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Old Dominion 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Old Dominion 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
September 24, 1972Richard PettyPlymouth1972 Race Information & Results
September 30, 1973Richard PettyDodge1973 Race Information & Results
September 28, 1975Dave MarcisDodge1975 Race Information & Results
September 26, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
September 25, 1977Cale YarboroughChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
September 24, 1978Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1978 Race Information & Results
September 23, 1979Buddy BakerChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results
September 28, 1980Dale EarnhardtChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

September 24, 1972
Time of race 3:45:02
Average speed 69.989 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Richard PettyDodge
2Bobby AllisonChevrolet
3David PearsonMercury
4Buddy BakerDodge
5Jimmy HensleyFord
6Benny ParsonsMercury
7Buddy ArringtonDodge
8James HyltonFord
9Elmo LangleyFord
10Cecil GordonMercury
11Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
12Bill ChampionFord
13Raymond WilliamsFord
14J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
15John SearsPlymouth
16Ben ArnoldFord
17Neil CastlesPlymouth
18Ed NegreDodge
19Charlie RobertsFord
20Walter BallardMercury
21Jabe ThomasPlymouth
22James CoxPlymouth
23Henley GrayFord
24David Ray BoggsDodge
25Ray HendrickDodge
26Tiny LundChevrolet
27Fred LorenzenChevrolet
28Dean DaltonMercury
29Dave MarcisAMC
30LeeRoy YarbroughFord
31Bill DennisChevrolet
32Frank WarrenDodge
33Richard ChildressChevrolet
34Larry SmithFord
35Bobby IsaacFord
36Bill ShireyPlymouth


1973 Results

September 30, 1973
Time of race 3:48:51
Average speed 68.831 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Richard PettyDodge
2Cale YarboroughChevrolet
3Bobby AllisonChevrolet
4Buddy bakerDodge
5Jack McCoyDodge
6Benny ParsonsChevrolet
7Cecil GordonChevrolet
8James HyltonMercury
9Buddy ArringtonDodge
10J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
11Ray HendrickMercury
12John SearsDodge
13Elmo LangleyFord
14Henley GrayMercury
15Frank WarrenDodge
16Jabe ThomasDodge
17Mel LarsonDodge
18Walter BallardMercury
19Earl BrooksFord
20Dean DaltonFord
21D.K. UlrichFord
22Charlie RobertsChevrolet
23Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
24Ronnie DanielChevrolet
25Richard ChildressChevrolet
26Ed NegreDodge
27Pee Wee WentzChevrolet
28David SiscoChevrolet
29Raymond WilliamsFord
30Lennie PondChevrolet
31David PearsonMercury
32Rick NewsomFord
33Dave MarcisDodge
34Donnie AllisonChevrolet
35Richard BrownChevrolet
36Bill ChampionFord


1975

September 28, 1975
Martinsville Speedway

Results

Average Speed:  75.819 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 seconds
Time of Race:  3:28:08
Lead Changes:  19
Cautions:  7 for 40 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance500Running180/5$12,500
29Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces500Running175/5$7,050
32Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC496Running170/5$4,850
414Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking487Running160/0$3,535
55Richie PanchChevrolet98Grey-Rock Products487Running155/0$2,535
611Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries484Running150/0$2,035
716Carl AdamsFord65Travelodge479Running146/0$1,535
819Jim VandiverDodge31Triple Elkhorn Mining479Running142/0$1,435
920Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet478Running138/0$1,385
1027Elmo LangleyFord64Independent Auto Salvage478Running134/0$1,285
1128Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Jesse R. Stanley Trucking471Running130/0$1,035
1225Frank WarrenFord7Belden Asphalt467Running127/0$935
1329James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9467Running124/0$885
1417Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard Racing462Running121/0$835
1523Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing455Running118/0$785
1618Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing455Out (Front Suspension)115/0$735
173Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport421Out (Timing Chain)117/5$710
1810Buddy BakerFord15Bud Moore Enterprises405Out (Broken Valve)114/5$685
191Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry394Out (Wrecked)116/10$6,660
2026Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing361Running103/0$635
2124Ed NegreFord10Champion Racing338Out (Oil Pressure)100/0$625
226Richard PettyDodge43STP243Out (Rear End Cooler)102/5$860
234David PearsonMercury21Purolator197Out (Wrecked)94/0$600
248Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet/Va. Concrete150Out (Broken Valve)91/0$590
2513Bruce HillChevrolet47Dixie 50072Out (Rear End)88/0$580
2621Chuck BownChevrolet26Joiner Racing50Out (Rear End Seal)PE$570
2712Jimmy HensleyChevrolet63Lonesome Pine Int'l Raceway42Out (Transmission)82/0$560
2815D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body32Out (Steering)79/0$550
2930Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley31Out (Transmission)76/0$540
3022J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's18Out (Oil Pressure)73/0$530


