NASCAR in the 1976 season. Full information

28th season of the NASCAR proved to be an exhilarating ride for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Spanning from 18th January to 21st November in 1976, this season showcased thrilling races, unexpected twists, and fierce competition. Join us as we relive the excitement and drama that unfolded throughout this unforgettable season of NASCAR!

Beginners of the season: Bill Elliott , Sterling Marlin , Bill Polich , Gary Johnson , Sam Beler , Terry Ryan , Tighe Scott , Jimmy Means , Junior Miller , Sam Sommers , John Dineen , Rusty Sanders , John Hamson , Ernie Stierly , John Haver , Larry LaMay , Tommy Ellis , Gene Felton

List of races and tracks in the 1976 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
Riverside NASCAR 1976 Riverside NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Riverside 18th January 1976
Daytona 500 1976 Daytona 500 David Pearson
Mercury Cyclone, #21
Daytona 15th February 1976
North Carolina NASCAR 1976 North Carolina NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
North Carolina 29th February 1976
Richmond NASCAR 1976 Richmond NASCAR Race 1 Dave Marcis
Dodge Charger, #71
Richmond 7th March 1976
Bristol NASCAR 1976 Bristol NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
Bristol 14th March 1976
Atlanta NASCAR 1976 Atlanta NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Atlanta 21st March 1976
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1976 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
North Wilkesboro 4th April 1976
Darlington NASCAR 1976 Darlington NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Darlington 11th April 1976
Martinsville NASCAR 1976 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Chevelle, #88
Martinsville 25th April 1976
Talladega NASCAR 1976 Talladega NASCAR Race 1 Buddy Baker
Ford Torino, #15
Talladega 2nd May 1976
Nashville NASCAR 1976 Nashville NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
Nashville Fairgrounds 8th May 1976
Dover Downs NASCAR 1976 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 1 Benny Parsons
Chevrolet Chevelle, #72
Dover Downs 16th May 1976
World 600 1976 World 600 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Charlotte 30th May 1976
Riverside NASCAR 1976 Riverside NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Riverside 13th June 1976
Michigan NASCAR 1976 Michigan NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Michigan 20th June 1976
Daytona NASCAR 1976 Daytona NASCAR Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
Daytona 4th July 1976
Nashville NASCAR 1976 Nashville NASCAR Race 2 Benny Parsons
Chevrolet Chevelle, #72
Nashville Fairgrounds 17th July 1976
Pocono NASCAR 1976 Pocono NASCAR Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
Pocono 1st August 1976
Talladega NASCAR 1976 Talladega NASCAR Race 2 Dave Marcis
Dodge Charger, #71
Talladega 8th August 1976
Michigan NASCAR 1976 Michigan NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Michigan 22nd August 1976
Bristol NASCAR 1976 Bristol NASCAR Race 2 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
Bristol 29th August 1976
Darlington NASCAR 1976 Darlington NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Darlington 6th September 1976
Richmond NASCAR 1976 Richmond NASCAR Race 2 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
Richmond 12th September 1976
Dover Downs NASCAR 1976 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 2 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
Dover Downs 19th September 1976
Martinsville NASCAR 1976 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
Martinsville 26th September 1976
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1976 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 2 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Chevelle, #11
North Wilkesboro 3rd October 1976
Charlotte NASCAR 1976 Charlotte NASCAR Donnie Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #1
Charlotte 10th October 1976
North Carolina NASCAR 1976 North Carolina NASCAR Race 2 Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
North Carolina 24th October 1976
Atlanta NASCAR 1976 Atlanta NASCAR Race 2 Dave Marcis
Dodge Charger, #71
Atlanta 7th November 1976
Ontario NASCAR 1976 Ontario NASCAR David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Ontario 21st November 1976

Drivers championship 1976

Cale Yarborough

United States

Champion

Richard Petty

United States

2nd place

Benny Parsons

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1976 season

Name Points
Cale Yarborough 4644
Richard Petty 4449
Benny Parsons 4304
Bobby Allison 4097
Lennie Pond 3930
Dave Marcis 3875
Buddy Baker 3745
Darrell Waltrip 3505
David Pearson 3483
Dick Brooks 3447
Richard Childress 3428
J.D. McDuffie 3400
James Hylton 3380
D.K. Ulrich 3280
Cecil Gordon 3247
Frank Warren 3240
David Sisco 2994
Skip Manning 2931
Ed Negre 2709
Buddy Arrington 2573
Terry Bivins 2099
Bobby Wawak 2062
Bruce Hill 1995
Jimmy Means 1752
Dick May 1719
Walter Ballard 1554
Henley Gray 1425
Coo Coo Marlin 1412
Gary Myers 1296
Jackie Rogers 1173
Grant Adcox 1163
Neil Bonnett 1130
Tommy Gale 1005
Donnie Allison 988
Joe Mihalic 981
Elmo Langley 824
Travis Tiller 816
Sonny Easley 772
Joe Frasson 707
Jabe Thomas 648
Bill Elliott 635
Dean Dalton 633
Earle Canavan 610
Rick Newsom 607
Tighe Scott 566
Terry Ryan 558
Darrell Bryant 546
Buck Baker 513
Chuck Bown 481
Baxter Price 479
Dick Skillen 455
Sam Sommers 412
Ricky Rudd 407
Jimmy Lee Capps 389
Bob Burcham 374
John Utsman 345
Harold Miller 333
Ray Elder 320
G.C. Spencer 319
Jerry Sisco 312
Jimmy Insolo 307
Don Puskarich 300
Earl Brooks 273
Bill Champion 270
Jack Donohue 261
Richard D. Brown 261
Junior Miller 239
Jimmy Hensley 234
Roy Smith 234
Eddie Bradshaw 227
Chuck Wahl 226
Bill Schmitt 219
Bruce Jacobi 213
Gary Matthews 206
Bill Polich 197
Larry LaMay 188
Walter Wallace 188
Ron Esau 179
Gary Johnson 176
Carl Joiner 173
Ferrel Harris 167
Hugh Pearson 164
Johnny Ray 149
Harry Gant 138
Jim Thirkettle 137
Larry Esau 124
Jim Vandiver 124
Gene Felton 115
Jim Hurtubise 115
Don Reynolds 109
Budd Hagelin 106
Bill Dennis 100
Tommy Ellis 100
Richie Panch 100
John Dineen 97
Doc Faustina 91
Clyde Lynn 91
Glen McDuffie 82
J.C. Danielsen 79
Glenn Francis 79
Sterling Marlin 76
Hershel McGriff 73
Dale Earnhardt 70
Rusty Sanders 70
John Hamson 67
Dick Trickle 67
John Haver 64
Ernie Stierly 64
Sam Beler 61
Charlie Glotzbach 61
Harry Jefferson 58
Johnny Kieper 58
Tom Williams 52
Bobby Isaac 49
Bill Hollar 46
Earl Ross 46

List of all cars in the 1976 season