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National 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

National 500
Event

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

Past Winners

DateWinnerWinner's Make
October 8, 1972Bobby AllisonChevrolet1972 Race Information & Results
October 7, 1973Cale YarboroughChevrolet1973 Race Information & Results
October 5, 1975Cale YarboroughChevrolet1975 Race Information & Results
October 10, 1976Donnie AllisonChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
October 5, 1980Dale EarnhardtChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

October 8, 1972
Time of race 3:45:37
Average speed 133.234 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Buddy BakerDodge
3David PearsonMercury
4A.J. FoytMercury
5Butch HartmanFord
6Darrell WaltripMercury
7James HyltonMercury
8Buddy ArringtonDodge
9Joe FrassonDodge
10Richard PettyDodge
11Larry SmithFord
12Ron KeselowskiDodge
13Raymond WilliamsFord
14Ben ArnoldFord
15Neil CastlesPlymouth
16John SearsPlymouth
17Cecil GordonMercury
18Bill ChampionMercury
19Walter BallardMercury
20David Ray BoggsMercury
21Frank WarrenDodge
22Henley GrayFord
23Tommy GaleMercury
24Dean DaltonMercury
25Donnie AllisonFord
26Dave MarcisAMC
27Roger McCluskeyDodge
28Bobby IsaacChevrolet
29Bill DennisChevrolet
30Harry SchillingChevrolet
31Earle CanavanPlymouth
32Pete HamiltonPlymouth
33Jim VandiverDodge
34Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
35Elmo LangleyFord
36G.C. SpencerDodge
37Jabe ThomasChevrolet
38Benny ParsonsMercury
39Cale YarboroughChevrolet
40Dick BrooksMercury
41Richard BrownFord
42Gordon JohncockPlymouth
43Bobby UnserChevrolet
44Ed NegreDodge


1973 Results

October 7, 1973
Time of race 3:26:58

FinishDriverMake
1Cale YarboroughChevrolet
2Richard PettyDodge
3Bobby AllisonChevrolet
4Benny ParsonsChevrolet
5Dick TrickleChevrolet
6Lennie PondChevrolet
7Buddy ArringtonPlymouth
8Elmo LangleyFord
9Cecil GordonChevrolet
10Henley GrayMercury
11Harry GantFord
12Wendell ScottDodge
13James HyltonChevrolet
14Charlie RobertsChevrolet
15Johnny BarnesMercury
16Jimmy CrawfordPlymouth
17Jim VandiverDodge
18Richard ChildressChevrolet
19Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
20Eddie BondDodge
21David SiscoChevrolet
22Joe FrassonDodge
23Walter BallardMercury
24Dave MarcisAMC
25Jabe ThomasDodge
26Bill ChampionMercury
27Ed NegreChevrolet
28L.D. OttingerChevrolet
29J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
30Dean DaltonMercury
31Neil CastlesDodge
32Donnie AllisonChevrolet
33Raymond WilliamsFord
34Dick BrooksDodge
35Frank WarrenDodge
36David PearsonMercury
37Charlie GlotzbachChevrolet
38Darrell WaltripFord
39G.C. SpencerDodge
40Wayne AndrewsMercury
41Buddy BakerDodge


