Benny Parsons captured the first of his two NASCAR Winston Cup
victories at the Fairgrounds.
Neil Bonnett won the pole position for
the race in Bobby Allison's Roger Penske owned CAM2 Mercury.
Allison was injured in an race at Elko, Minnesota the weekend
before the Nashville 420. He suffered broken ribs, several
broken toes and facial lacerations as a result of the incident. Allison would be relieved at the start
of the event by Bonnett.
Making only his sixth career Grand
National start, Skip Manning would record his first top-ten
Bobby Wawak would record his first
top-ten finish in NASCAR Winston Cup competition since the 1967
National 500 at Charlotte.
Baker dominated the race until he was sidelined with a blown
Bill Elliot would record
his first of seven starts at Nashville.
Jabe Thomas would record the last of his 10
starts at Nashville.