1976

September 26, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  75.37 mph
Margin of Victory:  14 seconds
Time of Race:  2:22:22
Lead Changes:  7
Cautions:  3 for 27 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms340Running185/10$21,100
21Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade340Running175/5$10,150
36Buddy BakerFord15Norris338Running165/0$6,830
48Richard PettyDodge43STP338Running160/0$7,070
57Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.336Running155/0$4,700
610Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore334Running150/0$3,940
712Jimmy HensleyChevrolet63Lonesome Pine Int'l Raceway333Running146/0$1,550
817Terry BivinsChevrolet30Ballard333Running142/0$3,080
918Sonny EasleyFord55Haddick's Towing332Running138/0$1,400
109Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack331Running134/0$2,670
1113Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington326Running130/0$2,210
122Dave MarcisDodge71K&K326Running127/0$3,550
1319D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Transit Damaged Freight325Running124/0$1,900
1420Frank WarrenChevrolet7Dalton320Running121/0$850
1525Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon314Running118/0$1,700
1630Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco313Running115/0$1,550
1727Dick MayChevrolet25Robertson Racing312Running112/0$1,425
1829James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton310Running109/0$1,300
195David PearsonMercury21Purolator309Out (Brakes)106/0$925
2026Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc304Running103/0$650
2122J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing247Running100/0$1,090
2223Ed NegreFord64Langley Racing238Running97/0$880
2315Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph189Out (No Oil Pressure)94/0$620
2424Rick NewsomFord20Gillespie Painting175Out (Rear End)91/0$610
2511Bobby WawakChevrolet36J&B175Out (Rear End)88/0$600
2628Gary MyersChevrolet4Hick's Pharmacy174Out (Rear End)85/0$590
273Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2163Out (Engine Failure)82/0$2,580
2814Chuck BownChevrolet1Lake's Drywall92Out (Accident)79/0$570
2921Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola47Out (Brakes)76/0$810
3016Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill37Out (Overheating)73/0$800


1977

September 25, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  73.447 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.8 seconds
Time of Race:  3:34:51
Lead Changes:  13
Cautions:  9 for 57 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms500Running185/10$21,800
26Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks500Running175/5$10,650
310David PearsonMercury21Purolator500Running170/5$4,900
44Richard PettyDodge43STP499Running160/0$5,850
515Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson491Running155/0$3,050
68Jimmy HensleyChevrolet63Hensley Racing491Running150/0$2,050
719Buddy ArringtonDodge67Mistec Transmission487Running146/0$3,500
824James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton483Running142/0$3,150
921Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing482Running138/0$2,580
102Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade472Out (Rear End)139/5$4,000
1117Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan466Running130/0$2,270
1223D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich457Running127/0$2,100
1311Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks423Running124/0$1,940
1428Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt420Running121/0$1,780
1518Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack420Running118/0$1,620
1620Elmo LangleyFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda413Running115/0$1,460
1712J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing400Running112/0$1,275
1825Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited392Running109/0$950
1926Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing373Out (Engine Failure)106/0$925
2027Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions360Out (Engine Failure)103/0$900
219Buddy BakerFord15Norris336Out (Rear End)100/0$2,840
221Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy304Out (Rear End)97/0$3,580
235Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks216Out (Rear End)99/5$620
2422Ed NegreDodge8Negre103Out (Oil Pump)91/0$860
2513Lennie PondChevrolet54Elder Racing95Out (Brakes)88/0$850
2616Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore95Out (Rear End)85/0$840
2714Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts84Out (Rear End)82/0$580
287Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic42Out (Brakes)PE$570
2930Travis TillerDodge46Little B Coal8Out (Radiator)76/0$560
3029Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing4Out (Oil Leak)73/0$550


1978

September 24, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  79.185 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 car lengths
Time of Race:  3:19:17
Lead Changes:  6
Cautions:  4 for 19 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks500Running185/10$22,550
23Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade500Running175/5$10,550
34Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks498Running165/0$8,100
47Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All498Running160/0$6,700
51Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.497Running160/5$6,950
62Richard PettyChevrolet43STP496Running150/0$5,200
79Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries494Running146/0$4,700
817Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund492Running142/0$3,200
915Terry LabonteChevrolet92Duck Industries491Running138/0$3,100
1019Buddy ArringtonDodge67Falls Radiator486Running134/0$2,730
1126James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive484Running130/0$2,320
1213Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack484Running127/0$2,150
1312Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore480Running124/0$1,940
1414Satch WorleyOldsmobile47Race Hill Farm473Out (Rear End)121/0$850
1527Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear470Running118/0$800
1621Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith465Running115/0$2,180
1728Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt465Running112/0$1,545
1829Ed NegreDodge8Jones463Running109/0$1,410
1925Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing461Running106/0$1,225
2023Ferrel HarrisChevrolet95Miller Roofing453Out (Engine Failure)103/0$650
2120Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan450Running100/0$890
2211J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating409Out (No Brakes)97/0$880
2324Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing403Out (Overheating)94/0$870
2416Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive354Out (No Brakes)91/0$610
258David PearsonMercury21Purolator340Out (Rear End)88/0$850
265Buddy BakerChevrolet27M.C. Anderson329Out (Engine Failure)85/0$840
2722Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda111Out (Cam Shaft Pulley)82/0$830
2810Harry GantChevrolet12Black Diamond90Out (Engine Failure)84/5$1,070
2918Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs42Out (No Brakes (accident))76/0$810
3030Cecil GordonChevrolet24Autowize20Out (No Brakes)73/0$800


