Easley92Running146/0$2,000
88Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack92Running142/0$4,150
919Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon91Running138/0$3,800
1015Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks91Running134/0$3,430
1116D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Red Fox Lounge91Running130/0$3,120
1230Dick BrooksFord64Sunny King Ford89Running127/0$2,960
1329John DineenFord18George Starks89Running124/0$1,400
1423James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton88Running121/0$2,640
1512Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan88Running118/0$2,405
1627Bill BakerChevrolet55Golden West Lumber88RunningPE$1,645
175Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks88Running112/0$1,510
1828Chuck WahlChevrolet37Excel Trailer87Running109/0$1,325
1931Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington84Running106/0$1,590
2035Ernie StierlyChevrolet41Allied Plating83Running103/0$1,055
2133Harry GoularteChevrolet17Army81Running100/0$900
2226Richard WhiteChevrolet2Lindsey Auto Parts76Running97/0$995
2313Roy SmithChevrolet29Mercury Marine65Out (Oil Leak)94/0$1,350
2410Jim ThirkettleChevrolet5Autocessories47Out (Oil Pump)91/0$825
259Chuck BownChevrolet01Lake's Drywall42Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,800
262Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade40Out (Transmission)90/5$3,975
274Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks35Out (Engine Failure)82/0$3,950
2834Don PuskarichChevrolet13Craven's Perf. Automotive35Out (Engine Failure)79/0$725
2911Gary JohnsonChevrolet44Al Clark30Out (Valve)76/0$700
3014Bill SchmittChevrolet73Schmitt Racing27Out (Sway Bar)73/0$675
3124Sumner McKnightChevrolet82Action Engineering15Out (Oil Pressure)70/0$650
3225Ray ElderPlymouth32Midland Motor Homes14Out (Engine Failure)67/0$625
3320J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing9Out (Oil Pump)64/0$1,100
3422Hershel McGriffChevrolet4McGriff6Out (Oil Pressure)61/0$550
3532Don NoelChevrolet98Noel's Welding0Out (Transmission)58/0$500


1978

June 11, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  104.311 mph
Margin of Victory:  29 seconds
Time of Race:  2:23:10
Lead Changes:  10
Cautions:  1 for 4 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks95Running180/5$14,500
27Richard PettyDodge43STP95Running175/5$11,200
35Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries95Running170/5$8,200
43Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's95Running165/5$5,250
52Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks94Running165/10$8,100
612Ray ElderDodge32Midland Motor Homes94Running150/0$4,000
723Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.94Running146/0$3,230
89Bill SchmittOldsmobile73Old Milwaukee93Running142/0$3,820
913Jim ThirkettleBuick51Allied Box & Crate93Running138/0$2,760
1010Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All92Running134/0$4,900
1118Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs92Running130/0$2,940
1230Cecil GordonChevrolet24Chuck Walters92Running127/0$2,730
1329Rick McCrayChevrolet08Bob's Paint & Body92Running124/0$2,020
1416D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich91Running121/0$2,310
1515Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Crc/Kansas Jack91Running118/0$2,025
1621Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade91Running115/0$4,725
1711Hershel McGriffChevrolet48McGriff90Running112/0$1,640
1827Buddy ArringtonFord67Reid Trailer Sales89Running109/0$1,605
1928Richard WhiteChevrolet12Associated Concrete88Running103/0$1,025
2034Harry GoularteChevrolet17Lindsey Auto Parts88Running106/0$1,070
2131Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt86Running100/0$1,400
2222Don GrahamChevrolet52City Tow75Out (Wheel Bearing)97/0$875
2314John BornemanChevrolet81Borneman74Out (Transmission)94/0$850
2419J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing72Out (Transmission)91/0$1,325
2524Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith70Out (Transmission)88/0$1,800
2620Dick BrooksFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda67Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,275
271David PearsonMercury21Purolator66Out (Overheating)82/0$1,650
2835Chuck WahlChevrolet37Excel Trailer59Out (Oil Leak)79/0$725
2926Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan57Running76/0$1,200
3025Rocky MoranBuick58Daisy Shoppe50Out (Engine Failure)73/0$675
3132Ernie StierlyChevrolet41Allied Plating42Out (Transmission)70/0$650
326Jimmy InsoloOldsmobile01Lake's Drywall29Out (Engine Failure)72/5$625
3317Don NoelChevrolet99Noel Fabrication22Out (Transmission)PE$600
3433Bill BakerBuick55Golden West Lumber20Out (Oil Leak)61/0$550
358Norm PalmerDodge93Palmer8Out (Accident)58/0$500


1979

June 10, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  103.732 mph
Margin of Victory:  33 seconds
Time of Race:  2:23:58
Lead Changes:  5
Cautions:  2 for 6 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore95Running180/5$22,700
23Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade95Running175/5$14,875
35Richard PettyChevrolet43STP95Running165/0$10,350
46Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch95Running170/10$11,800
58Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson94Running155/0$6,800
624Richard ChildressOldsmobile3CRC Chemicals92Running150/0$5,500
713J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating91Running146/0$4,580
816Norm PalmerDodge93Palmer91Running142/0$2,500
914Buddy ArringtonFord67Reid Trailer Sales91Running138/0$3,970
1010Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels91Running134/0$6,150
1125Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon-Barnicle89Running130/0$3,310
1226Hal CallentineOldsmobile74Cal-Four88RunningPE$1,500
131Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund87Running129/5$7,250
1422James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive85Running121/0$2,890
1533Ed HaleChevrolet20Peralta & Hale85Running118/0$2,155
1628Richard WhiteChevrolet22Boulevard Automotive81Running115/0$1,895
1734Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing81Running112/0$2,260
1815Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph81Running109/0$2,075
1932Dick WhalenChevrolet6Whalen81Running106/0$950
2017John BornemanChevrolet81Borneman79Out (Dry Sump Leak)103/0$1,315
2111Jim RobinsonChevrolet78San Valley Lumber72Running100/0$900
2212Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan65Out (Engine Failure)97/0$1,755
2318Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria60Running94/0$2,720
2435Robert TartagliaChevrolet57Guy47Out (Accident)91/0$1,175
252Jimmy InsoloOldsmobile01Allstate Building Materials45Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,700
2619Tim WilliamsonChevrolet29Tropical Rent-A-Car33Out (Carburetor Fire)85/0$775
2721Rick McCrayBuick08McCray Racing31Out (Transmission)82/0$750
287Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator30Out (Accident)79/0$1,225
2931Dick KranzlerChevrolet14Parnelli Jones Ent.23Out (Transmission)76/0$700
309Bill SchmittOldsmobile73Schmitt Racing13Out (Transmission)73/0$675
3129Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission9Out (Broken Piston)70/0$1,150
3223Steve PfeiferChevrolet0Leisure Land R.V.8Out (Battery)PE$625
3320D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines4Out (Accident)64/0$1,100
3430Chris MonoleosChevrolet92Buckstaff2Out (Transmission)61/0$550
3527Elmo LangleyFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda1Out (Transmission)58/0$1,000




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