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NAPA 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

NAPA 500
Event

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

DateWinnerWinner's Make
October 9, 1977Benny ParsonsChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
October 7, 1979Cale YarboroughChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results


1977

October 9, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  142.78 mph
Margin of Victory:  19.2 seconds
Time of Race:  3:30:32
Lead Changes:  18
Cautions:  4 for 18 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
18Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks334Running185/10$22,425
22Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms333Running175/5$19,990
31David PearsonMercury21Purolator333Running170/5$19,375
44Buddy BakerFord15Norris333Running165/5$10,850
56Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade333Running160/5$9,800
613Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore332Running150/0$8,075
79AJ FoytChevrolet51Gilmore329RunningPE$5,025
87Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy329Running142/0$7,200
927Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl326Running138/0$4,525
1020Bill ElliottMercury9Dahlonega Equipment326Running134/0$3,825
1116Ron HutchersonChevrolet36Encyclopedia Britannica326RunningPE$6,025
1225Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley325Running127/0$3,575
1335Dick MayChevrolet57McClure324Running124/0$3,475
1433James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton324Running121/0$5,405
1529J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing323Running118/0$5,145
1622Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack321Running115/0$4,960
1730Buddy ArringtonDodge67Mistec Transmission318Running112/0$4,765
1817G.C. SpencerDodge49Lady & Son301Running109/0$2,975
1918D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Transit Damaged Freight292Running106/0$4,405
2034Peter KnabChevrolet05Bearfinder286Running103/0$2,775
2128Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda286Running100/0$2,895
2224Ed NegreDodge8Negre242Running97/0$2,535
2314Dave MarcisChevrolet2Cam2237Out (Broken Valve)PE$1,875
2421Ricky RuddChevrolet22NAPA232Running91/0$1,750
2541Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions222Out (Ignition)88/0$1,840
2615Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks195Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,305
2712Tom SnevaDodge6Jim Stacy194Out (Clutch)PE$1,150
2839Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing173Out (Blew Head Gasket)79/0$1,245
2931Dick TrickleChevrolet99Frasson Racing141Out (Accident)76/0$1,100
3019Lennie PondChevrolet54Elder Racing131Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,675
3137Butch HartmanChevrolet75Hartman120Out (Broken Valve)70/0$965
325Richard PettyDodge43STP107Out (Broken Shock Brackets)72/5$4,315
3323Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan101Out (Engine Failure)64/0$1,425
3411Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson97Out (Broken Piston)61/0$910
3510Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks66Out (Broken Valve Spring)58/0$1,395
363Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic27Out (Overheating)60/5$4,255
3740Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited26Out (Blown Head Gasket)52/0$1,365
3836Dale EarnhardtChevrolet19Belden Asphalt25Out (Rear End)49/0$1,375
3938Roland WlodykaChevrolet98Osterlund24Out (Engine Failure)46/0$835
4032Jim RaptisChevrolet23Raptis17Out (Broken Valve)43/0$820
4126Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill15Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)40/0$820


1979

October 7, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  134.266 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap & 5 seconds
Time of Race:  3:43:53
Lead Changes:  28
Cautions:  8 for 40 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch334Running180/5$39,000
26Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore333Running175/5$27,475
33Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade332Running170/5$23,100
49Richard PettyChevrolet43STP332Running165/5$15,375
57Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic331Running155/0$7,700
65Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson331Running155/5$12,250
713Bill ElliottMercury9Yandle/Thermo King330Running151/5$5,255
820Dick BrooksChevrolet05Compcon, Inc.328Running142/0$4,765
917D.K. UlrichBuick40U.S. Army327Running138/0$6,750
108Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund327Running139/5$14,515
1121Ricky RuddMercury90Truxmore327Running130/0$6,105
1232Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales324Running127/0$5,895
1328Tighe ScottBuick30Russ Togs324Running124/0$5,685
1418Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals324Running126/5$5,465
1514Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph323Running118/0$5,155
1616John AndersonChevrolet08Draime Race Engines322Running120/5$3,230
1727Dick MayFord57McClure Motors322Running112/0$3,180
1837Kyle PettyDodge42STP321Running109/0$3,080
1930Frank WarrenDodge79Almeda Auto Parts320Running106/0$2,980
2010Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm319Out (Broken Valve)108/5$3,980
2134Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda311Running100/0$3,300
2238J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating309Running97/0$2,890
2336James HyltonChevrolet4Palatine Automotive308Running94/0$1,395
2429Baxter PriceOldsmobile45Iron Peddlers302Running91/0$2,480
252Buddy BakerChevrolet28W.i.n., Inc.282Out (Accident)98/10$20,995
2639Jody RidleyMercury77Sunny King Ford & Honda281Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,220
2740David SosebeeChevrolet81Sosebee Racing249Out (Accident)82/0$1,170
2823John RezekOldsmobile31RPM Enterprises239Running79/0$1,145
2912Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels223Out (Steering)76/0$4,820
3033Steve PfeiferChevrolet17Kings Inn198Running73/0$2,020
311Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator184Out (Engine Failure)75/5$13,250
3222Cecil GordonChevrolet19Natural Light155Out (Clutch)67/0$1,890
3311Chuck BownChevrolet68Boy Scouts Special112Out (Engine Failure)PE$960
3431Jim VandiverOldsmobile89O.l. Nixon101Out (Accident)PE$945
3524Bobby BrackChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing70Out (Accident)63/5$930
3615Jack IngramChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City59Out (Engine Failure)PE$915
3725Dave MarcisChevrolet71Shoney's26Out (Accident)52/0$900
3826Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria16Out (Oil Leak)49/0$2,790
3935Richard BrickhouseOldsmobile16Pender Auto Parts15Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)46/0$870
4019Jimmy MeansChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley1Out (Not Handling)43/0$855


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