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1977 Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 30
Sunday, March 13, 1977 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 5:06:46
Average Speed: 97.86 mph
Pole Speed: 135.387 mph
Cautions: 11 for 118 laps
Margin of Victory: 8 sec
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49218,594running281185
2 588   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet49214,170running3175
3 11   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4918,520running92170
4 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4917,770running2165
51471   Neil Bonnett Direct Connection   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge4887,070running7160
6 611   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4887,870running34155
71127   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet4833,770running0146
81692   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4834,895running0142
91748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4784,420running0138
101524   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet4713,900running0134
11344   Gary Myers Gary MyersChevrolet4641,970running0130
12 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4605,070running49132
13288   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge4603,120running0124
142767   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge4582,930running0121
152170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet4462,710running0118
162619   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet4362,500running0115
17223   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4362,290running0112
183326   Jimmy Lee Capps Sellers Automotive   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet4341,070running0109
191922   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet396970engine0106
202529   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonCal-Tex   (Dick Midgley)Dodge388900engine0103
213264   Tommy Gale Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford3881,780running0100
221290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3461,600engine7102
232340   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet3121,365engine094
24 82   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet2603,900crash596
253533   Earl Brooks Handy's Transmission   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet232675crash088
262425   Terry Bivins Don RobertsonChevrolet1681,280engine085
27 912   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador160625oil leak082
282052   Jimmy Means Bill GrayChevrolet151600engine079
292961   Joe Mihalic Joe MihalicChevrolet147575engine076
30189   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Ford137575clutch073
313645   Junior Miller Price Racing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet137545clutch070
32 421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1331,040crash1272
333030   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1071,155oil pump064
341054   Lennie Pond Ronnie ElderChevrolet52530engine0 
353179   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge321,125engine058
361347   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet21520engine055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Donnie Allison14949
  Cale Yarborough50545
  Neil Bonnett55551
  Donnie Allison56561
  Cale Yarborough577822
  David Pearson799012
  Cale Yarborough91933
  Benny Parsons9413542
  Richard Petty1361361
  Buddy Baker1371371
  Dick Brooks1381436
  Donnie Allison1441452
  Cale Yarborough1461472
  Donnie Allison14816013
  Cale Yarborough1611622
  Darrell Waltrip1631631
  Neil Bonnett1641696
  Benny Parsons1701701
  Donnie Allison1711766
  Dave Marcis1771793
  Donnie Allison18019415
  Dick Brooks1951951
  Benny Parsons1962016
  Dave Marcis2022032
  Richard Petty20426360
  Donnie Allison2642696
  Richard Petty27030536
  Buddy Baker3063061
  Richard Petty307431125
  Darrell Waltrip4324332
  Richard Petty43449259

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 705    
2   Darrell Waltrip 634   -71  
3   Buddy Baker 605   -100  
4   Richard Petty 590   -115  
5   Benny Parsons 577   -128  
6   James Hylton 535   -170  
7   Dave Marcis 505   -200  
8   Cecil Gordon 500   -205  
9   Richard Childress 495   -210  
10   Neil Bonnett 475   -230  
11   J.D. McDuffie 433   -272  
12   Bobby Allison 418   -287  
13   D.K. Ulrich 412   -293  
14   Ed Negre 400   -305  
15   David Pearson 357   -348  
16   Frank Warren 354   -351  
17   Dick Brooks 339   -366  
18   Tighe Scott 309   -396  
19   Skip Manning 306   -399  
20   Jimmy Means 297   -408