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1977 NAPA 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 30
Sunday, June 12, 1977 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:22:12
Average Speed: 105.021 mph
Pole Speed: 112.432 mph
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Margin of Victory: 9.6 sec
Attendance: 48,500
Lead changes: 7

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)Dodge9518,255running71185
26 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet403,975transmission2190
2 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury9510,400running2175
27 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet353,950engine082
17 512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador881,510running0112
3 611   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet9510,475running1170
5 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford936,400running0155
8 83   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet924,150running0142
25 901   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet421,800engine088
24105   Jim Thirkettle Autocessories   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet47825oil pump091
291144   Gary Johnson Al ClarkChevrolet30700engine076
151279   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge882,405running0118
231329   Roy Smith Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet651,850oil leak094
301473   Bill Schmitt Bill SchmittChevrolet27675suspension073
101592   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet914,430running0134
111640   D.K. Ulrich Red Fox Lounge   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet913,210running0130
61793   Norm Palmer Herborn Alignment   (Norm Palmer)Dodge922,500running0150
41851   Jimmy Insolo Jimmy InsoloFord933,900running0 
91924   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet913,800running0138
332070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet91,100oil pump064
72168   Sonny Easley Sonny EasleyFord922,000running0146
34224   Hershel McGriff Hershel McGriffChevrolet6550engine061
142348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet882,640running0121
312482   Sumner McKnight Action Engineering   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet15650engine070
322532   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Plymouth14625engine067
22262   Richard White Lindsay Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet76995running097
162755   Bill Baker Golden West Lumber   (Bill Baker)Chevrolet881,645running0 
182837   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet871,325running0109
132918   John Dineen George StarkFord891,400running0124
123064   Dick Brooks Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford892,960running0127
193167   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge841,590running0106
353298   Don Noel Noel's Welding Shop   (John Kieper)Chevrolet0500transmission058
213317   Harry Goularte U.S. Army   (Donald Dean)Chevrolet81900running0100
283413   Don Puskarich Cravens Performance Automotive   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet35725engine079
203541   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet831,055running0103

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip12020
  Richard Petty21277
  Darrell Waltrip28281
  Richard Petty29291
  David Pearson30312
  Cale Yarborough32321
  Richard Petty339563

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2346    
2   Richard Petty 2253   -93  
3   Benny Parsons 2084   -262  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2077   -269  
5   Buddy Baker 1900   -446  
6   Dick Brooks 1708   -638  
7   Cecil Gordon 1703   -643  
8   Richard Childress 1684   -662  
9   James Hylton 1550   -796  
10   Dave Marcis 1520   -826  
11   David Pearson 1489   -857  
12   Bobby Allison 1444   -902  
13   J.D. McDuffie 1404   -942  
14   Skip Manning 1347   -999  
15   D.K. Ulrich 1340   -1006  
16   Buddy Arrington 1336   -1010  
17   Neil Bonnett 1285   -1061  
18   Jimmy Means 1246   -1100  
19   Frank Warren 1245   -1101  
20   Tighe Scott 1124   -1222