1975

October 5, 1975
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  132.209 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.26 seconds
Time of Race:  3:47:22
Lead Changes:  29
Cautions:  7 for 53 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
19Richard PettyDodge43STP334Running180/5$27,970
21David PearsonMercury21Purolator334Running170/0$22,945
35Buddy BakerFord15Holiday Inn334Running165/0$9,450
46Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces330Running160/0$6,870
523Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet324Running155/0$5,455
625James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9319Running155/5$4,720
714Darel DieringerFord35DM Construction319Running146/0$4,220
824Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking317Running142/0$3,655
935J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's313Running138/0$3,155
1030Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing312Running134/0$2,655
1132Herschel McGriffDodge82Dan Walters Forever310Out (Ignition)135/5$2,625
1233Chuck BownChevrolet26Joiner Racing310Running127/0$2,525
1342Joe FrassonDodge18Frasson Racing309Running124/0$2,190
1422Frank WarrenDodge79Transit Damaged Freight306Running121/0$2,125
1541Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing295Out (Engine Failure)118/0$1,990
1638Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby295Out (Accident)115/0$1,925
1726Buddy ArringtonChevrolet67Arrington Racing290Running112/0$1,825
1834Bob BurchamChevrolet19Belden Asphalt284Out (Engine Failure)109/0$1,725
197Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry282Out (Engine Failure)111/5$2,440
2039Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Ward Mobile Homes276Out (Engine Failure)103/0$1,525
213A.J. FoytChevrolet28Gilmore Enterprises264Out (Timing Chain)PE$2,100
2211Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet/Va. Concrete248Out (Engine Failure)97/0$1,300
2316Jim VandiverDodge31Triple Elkhorn Mining238Out (Ignition)99/5$1,250
244Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport219Out (Battery)91/0$1,300
2517Richie PanchChevrolet98Grey-Rock Products211Out (Broken Rear Sway Bar)93/5$1,235
262Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance187Out (No Oil Pressure)90/5$1,550
2729Bruce HillChevrolet47Howson Algraphy183Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,060
2821Harry JeffersonFord95Jefferson Racing171Out (Steering)PE$1,035
2927Jackie RogersChevrolet60Palm Room149Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,010
3040Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment143Out (Clutch)73/0$950
318Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC123Out (Broken Valve)PE$1,760
3236G.C. SpencerDodge49Spencer Antiques114Out (Blown Head Gasket)67/0$930
3315Donnie AllisonChevrolet27Black Gold108Out (Cracked Cylinder)69/5$955
3410Johnny RutherfordChevrolet83Smithville Farms82Out (Bent Rear Axle)PE$915
3512Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries76Out (Wrecked)58/0$900
3613Charlie GlotzbachChevrolet3K-Mart59Out (Transmission)60/5$1,035
3719Bobby IsaacMercury75Puro Racing40Out (Blown Head Gasket)52/0$855
3828Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph, Inc.32Out (Engine Failure)49/0$840
3920Jimmy InsoloChevrolet50Stock Car Products31Out (Burned Piston)46/0$825
4037Neil CastlesChevrolet06Howard Furniture15Out (Ignition)43/0$850
4131Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts14Out (Burned Piston)40/0$625
4218Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley8Out (Engine Failure)37/0$615


1976

October 10, 1976
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  141.226 mph
Margin of Victory:  12.2 seconds
Time of Race:  3:32:51
Lead Changes:  26
Cautions:  3 for 18 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
115Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Ellington Insulation334Running180/5$17,185
24Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms334Running175/5$19,921
35Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2334Running170/5$12,069
42Buddy BakerFord15Norris334Running170/10$16,999
514Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.333Running155/0$8,914
61David PearsonMercury21Purolator331Running155/5$19,629
710Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola329Running146/0$6,784
83Richard PettyDodge43STP328Running147/5$9,049
912Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore328Running138/0$5,575
1017Bobby WawakChevrolet36Gwinn-Wawak326Running134/0$3,055
117Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade325Running130/0$5,755
1231Buddy ArringtonDodge67Sub-Tropic323Running127/0$4,345
1313Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph322Running124/0$3,520
1428Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby319Running121/0$2,195
1532Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack319Running118/0$3,835
1633Ricky RuddChevrolet22Rudd Auto Parts318Running115/0$1,995
1716G.C. SpencerDodge49Rowe For N.C. Senate316Running112/0$1,920
1836James HyltonChevrolet48Nakato315Running109/0$3,425
1922Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco315Running106/0$3,165
2034Earl BrooksChevrolet33Perfection Auto Body314Running103/0$1,595
2121Bill DennisChevrolet19Belden Asphalt313Running100/0$1,385
2226Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl313RunningPE$1,335
2337J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Sanford Auto Parts306Running94/0$2,485
2438Buck BakerChevrolet59Hadacol301Running91/0$1,235
2525Terry BivinsChevrolet30Baby Tenda299Running88/0$2,085
2630Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan295Running85/0$1,855
2739Bruce JacobiChevrolet63Jacobi291Running82/0$1,080
2827Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited268Out (Rear End)79/0$1,555
298Dave MarcisDodge71K&K262Out (Broken Valve)81/5$4,080
3024D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Transit Damaged Freight250Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,505
3118Johnny RutherfordChevrolet77Hy Gain208Out (Engine Failure)PE$1,005
3223Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley189Out (Broken Valve)67/0$1,465
3335Sonny EasleyFord55Haddick's Towing148Out (Broken Valve)64/0$950
3429Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill144Out (Engine Failure)61/0$1,435
3520Neil BonnettChevrolet12Hawaiian Tropic126Out (Engine Failure)58/0$945
366Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson80Out (Clutch)55/0$1,090
3740Ed NegreDodge8Negre70Out (Broken Valve)52/0$1,385
3811AJ FoytChevrolet28Gilmore59Out (Steering)PE$885
399Gordon JohncockDodge17Sharpstown41Out (Broken Valve)PE$870
4019Al HolbertFord9Days Inn7Out (Cracked Cylinder Wall)PE$855


