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Richmond 400

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Richmond 400
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held in the spring at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia from 1976-1983.  Prior to 1976 the race was the Richmond 500, and in 1984 the race became the Miller High Life 400.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
March 7, 1976Dave MarcisDodge1976 Race Information & Results
February 27, 1977Cale YarboroughChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
February 26, 1978Benny ParsonsChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results
March 11, 1979Cale YarboroughOldsmobile1979 Race Information & Results
February 24, 1980Darrell WaltripChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results
February 22, 1981Darrell WaltripBuick1981 Race Information & Results
February 21, 1982Dave MarcisChevrolet1982 Race Information & Results
February 27, 1983Bobby AllisonChevrolet1983 Race Information & Results


1976

March 7, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  72.792 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 car lengths
Time of Race:  2:58:42
Lead Changes:  19
Cautions:  None

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Dave MarcisDodge71K&K400Running185/10$9,300
23Richard PettyDodge43STP400Running175/5$8,025
31Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2399Running170/5$6,230
45Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms388Out (Accident)165/5$4,745
510Terry BivinsChevrolet63Moyer386Running155/0$2,050
612Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack385Running150/0$1,990
729Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet384Running146/0$1,740
830Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco384Running142/0$1,630
911Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces381Running138/0$3,330
1020Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing381Running134/0$1,435
1119Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Arrington379Running130/0$1,300
1228Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing374Running127/0$900
1325Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM374Running124/0$1,100
1415Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts374Running121/0$1,050
1522James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9372Out (Spun Out)118/0$1,000
1621Ernie ShawChevrolet95Shaw Racing372RunningPE$700
1726Travis TillerDodge46Little B Coal370Running112/0$650
1827Earle CanavanDodge1Canavan Racing368Running109/0$625
1917Frank WarrenDodge79Warren365Running106/0$850
2013D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body357Running103/0$575
219J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's355Out (Engine Failure)100/0$800
2224Richard BrownPontiac44Bush Olds Pontiac354Running97/0$525
236Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola349Out (Accident)99/5$750
244Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade250Out (Accident)91/0$2,510
2523Neil CastlesChevrolet5Howard Furniture203Out (Oil Pressure)PE$475
267Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore173Out (Accident)85/0$700
2718Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing145Out (Blown Engine)82/0$675
2816Bill ChampionFord10Sunny King Ford111Out (Broken Axle)79/0$650
298Buddy BakerFord15Norris86Out (Water Leak)76/0$2,375
3014Skip ManningChevrolet92Strat-A-Graph84Out (Overheating)73/0$375


1977

February 27, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  73.084 mph
Margin of Victory:  Finished under red flag due to rain
Time of Race:  1:49:01
Lead Changes:  9
Cautions:  4 for 35 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms245Running185/10$10,450
24Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade245Running170/0$6,725
33Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.245Running170/5$5,725
48Dave MarcisChevrolet2Cam2244Running165/5$4,700
56Bobby AllisonMatador121st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.244Running160/5$2,000
62Richard PettyDodge43STP243Running150/0$3,750
71Neil BonnettDodge71Direct Connection243Running151/5$4,000
812James HyltonChevrolet48Sadler Motorsports242Running142/0$2,540
95Buddy BakerFord15Norris242Running143/5$3,325
109Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack241Running139/5$2,250
1122Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions240Running130/0$1,980
1213Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl238Running127/0$1,375
1321Cecil GordonChevrolet24Burger King238Running124/0$1,820
1417Terry BivinsChevrolet25T.T. Colley237Running121/0$1,700
1524Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM236Running118/0$1,590
1610J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing234Running115/0$1,480
1720Junior MillerChevrolet95Stamey's Bar-B-Q234Running112/0$600
1815Skip ManningChevrolet921st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.233Running109/0$1,270
1923Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt230Running106/0$1,110
2025Elmo LangleyFord64Sunny King Ford227Running103/0$975
2129Robin SchildnechtChevrolet44Manning Enterprises227RunningPE$500
2227Walter BallardChevrolet45Booher Farms225Running97/0$475
2328Rick NewsomFord20Newsom Racing202Running94/0$450
2419Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hickory Garage200Running91/0$685
2530Earl BrooksChevrolet33Smith Auto Parts198Running88/0$425
2618Ricky RuddFord22Rudd Auto Parts187Out (Rear End)85/0$400
2711Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore140Out (Accident)82/0$685
2814D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Pizza Inn84Out (Overheating)79/0$600
2916Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing64Out (Engine Failure)76/0$350
3026Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan46Out (Accident)73/0$550


