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SouthEastern 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

SouthEastern 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Bristol Motor Speedway.  In 1980 the race became the Busch Volunteer 500.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
April 9, 1972Bobby AllisonChevrolet1972 Race Information & Results
March 25, 1973Cale YarboroughChevrolet1973 Race Information & Results
November 2, 1975Richard PettyDodge1975 Race Information & Results
August 29, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
August 28, 1977Cale YarboroughChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
August 28, 1978Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1978 Race Information & Results
August 25, 1979Darrell WaltripChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

April 9, 1972
Time of race 2:50:18
Average speed 92.826 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Bobby IsaacDodge
3Richard PettyPlymouth
4LeeRoy YarbroughFord
5Cecil GordonMercury
6Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
7Elmo LangleyFord
8James HyltonFord
9G.C. SpencerPlymouth
10Jabe ThomasPlymouth
11Walter BallardFord
12Henley GrayFord
13Dean DaltonMercury
14Charlie RobertsFord
15Frank WarrenPlymouth
16Bill ChampionFord
17Jim VandiverDodge
18Richard ChildressChevrolet
19J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
20David Ray BoggsDodge
21Benny ParsonsMercury
22Ed NegreDodge
23David SiscoChevrolet
24Raymond WilliamsFord
25John SearsPlymouth
26Dave MarcisDodge
27Ben ArnoldFord
28George AltheideDodge
29Ronnie DanielsChevrolet
30Richard BrownChevrolet


1973 Results

March 25, 1973
Time of race 2:57:43
Average speed 88.952 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Cale YarboroughChevrolet
2Richard PettyDodge
3Bobby AllisonChevrolet
4Dave MarcisDodge
5Benny ParsonsMercury
6Lennie PondChevrolet
7Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
8James HyltonMercury
9Vic ParsonsFord
10John A. UtsmanDodge
11David SiscoChevrolet
12Elmo LangleyFord
13John SearsDodge
14Buddy ArringtonPlymouth
15Bobby IsaacFord
16Richard BrownChevrolet
17Walter BallardMercury
18Charlie RobertsFord
19Henley GrayFord
20Richard ChildressChevrolet
21J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
22Jabe ThomasDodge
23Bill ChampionFord
24Donnie AllisonChevrolet
25Buddy BakerDodge
26Frank WarrenDodge
27Dean DaltonMercury
28Raymond WilliamsFord
29Cecil GordonChevrolet
30Darrell WaltripMercury


1975

November 2, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  97.016 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  2:44:49
Lead Changes:  12
Cautions:  5 for 28 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Richard PettyDodge43STP500Running185/10$5,560
25Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet/Va. Concrete499Running175/5$3,860
32Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport498Running170/5$2,855
43Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance494Running160/0$2,060
58Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces488Running160/5$1,535
610Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries479Running150/0$1,235
712Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley478Running146/0$1,175
89Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet470Running142/0$1,035
911James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9469Running138/0$995
1023Bruce HillChevrolet47Howson Algraphy466Running134/0$885
1121Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment464Running130/0$835
1216Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts463Running127/0$785
1320Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking454Running124/0$735
1427Carl AdamsFord65Adams Racing431Out (Transmission)121/0$710
1525Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Jesse R. Stanley Trucking421Running118/0$685
1614Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing412Running115/0$685
1726Bill ChampionFord10Champion386Out (Valve)112/0$635
1830Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Wards Mobile Homes374Out (Master Cylinder)109/0$610
1917Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing311Out (Broken Spring)106/0$585
201Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry283Out (Engine Failure)108/5$1,160
2129Dick MayChevrolet33Jeff Handy's Auto. Trans.270Out (Rear End)100/0$500
2218Frank WarrenDodge79Transit Damaged Freight241Out (Engine Failure)97/0$490
237Bobby IsaacChevrolet3Howard Furniture160Out (Broken Crank Shaft)PE$480
246Buddy BakerFord15Bud Moore Enterprises89Out (No Oil Pressure)91/0$470
2522Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby85Out (Timing Cover Seal)88/0$460
2624Joe FrassonChevrolet18Frasson Racing54Out (Head Gasket)85/0$450
2715D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body38Out (Engine Failure)82/0$465
2819Travis TillerDodge46Skip's Auto Parts26Out (Transmission)79/0$430
2928Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt24Out (No Oil Pressure)76/0$420
3013J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's7Out (No Oil Pressure)73/0$435