1979

September 23, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  75.119 mph
Margin of Victory:  18 seconds
Time of Race:  3:30:04
Lead Changes:  12
Cautions:  10 for 54 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Buddy BakerChevrolet28W.i.n., Inc.500Running185/10$19,900
26Richard PettyChevrolet43STP500Running170/0$12,550
33Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels499Running170/5$9,650
48Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore495Out (Rear End)165/5$6,950
519Dave MarcisChevrolet71Shoney's494Running155/0$3,150
610Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore491Running150/0$4,700
712Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales491Running146/0$3,950
84Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch489Running147/5$5,450
913Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph483Out (Rear End)138/0$3,080
1016D.K. UlrichChevrolet40LaFayette479Running134/0$2,970
111Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade471Running135/5$7,800
1211Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm465Running127/0$1,000
1318Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals455Running124/0$2,300
1430Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers453Running121/0$2,140
1515Dick BrooksChevrolet05Malloch450Running118/0$800
1626Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan413Running115/0$1,930
1721Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission386Out (Rear End)112/0$1,795
182Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator384Out (Dropped Valve)109/0$950
1927Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn362Out (Rear End)106/0$1,635
2024Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria352Running103/0$2,450
2117J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating347Out (Engine Failure)100/0$1,140
2222Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda282Out (Dropped Valve)97/0$1,130
2320James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive262Out (Engine Failure)94/0$870
2428Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon250Out (Engine Failure)91/0$860
2523Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt258Out (Engine Failure)88/0$850
2625Dave DionChevrolet95Miller Roofing148Out (Rear End)85/0$590
279Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson89Out (Engine Failure)82/0$830
2814Butch LindleyChevrolet12Kencoal82Out (Overheating)79/0$570
295Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund67Out (Accident)76/0$3,510
3029Bill HollarChevrolet99Hollar Auto Parts39Out (Withdrew)73/0$550


1980

September 28, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  69.654 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 second
Time of Race:  3:46:33
Lead Changes:  25
Cautions:  17 for 79 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon500Running185/10$25,375
21Buddy BakerChevrolet28Napa Regal Ride Shocks500Running175/5$16,400
32Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch500Running170/5$11,975
48Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company499Running160/0$7,700
510Dave MarcisChevrolet71Buck Stove/Hudson Chev.499Running160/5$5,860
66Donnie AllisonChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City499Running155/5$2,950
711Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Classic Stove497Running146/0$5,700
816Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales496Running142/0$3,660
913Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King496Running138/0$3,790
1025James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive484Running134/0$3,080
1126Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford471Running130/0$2,760
1220Tim RichmondChevrolet40Uno469Running127/0$2,550
1328Cecil GordonOldsmobile24South Hill Texaco465Running124/0$2,340
1421Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona449Running121/0$1,930
1512Richard PettyChevrolet43STP443Running123/5$5,800
1618John AndersonBuick75Rahmoc Racing396Out (Overheating)115/0$800
1722Junior MillerChevrolet79Junior Miller Racing349Out (Engine Failure)112/0$1,945
1815Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria330Out (Broken Sway Bar)109/0$1,760
194Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator319Out (Engine Failure)106/0$1,225
2031Lake SpeedChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics314Out (Rear End)103/0$1,500
215Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade308Out (Engine Failure)105/5$5,140
223Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Mike Curb288Out (Broken Spindle)103/5$4,130
2314Don SprouseChevrolet37Roger's Auto Leasing239Out (Accident)94/0$670
2419Slick JohnsonChevrolet53Johnson Racing215Out (Oil Pump)91/0$660
2517Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals182Out (Accident)88/0$1,350
2623J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating135Out (Engine Failure)85/0$890
2729Kyle PettyOldsmobile42STP113Out (Rear End)82/0$630
289Lennie PondChevrolet68King Mountain Truck96Out (Engine Failure)84/5$620
2930Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm42Out (Engine Failure)76/0$860
3027Jimmy MeansChevrolet45Iron Peddlers/Mcwhirter35Out (Engine Failure)73/0$850
3124Dave DionFord29Merrimack Lincoln-Mercury13Out (Oil Pump)70/0$600


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