1978

February 26, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  80.304 mph
Margin of Victory:  2.6 seconds
Time of Race:  2:41:59
Lead Changes:  10
Cautions:  5 for 33 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.400Running180/5$11,225
29Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.400Running180/10$5,000
37Cale YarboroughOldsmobile111st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.399Running170/5$7,450
42Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade399Running165/5$5,250
55Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore397Running155/0$3,325
64Bobby AllisonFord15Norris396Running150/0$4,225
76Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund395Running146/0$1,300
811Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack393Running147/5$2,450
91Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All393Running143/5$4,050
1019Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions389Running134/0$2,080
1110James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton389Running130/0$1,920
1218Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing385Running127/0$1,825
1317Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph381Running124/0$1,690
1423Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan380Running121/0$1,580
1521Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington380Running118/0$1,370
1616D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich379Running115/0$1,235
1720Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited379Running112/0$1,075
1824Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing370Running109/0$1,325
1925Jimmy Lee CappsChevrolet26Hearn Produce369Running106/0$550
2029Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing359Running103/0$525
2114Ed NegreDodge8Negre358Running100/0$750
228Richard PettyDodge43STP356Out (Differential)97/0$3,175
2315Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda322Running94/0$700
2427Earle CanavanDodge1Canavan Racing299Running91/0$435
2526Roger HambyChevrolet37Hamby / Ellis Automotive282Running88/0$425
2612Roland WlodykaChevrolet98Osterlund177Out (Accident)85/0$460
2713J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing154Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)82/0$665
2828Woody FisherChevrolet19Belden Asphalt74Out (Differential)79/0$600
2922Dick MayChevrolet74Wawak71Out (Differential)76/0$325
3030Nelson OswaldChevrolet9Perfect Alignment50Out (Technical)73/0$300


1979

March 11, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  83.608 mph
Margin of Victory:  6 seconds
Time of Race:  2:35:35
Lead Changes:  3
Cautions:  2 for 8 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
19Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch400Running180/5$16,275
21Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon / Moore400Running180/10$10,750
33Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade399Running165/0$6,925
42Benny ParsonsChevrolet27M.C. Anderson399Running160/0$2,550
57Richard PettyChevrolet43STP399Running155/0$4,800
616Joe MillikanChevrolet72Hayes Jewelers397Running150/0$4,800
78J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating397Running151/5$2,900
85Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph395Running142/0$2,775
911Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic394Running138/0$3,710
1014D.K. UlrichBuick40Midwestern Farm Lines391Running134/0$2,405
1115Ricky RuddChevrolet90Truxmore390Running130/0$2,245
1229James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive390Running127/0$2,100
134Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund390Running124/0$2,015
1412Lennie PondOldsmobile54Brenco Bearings387Running121/0$890
1520Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales385Running118/0$1,830
1610Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's385Running115/0$750
1722Ronnie ThomasBuick251st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.384Running112/0$2,570
1817Dave WatsonChevrolet37Amsoil383Running109/0$675
1913Dave DionFord29Merrimack Lincoln-Mercury380Running106/0$675
2028Joe FieldsChevrolet19Belden Asphalt379Running103/0$1,385
2123Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan371Running100/0$1,250
2226Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda360Running97/0$1,125
2324Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing311Running94/0$1,000
2430Bill HollarChevrolet9Hollar307Out (Engine Failure)91/0$535
2527Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon-Barnicle259Out (Rear End)88/0$775
2618Richard ChildressChevrolet3Crc Chemicals238Out (Engine Failure)85/0$750
2725Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission199Out (Rear End)82/0$725
2819Dick BrooksOldsmobile5Bearfinder180Out (Rear End)79/0$450
296Buddy BakerChevrolet28Spectra167Out (Rear End)76/0$3,375
3021Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby / Ellis Automotive68Out (Overheating)73/0$650


