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Capital City 500

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Stock Car Racing

Capital City 500

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Richmond International Raceway.  The race became the Capital City 400 for 1976.

DateWinnerWinner's Make
10 September 1972Richard PettyPlymouth1972 Race Information & Results
9 September 1973Richard PettyDodge1973 Race Information & Results
12 October 1975Darrell WaltripChevrolet1975 Race Information & Results

1972 Results

September 10, 1972
Time of race 3:34:14
Average speed 75.899 mph

1Richard PettyPlymouth
2Bobby AllisonChevrolet
3Bill DennisChevrolet
4James HyltonFord
5Dave MarcisDodge
6Bill ChampionFord
7Ben ArnoldFord
8Dean DaltonMercury
9Jabe ThomasPlymouth
10Buddy ArringtonDodge
11Raymond WilliamsFord
12Walter BallardMercury
13John SearsPlymouth
14Henley GrayFord
15Ed NegreDodge
16Eddie YarboroPlymouth
17Buddy BakerDodge
18Frank WarrenDodge
19Larry SmithFord
20Cecil GordonMercury
21Neil CastlesPlymouth
22Elmo LangleyFord
23Benny ParsonsMercury
24David PearsonFord
25Richard ChildressChevrolet
26David Ray BoggsDodge
27Charlie RobertsFord
28Ron KeselowskiDodge
29George AltheideDodge
30J.D. McDuffiePlymouth

1973 Results

September 9, 1973
Time of race 4:13:17
Average speed 83.215 mph

1Richard PettyDodge
2Cale YarboroughChevrolet
3Bobby AllisonChevrolet
4Benny ParsonsChevrolet
5Buddy ArringtonDodge
6Walter BallardMercury
7Cecil GordonChevrolet
8James HyltonMercury
9Henley GrayMercury
10Raymond WilliamsFord
11Charlie RobertsFord
12Richard ChildressChevrolet
13Rick NewsomFord
14Frank WarrenDodge
15Elmo LangleyFord
16David SiscoChevrolet
17Buddy BakerDodge
18Jabe ThomasDodge
19Mel LarsonDodge
20John SearsDodge
21Ed NegreDodge
22Earl BrooksFord
23Ronnie DanielsChevrolet
24Dick MayMercury
25D.K. UlrichFord
26Darrell WaltripFord
27Dick BrooksMercury
28Lennie PondChevrolet
29J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
30Bill ChampionFord
31Dean DaltonMercury
32Vic ParsonsFord
33Richard BrownChevrolet
34Baxter PriceChevrolet


October 12, 1975
Richmond International Raceway


Average Speed:  81.886 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 lap
Time of Race:  3:18:34
Lead Changes:  10
Cautions:  4 for 23 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport500Running180/5$6,335
23Lennie PondChevrolet54Master Chevrolet499Running180/10$3,960
310Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries494Running165/0$3,045
424Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet484Running160/0$2,035
57J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's/Glenn's Landscaping483Running155/0$1,535
614James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9479Running150/0$1,460
79Elmo LangleyFord64Independent Auto Salvage478Running146/0$1,325
816Bruce HillChevrolet47Dixie 500475Running142/0$1,235
927Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley470Running138/0$1,135
1017Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Robertson Racing467Running134/0$1,035
1128Carl AdamsFord65Adams Racing466Running130/0$935
1226Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Pagoda Motel459Running127/0$885
1325D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body457Running124/0$835
1423Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing457Running121/0$785
1512Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts453Running118/0$760
1622Bill HollarChevrolet29Hollar Racing452Running115/0$685
1721Earl BrooksDodge23Robertson Racing447Running112/0$635
181Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces433Running114/5$1,110
1920Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt418Running106/0$585
2019Bruce JacobiChevrolet37Opal's Truck Stop394Out (Wrecked)103/0$560
218Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking389Out (Engine Failure)100/0$520
2218Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment344Running97/0$510
234Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance334Out (No Oil Pressure)99/5$525
2415Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing208Running91/0$515
2513Bill ChampionFord10Champion Racing168Out (Overheating)88/0$480
265Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry155Out (Ignition)90/5$495
2711Jim VandiverDodge31Triple Elkhorn Mining58Out (Wrecked)82/0$500
286Richard PettyDodge43STP34Out (Valve)79/0$700

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