July 17, 1976 - 250 Miles - Purse $54,950

  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 finish.

Bobby Wawak would record his first top-ten finish in NASCAR Winston Cup competition since the 1967 National 500 at Charlotte.

Buddy Baker dominated the race until he was sidelined with a blown engine

Bill Elliot would record his first of seven starts at Nashville.

Jabe Thomas would record the last of his 10 starts at Nashville.

The cars and crews of Bobby Allison's Mercury and Walter Ballard's Baxter Price owned Chevrolet await NASCAR Tech Inspection before the beginning of the race.

Average Speed:   86.908 mph Time of Race:  2:52:49 Margin:    15 seconds
Pole Winner:       Neil Bonnett 103.049 mph (car     driven by Bobby Allion during race) Attendance:     17,000 Cautions:  3 for 21 Laps
Lap Leaders:      Yarborough 1-5, Petty 6-83, Pond 84, Petty 85, Baker 86-224, Parsons 225-228, Pond 229-249, Baker 250-330, Parsons 331-420
 
Driver Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Benny Parsons 1 6 72 King's Row Fireplace  -  L.G. DeWitt Chev 420 8,315 running 94
Richard Petty 2 2 43 STP Dodge 420 7,140 running 79
Darrell Waltrip 3 7 88 Gatorade    -  DiGard Racing Chev 420 4,395 running 0
Lennie Pond 4 9 54 Pepsi-Cola  -  Ronnie Elder Chev 419 2,685 running 22
Cale Yarborough 5 3 11 Holly Farms   -  Jr Johnson & Assoc Chev 418 3,615 running 5
Dave Marcis 6 5 71 K & K Insurance  -  Nord Krauskopf Dodge 418 3,430 running 0
Bobby Allison  (relieved by Neil Bonnett) 7 1 2 CAM 2   - Roger Penske Merc 415 3,495 running 0
Coo Coo Marlin (Relieved by Steling Marlin) 8 19 14 Cunningham-Kelley  - H.B. Cunningham Chev 406 2,185 running 0
Skip Manning 9 20 92 Stratagraph  -  Billy Hagan Chev 402 1,565 running 0
Bobby Wawak 10 24 36 J & B Corvette -  John Gwinn Chev 398 865 running 0
James Hylton 11 23 48 James Hylton Chev 395 1,675 running 0
Frank Warren 12 21 79 Native Tan -  Frank Warren Dodge 388 1,565 running 0
J.D. McDuffie 13 15 70 Butler's - J.D. McDuffie Chev 388 1,390 running 0
Bill Elliott 14 18 10 Bill Champion Ford 386 1,315 running 0
Cecil Gordon 15 14 7 Dean Dalton Chev 385 565 running 0
David Sisco 16 13 05 Reliable Plumbing  -  David Sisco Chev 385 1,095 running 0
D.K. Ulrich 17 12 40 Garden State Auto  -   D K Ulrich Chev 382 945 running 0
Walter Wallace 18 29 87 Green's Automotive  -  Donald Green Chev 378 450 running 0
  Gary Myers 19 30 95 Miller Roofing  -  Junior Miller Chev 371 410 running 0
Baxter Price 20 28 45 Baxter Price Chev 369 400 running 0
Dick May 21 27 25 Don Robertson Chev 368 745 running 0
Terry Bivins 22 8 30 Ballard Racing   Chev 365 635 engine 0
Buddy Baker 23 4 15 Norris Industries -  Bud Moore Ford 331 2,475 engine 220
Jimmy Means 24 25 52 WIXC - Bill Gray Chev 323 365 running 0
Ed Negre 25 17 8 Ed Negre Dodge 290 605 clutch 0
Buddy Arrington 26 16 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 226 595 engine 0
Bruce Hill 27 11 47 Bruce Hill Chev 111 585 rear end 0
Richard Childress 28 10 3 Kansas Jack  -  Richard Childress Chev 77 575 engine 0
Dick Brooks 29 22 64 Elmo Langley Ford 45 565 fuel pump 0
Joe Frasson 30 26 18 Excuse Lounge - Joe Frasson Chev 1 305 engine 0