OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WINSTON WESTERN 500

David Pearson won the 1976 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Riverside International Raceway
  • LOCATION: Riverside
  • LENGTH: 2.620 Miles
  • SURFACE: Road Course
  • PURSE: $112,615

RACE

  • NUMBER: 1
  • NAME: Winston Western 500
  • DATE: 01-18-1976
  • LAPS / MILES: 191 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 20

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 99.180
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 17
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 2 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 185 175 10 191 124 Running 17,295
2 6 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Holly Farms 175 170 5 191 5 Running 14,920
3 26 38 Jimmy Insolo Chevrolet Martin's Union 76 165 165 0 191 0 Running 8,620
4 9 96 Ray Elder Dodge Fred Elder 160 160 0 190 0 Running 6,745
5 3 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet King's Row Fireplace 160 155 5 189 14 Running 4,445
6 12 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Pepsi-Cola 150 150 0 183 0 Running 3,115
7 16 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet Kansas Jack 146 146 0 181 0 Running 2,885
8 5 71 Dave Marcis Dodge K & K Insurance 147 142 5 180 9 Running 5,705
9 22 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Nitro 9 138 138 0 179 0 Running 2,525
10 32 73 Bill Schmitt Chevrolet Old Milwaukee 134 134 0 177 0 Running 2,195
11 23 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 130 130 0 174 0 Running 2,165
12 30 40 DK Ulrich Chevrolet Garden State Auto 127 127 0 174 0 Running 1,845
13 19 7 Larry Esau Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 124 124 0 169 0 Running 1,745
14 24 20 Ron Esau Chevrolet Ron Esau 121 121 0 154 0 Running 1,645
15 1 2 Bobby Allison Matador CAM 2 123 118 5 149 18 Engine 5,705
16 11 03 Chuck Bown Dodge Rose Auto Wrecking 120 115 5 141 3 Rear end 1,445
17 34 8 Gary Matthews Dodge 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment 112 112 0 138 0 Running 1,395
18 29 04 Eddie Bradshaw Chevrolet Bullhead City Sports 109 109 0 135 0 Running 1,345
19 31 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 106 106 0 135 0 Running 1,445
20 28 26 Carl Joiner Chevrolet Carl Joiner 103 103 0 116 0 Engine 1,240
21 7 88 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Gatorade 100 100 0 92 0 Engine 4,305
22 15 37 Chuck Wahl Chevrolet Excel Trailer 102 97 5 92 3 Valve 1,140
23 14 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Pruette 99 94 5 85 1 Clutch 1,270
24 13 76 Hugh Pearson Chevrolet Wayne's Pump Service 91 91 0 83 0 Engine 1,090
25 27 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 93 88 5 83 14 Engine 5,660
26 35 12 Bill Polich Chevrolet Bridal Veil Lumber 85 85 0 81 0 Crash 990
27 20 13 Don Puskarich Chevrolet Oil Field Construction 82 82 0 75 0 Engine 940
28 4 15 Buddy Baker Ford Norris Industries 79 79 0 73 0 Engine 3,990
29 21 44 Gary Johnson Dodge Noble Auto Parts 76 76 0 72 0 Engine 840
30 8 50 Hershel McGriff Chevrolet Stock Car Products 73 73 0 71 0 Oil line 790
31 33 10 Johnny Ray Ford Sunny King 70 70 0 34 0 Engine 735
32 10 68 Sonny Easley Ford San Fernando Lumber / Speedway Eng. 67 67 0 32 0 Engine 685
33 18 95 Dick Brooks Chevrolet Junior Miller 64 64 0 18 0 Engine 635
34 25 55 Sam Beler Ford Haddick's Towing 61 61 0 15 0 Crash 585
35 17 90 Harry Jefferson Ford George Jefferson 58 58 0 14 0 Engine 535