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Rebel 500

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Stock Car Racing

Rebel 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held in the spring at Darlington, South Carolina.  Was the Rebel 400 in 1972.  In 1979 the race became the CRC Chemicals Rebel 500.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
April 15, 1973David PearsonMercury1973 Race Information & Results
April 13, 1975Bobby AllisonAMC1975 Race Information & Results
April 11, 1976David PearsonMercury1976 Race Information & Results
April 3, 1977Darrell WaltripChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
April 9, 1978Benny ParsonsChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results


1973 Results

April 15, 1973
Time of race 4:04:14
Average speed 122.655 mph

FinishDriverMake
1David PearsonMercury
2Benny ParsonsChevrolet
3Bobby AllisonChevrolet
4Richard ChildressChevrolet
5J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
6Dean DaltonMercury
7Richard PettyDodge
8Buddy BakerDodge
9Roy MayneDodge
10Raymond WilliamsFord
11Dick BrooksFord
12Earle CanavanPlymouth
13Buddy ArringtonDodge
14Wendell ScottFord
15G.C. SpencerDodge
16Jabe ThomasMercury
17Richie PanchMercury
18Johnny BarnesMercury
19Cale YarboroughChevrolet
20Ed NegreMercury
21Cecil GordonChevrolet
22John SearsDodge
23James HyltonMercury
24Darrell WaltripMercury
25Walter BallardMercury
26Charlie RobertsFord
27Paul TylerMercury
28Vic ParsonsFord
29David Ray BoggsDodge
30Clarence LovellMercury
31Charlie GlotzbachChevrolet
32Frank WarrenDodge
33Bobby IsaacFord
34Joe FrassonDodge
35Elmo LangleyFord
36Lennie PondChevrolet
37Larry SmithMercury
38Earl BrooksFord
39Bill ChampionMercury
40Dave MarcisDodge


1975

April 13, 1975
Darlington Raceway

Results

Average Speed:  117.597 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 car length
Time of Race:  4:15:47
Lead Changes:  22
Cautions:  11 for 79 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
15Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC367Running180/5$15,080
24Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Terminal Transport367Running175/5$10,680
37Donnie AllisonChevrolet88Digard Racing367Running165/0$7,580
49Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance364Running165/5$4,880
511Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley357Running160/5$4,080
66Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces350Running155/5$3,380
71David PearsonMercury21Purolator350Out (Wrecked)156/10$3,280
815James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9348Running142/0$2,780
926Bruce JacobiChevrolet37Opal's Truck Stop348Running138/0$2,580
1014Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Jesse R. Stanley Trucking343Running134/0$2,380
1118J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's/Glenn's Landscaping341Running130/0$2,180
1217Carl AdamsFord65Travelodge340Running127/0$1,980
1325Joe MihalicChevrolet60Lou Viglione Racing325Running124/0$1,830
1431Ferrel HarrisDodge82Harris Racing322RunningPE$1,730
1519Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill Racing318Out (Engine Failure)118/0$1,630
1624Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing318Running115/0$1,495
1729Earle CanavanPlymouth01Kava Coffee318Running112/0$1,370
1820Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard Racing290Out (Broken Valve)109/0$1,270
192Buddy BakerFord15Army288Out (No Oil Pressure)111/5$1,370
2032Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing282Out (Engine Failure)103/0$1,070
2113Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet253Running100/0$1,025
2228Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking250Out (Engine Failure)97/0$925
2327Dick SkillenChevrolet78Gofflo Racing238Running94/0$825
2412G.C. SpencerDodge49Spencer Racing227Out (Engine Failure)96/5$775
2521Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries169Out (Cracked Cylinder)88/0$865
263Richard PettyDodge43STP159Out (Steering)90/5$1,345
2710Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet154Out (Ignition)87/5$725
2816Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing95Out (Broken Valve)79/0$715
2935Randy TissotChevrolet74Tilitco Enterprises76Out (Broken Valve)76/0$710
3034Neil CastlesDodge5Howard Furniture62Out (Clutch)73/0$705
3136Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment57Out (Engine Failure)70/0$700
3222Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt46Out (Engine Failure)67/0$745
3333Rick NewsomFord20Newsom Racing41Out (Steering)64/0$690
3430Bill ChampionFord10Al Rudd Auto Parts30Out (Engine Failure)61/0$685
3523Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Wards Mobile Homes19Out (Oil Pump)58/0$730
368Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms15Out (Engine Failure)55/0$675