1980

February 24, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  67.703 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.2 seconds
Time of Race:  3:12:08
Lead Changes:  19
Cautions:  9 for 72 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade400Running185/10$17,800
25Bobby AllisonFord15Mike Curb / Hodgdon400Running175/5$10,975
33Richard PettyChevrolet43STP400Running170/5$9,375
410Dave MarcisChevrolet71Hudson Transmission400Running165/5$4,310
513Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund398Running155/0$6,550
615Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales392Running150/0$3,360
731James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive385Running146/0$2,940
814Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Sadler Mtrs / Smith Used Cars382Running142/0$2,780
97J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating380Running138/0$2,610
1020Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak377Running134/0$1,150
1130Joe BooherChevrolet40Booher Farms376Running130/0$2,350
122Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm373Running132/5$2,040
1327Joey ArringtonDodge79Buddy's Used Cars368Running124/0$2,030
1425Bub StricklerChevrolet37Strickler367RunningPE$925
1524Bill ElswickChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing366Running118/0$1,375
1618Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona363Running115/0$1,520
1721Tommy HoustonChevrolet95Carpenter Designs354Running117/5$810
1817Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore / Sunny King342Running109/0$1,585
1929Rick NewsomChevrolet20Louise Smith330Running106/0$700
2023Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt318Running103/0$1,450
2116Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda295Running100/0$1,300
2212Richard ChildressOldsmobile3CRC Chemicals292Running97/0$875
2326Bill HollarChevrolet99Hollar Auto Parts281Out (Ignition)94/0$600
248Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph197Out (Rear Axle Housing)91/0$835
259Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch193Out (Accident)88/0$4,025
2622Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria125Out (Broken Valve)85/0$840
276Joe MillikanChevrolet72Dewitt Trucking101Out (Accident)87/5$4,225
284Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company63Out (Oil Pump)79/0$3,975
2913Dick BrooksChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics47Out (Accident)76/0$725
3028Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission46Out (Accident)73/0$700
3119Baxter PriceChevrolet45Iron Peddlers45Out (Accident)70/0$450


1981

February 22, 1981

Results

Average Speed:  76.57 mph
Margin of Victory:  5 seconds
Time of Race:  2:49:53
Lead Changes:  4
Cautions:  7 for 50 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Darrell WaltripBuick11Mountain Dew400Running185/10$18,800
28Ricky RuddOldsmobile88Gatorade400Running175/5$13,400
33Richard PettyBuick43STP399Running170/5$9,775
41Morgan ShepherdPontiac5Performance Connection399Running165/5$5,100
54Benny ParsonsFord15Melling Tool Company399Running155/0$7,050
62Harry GantBuick47Race Hill Farm399Running150/0$4,770
76Dale EarnhardtPontiac2Wrangler Jeans397Running146/0$7,550
825Jody RidleyFord90Truxmore / Sunny King397Running142/0$4,845
914Joe MillikanBuick75Rahmoc Racing396Running138/0$3,450
1010J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Bailey Excavating395Running134/0$3,240
1112Lennie PondBuick68The 5 Racers395Running130/0$2,720
1226Lake SpeedOldsmobile66Speed Racing392Running127/0$1,100
1318Richard ChildressPontiac3Childress Racing391Running124/0$2,710
1420Jimmy MeansPontiac52Broadway Motors390Running121/0$2,565
1511Don SprouseOldsmobile37Rogers Auto Leasing389Running118/0$965
1619Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hills Racing385Running115/0$2,380
1727Tim RichmondBuick99Uno382Running112/0$2,220
1823Tommy GaleOldsmobile79Junior Miller Roofing381Running109/0$2,035
1924Cecil GordonBuick24Home Craft Homes380Running106/0$1,690
2030Henry JonesBuick94Louise Smith363Running103/0$765
2113Ronnie ThomasPontiac25Thomas Racing358Running100/0$1,640
2216Dave MarcisDodge71Hudson Chev / W.h. Bolin321Out (Drive Shaft)97/0$965
235Bobby AllisonChevrolet28J.W. Hunt Produce276Out (Rear End)94/0$5,415
2417Kyle PettyBuick42STP223Out (Rear End)91/0$665
2522Glenn JarrettChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona216Out (Transmission)88/0$905
269Terry LabonteBuick44Apache Stove204Out (Clutch)85/0$5,085
2729Rick NewsomChevrolet20Newsom Racing169Out (Rear End)82/0$615
2821Joe FieldsPontiac92Richmond Printing118RunningPE$590
2915James HyltonPontiac48Palatine Automotive47Out (Distributor)76/0$815
3028Baxter PriceBuick45McWhirter Grading16Out (Drive Shaft)73/0$500


