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1977 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 30
Sunday, March 20, 1977 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:51
Average Speed: 144.093 mph
Pole Speed: 162.501 mph
Cautions: 2 for 11 laps
Margin of Victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32822,550running112180
2 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury32812,850running80175
3 511   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32713,025running136175
4 21   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3276,000running0160
5 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3267,650running0155
6112   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet3266,800running0150
7 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3256,500running0146
81514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3222,900running0142
91454   Lennie Pond Historic Virginia   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet3215,150running0138
101947   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet3202,650running0134
112667   Buddy Arrington Sub-Tropic   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3194,630running0130
12 971   Neil Bonnett Rebel 500   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge3185,405running0127
131027   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet3173,130running0124
143284   Jody Ridley Makar Enterprises   (Jim Makar)Mercury3162,080running0121
151260   Ramo Stott Lou ViglioneChevrolet3151,880running0118
164124   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3082,785running0115
173091   Harold Miller Bartow Paving   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet3051,630running0112
182726   Jimmy Lee Capps Hearne Produce   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet3041,555running0109
19133   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3033,400engine0106
203952   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet2951,405running0103
213149   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge2931,230rear end0100
222464   Tommy Gale Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford2882,920running097
232290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2772,755clutch094
243325   Terry Bivins Thomas Racing   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet2592,575engine091
254230   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2482,220piston088
26 872   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2394,155engine085
273779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge2371,920engine082
281792   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2331,840transmission079
292940   D.K. Ulrich Howard Johnson's   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet2301,410overheating076
303468   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet215750engine073
312170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet2081,335engine070
32189   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Ford198765engine067
333619   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1801,270engine064
34 451   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet157785quit0 
353580   Phil Finney Phil FinneyChevrolet148645engine058
362029   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonCal-Tex   (Dick Midgley)Dodge139650engine055
37287   Dean Dalton Dean DaltonChevrolet133565engine052
382548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1211,180engine049
394016   Ed Negre Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)Chevrolet771,040engine046
402377   Johnny Rutherford t. edwards   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet50560engine0 
411612   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador41785engine040
423835   Jim Hurtubise Avanti CB   (Morris Davis)Ford0535ignition037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ed Negre8Dodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough17979
  David Pearson8012041
  Richard Petty1211222
  Cale Yarborough1231275
  David Pearson12815528
  Cale Yarborough15620550
  Richard Petty2062127
  David Pearson2132186
  Richard Petty21924426
  Cale Yarborough2452451
  David Pearson2462461
  Richard Petty24727832
  Cale Yarborough2792791
  David Pearson2802834
  Richard Petty28432845

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 880    
2   Darrell Waltrip 780   -100  
3   Richard Petty 770   -110  
4   Buddy Baker 760   -120  
5   Benny Parsons 662   -218  
6   Dave Marcis 655   -225  
7   Cecil Gordon 615   -265  
8   Neil Bonnett 602   -278  
9   Richard Childress 601   -279  
10   James Hylton 584   -296  
11   David Pearson 532   -348  
12   J.D. McDuffie 503   -377  
13   D.K. Ulrich 488   -392  
14   Bobby Allison 458   -422  
15   Ed Negre 446   -434  
16   Frank Warren 436   -444  
17   Dick Brooks 433   -447  
18   Donnie Allison 408   -472  
19   Jimmy Means 400   -480  
20   Tighe Scott 397   -483