The exciting 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup season included a Daytona 500 race with the most stunning finish in Winston Cup history. Richard Petty and David Pearson, two of NASCAR's most revered icons, traded leads four times in the final lap and got tangled off the fourth turn. In the end, David Pearson got his Mercury straightened out and creeped across the finish line at 20 mph. In the chart below, you will find the results for all of the 30 races that comprised the 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series Season.

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David Pearson's pit crew does its frenzied dance during the Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 25, 1976.
David Pearson's pit crew does its frenzied dance
during the April 25 Virginia 500
at Martinsville
Speedway. Pearson finished third in the event, which
was won by
Darrell Waltrip. Pearson enjoyed a
remarkable season in 1976, winning 10 of 22
starts.
Despite missing eight of the 30 NASCAR Winston Cup
Grand National
races, Pearson still finished ninth
in the final points standings.
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Number Date
Site
Race Winner
Car
Speed
1 1/18/76 Riverside, CA
David Pearson
Mercury
99.180
2
2/15/76
Daytona Beach, FL
David Pearson
Mercury
152.181
3 2/29/76 Rockingham, NC Richard Petty Dodge 113.665
4
3/07/76
Richmond, VA
Dave Marcis
Dodge
72.792
5
3/14/76
Bristol, TN
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet
87.377
6
3/21/76
Atlanta, GA
David Pearson
Mercury
128.904
7
4/04/76
N.Wilkesboro, NC
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet
96.858
8
4/11/76
Darlington, SC
David Pearson
Mercury
122.973
9
4/25/76
Martinsville, VA
Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet
71.759
10
5/02/76
Talladega, AL
Buddy Baker
Ford
169.887
11
5/08/76
Nashville, TN
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet 84.512
12
5/16/76
Dover, DE
Benny Parsons
Chevrolet 115.436
13
5/30/76
Charlotte, NC
David Pearson
Mercury 137.352
14
6/13/76
Riverside, CA
David Pearson
Mercury 106.279
15
6/20/76
Brooklyn, MI
David Pearson
Mercury 141.148
16
7/04/76
Daytona Beach, FL
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet
160.966
17
7/17/76
Nashville, TN
Benny Parsons
Chevrolet
86.908
18
8/01/76
Pocono, PA
Richard Petty
Dodge 115.875
19
8/08/76
Talladega, AL
Dave Marcis
Dodge 157.547
20
8/22/76
Brooklyn, MI
David Pearson
Mercury 140.078
21
8/02/76
Bristol, TN
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet 99.175
22
9/06/76
Darlington, SC
David Pearson
Mercury 120.534
23
9/12/76
Richmond, VA
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet 77.993
24
9/19/76
Dover, DE
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet 115.740
25
9/26/76
Martinsville, VA
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet 75.370
26
10/03/76
N.Wilkesboro, NC
Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet 96.380
27
10/10/76
Charlotte, NC
Donnie Allison
Chevrolet 141.226
28
10/24/76
Rockingham, NC
Richard Petty
Dodge 117.718
29
11/07/76
Atlanta, GA
Dave Marcis
Dodge 127.396
30
11/21/76
Ontario, CA
David Pearson
Mercury
137.101

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