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Volunteer 500

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Stock Car Racing

Volunteer 500
Event

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Bristol Motor Speedway.  With the addition of corporate sponsorship the race became the Busch Volunteer 500 for the 1980 event.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
July 9, 1972Bobby AllisonChevrolet1972 Race Information & Results
July 8, 1973Benny ParsonsChevrolet1973 Race Information & Results
March 16, 1975Richard PettyDodge1975 Race Information & Results
March 14, 1976Cale YarboroughChevrolet1976 Race Information & Results
April 17, 1977Cale YarboroughChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
April 2, 1978Darrell WaltripChevrolet1978 Race Information & Results
April 1, 1979Dale EarnhardtChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results


1972 Results

July 9, 1972
Time of race:  2:30:28
Average speed:  92.735 mph

FinishDriverMake
1Bobby AllisonChevrolet
2Richard PettyPlymouth
3Dave MarcisDodge
4Benny ParsonsMercury
5J.D. McDuffieDodge
6John SearsPlymouth
7Raymond WilliamsFord
8Cecil GordonMercury
9Walter BallardMercury
10Ben ArnoldFord
11Elmo LangleyFord
12James HyltonFord
13Bill ChampionFord
14Charlie RobertsFord
15Jabe ThomasPlymouth
16Henley GrayFord
17Ed NegreDodge
18Bobby IsaacDodge
19LeeRoy YarbroughFord
20Dean DaltonMercury
21Bob BrownChevrolet
22Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
23David Ray BoggsDodge
24David SiscoChevrolet
25Johnny HalfordPlymouth
26Richard ChildressChevrolet
27Ron KeselowskiDodge
28G.C. SpencerPlymouth
29Frank WarrenDodge
30Richard BrownChevrolet


1973 Results

July 8, 1973
Time of race:  2:53:04

FinishDriverMake
1Benny ParsonsChevrolet
2L.D. OttingerChevrolet
3Cecil GordonChevrolet
4Lennie PondChevrolet
5J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
6Ed NegreDodge
7Raymond WilliamsFord
8James HyltonMercury
9Elmo LangleyFord
10Henley GrayMercury
11David SiscoChevrolet
12Rick NewsomFord
13Jabe ThomasDodge
14Walter BallardMercury
15Frank WarrenDodge
16Ronnie DanielChevrolet
17Charlie RobertsFord
18Bill ChampionMercury
19Cale YarboroughChevrolet
20Bobby AllisonChevrolet
21Richard PettyDodge
22Bobby IsaacFord
23Dean DaltonMercury
24D.K. UlrichFord
25Richard ChildressChevrolet
26Richard BrownChevrolet
27Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
28Dave MarcisAMC
29G.C. SpencerDodge
30Buddy ArringtonDodge


1975

March 16, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  97.053 mph
Margin of Victory:  6 laps
Time of Race:  2:44:45
Lead Changes:  6
Cautions:  2 for 27 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Richard PettyDodge43STP500Running185/10$5,350
24Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces494Running175/5$3,825
31Buddy BakerFord15Bud Moore Engineering493Running170/5$3,500
48Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet486Running160/0$2,050
510James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9482Running155/0$1,650
65Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Terminal Transport475Running150/0$1,150
79Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing474Running146/0$1,050
87Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance472Running142/0$950
911Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking470Running138/0$910
1023Ricky RuddFord10Champion Racing456Running134/0$800
1113D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich Racing452RunningPE$775
1214Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing431Running127/0$725
1319Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment424Out (Oil Pressure)124/0$675
1421Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Wards Mobile Homes412Out (Steering)121/0$650
1516Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Arrington Racing405Running118/0$625
1612Henley GrayChevrolet70McDuffie Racing394Running115/0$640
1718Elmo LangleyFord64Langley Racing345Out (Valve)112/0$575
1817Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard Racing200Out (Valve)109/0$550
196Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries186Out (Transmission)106/0$520
203Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Johnson Racing155Out (Rear End)108/5$525
2120Travis TillerDodge46Precision Engine Machine154Out (Head Gasket)100/0$465
2215Joe FrassonDodge18Frasson Racing128Out (Engine Failure)97/0$480
2322Earle CanavanDodge01Kava Coffee34Out (Broken Distributor Shaft)94/0$445


