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USAC National Championship 1976 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1976

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Gordon JohncockPatrick RacingWildcat 2 (DGS)
4240
2.Flag Johnny RutherfordMcLaren RacingMcLaren M16E (Offenhauser)
4220
3.Flag Wally DallenbachPatrick RacingWildcat 2 (DGS)
3105
4.Flag Al UnserParnelli JonesParnelli VPJ6B (Cosworth)
3020
5.Flag Mike MosleyJerry O'ConnellEagle 76 (Offenhauser TC)
2120
6.Flag Bobby UnserRobert Fletcher RacingEagle 76 (Offenhauser)
2080
7.Flag A.J. FoytGilmore RacingCoyote (Foyt TC)
1720
8.Flag Tom SnevaPenske RacingMcLaren M16C/D (Offenhauser TC)
1570
9.Flag Mario AndrettiPenske RacingMcLaren M16C/D (Offenhauser TC)
1200
10.Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.VatisEagle (Offenhauser TC)
980
11.Flag Roger McCluskeyHopkins RacingHopkins (Offenhauser TC)
955
12.Flag Pancho CarterAll American RacersEagle 76 (Offenhauser)
920
13.Flag Tom BigelowLeader CardEagle (Offenhauser TC)
820
14.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrAlex MoralesEagle (Offenhauser TC)
660
15.Flag Jan OppermanMergard RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
580
16.Flag Rick MearsEagle (Offenhauser)
390
17.Flag Bill PuterbaughMcNamara Motor ExpressEagle (Offenhauser)
375
18.Flag Steve KrisiloffVatis, Gerhardt RacersEagle (Offenhauser TC)
370
19.Flag George SniderLeader Cards, Longhorn RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)


365
20.Flag Salt WaltherDayton-WaltherMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
340
21.Flag Dick SimonVollstedt RacingVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Foyt TC)


330
22.Flag John MartinAgajanian RacingKing (Offenhauser TC)
300
23.Flag Todd GibsonMergard RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
280
24.Flag Bobby OliveroAlex MoralesEagle (Offenhauser)
275
25.Flag Larry DicksonR. Polak Racing Eagle (Foyt)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Chevrolet)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)






240
26.Flag Al LoquastoAl LoquastoMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
215
27.Flag Larry CannonHoffman RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
190
28.Flag Bill SimpsonNikon, Penske RacingEagle (Offenahuser)
McLaren (Offenhauser)


190
29.Flag Jerry GrantCarrilloEagle (Offenhauser)
Eagle (AMC)


150
30.Flag Spike GehlhausenCarl GehlhausenKing (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)


130
31.Flag Lloyd RubyMichael Devin, CarrilloEagle (Offenhauser)
Eagle (AMC)


100
32.Flag Lee KunzmanEagle (Offenhauser TC)
90
33.Flag Roger RagerRobyn CBEagle (Foyt TC)
60
34.Flag Bob HarkeyMcIntire Chevrolet, Mergard RacingKing (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)


50
34.Flag Sheldon KinserKing RacingKing (Offenhauser)
50
36.Flag Jim McElreathWebster RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
45
37.Flag Ed FinleyShamrock RacingManta (Chevrolet)
40
38.Flag Tom FrantzTom FrantzLola (Chevrolet)
Eagle (Foyt TC)


40
39.Flag Ken NicholsFiore RacingFiore (Offenhauser)
20
Flag Gary AlbrittainGibson-RouthEagle (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Gary BettenhausenGerhardt Racers, Joe Hunt MagnetoGerhardt (Offenhauser)
Eagle Offenhauser)


0
Flag Ed CrombieCrombie BrothersVollstedt (Offenhauser)
Vollstedt (Foyt)


0
Flag Female Janet GuthrieVollstedt RacingVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Female Arlene HissMichael DevinEagle (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Mike HissHodgdonEagle (Offenhauser)
0
Flag David HobbsDayton-WaltherMcLaren (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Greg HodgesGreg HodgesLola (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Jerry KarlMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Chevrolet)


0
Flag Mel KenyonHopkins RacingCoyote (Foyt)
0
Flag John MahlerWebster Racing Webster (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Larry McCoySpirit of AmericaRascar (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Danny OngaisInterscope RacingParnelli (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Jack OwensDewco ConstructionCoyote (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Eldon RasmussenRasmussen RacingRascar (Foyt TC)
Rascar (Offenhauser TC)


