The 1976 SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship season was the tenth season of the Sports Car Club of America's premier open wheel racing series. All rounds were co-sanctioned by the United States Auto Club. For the first time in three years, a vehicle other than a Lola won a race, with March and Shadow winning one race apiece. The season also marked the end of the domination of the championship by the Chevrolet engine, with a Dodge-powered car winning at Road America. This was the first win by a non-Chevrolet powered car since the 1971 season.