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Capital City 400

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Capital City 400
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Richmond International Raceway.  The race was the Capital City 500 before 1976.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
September 12, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
September 11, 1977Neil BonnettDodge1977 Race Information & Results
September 10, 1978Darrell WaltripChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results
September 9, 1979Bobby AllisonFord1979 Race Information & Results
September 7, 1980Bobby AllisonFord1980 Race Information & Results


1976

September 12, 1976
Richmond International Raceway

Results

Average Speed:  77.993 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 car length
Time of Race:  2:46:47
Lead Changes:  12
Cautions:  2 for 37 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running185/10$9,250
28Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2400Running175/5$6,750
37Richard PettyDodge43STP399Running170/5$6,980
42Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade399Running165/5$4,770
54Buddy BakerFord15Norris398Running155/0$4,225
610Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola394Running150/0$2,790
73Dave MarcisDodge71K&K389Running146/0$3,505
89Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore388Running142/0$2,420
918Terry BivinsChevrolet30Ballard286Running138/0$2,160
1013Bobby WawakChevrolet36Gwinn381Running134/0$1,075
1114J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing379Running130/0$1,925
1221Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt378Running127/0$900
1316Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon376Running124/0$1,650
1415Dean DaltonChevrolet7Dalton375Running121/0$825
1519Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing374Running118/0$1,500
1617James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton371Running115/0$1,400
1725D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body365Running112/0$1,200
1822Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington361Running109/0$1,075
1926Dick MayChevrolet25Robertson Racing356Running106/0$950
2024Earl BrooksChevrolet33Handy Transmission353RunningPE$575
2129Gary MyersChevrolet95Junior Miller Roofing350Running100/0$550
2228Walter BallardChevrolet45Price Racing343Running97/0$525
2327Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco326Running94/0$750
2411Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc299Running91/0$545
255Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack271Out (Engine Failure)88/0$750
2623Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan249Out (Overheating)85/0$700
2712Ed NegreDodge8Negre248Out (Right Front Brakes)82/0$715
2830Travis TillerDodge46Little B / C&K Coal129Running79/0$400
291Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces103Out (Accident)81/5$2,875
3020Larry LemayChevrolet23Schlitz87Out (Driver Ill)73/0$350


1977

September 11, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  80.644 mph
Margin of Victory:  7 seconds
Time of Race:  2:41:18
Lead Changes:  12
Cautions:  5 for 30 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Neil BonnettDodge5Jim Stacy400Running185/10$7,050
23Richard PettyDodge43STP400Running175/5$6,725
31Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks400Running170/5$6,200
49Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running165/5$5,950
512Lennie PondChevrolet54Elder Racing400Running155/0$3,340
65Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks397Running155/5$2,525
76Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade396Out (Accident)146/0$3,500
84Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore393Running142/0$2,305
97James HyltonChevrolet48Excecutive Motor Hotel387Running138/0$2,120
1028Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing386Running134/0$1,700
1115Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts384Running130/0$2,040
1214Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl383Running127/0$850
1310J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing379Running124/0$1,630
1420D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich378Running121/0$1,420
1519Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks377Out (Accident)118/0$1,285
1617Ed NegreDodge8Negre376Out (Accident)115/0$1,100
1725Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon374Running112/0$850
1818Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions373Out (Engine Failure)109/0$850
1926Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt373Running106/0$800
2024Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan369Out (Accident)103/0$775
2122Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing362Out (Accident)100/0$500
2227Ferrel HarrisChevrolet25Robertson Racing348Running97/0$725
2313Marv ActonChevrolet98Osterlund343Running94/0$475
2416Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda315Out (Rear End)91/0$685
2521Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington280Out (Engine Failure)88/0$675
2611Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack212Out (Overheating)90/5$710
278Buddy BakerFord15Norris187Out (Overheating)82/0$2,575
2823Rick NewsomChevrolet6Newsom112Out (Oil Leak)PE$350


