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Stock Car Racing

Wilkes 400
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.  For 1979, the race became the Holly Farms 400.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
October 1, 1972Richard PettyPlymouth1972 Race Information & Results
September 23, 1973Bobby AllisonChevrolet1973 Race Information & Results
September 21, 1975Richard PettyDodge1975 Race Information & Results
October 3, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
October 2, 1977Darrell WaltripChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
October 1, 1978Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1978 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

October 1, 1972
Time of race 2:38:33
Average speed 95.818 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Richard PettyPlymouth
2Bobby AllisonChevrolet
3Buddy BakerDodge
4Benny ParsonsMercury
5John SearsChevrolet
6Dave MarcisPlymouth
7Cecil GordonMercury
8Elmo LangleyFord
9Vic ParsonsFord
10Raymond WilliamsFord
11Buddy ArringtonDodge
12Jabe ThomasPlymouth
13Ben ArnoldFord
14Bill ChampionFord
15Dean DaltonMercury
16Frank WarrenDodge
17James HyltonFord
18Max BerrierFord
19Walter BallardMercury
20Bill ShireyPlymouth
21Charlie RobertsFord
22Ed NegreDodge
23J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
24David Ray BoggsDodge
25Richard ChildressChevrolet
26Tiny LundChevrolet
27Henley GrayPlymouth
28Larry SmithFord
29Ron KeselowskiDodge
30Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet


1973 Results

September 23, 1973
Time of race 2:37:34
Average speed 95.198 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Richard PettyDodge
3Cale YarboroughChevrolet
4Buddy BakerDodge
5Benny ParsonsChevrolet
6Lennie PondChevrolet
7Dave MarcisDodge
8Dick BrooksMercury
9Cecil GordonChevrolet
10J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
11Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
12James HyltonMercury
13Walter BallardMercury
14Elmo LangleyFord
15Henley GrayMercury
16Jabe ThomasDodge
17Richard ChildressChevrolet
18Raymond WilliamsFord
19Dean DaltonFord
20Mel LarsonDodge
21Frank WarrenDodge
22Ed NegreDodge
23D.K. UlrichFord
24Earl BrooksFord
25Buddy ArringtonDodge
26Charlie RobertsChevrolet
27David SiscoChevrolet
28John SearsDodge
29Bill ChampionMercury
30Darrell WaltripFord


1975

September 21, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  88.986 mph
Margin of Victory:  2.4 seconds
Time of Race:  2:48:34
Lead Changes:  11
Cautions:  7 for 34 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Richard PettyDodge43STP400Running185/10$7,960
24Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry400Running175/5$3,960
32Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport396Running165/0$3,035
45Buddy BakerFord15Bud Moore Enterprises394Running160/0$2,060
56Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet/Va. Concrete394Running155/0$1,560
68Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces392Running150/0$1,110
712J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's392Running146/0$960
813Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking389Running142/0$910
916Jim VandiverDodge31Triple Elkhorn Mining388Running138/0$860
1010Bruce HillChevrolet47Dixie 500386Running134/0$835
113Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries385Running130/0$735
1215Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley384Running127/0$710
1311James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9378Running124/0$685
1420Elmo LangleyFord64Independent Auto Salvage376Running121/0$635
1525Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt374Running118/0$610
169Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet373Running115/0$685
1719Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment370Running112/0$585
1829Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67J.R. Stanley Trucking367Running109/0$535
1914Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing367Running106/0$510
2022Carl AdamsFord65Travelodge361Running103/0$485
2118Bill ChampionFord10Champion Racing357Out (Engine)100/0$480
2226Bill HollarChevrolet29Hollar Racing328Running97/0$430
2327D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body290Out (Front End)94/0$400
2430Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing207Out (Engine)91/0$390
2517Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard Racing194Out (Rear End)88/0$405
2624Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing105Out (Battery)85/0$370
277Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance92Out (Engine)87/5$385
2828Charley GriffithDodge23Robertson Racing46Out (Too Slow)79/0$350
2921Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt14Out (Oil Leak)76/0$340
3023Richard BrownPontiac44Bush Olds Pontiac12Out (Vibration)73/0$330


