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Richmond 500

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Richmond 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held in the spring at Richmond, Virginia.  For 1976, the race was the Richmond 400.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
February 27, 1972Richard PettyPlymouth1972 Race Information & Results
February 25, 1973Richard PettyDodge1973 Race Information & Results
February 24, 1974Bobby AllisonChevrolet1974 Race Information & Results
February 23, 1975Richard PettyDodge1975 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

February 27, 1972
Time of race 3:32:12
Average speed 76.258 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Richard PettyPlymouth
2Bobby AllisonChevrolet
3Bobby IsaacDodge
4Dave MarcisDodge
5Bill DennisFord
6James HyltonDodge
7Elmo LangleyFord
8Benny ParsonsFord
9Cecil GordonMercury
10John SearsDodge
11Neil CastlesDodge
12J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
13Eddie YarboroPlymouth
14Richard BrownChevrolet
15Frank WarrenPlymouth
16Phil FinneyChevrolet
17Jabe ThomasPlymouth
18David Ray BoggsDodge
19Bill SeifertFord
20Bill ChampionFord
21Walter BallardPlymouth
22Bill ShireyPlymouth
23Raymond WilliamsFord
24Ron KeselowskiDodge
25Dean DaltonMercury
26Dub SimpsonChevrolet
27Les CoveyChevrolet
28Jim VandiverDodge
29Richard ChildressChevrolet
30Ed NegreChevrolet


1973 Results

February 25, 1973
Time of race 3:37:29
Average speed 74.764 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Richard PettyDodge
2Buddy BakerDodge
3Cale YarboroughChevrolet
4Bobby IsaacFord
5Dave MarcisDodge
6Bill DennisChevrolet
7Lennie PondChevrolet
8Cecil GordonChevrolet
9James HyltonMercury
10Benny ParsonsChevrolet
11Walter BallardMercury
12Elmo LangleyFord
13Jabe ThomasDodge
14Bill ChampionFord
15Bobby AllisonChevrolet
16Henley GrayFord
17Buddy ArringtonDodge
18Charlie RobertsFord
19John SearsDodge
20Richard BrownChevrolet
21Sonny HutchinsChevrolet
22Frank WarrenDodge
23Tiny LundChevrolet
24Neil CastlesDodge
25Donnie AllisonChevrolet
26Ray HendrickMercury
27Dean DaltonMercury
28David SiscoChevrolet
29J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
30Vic ParsonsMercury


1974 Results

February 24, 1974
Time of race 3:02:02
Average speed 80.095 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Richard PettyDodge
3Cale YarboroughChevrolet
4Lennie PondChevrolet
5Dave MarcisDodge
6James HyltonChevrolet
7J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
8Bill DennisFord
9Elmo LangleyFord
10Buddy ArringtonPlymouth
11Cecil GordonChevrolet
12Tony BettenhausenChevrolet
13Benny ParsonsChevrolet
14Jimmy HaileyChevrolet
15Neil CastlesDodge
16Richard ChildressChevrolet
17Donnie AllisonChevrolet
18Travis TillerDodge
19Walter BallardChevrolet
20Frank WarrenDodge
21Richie PanchChevrolet
22D.K. UlrichChevrolet
23David SiscoChevrolet
24Ed NegreDodge
25Jerry HufflinChevrolet
26Jabe ThomasDodge
27Bill ChampionFord
28Dean DaltonChevrolet


1975

February 23, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  74.913 mph
Margin of Victory:  6 laps plus
Time of Race:  3:37:03
Lead Changes:  2
Cautions:  7 for 89 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Richard PettyDodge43STP500Running185/10$6,265
23Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet494Running170/0$4,160
32Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces491Running170/5$2,935
45Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries489Running160/0$1,760
59Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing476Running155/0$1,385
610Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington Racing474Running150/0$1,285
78Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet466Running146/0$1,185
814Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing464Running142/0$1,110
911Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking462Running138/0$1,045
1012Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment444Running134/0$975
1122Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill Racing436Running130/0$885
1216Jabe ThomasDodge25Wards Mobile Homes396Running127/0$835
1315Earle CanavanPlymouth01Kava Coffee353Running124/0$810
147James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9344Running121/0$735
154Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Terminal Transport232Out (Engine Failure)118/0$710
166Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance211Out (Engine Failure)115/0$660
1717Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing118Out (Driveshaft)112/0$650
1818Neil CastlesDodge5Faustine Racing98Out (Gas Leak)109/0$630
1913Walter BallardFord10Ballard Racing89Out (Piston)106/0$640
2019Dick MayChevrolet70Glenn's Landscaping/Butler's66Out (Oil Leak)103/0$605
2121Bill ChampionChevrolet30Champion Racing41Out (Oil Pump)100/0$555
2220Rick NewsomFord20Newsom Racing5Out (Piston)97/0$545


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