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1977 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 30
Sunday, August 7, 1977 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:37
Average Speed: 162.524 mph
Pole Speed: 192.684 mph
Cautions: 5 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 49

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 21   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet18826,375running92185
2 411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18818,300running2175
3 692   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet18814,700running13170
41322   Ricky Rudd Kockums   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1868,000running0160
52554   Lennie Pond U.S. Army   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet1868,050running0155
62315   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1868,681running13155
71812   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador1855,350running0146
82270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1835,390running0142
91748   James Hylton WSM-TV   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1824,930running0138
101479   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1814,710running0134
111143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1806,120running1135
121967   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1774,250running0127
133591   Harold Miller T & E Clothes   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet1752,620running0124
143464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1713,790running0121
153141   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1512,415electrical0118
162924   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet1503,375running0115
172625   Dick May Asheville Savings Bank   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1483,165engine0112
182440   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet1442,880running0109
194007   Steve Moore Norris PriceChevrolet1392,165engine0 
20 53   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1182,795engine3108
211251   Johnny Rutherford Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet1141,865fatigue0 
22 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1065,515engine9102
23209   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury1031,765wheel094
24 172   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet928,515engine5196
25165   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge911,665engine088
26 327   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet903,015engine490
271530   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet892,185engine082
283816   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet822,115engine079
292775   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet691,465engine076
303923   Jim Raptis Opal's Truck Stop   (Opal Voight)Chevrolet671,070engine0 
313049   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge581,265transmission070
323761   Joe Mihalic Perfect Alignment   (Joe Mihalic)Chevrolet431,240engine067
333305   Peter Knab Bearfinder   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet411,215engine064
34 968   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet391,190engine061
35 847   Bruce Hill t. edwards   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet381,165water pump058
363698   Jimmy Means Rod OsterlundChevrolet38875engine055
372121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury371,915overheating052
382842   Marty Robbins Marty RobbinsDodge361,090transmission049
393290   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford341,565engine046
401014   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1965driveshaft043

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons111
  Sam Sommers254
  Donnie Allison661
  Cale Yarborough771
  Benny Parsons83528
  Richard Petty36361
  Richard Childress37393
  Benny Parsons40467
  Donnie Allison47471
  Darrell Waltrip48481
  Donnie Allison49524
  Darrell Waltrip53542
  Benny Parsons55584
  Darrell Waltrip59591
  Benny Parsons60689
  Donnie Allison69702
  Benny Parsons71722
  Cale Yarborough73731
  Donnie Allison748310
  Darrell Waltrip84852
  Donnie Allison86894
  Darrell Waltrip90923
  Donnie Allison9310715
  Buddy Baker1081081
  Donnie Allison1091113
  Buddy Baker1121121
  Donnie Allison1131175
  Buddy Baker1181181
  Donnie Allison1191246
  Buddy Baker1251251
  Donnie Allison1261283
  Buddy Baker1291291
  Donnie Allison1301323
  Buddy Baker1331342
  Donnie Allison1351384
  Buddy Baker1391391
  Skip Manning1401401
  Donnie Allison14115010
  Buddy Baker1511522
  Donnie Allison1531564
  Buddy Baker1571593
  Donnie Allison1601645
  Skip Manning1651728
  Donnie Allison1731753
  Skip Manning1761772
  Donnie Allison1781792
  Skip Manning1801801
  Donnie Allison1811811
  Skip Manning1821821
  Donnie Allison1831886

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3125    
2   Richard Petty 3093   -32  
3   Benny Parsons 2819   -306  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2772   -353  
5   Buddy Baker 2583   -542  
6   Dick Brooks 2348   -777  
7   Cecil Gordon 2251   -874  
8   Bobby Allison 2181   -944  
9   Richard Childress 2153   -972  
10   James Hylton 2104   -1021  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2003   -1122  
12   Skip Manning 2002   -1123  
13   David Pearson 1945   -1180  
14   Buddy Arrington 1922   -1203  
15   D.K. Ulrich 1786   -1339  
16   Frank Warren 1785   -1340  
17   Jimmy Means 1704   -1421  
18   Dave Marcis 1685   -1440  
19   Neil Bonnett 1625   -1500  
20   Tighe Scott 1606   -1519