1976

October 3, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  96.38 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  2:35:38
Lead Changes:  5
Cautions:  2 for 9 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running185/10$10,395
23Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.399Running175/5$6,475
37Richard PettyDodge43STP399Running165/0$6,505
42Buddy BakerFord15Norris399Running165/5$4,370
56Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola395Running155/0$2,925
69Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore389Running155/5$2,490
720J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Sanford Auto Parts386Running146/0$1,955
814Bobby WawakChevrolet36Gwinn-Wawak386Running142/0$850
928Terry BivinsChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts384Running138/0$1,770
1027Sonny EasleyFord92Rogers-Astin383Running134/0$1,300
1113James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton379Running130/0$1,635
1216Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Hickory Garage379Running127/0$1,500
1312Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissons Unlimited378Running124/0$1,225
1426Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco376Running121/0$1,100
1523Junior MillerChevrolet95Miller Roofing374Running118/0$650
1618Larry LemayChevrolet23Belden Asphalt373Running115/0$625
175Dave MarcisDodge71K&K372Running112/0$2,600
1824Gary MyersChevrolet4Hick's Pharmacy370Running109/0$575
1915Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt368Running106/0$550
2030Dick MayChevrolet25Robertson Racing366Running103/0$850
2119Skip ManningFord64Langley Racing360Running100/0$750
2222Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan359Running97/0$700
2311Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack355Running94/0$680
241Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade347Out (Engine Failure)96/5$2,910
2517Ed NegreDodge8Negre278Out (Engine Failure)88/0$675
2621D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Transit Damaged Freight270Out (Engine Failure)85/0$640
2729Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc241Out (Engine Failure)82/0$380
2810Neil BonnettChevrolet12Hawaiian Tropic186Out (Engine Failure)79/0$370
298Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam276Out (Overheating)76/0$2,385
3025Richard BrownPontiac44Bush Olds Pontiac65Out (Too Slow)73/0$375


1977

October 2, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  86.713 mph
Margin of Victory:  7.2 seconds
Time of Race:  2:52:59
Lead Changes:  9
Cautions:  3 for 32 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade400Running180/5$10,650
25Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running175/5$7,725
32Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy399Running165/0$5,100
46Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks397Running160/0$3,225
54Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks396Running160/5$3,875
69Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack388Running150/0$2,400
714Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts388Running146/0$2,230
87Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore387Running142/0$1,895
98Buddy BakerFord15Norris387Running138/0$2,975
1010Buddy ArringtonDodge67Mistec Transmission384Running134/0$1,650
1116Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing383Running130/0$1,365
1213James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton382Running127/0$1,480
1320Skip ManningFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda377Running124/0$1,345
1421Sam SommersChevrolet98Osterlund377Running121/0$650
1517Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited377Running118/0$1,185
1612Walter BallardChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions374Running115/0$1,000
1718Ed NegreDodge8Negre373Running112/0$825
1825Baxter PriceChevrolet45Co. Line Food Store368Running109/0$550
1922Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive367RunningPE$525
2023Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt363Running103/0$750
2115Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan322Running100/0$675
2219D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich290Out (Engine Failure)97/0$700
2311J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing286Out (Rear End)94/0$680
241Richard PettyDodge43STP240Out (Accident)101/10$4,560
2524Ferrel HarrisChevrolet25Robertson Racing114Out (Overheating)88/0$650
2626Junior MillerChevrolet95Miller Roofing5Out (Quit)85/0$390


1978

October 1, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  97.847 mph
Margin of Victory:  14 seconds
Time of Race:  2:33:18
Lead Changes:  1
Cautions:  1 for 4 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks400Running180/5$12,375
21Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade400Running180/10$12,400
36Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries399Running165/0$5,775
48Richard PettyChevrolet43STP397Running160/0$4,875
55Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All397Running155/0$4,400
62Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks395Running150/0$4,000
74Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.395Running146/0$3,500
89Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund394Running142/0$1,975
97Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore388Running138/0$2,200
1010Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs387Running134/0$1,955
1114J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating385Running130/0$1,820
1215Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive384Running127/0$1,275
1313Buddy ArringtonDodge67Falls Radiator380Running124/0$1,650
1420Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack379Running121/0$1,615
1527Junior MillerChevrolet24Miller Roofing376Running118/0$1,480
1611James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive373Running115/0$1,295
1716Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda365Running112/0$1,160
1825Nelson OswaldChevrolet09Kountry Kitchen346Out (Accident)109/0$625
1912Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith345Running106/0$1,050
2017Ed NegreDodge8Jones Chrysler-Plymouth333Running103/0$775
2121Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing324Out (Rear End)100/0$800
2218Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear321Out (Steering)97/0$525
2319Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing287Out (Rear End)94/0$755
2423Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan208Out (Oil Pump)91/0$685
2524Dick MayBuick19Belden Asphalt141Out (Engine Failure)88/0$725
2622Cecil GordonChevrolet29Hollar Auto Parts126Out (Rear End)85/0$465
2726John KennedyFord0Spohn's Body Shop112Out (Rear End)82/0$455




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