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1976 Los Angeles Times 500
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@ Ontario Motor Speedway on November 21, 1976
Note: Winston West Drivers Denoted in Gold Rows
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status
1 1 21David Pearson Purolator Mercury 200 121 running
2 11 54Lennie Pond Pepsi-Cola Chevy 199 0 running
3 9 72Benny Parsons 1st National City Chevy 198 0 running
4 12 90Dick Brooks Truxmore Ford 198 0 running
5 17 48James Hylton Hylton Engineering Chevy 196 0 running
6 27 36Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak Chevy 196 0 running
7 15 50Terry Bivins Stock Car Products Chevy 194 0 running
8 26 92Skip Manning Stratagraph Chevy 192 0 running
9 14 81Terry Ryan WAM Racing Chevy 192 0 running
10 21 47Bruce Hill Hill Racing Chevy 192 0 running
11 30 70J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing Chevy 191 0 running
12 20 8Ed Negre Negre Racing Dodge 190 0 running
13 24 55Larry Phillips Haddick's Towing Ford 188 0 running
14 10 67Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing Ford 188 0 running
15 40 13Don Puskarich Oil Field Construction Chevy 187 0 running
16 18 24Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon Racing Chevy 187 0 running
17 32 64Tommy Gale Elmo Langley Ford 182 0 running
18 31 79Frank Warren Warren Racing Dodge 181 0 running
19 13 01Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall Chevy 178 0 engine
20 23 68Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl Chevy 177 0 hub
21 19 38Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76 Chevy 171 0 battery
22 28 94Mike Hiss Black Gold Oil Chevy 169 0 running
23 3 11Cale Yarborough Holly Farms Chevy 168 68 clutch
24 2 71Dave Marcis K & K Insurance Dodge 153 0 engine
25 16 40D.K. Ulrich Garden State Auto Chevy 147 0 engine
26 36 73Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee Chevy 141 0 engine
27 7 43Richard Petty STP Dodge 127 11 engine
28 35 33Glenn Francis Auto Anti-Theft Chevy 125 0 engine
29 29 5Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate Chevy 124 0 engine
30 37 05David Sisco Sisco Racing Chevy 118 0 engine
31 39 26Carl Joiner Marquardt Racing Chevy 111 0 crash
32 33 1Hershel McGriff McGriff Racing Chevy 108 0 engine
33 5 2Bobby Allison CAM 2 Mercury 102 0 engine
34 8 28Donnie Allison Hoss Ellington Chevy 102 0 engine
35 38 98John Kieper Wholesale Truck Parts Chevy 62 0 engine
36 22 3Richard Childress Kansas Jack Chevy 54 0 overheating
37 34 19Henley Gray Belden Asphalt Chevy 48 0 transmission
38 25 29Roy Smith Midley Racing Chevy 23 0 engine
39 4 15Buddy Baker Norris Industries Ford 12 0 transmission
40 6 88Darrell Waltrip Gatorade Chevy 10 0 engine


The Race::1976 Los Angeles Times 500 was a Winston Cup Series (now Nextel Cup) - Winston West Series (now ) combination race that occured at Track::Ontario Motor Speedway on November 21, 1976. It was the season finale for both series. David Pearson started on pole and would lead 121 laps en route to victory. Despite falling out with clutch failure, Cale Yarborough still maintained a massive lead in the points battle and claimed the championship. Chuck Bown, meanwhile, claimed the West Series title.

Race DataEdit

Lap leaders: C. Yarborough 1-23, R. Petty 24-34, C. Yarborough 35-79, D. Pearson 80-200

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