1976

March 14, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  87.377 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  2:26:24
Lead Changes:  16
Cautions:  6 for 79 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms400Running185/10$18,070
24Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade399Running175/5$7,910
35Benny Parsons72398Running165/0$5,330
46Dave MarcisDodge71Kings Row Fireplaces398Running165/5$4,280
58Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2395Running160/5$3,950
611Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore394Running155/5$1,960
721James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9380Running146/0$1,530
827Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM374Running142/0$1,420
918Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Stanley Trucking373Running138/0$1,310
1016J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's372Running134/0$1,250
1115Jerry SiscoChevrolet95Miller Roofing371Running130/0$950
1217Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph371Running127/0$750
1328Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing366Running124/0$970
1420Frank WarrenDodge79Warren360Running121/0$950
1525Elmo LangleyFord64Stamey's Bar-B-Q358Running118/0$940
1630Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing353Running115/0$640
1729Earle CanavanDodge1Canavan Racing348Running112/0$620
1826Travis TillerDodge46Little B Coal295Out (Engine Failure)109/0$600
1924Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts249Out (No Oil Pressure)106/0$830
2022Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack229Running103/0$810
211Buddy BakerFord15Norris225Out (Clutch)105/5$4,880
227Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola213Out (Engine Failure)102/5$1,070
2312Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco147Out (Engine Failure)94/0$950
249Terry BivinsChevrolet63Moyer141Out (Engine Failure)91/0$490
2513D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body116Out (Engine Failure)88/0$520
2610Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing108Out (Engine Failure)85/0$450
272Richard PettyDodge43STP64Out (Accident)82/0$4,180
2823Cecil GordonChevrolet24Pruette Chevrolet62Out (Accident)79/0$670
2919Bill ChampionFord10Sunny King Ford60Out (Accident)76/0$660
3014Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt40Out (No Brakes)73/0$450


1977

April 17, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  100.989 mph
Margin of Victory:  7 seconds
Time of Race:  2:38:20
Lead Changes:  5
Cautions:  2 for 9 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms500Running185/10$21,050
27Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore493Running170/0$6,300
33Richard PettyDodge43STP491Running165/0$5,300
46Neil BonnettDodge71Auto Race Tracks490Running160/0$4,200
54Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks488Running160/5$3,950
62Bobby AllisonAMC12First National City Traveler's Checks487Running150/0$1,700
715James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton479Running146/0$2,400
810Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack479Running142/0$2,080
927Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing470Running138/0$900
1014Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts465Running134/0$1,400
1121Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl457Running130/0$750
1213Skip ManningChevrolet92First National City Traveler's Checks448Running127/0$1,770
1320Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan445Running124/0$1,620
1430Buddy ArringtonDodge67Arrington439Running121/0$1,540
1524Sam SommersChevrolet27Anderson437Running118/0$640
1628Elmo LangleyFord64Sunny King Ford435Running115/0$1,420
1716Cecil GordonChevrolet24Gordon434Running112/0$1,240
1811Ferrel HarrisChevrolet25Thomas434Running109/0$1,410
198Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade421Running111/5$2,730
2012J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing420Out (Driver Fatigue)103/0$1,160
215Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's Big Boy412Running105/5$2,790
2226Dave SiscoChevrolet16Sisco411Running97/0$720
2317Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt390Running94/0$700
2422Junior MillerChevrolet95Miller Roofing309Out (Engine Failure)91/0$440
2523Ed NegreDodge8Negre198Out (Engine Failure)88/0$670
2625D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich168Out (Brakes)85/0$650
2719Rick NewsomFord20Gillespie Painting119Out (Water Pump)82/0$380
2818Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions95Out (Accident)79/0$620
299Buddy BakerFord15Norris37Out (Overheating)76/0$2,560
3029Larry LeMayChevrolet45Price Racing36Out (Drive Shaft)73/0$350