1976

August 29, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  99.175 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 laps
Time of Race:  2:08:59
Lead Changes:  1
Cautions:  2 for 13 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running185/10$8,950
29Richard PettyDodge43STP398Running170/0$7,300
31Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade398Running170/5$5,500
44Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces395Running160/0$4,320
53Buddy BakerFord15Norris394Running155/0$3,950
68Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2393Running150/0$3,390
75Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore390Running146/0$2,480
86Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola390Running142/0$2,220
917Bobby WawakChevrolet36J&B380Running138/0$950
1011Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack379Running134/0$1,910
1113D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Transit Damaged Freight373Running130/0$1,900
1210Terry BivinsChevrolet30Ballard372Running127/0$1,600
1314James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton371Running124/0$1,550
1423Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco370Running121/0$1,425
1519Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt360Running118/0$700
1616Dick MayChevrolet25Robertson Racing355Running115/0$1,240
1718Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Arrington354Running112/0$1,070
1812Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph345Running109/0$890
1915Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc345Running106/0$620
2024Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan318Running103/0$800
2127Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon270Out (Engine Failure)100/0$765
227Dave MarcisDodge71K&K248Out (Engine Failure)97/0$2,505
2321J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing154Out (Engine Failure)94/0$745
2425Clyde LynnFord10Champion123Out (Transmission)91/0$735
2520Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing106Out (Oil Pressure)88/0$725
2628Walter BallardChevrolet45Price Racing55Out (Valve Spring)85/0$450
2729Gary MyersChevrolet4Hick's Pharmacy35Out (Oil Leak)82/0$430
2822Dean DaltonChevrolet7Dalton15Out (Transmission)79/0$420
2926Ed NegreDodge8Negre12Out (Rear End)76/0$660
3030Joe FrassonChevrolet18Excuse Lounge5Out (No Tires)73/0$400


1977

August 28, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  79.726 mph
Margin of Victory:  Finished under caution
Time of Race:  2:40:27
Lead Changes:  14
Cautions:  6 for 92 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running185/10$10,450
24Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade400Running175/5$6,100
33Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks399Running170/5$5,070
45Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore396Running160/0$3,400
515Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions389Running155/0$2,900
69Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl387Running150/0$1,700
714Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks389Running146/0$2,180
817Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack384Running142/0$2,020
918James HyltonChevrolet48Eddie's Auto Parts383Running138/0$1,900
1019Buddy ArringtonDodge67Mistec Transmission382Running134/0$1,740
1116D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich381Running130/0$1,680
1223Ed NegreDodge8Negre378Running127/0$1,470
1325Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan361Running124/0$1,260
1426Ferrel HarrisChevrolet25Robertson Racing324Running121/0$1,125
158Buddy BakerFord15Norris252Out (Engine Failure)123/5$2,850
1611Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts220Running115/0$590
1710Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy219Out (Ignition)117/5$570
1812J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating215Out (Engine Failure)109/0$990
1921Ralph JonesFord98Jones186Out (Rear End)106/0$520
206Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson144Out (Valve)103/0$500
2124Travis TillerDodge46Little B Coal139Out (Overheating)100/0$465
222Richard PettyDodge43STP118Out (Accident)102/5$2,855
2320Dean DaltonFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda113Out (Accident)94/0$695
2429Dick MayChevrolet19Clear-Lam58Out (Engine Failure)91/0$685
2528Earl BrooksChevrolet33Handy Transmission55Out (Valve)88/0$425
2627Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing32Out (Oil Leak)85/0$400
2713Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Gray25Out (Accident)82/0$480
287Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks15Out (Clutch)79/0$370
2922Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited2Out (Engine Failure)76/0$610