1978

September 10, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  79.568 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 second
Time of Race:  2:43:29
Lead Changes:  15
Cautions:  5 for 27 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade400Running180/5$11,700
22Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries400Running175/5$7,750
33Neil BonnettChevrolet5Armor All400Running175/10$5,975
410Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks399Running160/0$6,450
57Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore397Running155/0$3,300
66Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks397Running150/0$4,200
713Terry LabonteChevrolet92Duck Industries392Running146/0$2,550
812J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating391Running142/0$2,320
911Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund388Running143/5$1,930
1014Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive388Running134/0$1,525
1115Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack387Running130/0$1,850
129Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.384Running132/5$3,300
1321Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing381Running124/0$1,690
1417Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith381Running121/0$1,605
1526Dick MayDodge8Negre379Running118/0$1,370
1618Buddy ArringtonDodge67Falls Radiator376Running115/0$1,210
1725Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited375Running112/0$1,050
188James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive374Running109/0$825
1927Joey ArringtonChevrolet19Sam Dell364Running106/0$800
205Richard PettyChevrolet43STP356Out (Rear End)108/5$3,250
2119Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear350Running100/0$500
2220Baxter PriceChevrolet45Ray Cook's Bar-B-Q317Running97/0$725
2328Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan256Out (Not Handling)94/0$700
2422Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda198Out (Engine Failure)91/0$685
2529Nelson OswaldChevrolet09G&S Truck Service172Out (Overheating)88/0$425
264Dave DionFord29Green Mountain85Out (Rear End)85/0$425
2716Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs49Out (Accident)82/0$650
2823Ferrel HarrisChevrolet81Autowize28Out (Overheating)79/0$350
2930Wayne MorganChevrolet80Yellow Cab16Out (Overheating)76/0$325
3024Ed NegreChrysler1Jones6Out (Brake Failure)PE$300


1979

September 9, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  80.604 mph
Margin of Victory:  11 seconds
Time of Race:  2:41:23
Lead Changes:  6
Cautions:  2 for 20 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore400Running185/10$15,400
25Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade400Running175/5$9,525
310Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore399Running170/5$5,650
41Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund399Running165/5$7,250
53Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch398Running155/0$5,975
67Richard PettyChevrolet43STP398Running150/0$6,300
79Dave MarcisChevrolet71Shoney's397Running146/0$1,400
86Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson397Running142/0$2,750
98Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm397Running138/0$1,200
104Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels395Running134/0$3,925
1112Bill ElliottChevrolet17Kings Inn390Running130/0$2,320
1213D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines386Running127/0$2,195
1320Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales384Running124/0$2,050
1416J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating381Running121/0$1,940
1518Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals379Running118/0$1,830
1623Bill ElswickOldsmobile75Rahmoc Racing372Running115/0$750
1714Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph371Running112/0$1,845
1826Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon365Running109/0$1,435
1922Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers365Running106/0$1,300
2024Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission330Running103/0$1,175
2115James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive262Out (Accident)100/0$1,075
2221Earle CanavanDodge01Canavan Racing233Out (Rear End)97/0$575
2317Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria227Out (Engine Failure)94/0$1,800
2419Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda173Out (Broken Piston)91/0$785
2511Lennie PondChevrolet19Belden Asphalt141Out (No Brakes)88/0$835
2625Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan2Out (Broken Distributor)85/0$750


1980

September 7, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  79.722 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 seconds
Time of Race:  2:43:10
Lead Changes:  18
Cautions:  7 for 31 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Mike Curb400Running185/10$17,175
29Richard PettyChevrolet43STP400Running175/5$13,350
37Lennie PondChevrolet68King Mountain Truck400Running165/0$5,150
45Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb/Hodgdon399Running165/5$7,575
511Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore/Sunny King398Running155/0$4,710
63Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade397Running155/5$5,575
78Dave MarcisChevrolet71Hudson/Buck Stove396Running146/0$3,260
814Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Stove395Running142/0$4,925
921Dave DionFord29Merrimack Lincoln-Mercury393Running138/0$1,410
104Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company392Running139/5$4,675
1113Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals391Running135/5$2,640
1219Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales388Running127/0$2,530
1316Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries383Running124/0$2,360
1420Bill ElswickOldsmobile75Performer Boats378Running121/0$965
1510Don SprouseChevrolet37Rogers Auto Leasing378Running118/0$940
1625Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona377Running115/0$1,965
1718James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive374Running112/0$2,080
1822Cecil GordonOldsmobile24South Hill Texaco373Running109/0$1,895
1923Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda359Running106/0$1,800
206Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm355Running108/5$1,875
2129Eddie DickersonDodge77Reid Trailer Sales339Running100/0$740
2215Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria323Out (Battery)97/0$1,465
2317Junior MillerChevrolet79Miller Roofing307Out (Rear End)94/0$1,340
2424Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers/Mcwhirter200Out (Rear End)91/0$940
2512D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich Racing162Out (Transmission)88/0$905
261Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch145Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)90/5$5,585
2727Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak Racing140Out (Broken Rocker Arm)82/0$615
2826Bub StricklerChevrolet61Duro Bond63Out (Engine Failure)PE$615
2928J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating44Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)76/0$815


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
April 28, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Capital City 400Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs
Dave Rogers
April 28, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Capital City 400Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Tony Stewart




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