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1977 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 30
Sunday, February 20, 1977 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:48
Average Speed: 153.218 mph
Pole Speed: 188.048 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.39 sec
Attendance: 135,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20063,700running137185
2 672   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet20038,825running16175
3 815   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford19928,075running16170
41314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet19817,825running0160
51590   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19818,100running0155
6 251   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet19713,800running13 
71088   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet19315,745running4151
82352   Jimmy Means Posey's Auto Parts   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet19210,985running0142
93019   Bob Burcham Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet19112,475running0138
103748   James Hylton Southern Bankers   (James Hylton)Chevrolet18911,090running0134
113379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1888,920running1135
123968   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1887,390running0127
132470   J.D. McDuffie Sanford Auto Supply   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1848,115engine0124
144240   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet1687,210running0121
15 712   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador1676,560engine0118
163530   Tighe Scott Fram   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1666,285engine0115
174124   Cecil Gordon Burger King   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1645,615running0112
183481   Terry Ryan Valvoline   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet1593,885engine0109
192903   Walter Ballard Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1533,700engine0106
201931   Jim Vandiver Triple Elkhorn Mining   (Harry Ranier)Dodge1373,520running0103
21 521   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1355,440engine2105
222122   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1352,935rear end097
23323   Richard Childress Kansas Jack / L.C. Newton Trucking   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1273,290running094
24254   Salt Walther Gater Trailer   (Salt Walther)Chevrolet1142,725crash0 
251847   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet1132,750engine088
26 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1119,550engine490
271260   Ramo Stott Large Coal Company   (Lou Viglione)Chevrolet1072,450crash082
28 92   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Mercury1036,150running184
29228   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge1013,175engine076
30 11   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet887,575crash678
313627   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet871,350water pump070
323183   Ron Hutcherson Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)Chevrolet854,525transmission067
332026   Jimmy Lee Capps Hearne Produce   (David Lee Sellers)Chevrolet772,175rear end064
341441   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet732,325engine061
352695   Jim Hurtubise Moran Electric   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet692,050oil cooler058
362792   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet652,615engine055
371171   Neil Bonnett 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge655,525engine052
383867   Buddy Arrington Sub-Tropic   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge511,780engine049
392829   Roy Smith Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet452,020engine046
401687   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonRossmeyer   (Ferrel Harris)Dodge442,025engine043
414077   Johnny Rutherford t. edwards Happy Legs   (Johnny Ray)Chevrolet291,725vibration0 
421732   Bobby Wawak Encyclopedia Britannica   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet32,400fire037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Elliott9DahlonegaGeorge ElliottFord
Johnny Barnes10BC RacingBill ChampionFord
David Sisco16Sisco EngineeringDavid SiscoChevrolet
Joe Frasson18Frasson RacingJoe FrassonChevrolet
Jim Raptis23Opal Truck StopOpal VoightChevrolet
Jabe Thomas25Robertson RacingDon RobertsonChevrolet
Earl Brooks33Handy's TransportationJeff HandyChevrolet
Bobby Wawak36Encyclopedia BritannicaJohn GwinnChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin MotorsBlackie WangerinMercury
Robin Schildnecht44Manning EnterprisesRobin SchildnechtChevrolet
Joe Booher45Booher FarmsBaxter PriceChevrolet
G.C. Spencer49Lady & Son AuctionG.C. SpencerDodge
Dick May57McClure MotorsAlfred McClureFord
Charlie Blanton59Porter & QueenDanny QueenChevrolet
Joe Mihalic61Mihalic RacingJoe MihalicChevrolet
Tommy Gale64Sunny KingElmo LangleyFord
Butch Hartman75Hartman AutocarButch HartmanChevrolet
A.J. Reno76Acme GarageGeorge AveryFord
Dick Skillen78GoffcoTom GoffChevrolet
Phil Finney80Finney RacingPhil FinneyChevrolet
Morgan Shepherd84Makar EnterprisesJim MakarMercury
Hershel McGriff90PuroDelbert PuroFord
Billy McGinnis91Bartow PavingHarold MillerChevrolet
Ralph Jones98Jones AutomotiveRalph JonesFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Donnie Allison111
  A.J. Foyt221
  David Pearson331
  Cale Yarborough4129
  A.J. Foyt13131
  Cale Yarborough14163
  A.J. Foyt17182
  Dave Marcis19191
  Buddy Baker20256
  Cale Yarborough26327
  Buddy Baker33331
  Frank Warren34341
  Donnie Allison35384
  Darrell Waltrip39391
  Donnie Allison40401
  A.J. Foyt41411
  Cale Yarborough425918
  A.J. Foyt60601
  Richard Petty61644
  Buddy Baker65651
  Cale Yarborough668722
  A.J. Foyt88947
  Cale Yarborough9511016
  Buddy Baker1111144
  Darrell Waltrip1151173
  Buddy Baker1181214
  David Pearson1221221
  Benny Parsons1231319
  Cale Yarborough13216433
  Benny Parsons1651717
  Cale Yarborough17220029

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 365    
2   Buddy Baker 297   -68  
3   Darrell Waltrip 289   -76  
4   David Pearson 285   -80  
5   Benny Parsons 275   -90  
6   James Hylton 255   -110  
7   Richard Petty 255   -110  
8   Dave Marcis 244   -121  
9   Richard Childress 244   -121  
10   Cecil Gordon 242   -123  
11   D.K. Ulrich 239   -126  
12   Frank Warren 223   -142  
13   J.D. McDuffie 200   -165  
14   Bobby Allison 176   -189  
15   Neil Bonnett 164   -201  
16   Coo Coo Marlin 160   -205  
17   Ed Negre 158   -207  
18   Dick Brooks 155   -210  
19   Sonny Easley 155   -210  
20   Hershel McGriff 146   -219