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Busch Nashville 420

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Busch Nashville 420
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Nashville Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee.  The race was previously the Nashville 420.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
July 14, 1979Darrell WaltripChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results
July 12, 1980Dale EarnhardtChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results


1979

July 14, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  92.227 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap & 1 second
Time of Race:  2:42:51
Lead Changes:  2
Cautions:  3 for 19 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade420Running185/10$14,000
25Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch419Running170/0$8,700
33Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund417Running165/0$7,200
49Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson417Running160/0$3,650
56Richard PettyChevrolet43STP406Running155/0$4,280
619James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive406Running150/0$2,450
717Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals405Running146/0$2,180
810J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating404Running142/0$1,930
921Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria396Running138/0$2,805
1020Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission394Running134/0$1,715
1116Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon391Running130/0$1,925
1218Wayne WatercutterChevrolet55Ward390Running127/0$565
1326Roger HambyOldsmobile17Kings Inn380Running124/0$1,415
1427Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan374Running121/0$1,285
1514Sterling MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley341Out (Broken Lug Nut)123/5$505
162Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore340Running115/0$3,935
1723Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales272Out (Engine Failure)112/0$1,120
1824Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers250Out (Accident)109/0$1,005
197Dick BrooksChevrolet05Bearfinder155Out (Oil Leak)106/0$640
2011Steve SpencerChevrolet19Performance Racing151Out (Water Pump)103/0$675
214Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels150Out (Accident)100/0$3,115
2213Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm142Out (Engine Failure)97/0$405
2312D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines114Out (Overheating)94/0$645
2425Ralph JonesFord98Jones Supply92Out (Oil Leak)91/0$385
258Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph40Out (Broken Piston)88/0$625
2628Henry JonesChevrolet69Pro-Shoppe Sports19Out (Engine Failure)85/0$370
2715Nelson OswaldChevrolet09J&S Truck Service6Out (Engine Failure)82/0$365
2822Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda5Out (Engine Failure)79/0$610
2930Dick MayChevrolet58Satterfield Racing3Out (Engine Failure)76/0$355
3029Jimmy HindmanFord10Hindman2Out (Oil Leak)PE$350


1980

July 12, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  93.821 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 car length
Time of Race:  2:40:05
Lead Changes:  10
Cautions:  1 for 4 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon420Running180/5$14,600
21Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch420Running180/10$10,160
32Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company420Running170/5$7,910
43Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade419Running165/5$5,750
510Richard PettyChevrolet43STP416Running160/5$6,630
66Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Mike Curb413Running150/0$5,075
717Sterling MarlinChevrolet40Waylon Jennings413RunningPE$4,335
88Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King412Running142/0$4,185
914Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals411Running138/0$3,315
1018Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales411Running134/0$3,055
1112J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating408Running130/0$2,735
1223John AndersonChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing408Running127/0$2,225
1320Slick JohnsonChevrolet53Johnson Racing407Running124/0$700
1413Dave MarcisChevrolet71Buck Stove/Hudson Chevrolet403Running121/0$1,890
1526Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona403Running118/0$600
1627Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries400Running115/0$1,630
1725James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive399Running112/0$1,490
1822Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda398Running109/0$1,360
1928Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers/Mcwhirter378Running106/0$1,230
2021Junior MillerChevrolet79Warren Racing338Running103/0$1,115
2124Cecil GordonBuick09Oswald Racing335Running100/0$450
225Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Classic Stove330Out (Rear End)97/0$690
2330Bobby WawakBuick74Wawak Racing328Running94/0$430
2419Don SprouseChevrolet37Rogers Auto Leasing296Out (Broken A-Frame)91/0$520
2515Steve SpencerChevrolet19Central Amc-Jeep242Out (Blown Head Gasket)PE$660
2616Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria193Out (Broken Ball Joint)85/0$650
2711Donnie AllisonChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City186Out (Engine Failure)82/0$395
289Ricky RuddChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics164Out (Engine Failure)79/0$640
294Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm59Out (Engine Failure)76/0$635
3029Dick MayDodge77Reid Trailer Sales4Out (Brakes)73/0$380


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