1978

August 26, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  88.628 mph
Margin of Victory:  16 seconds
Time of Race:  3:00:25
Lead Changes:  16
Cautions:  10 for 59 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks500Running185/10$13,760
23Benny ParsonsOldsmobile72First National City Traveler's Checks500Running175/5$7,300
32Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade499Running170/5$6,500
412Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore497Running160/0$3,950
511Richard PettyChevrolet43STP495Running160/5$4,350
69Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund495Running150/0$2,650
713Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack494Running151/5$2,530
85J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating481Running142/0$2,220
910D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines477Running138/0$2,050
1015Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive477Running134/0$1,350
117Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith476Running130/0$1,840
1221Buddy ArringtonDodge67Falls Radiator475Running127/0$1,680
1326Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited469Running124/0$1,520
1419Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear465Running121/0$675
1524Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan458Running118/0$1,360
1622Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing453Running115/0$1,140
1716James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive438Running112/0$820
188Ferrel HarrisChevrolet8Autowize425Running109/0$790
1923Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing353Out (Ignition)106/0$770
2014Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All287Out (Engine Failure)103/0$2,950
2120Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda279Out (Engine Failure)100/0$715
226Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries253Out (Engine Failure)102/5$3,155
2317Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs232Out (Broken Spindle)94/0$895
2429Nelson OswaldChevrolet09Oswald195Out (Running Too Slow)91/0$435
2518Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt123Out (Accident)88/0$675
261Lennie PondOldsmobile54W.i.n.103Out (Not Handling)90/5$3,870
2725Ralph JonesFord97Jones37Out (Engine Failure)82/0$415
2827Bobby WawakChevrolet74Booher Farms13Out (Transmission)79/0$410
2930Ed NegreDodge7Sam Dell3Out (Clutch)76/0$405
3028Bill GreenChevrolet36B&G0Out (Accident)73/0$400


1979

August 25, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  91.493 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 seconds
Time of Race:  2:54:46
Lead Changes:  18
Cautions:  6 for 60 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
15Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade500Running180/5$13,510
21Richard PettyChevrolet43STP500Running175/5$10,100
32Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore500Running170/5$6,950
47Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Valleydale Meats499Running170/10$4,900
54Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch497Running155/0$5,600
612Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels497Running150/0$4,400
73David PearsonChevrolet2Osterlund496Running146/0$3,800
810Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph493Running142/0$3,550
911Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore493Running138/0$3,030
1017Bill ElliottChevrolet17Kings Inn487Running134/0$2,620
1114Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals484Running130/0$2,400
1215D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines483Running127/0$2,490
1323James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive472Running124/0$1,980
1424Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hill's Racing468Running121/0$1,745
1520Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda456Running118/0$1,610
166Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm445Running120/5$590
1721Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan444Running112/0$1,370
188Dave MarcisChevrolet71Shoney's434Out (Accident)114/5$790
1919Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission416Running106/0$1,020
2016Dick BrooksOldsmobile05Bearfinder392Out (Rear End)103/0$500
2127Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt392Out (Accident)100/0$965
2225Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon388Running97/0$705
2322Mike PotterChevrolet76Brockwell Entertainment311Out (Ignition)94/0$445
2429Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers274Running91/0$685
259Jack IngramChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City197Out (Valve Spring)88/0$425
2618J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating104Out (Broken Valve)85/0$770
2713Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria79Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,665
2826Melvin RevisChevrolet59Danny Queen76Out (Broken Trailing Arm)PE$410
2930Henry JonesChevrolet69Pro-Shoppe Sports48Out (Running Too Slow)76/0$405
3028John KennedyChevrolet0Avanti Cb2Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)73/0$400


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