0
Flag Vern SchuppanAll American RacersEagle (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Bill ScottHodgdonEagle (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Frank WeissEastside CaféVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Al Unser
3
Flag Johnny Rutherford
3
Most pole positionsFlag A.J. Foyt
7
Most podium positionsFlag Gordon Johncock
11
Most podium positions without a winFlag Wally Dallenbach
3

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
91.2%U.S.A.Flag Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Pancho Carter, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, A.J. Foyt, Wally Dallenbach, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Spike Gehlhausen, Roger Rager, Danny Ongais, Larry Cannon, Tom Bigelow, Jim McElreath, Jerry Karl, Dick Simon, Lee Kunzman, John Martin, Mike Mosley, Johnny Parsons Jr., John Mahler, George Snider, Larry Dickson, Salt Walther, Al Loquasto, Steve Krisiloff, Tom Frantz, Bill Scott, Roger McCluskey, Bob Harkey, Janet Guthrie, Jan Opperman, Bill Puterbaugh, Todd Gibson, Bobby Olivero, Bill Simpson, Jerry Grant, Lloyd Ruby, Sheldon Kinser, Ed Finley, Ken Nichols, Gary Bettenhausen, Arlene Hiss, Mike Hiss, Mel Kenyon, Larry McCoy, Jack Owens, Greg Hodges, Gary Albrittain52
5.3%CanadaFlag Frank Weiss, Eldon Rasmussen, Ed Crombie3
1.8%AustraliaFlag Vern Schuppan1
1.8%Great BritainFlag David Hobbs1

Individual driver statistics for the 1976 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Albrittain, GaryFlag n/a0000
Andretti, MarioFlag 36 y/o4010
Bettenhausen, GaryFlag 34 y/o3000
Bigelow, TomFlag 36 y/o13000
Cannon, LarryFlag 39 y/o6000
Carter, PanchoFlag 26 y/o7010
Crombie, EdFlag 30 y/o1000
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 39 y/o13030
Dickson, LarryFlag 37 y/o9000
Finley, EdFlag 34 y/o3000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 41 y/o11247
Frantz, TomFlag 32 y/o2000
Gehlhausen, SpikeFlag 21 y/o13000
Gibson, ToddFlag 39 y/o7000
Grant, JerryFlag 41 y/o3000
Guthrie, JanetFlag 38 y/o4000
Harkey, BobFlag 46 y/o3000
Hiss, ArleneFlag n/a1000
Hiss, MikeFlag 34 y/o1000
Hobbs, DavidFlag 37 y/o1000
Hodges, GregFlag n/a0000
Johncock, GordonFlag 39 y/o132111
Karl, JerryFlag 35 y/o2000
Kenyon, MelFlag 43 y/o1000
Kinser, SheldonFlag 33 y/o3000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 29 y/o6000
Kunzman, LeeFlag 31 y/o5000
Loquasto, AlFlag 36 y/o7000
Mahler, JohnFlag 39 y/o1000
Martin, JohnFlag 37 y/o9000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 45 y/o9000
McCoy, LarryFlag 33 y/o2000
McElreath, JimFlag 48 y/o1000
Mears, RickFlag 24 y/o3000
Mosley, MikeFlag 29 y/o12120
Nichols, KenFlag 29 y/o4000
Olivero, BobbyFlag 29 y/o5000
Ongais, DannyFlag 34 y/o1000
Opperman, JanFlag 37 y/o6000
Owens, JackFlag n/a1000
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 31 y/o12001
Puterbaugh, BillFlag 40 y/o3000
Rager, RogerFlag 27 y/o4000
Rasmussen, EldonFlag 39 y/o4000
Ruby, LloydFlag 48 y/o3000
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 38 y/o13372
Schuppan, VernFlag 33 y/o1000
Scott, BillFlag 37 y/o1000
Simon, DickFlag 42 y/o11000
Simpson, BillFlag 36 y/o8000
Sneva, TomFlag 28 y/o11020
Snider, GeorgeFlag 35 y/o5000
Unser, AlFlag 37 y/o12351
Unser, BobbyFlag 42 y/o9231
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 32 y/o10000
Walther, SaltFlag 28 y/o5000
Weiss, FrankFlag 31 y/o2000
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