1982

February 21, 1982

Results

Average Speed:  72.914 mph
Margin of Victory:  12 seconds
Time of Race:  1:51:30
Lead Changes:  11
Cautions:  6 for 33 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Dave MarcisChevrolet71J.D. Stacy Racing250Running180/5$19,145
215Richard PettyPontiac43STP250Running175/5$16,325
33Benny ParsonsPontiac28J.D. Stacy Racing250Running175/10$15,475
48Dale EarnhardtFord15Wrangler Jeans250Running165/5$10,960
510Terry LabonteChevrolet44J.D. Stacy Racing249Running155/0$6,330
65Joe MillikanPontiac50Performance Connection249Running150/0$8,635
721Neil BonnettFord21National Engineering249Running146/0$2,970
813Bobby AllisonChevrolet88Gatorade249Running142/0$6,910
99Ron BouchardBuick47J.D. Stacy Racing249Running138/0$7,710
102Morgan ShepherdBuick98Levi Garrett248Running139/5$2,010
1117Tommy EllisChevrolet12Industrial Boilers248Running130/0$1,610
1220Bill ElliottFord9Melling Tool Company247Running127/0$1,590
1318Jody RidleyFord90J.D. Stacy Racing246Running124/0$7,570
1423Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington245Running121/0$3,850
154Joe RuttmanBuick2J.D. Stacy Racing244Out (Accident)123/5$4,395
1624Bob SchachtOldsmobile97Test Tube244Running115/0$1,285
1726Slick JohnsonPontiac48Palatine Automotive244Running112/0$3,285
1832Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Broadway Motors244Running109/0$3,080
1922Lake SpeedBuick17Kings Inn244Running106/0$2,975
2016Kyle PettyPontiac42STP243Running103/0$2,890
2131Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford242Running100/0$2,645
2214Ricky RuddPontiac3Piedmont Airlines242Running97/0$2,450
2327J.D. McDuffiePontiac70McDuffie Racing241Running94/0$2,095
2430Lennie PondBuick24Washington Freightliner239RunningPE$2,060
2529Tommy HoustonBuick40Midlothian Texaco238Running88/0$875
2612Mark MartinPontiac2Apache Stove210Running85/0$1,340
271Darrell WaltripBuick11Mountain Dew206Running87/5$10,905
2828Joe FieldsBuick92Richmond Printing190Running79/0$770
2919D.K. UlrichBuick6Ulrich169Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,235
307Harry GantBuick337-Eleven / Skoal Bandit138Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,200
3125Tom SnevaBuick37Simoniz94Out (Rear End)70/0$1,225
3211Gary BaloughBuick75Balough42Out (Accident)67/0$1,200


1983

February 27, 1983

Results

Average Speed:  79.584 mph
Margin of Victory:  4 car lengths
Time of Race:  2:43:27
Lead Changes:  15
Cautions:  5 for 25 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
16Bobby AllisonChevrolet22Miller High Life400Running180/5$23,725
28Dale EarnhardtFord15Wrangler Jeans400Running175/5$16,575
313Neil BonnettChevrolet75Hodgdon Tool400Running170/5$9,975
47Geoff BodinePontiac88Gatorade399Running165/5$8,445
512Harry GantBuick33Skoal Bandit399Running160/5$11,260
618Bill ElliottFord9Melling Oil Pumps398Running150/0$5,660
72Joe RuttmanBuick98Levi Garrett398Running156/10$8,075
810Richard PettyPontiac43STP398Running142/0$7,210
916Dave MarcisChevrolet71Hudson397Running138/0$8,360
1019Buddy BakerFord21Valvoline396Running134/0$2,510
1121Butch LindleyBuick1Miller Time396Running135/5$2,485
125Ron BouchardBuick47Foster Grant396Running127/0$3,940
1317Dick BrooksFord90Sunny King Ford & Honda395RunningPE$3,600
1431Kyle PettyPontiac77-Eleven395Running121/0$3,410
1511Lake SpeedChevrolet1Uno395Running118/0$1,530
1628Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Broadway Motors393Running115/0$3,140
1727Tim RichmondPontiac27Old Milwaukee392Running112/0$1,320
1825Sterling MarlinPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems391Running109/0$3,520
1915Jim SauterBuick6Ulrich Racing389RunningPE$2,665
2032Buddy ArringtonDodge67Jim Peacock380Running103/0$2,400
2123James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive372Running100/0$2,705
223Terry LabonteChevrolet44Budweiser359Running97/0$1,710
2320Ronnie ThomasPontiac41Advance Auto Parts356Running94/0$1,015
249Mark MartinBuick2Valvring344Running91/0$7,270
2529J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Bailey Excavating298Running88/0$1,425
2626Joe FieldsBuick92Fields Racing284RunningPE$880
2722Slick JohnsonBuick18The Pioneer247Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,000
281Ricky RuddChevrolet3Piedmont Airlines177Out (Engine Failure)84/5$3,615
294Darrell WaltripChevrolet11Pepsi Challenger149Out (Rear End)76/0$9,295
3014Dave DionFord29Champion Buses50Out (Accident)73/0$700
3124Morgan ShepherdFord35Beare Racing50Out (Head Gasket)PE$850
3230Tommy GaleBuick2Midlothian Texaco50Out (Accident)67/0$1,200




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