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Nashville 420

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Nashville 420
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Nashville Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee.  In 1979 the race became the Busch Nashville 420.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
August 27, 1972Bobby AllisonChevrolet
August 25, 1973Buddy BakerDodge
July 20, 1975Cale YarboroughChevrolet
July 17, 1976Benny ParsonsChevrolet
July 16, 1977Darrell WaltripChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
July 15, 1978Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1978 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

August 27, 1972
Time of race 2:42:14
Average speed 92.678 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Richard PettyPlymouth
3Darrell WaltripMercury
4Benny ParsonsMercury
5Elmo LangleyFord
6Cecil GordonMercury
7Henley GrayFord
8James HyltonFord
9Walter BallardMercury
10J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
11D.K. UlrichFord
12John SearsPlymouth
13Earl BrooksFord
14Frank WarrenPlymouth
15David Ray BoggsDodge
16Richard ChildressChevrolet
17David SiscoChevrolet
18Raymond WilliamsFord
19Charlie RobertsFord
20Ben ArnoldFord
21Bob BrownChevrolet
22Jabe ThomasPlymouth
23Dean DaltonMercury
24George AltheideDodge
25Bill ChampionFord
26Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
27Bobby IsaacDodge
28LeeRoy YarbroughFord


1973 Results

August 25, 1973
Time of race 2:48:12
Average speed 89.310 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Buddy BakerDodge
2Richard PettyDodge
3Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
4David SiscoChevrolet
5Ed NegreDodge
6James HyltonMercury
7Walter BallardMercury
8Cecil GordonChevrolet
9Alton JonesChevrolet
10Bill ChampionFord
11Rick NewsomFord
12Buddy ArringtonDodge
13Henley GrayMercury
14Cale YarboroughChevrolet
15Frank WarrenFord
16Earl BrooksFord
17Charlie RobertsFord
18J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
19Benny ParsonsChevrolet
20Richard ChildressChevrolet
21Elmo LangleyFord
22Bobby AllisonChevrolet
23Lennie PondChevrolet
24Darrell WaltripChevrolet
25Richard BrownChevrolet
26Jabe ThomasMercury
27Dean DaltonMercury
28Dick MayFord
29Vic ParsonsFord
30Raymond WilliamsFord
31Mel LarsonDodge
32Dick BrooksMercury
33Bob BrownChevrolet


1975

July 20, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  89.792 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  2:47:16
Lead Changes:  5
Cautions:  2 for 19 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry420Running180/5$5,735
24Richard PettyDodge43STP419Running170/0$4,205
35Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance418Running165/0$2,560
41Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces412Running160/0$1,685
514Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet407Running155/0$1,335
69Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking407Running150/0$1,235
711Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing404Running146/0$1,135
820Carl AdamsFord65Adams Racing403Running142/0$1,035
97J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's/Glenn's Landscaping395Running138/0$935
1016Elmo LangleyFord10Champion Racing393Running134/0$835
1121James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9390Running130/0$785
1229Alton JonesChevrolet68Crimson Dale Nursery383Running127/0$735
1310Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill Racing379Running124/0$685
1430Neil BonnettChevrolet12Bonnett Racing377Out (No Oil Pressure)PE$635
1513Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment375Running118/0$585
1618Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing341Running115/0$535
1727Richard BrownPontiac44Bush Olds Pontiac334Running112/0$485
188Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts238Out (Rear End)114/5$435
1925Bruce JacobiChevrolet37Opal's Truck Stop227Out (Rear End)106/0$385
2015D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body181Out (Overheating)103/0$335
2122Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Ward's Mobile Homes132Out (Blown Engine)100/0$325
2224Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing109Out (Overheating)97/0$320
2323Earl BrooksDodge23Robertson Racing103Out (No Oil Pressure)94/0$315
2426Paul Dean HoltFord39Holt Racing86Out (No Oil Pressure)91/0$310
2519Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Arrington Union 7641Out (No Oil Pressure)88/0$305
266Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley30Out (Wrecked)85/0$300
2717Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby29Out (Wrecked)82/0$295
282Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Terminal Transport19Out (Transmission)84/5$465
2912Neil CastlesChevrolet06Del Reeves Special9Out (Blown Head Gasket)76/0$285
3028Bill ChampionFord64Langley Racing1Out (Broken Valve)73/0$280