1978

April 2, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  92.401 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  2:53:03
Lead Changes:  13
Cautions:  4 for 40 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade500Running180/5$17,050
22Benny ParsonsChevrolet72First National City Traveler's Checks499Running180/10$14,250
33Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's497Running170/5$4,500
46Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11First National City Traveler's Checks494Running160/0$6,850
510Lennie PondChevrolet54W.i.n.494Running155/0$2,000
64Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack484Running150/0$3,550
717James HyltonChevrolet48Southland Industries480Running146/0$3,050
826Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales478Running142/0$3,130
919Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions476Running138/0$2,320
1023Ed NegreDodge8N.H. Coal Company471Running134/0$2,150
1112D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich471Running130/0$1,855
1220Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt469Running127/0$1,680
1322Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan462Running124/0$1,520
1421Lynn CarrollChevrolet35Leonard Racing445RunningPE$650
1516Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph431Running118/0$1,335
1627Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing422Running115/0$600
1718Roger HambyOldsmobile17Hamby/Ellis Automotive413Running112/0$1,075
1828Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited401Running109/0$1,100
199Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore400Running106/0$785
2013Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing302Out (Valve)103/0$1,070
215Bobby AllisonFord15Norris293Out (Valve)100/0$3,205
2229Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda250Out (Rear End)97/0$740
2315Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing187Out (Accident)94/0$725
2425Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing172Out (Valve)91/0$460
2511Richard PettyDodge43STP47Out (Accident)88/0$3,150
261Neil BonnettDodge5Armor All44Out (Accident)85/0$3,890
278Roland WlodykaChevrolet98Osterlund44Out (Accident)82/0$430
2814J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating16Out (Rear End)79/0$770
2924Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak8Out (Broken Axle)76/0$410


1979

April 1, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  91.033 mph
Margin of Victory:  3 seconds
Time of Race:  2:55:39
Lead Changes:  9
Cautions:  6 for 44 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
19Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Osterlund500Running185/10$19,800
24Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon/Moore500Running175/5$11,150
32Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade500Running170/5$8,300
413Richard PettyOldsmobile43STP498Running160/0$5,850
56Benny ParsonsOldsmobile27Valleydale Meats497Running155/0$3,150
63Donnie AllisonChevrolet1Hawaiian Tropic495Running155/5$4,100
710Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph490Running146/0$4,200
812Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels486Running142/0$4,050
916James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive486Running138/0$3,530
1015Ricky RuddFord90Truxmore485Running134/0$3,120
1114Richard ChildressChevrolet3CRC Chemicals484Running130/0$2,725
1211D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines481Running127/0$2,800
1327Buddy ArringtonDodge67Reid Trailer Sales480Running124/0$2,290
1420Roger HambyOldsmobile17Hamby/Ellis Automotive473Running121/0$1,780
1525Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon-Barnicle470Running118/0$1,645
1628Mike PotterChevrolet76Miller463Running115/0$660
178Dave MarcisChevrolet2Shoney's462Running112/0$635
1824Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda460Running109/0$1,410
1923Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing456Running106/0$1,095
2019Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan429Running103/0$1,080
2117Harry GantOldsmobile47Race Hill Farm385Out (Engine Failure)100/0$565
2221Dick BrooksOldsmobile5Bearfinder366Out (Water Pump)97/0$550
2318Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria335Out (Accident)94/0$1,785
245Cale YarboroughOldsmobile11Busch216Out (Accident)96/5$4,470
251Buddy BakerChevrolet28Spectra211Out (Accident)93/5$5,210
267J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating197Out (Rear End)85/0$1,000
2726Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt141Out (Engine Failure)82/0$740
2822Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission100Out (Engine Failure)79/0$730
2930Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak33Out (Quit)76/0$470
3029Ralph JonesFord98Jones31Out (No Brakes)73/0$460


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