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|NASCAR Winston Cup Series|
|Venue||Riverside International Raceway|
|Location||Moreno Valley, California|
|First race||1958 Crown America 500|
|Last race||1987 Winston Western 500|
|Distance||311.8 miles (502 km)|
|Previous names||Crown America 500 (1958)|
Riverside 500 (1963)
Motor Trend 500 (1964–1971)
Winston Western 500 (1972–1987)
|Most wins (driver)||Dan Gurney (5)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Ford (11)|
The Winston Western 500 was an annual NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, United States, in January, and then in later years, November. From 1963 to 1981, the race was held in January and was the season opening race. NASCAR elected to start its season with the Daytona 500 beginning in 1982, so a second Winston Western 500 was run in November to accommodate the change; the change resulted in Riverside hosting three Winston Cup races in 1981. The race ran in November from 1981 to 1987, serving as the Winston Cup Series' final race of the year from 1981 to 1986. The race distance was 500 miles until 1977 when it was shortened to 311 miles (500 kilometers). The other race held at Riverside, the Budweiser 400, was held in June.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|1958||June 1||98||Eddie Gray||Vel Miletich||Ford||190||499.89 (804.494)||6:17:00||79.481||Report|
|1961||May 21||44||Lloyd Dane||Lloyd Dane||Chevrolet||39||100.62 (161.932)||1:13:10||82.512||Report|
|1963||January 20||28||Dan Gurney||Holman-Moody||Ford||185||499.5 (803.867)||5:53:20||84.965||Report|
|1964||January 19||121||Dan Gurney||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||185||499.5 (803.867)||5:28:47||91.245||Report|
|1965||January 17||121||Dan Gurney||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||185||499.5 (803.867)||5:41:42||87.708||Report|
|1966||January 23||121||Dan Gurney||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||185||499.5 (803.867)||5:05:58||97.952||Report|
|1967||January 22||115||Parnelli Jones||Bill Stroppe||Ford||185||499.5 (803.867)||5:29:03||91.08||Report|
|1968||January 21||121||Dan Gurney||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||186||502.2 (808.212)||4:57:55||100.598||Report|
|1969||February 1||43||Richard Petty||Petty Enterprises||Ford||186||502.2 (808.212)||4:45:37||105.498||Report|
|1970||January 18||11||A. J. Foyt||Jack Bowsher||Ford||193||505.66 (813.78)||5:11:19||97.45||Report|
|1971||January 10||96||Ray Elder||Fred Elder||Dodge||191||500.42 (805.347)||4:57:55||100.783||Report|
|1972||January 23||43||Richard Petty||Petty Enterprises||Plymouth||149*||390.38 (628.255)||3:45:11||104.016||Report|
|1973||January 21||16||Mark Donohue||Penske Racing||Matador||191||500.42 (805.347)||4:48:33||104.055||Report|
|1974||January 26||11||Cale Yarborough||Richard Howard||Chevrolet||191||500.42 (805.347)||4:56:52||101.14||Report|
|1975||January 19||16||Bobby Allison||Penske Racing||Matador||191||500.42 (805.347)||5:04:25||98.627||Report|
|1976||January 18||21||David Pearson||Wood Brothers Racing||Mercury||191||500.42 (805.347)||5:02:44||99.18||Report|
|1977||January 16||21||David Pearson||Wood Brothers Racing||Mercury||119||311.78 (501.761)||2:54:46||107.038||Report|
|1978||January 22||11||Cale Yarborough||Junior Johnson & Associates||Oldsmobile||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:02:55||102.269||Report|
|1979||January 14||88||Darrell Waltrip||DiGard Motorsports||Chevrolet||119||311.78 (501.761)||2:53:30||107.82||Report|
|1980||January 13/19*||88||Darrell Waltrip||DiGard Motorsports||Chevrolet||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:16:58||94.974||Report|
|1981||January 11||28||Bobby Allison||Ranier-Lundy||Chevrolet||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:16:18||95.263||Report|
|November 22||28||Bobby Allison||Ranier-Lundy||Buick||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:16:19||95.288||Report|
|1982||November 21||2||Tim Richmond||Jim Stacy||Buick||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:07:24||99.823||Report|
|1983||November 20||9||Bill Elliott||Melling Racing||Ford||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:15:09||95.859||Report|
|1984||November 18||5||Geoffrey Bodine||All-Star Racing||Chevrolet||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:10:01||98.448||Report|
|1985||November 17||15||Ricky Rudd||Bud Moore Engineering||Ford||119||311.78 (501.761)||2:58:03||105.065||Report|
|1986||November 16||25||Tim Richmond||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:04:48||101.246||Report|
|1987||November 8||27||Rusty Wallace||Blue Max Racing||Pontiac||119||311.78 (501.761)||3:10:49||98.035||Report|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|5||Dan Gurney||1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968|
|3||Bobby Allison||1975, 1981 (Jan), 1981 (Nov)|
|2||Richard Petty||1969, 1972|
|David Pearson||1976, 1977|
|Cale Yarborough||1974, 1978|
|Darrell Waltrip||1979, 1980|
|Tim Richmond||1982, 1986|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|11||Ford||1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1983, 1985|
|7||Chevrolet||1961, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986|
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