1976

April 11, 1976
Darlington Raceway

Results

Average Speed:  122.973 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.7 seconds
Time of Race:  4:04:36
Lead Changes:  32
Cautions:  8 for 54 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11David PearsonMercury21Purolator367Running180/5$11,670
24Buddy BakerFord15Norris367Running180/10$11,350
38Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces365Running170/5$9,430
411Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola363Running165/5$5,515
510Dave MarcisDodge71K&K362Running160/5$7,380
613Buck BakerFord93Truxmore360RunningPE$3,670
727Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby358Running146/0$3,295
824Joe FrassonChevrolet18Excuse Lounge348Running142/0$2,070
923Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack348Running138/0$3,560
1036Bruce HillChevrolet30Ballard346Running134/0$3,350
1116Cecil GordonChevrolet24Preutte345Running130/0$3,140
1220John A. UtsmanDodge49Spencer345RunningPE$2,270
1318Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco342Running124/0$2,780
1430Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph342Running121/0$2,020
1535Dick MayChevrolet33Handy's Transmission338Running118/0$1,920
1631D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body336Running115/0$2,450
1732Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan332Running112/0$2,310
182Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2328Running114/5$4,800
1934Earle CanavanDodge1Canavan Racing321Running106/0$1,470
2033Earl BrooksChevrolet25Robertson Racing313Running103/0$1,990
2129Dick SkillenChevrolet78Goff309Running100/0$1,325
2222Tommy GaleFord64Stamey's Bar-B-Q230Out (Steering Box)97/0$1,725
239Richard PettyDodge43STP203Out (Vibration)99/5$5,625
2417Buddy ArringtonDodge67Stanley Trucking178Out (Broken Valve)91/0$1,575
256Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms171Out (Engine Failure)93/5$4,065
2626Jerry SiscoChevrolet95Miller Roofing156Out (Accident)85/0$945
2712J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's151Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,350
2825Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM125Out (Engine Failure)79/0$1,415
2921Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt123Out (Accident)76/0$835
3015Neil BonnettChevrolet12Armor All122Out (Broken Valve)73/0$855
315Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade80Out (Accident)75/5$3,825
3228James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 972Out (Accident)67/0$1,320
3314Bob BurchamChevrolet91Miller54Out (Overheating)64/0$865
347Donnie AllisonChevrolet28Gilmore32Out (Accident)66/5$810
353Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore30Out (Accident)58/0$1,355
3619Darrell BryantChevrolet50Hot Rod Barnes23Out (Accident)55/0$800


