Pepsi 420

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Pepsi 420
Venue Nashville International Raceway, Nashville, Tennessee
Sponsor Pepsi
First race 1958
Last race 1984
Distance 250.32 miles (402.9 km)
Laps 420
Previous names Nashville 200 (1958)
Nashville 300 (1959)
Nashville 400 (1960, 1963–1969)
Nashville 500 (1961–1962)
Nashville 420 (1970–1978)
Busch Nashville 420 (1979–1983)
Pepsi 420 (1984)

The Pepsi 420 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car race held at Nashville International Raceway from 1958 to 1984.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1958 August 10 Joe Weatherly Holman-Moody Ford 200 100 (160.934) 1:41:14 59.269 Report
1959 August 9 Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet 300 150 (241.401) 2:22:05 63.343 Report
1960 August 7 Johnny Beauchamp Dale Swanson Chevrolet 333* 166.5 (267.955) 2:55:22 56.966 Report
1961 August 6 Jim Paschal Julian Petty Pontiac 403* 201.5 (324.282) 3:34:09 56.455 Report
1962 August 5 Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises Plymouth 500 250 (402.336) 3:52:41 64.489 Report
1963 August 4 Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises Plymouth 350* 175 (281.635) 2:54:38 60.126 Report
1964 August 2 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 400 200 (321.868) 2:43:55 73.208 Report
1965 July 31 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 400 200 (321.868) 2:45:47 72.383 Report
1966 July 30 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 400 200 (321.868) 2:47:11 71.77 Report
1967 July 29 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 400 200 (321.868) 2:49:20 70.866 Report
1968 July 27 David Pearson Holman-Moody Ford 301* 150.5 (242.206) 2:03:44 72.98 Report
1969 July 26 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Ford 400 200 (321.868) 2:32:24 78.74 Report
1970 July 25 Bobby Isaac Nord Krauskopf Dodge 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:50:47 87.943 Report
1971 July 24 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:47:30 89.667 Report
1972 August 27 Bobby Allison Richard Howard Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:42:14 92.578 Report
1973 August 25 Buddy Baker Nord Krauskopf Dodge 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:48:12 89.31 Report
1974 July 20 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 3:10:40 76.368 Report
1975 July 20 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:47:16 89.792 Report
1976 July 17 Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:52:49 86.908 Report
1977 July 16 Darrell Waltrip DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 3:10:09 78.999 Report
1978 July 15 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Oldsmobile 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:48:54 88.924 Report
1979 July 14 Darrell Waltrip DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:42:51 92.227 Report
1980 July 12 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Racing Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:40:05 93.821 Report
1981 July 11 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Buick 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:48:47 90.052 Report
1982 July 10 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Buick 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:53:35 86.524 Report
1983 July 16 Dale Earnhardt Bud Moore Engineering Ford 420 250.32 (402.85) 2:55:12 85.726 Report
1984 July 14 Geoffrey Bodine All-Star Racing Chevrolet 420 250.32 (402.85) 3:05:38 80.908 Report
  • 1960, 1961, & 1968: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 1963: Race shortened due to impending darkness.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
6 Richard Petty 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971
4 Darrell Waltrip 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982
3 Jim Paschal 1961, 1962, 1963
Cale Yarborough 1974, 1975, 1978
2 Dale Earnhardt 1980, 1983

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
10 Chevrolet 1959, 1960, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984
7 Plymouth 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971
4 Ford 1958, 1968, 1969, 1983
2 Dodge 1970, 1973
Buick 1981, 1982

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator (s)
1970 ABC Jim McKay Chris Economaki

References[edit]