1980

October 5, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  135.243 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.5 seconds
Time of Race:  3:42:16
Lead Changes:  43
Cautions:  8 for 44 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon334Running185/10$49,050
23Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch334Running175/5$30,200
31Buddy BakerBuick28Napa Regal Ride Shocks334Running170/5$21,850
42Ricky RuddChevrolet22LYF-TMY Buliding Supply334Running165/5$15,350
511Donnie AllisonChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City333Running155/0$8,400
616Bill ElliottMercury9Melling Timing Components332Running150/0$6,300
723Lake SpeedChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics330Running146/0$21,225
822Jody RidleyMercury90Truxmore/Sunny King329Running142/0$7,625
936Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP328Running138/0$4,310
1039Dick BrooksChevrolet41Matthews Racing328Running134/0$4,210
1127Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals328Running135/5$13,805
1221Tim RichmondChevrolet40Uno/Apache Stove327Running127/0$6,095
1334Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales326Running124/0$5,885
1425Rusty WallaceChevrolet16Norton/Cam2/Gould325Running121/0$8,510
1537Kenny HemphillChevrolet77Warren Farbicating325Running118/0$3,360
166Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm324Running115/0$5,905
1715Dick MayDodge82Dick Brooks Honda323Running112/0$3,700
185Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade322Out (Engine Failure)114/5$8,050
1924Dave MarcisOldsmobile71Buck Stove/Hudson Chev.318Running106/0$4,995
2041J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating318Running103/0$4,735
2132James HyltonChevrolet19Belden Asphalt312Running100/0$3,425
2220Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda307Running97/0$2,915
2338Connie SaylorChevrolet4Mitco301Running94/0$1,400
2433Cecil GordonOldsmobile24South Hill Texaco292Running91/0$2,400
2514Chuck BownChevrolet02Halpern Enterprises271Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,750
2629Junior MillerChevrolet79Miller Roofing259Running85/0$2,315
2719Richard PettyChevrolet43STP252Out (Engine Failure)87/5$7,375
2835Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona195Out (Broken Valve)79/0$1,730
297Bobby AllisonMercury15Hodgdon/Mike Curb190Out (Broken Ball Joint)81/5$6,075
308Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator183Out (Accident)78/5$2,100
3110Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Stove183Out (Accident)75/5$5,975
3230Marty RobbinsChevrolet6M.C. Anderson171Out (Accident)67/0$1,000
339Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company168Out (Accident)69/5$6,185
3426Lennie PondChevrolet68King Mountain Truck168Out (Steering)61/0$970
3518John AndersonChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing149Out (Steering)58/0$955
3628Sterling MarlinChevrolet14Buck Stove138Out (Accident)PE$940
3712Rick WilsonOldsmobile62Florida Equipment & Service67Out (Engine Failure)52/0$1,425
3817David PearsonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic66Out (Ignition)49/0$910
3913Mike MillerFord96Dairyland Transport53Out (Blown Head Gasket)46/0$1,405
4040Slick JohnsonChevrolet53Johnson Racing42Out (Broken Cam Shaft)43/0$900
4131Jim SauterChevrolet05Prototype Eng/Buck Stove33Out (Engine Failure)40/0$900


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