1977

April 3, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  128.817 mph
Margin of Victory:  Finished under caution
Time of Race:  3:53:30
Lead Changes:  28
Cautions:  6 for 39 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade367Running180/5$13,870
23Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic367Running175/5$8,300
37Richard PettyDodge43STP367Running170/5$9,550
41David PearsonMercury21Purolator367Running170/10$6,200
56Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks365Running160/5$7,520
610Dave MarcisChevrolet2Cam2365Running150/0$6,920
75Buddy BakerFord15Norris363Running146/0$6,520
813G.C. SpencerDodge49Lady & Son352Running142/0$3,245
98Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore351Out (Accident)138/0$5,170
1015Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill350Running134/0$2,745
1118Butch HartmanChevrolet75Hartman347Running130/0$2,520
1217Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon346Running127/0$4,320
1311Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson346Running124/0$2,670
1424Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington341Running121/0$3,800
1536Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear336Running118/0$1,970
162Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms330Running115/0$6,650
1726Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack313Out (Engine Failure)112/0$3,290
1830Ferrel HarrisChevrolet25Thomas310Running109/0$3,080
1922J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing305Out (Accident)106/0$2,860
2019Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing303Running103/0$1,420
2120Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford277Running100/0$2,605
2227Ricky RuddChevrolet22Rudd Auto Parts259Out (No Oil Pressure)97/0$1,300
2323Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks250Out (Cracked Pistons)94/0$2,295
2416Ed NegreDodge8Negre243Out (Broken Crankshaft)91/0$2,085
2532Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing234Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,065
2635Tighe ScottChevrolet45Price Racing198Out (Engine Failure)85/0$845
2734Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan194Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,675
2833Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt184Out (Rear End Housing)79/0$1,455
299Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks161Out (Battery)81/5$810
3025Terry BivinsChevrolet69Jayhawk Sports154Out (Engine Failure)73/0$880
3114Lennie PondChevrolet54Elder-Rainer134Out (Oil Leak)75/5$1,480
3228James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton123Out (Engine Failure)67/0$1,415
3312Neil BonnettDodge71Army83Out (Engine Failure)64/0$3,990
3420D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Transit Damaged Freight62Out (Engine Failure)61/0$1,385
3529Dean DaltonChevrolet7Dalton25Out (Engine Failure)58/0$780
3631Earle CanavanDodge1Canavan Racing8Out (Cracked Cylinder Wall)55/0$775


1978

April 9, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  127.544 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.9 seconds
Time of Race:  3:55:50
Lead Changes:  24
Cautions:  7 for 44 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
18Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks367Running180/5$14,450
22Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade367Running175/5$12,375
35Lennie PondOldsmobile54W.i.n.366Running165/0$6,355
47Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's365Running165/5$4,850
510Richard PettyDodge43STP364Running155/0$8,000
69Buddy BakerChevrolet27U.S. Army364Running155/5$6,020
725Al HolbertChevrolet48Southland Industries357Running146/0$5,445
812Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph356Running142/0$4,900
915Bill ElliottMercury9Dahlonega Ford Sales355Running138/0$2,995
1018Ricky RuddChevrolet22First National City Traveler's Checks349Running139/5$5,290
1124J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating342Running130/0$4,030
1233Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Bell Auto337Running127/0$3,710
1321Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby/Ellis Automotive334Running124/0$2,720
141Bobby AllisonFord15Norris324Running126/5$6,120
1513Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks321Out (Engine Failure)128/10$7,345
1636Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing321Running115/0$1,900
1723Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan321Running112/0$3,000
1817Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington320Running109/0$2,790
1927Blackie WangerinMercury39Wangerin318Running106/0$1,620
2014D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich286Out (Rear End)103/0$2,530
2132Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda286Running100/0$2,275
2230Earle CanavanDodge1Florence280Running97/0$1,325
233Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic268Out (Broken Spindle)99/5$1,275
2434Joe FrassonChevrolet18Frasson Racing247Out (Engine Failure)91/0$1,175
2528Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Krystal237Out (Engine Failure)88/0$990
2635Joe MihalicChevrolet61J.M. Norris222Out (Broken Valve)85/0$945
2719Sam SommersChevrolet89Nixon198Out (Clutch)PE$825
2816Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack187Running79/0$1,455
296David PearsonMercury21Purolator181Out (Broken Valve)81/5$1,310
3020Chuck BownChevrolet77Ray108Out (Accident)73/0$805
3131Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Thomas104Out (Accident)70/0$1,430
3211Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All71Out (Rear End)67/0$3,995
3329Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited69Out (Broken Valve)64/0$1,410
3422Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions18Out (Accident)61/0$1,385
354Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore9Out (Accident)58/0$1,280
3626Dick MayChevrolet19Gray9Out (Ignition)55/0$1,275




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