1976

July 17, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  86.908 mph
Margin of Victory:  15 seconds
Time of Race:  2:52:49
Lead Changes:  9
Cautions:  3 for 21 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces420Running180/5$7,215
22Richard PettyDodge43STP420Running175/5$6,640
37Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade420Running165/0$4,195
49Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola419Running165/5$2,685
53Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms418Running160/5$3,615
65Dave MarcisDodge71K&K418Running150/0$3,430
71Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2415Running146/0$3,495
819Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley406Running142/0$2,185
920Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph402Running138/0$1,565
1024Bobby WawakChevrolet36J&B Corvette398Running134/0$865
1123James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton395Running130/0$1,675
1221Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan388Running127/0$1,565
1315J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's388Running124/0$1,390
1418Bill ElliottFord10Champion386Running121/0$1,315
1514Cecil GordonChevrolet7Dalton385Running118/0$565
1613Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco385Running115/0$1,095
1712D.k. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body382Running112/0$945
1829Walter WallaceChevrolet87Green's Automotive378Running109/0$450
1930Gary MyersChevrolet95Miller Roofing371Running106/0$410
2028Walter BallardChevrolet45Price Racing369Running103/0$400
2127Dick MayChevrolet25Robertson Racing368Running100/0$745
228Terry BivinsChevrolet30Ballard365Out (No Oil Pressure)97/0$635
234Buddy BakerFord15Norris331Out (Engine Failure)104/10$2,475
2425Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc323Running91/0$365
2517Ed NegreDodge8Negre290Out (Clutch)88/0$605
2616Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington226Out (Engine Failure)85/0$595
2711Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill111Out (Rear End)82/0$585
2810Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack77Out (Engine Failure)79/0$575
2922Dick BrooksFord64Langley Racing45Out (Broken Fuel Pump)76/0$565
3026Joe FrassonChevrolet18Excuse Lounge1Out (Engine Failure)73/0$305


1977

July 16, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  78.999 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  3:10:07
Lead Changes:  7
Cautions:  10 for 54 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade420Running185/10$7,165
25Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks419Running175/5$4,090
37Richard PettyDodge43STP418Running170/5$4,165
43Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms417Running165/5$4,965
59Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore416Running155/0$2,515
68Buddy BakerFord15Norris413Running150/0$3,365
713Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks410Running146/0$2,145
814J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing408Running142/0$1,985
918Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington406Running138/0$1,815
1017Ricky RuddChevrolet22Rudd Auto Parts404Running134/0$1,565
1122Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley401RunningPE$665
1221Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan401Running127/0$1,505
1323Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions397Running124/0$1,420
1420D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich396Running121/0$1,260
1515Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl394Running118/0$765
1624Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing391Running115/0$745
1727Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt384Running112/0$1,005
181Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks381Out (Engine Failure)114/5$2,850
1912James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton374Running106/0$810
2028Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon360Running103/0$600
212Neil BonnettDodge5Stacy187Out (Engine Failure)105/5$770
2226Dave SiscoChevrolet16Sisco146Out (Engine Failure)97/0$585
2329Ralph JonesFord98Jones137Out (No Brakes)94/0$575
2411Sam SommersChevrolet27Anderson128Out (Rear End)91/0$565
2519Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby122Out (Engine Failure)PE$555
2625Gary MyersChevrolet4Hick's Pharmacy37Out (Rear End)85/0$545
274Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack30Out (Accident)82/0$635
2816Elmo LangleyFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda18Out (Engine Failure)79/0$525
2910Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing15Out (Ignition)76/0$515
3030Mike KemptonChevrolet69Jayhawk Sports12Out (Overheating)73/0$505


1978

July 15, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  88.924 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 laps
Time of Race:  2:48:54
Lead Changes:  5
Cautions:  3 for 15 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks420Running185/10$9,090
28Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade418Running175/5$5,665
39Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack415Running170/5$3,265
45Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's414Running160/0$2,690
54J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating413Running160/5$2,445
66Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks412Running150/0$3,865
711Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries411Running146/0$3,765
813Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore409Running142/0$1,985
915Ferrel HarrisChevrolet81Autowize405RunningPE$1,115
1026Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith405Running134/0$2,265
1124Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Krystal405Running130/0$915
1218Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington402Running127/0$1,505
1317Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan396Running124/0$1,420
1410Bruce HillOldsmobile05Bearfinder394Running121/0$815
1523Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear390Running118/0$765
1625Elmo LangleyFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda389Running115/0$1,165
1719Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive383Running112/0$1,005
1829Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt380Running109/0$850
1928Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited379Running106/0$610
2021D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich377Running103/0$600
2127Ralph JonesFord97Jones Supply372Running100/0$595
2216Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs357Running97/0$585
2312Richard PettyDodge43STP341Out (Crank Housing)94/0$3,025
2414Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing201Out (Wiring)91/0$565
257Sterling MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley197Out (No Brakes)88/0$555
261Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.171Out (Engine Failure)85/0$795
2722Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing91Out (Engine Failure)82/0$535
283Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All50Out (Clutch)79/0$3,125
2920Bobby FisherChevrolet71Fisher30Out (Accident)PE$515
3030Walter BallardChevrolet48Hylton0Out (Did Not Start)73/0$505


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