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1977 Coca-Cola 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 30
Sunday, July 31, 1977 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:53:41
Average Speed: 128.379 mph
Pole Speed: 147.591 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.45 sec
Attendance: 58,000
Lead changes: 47

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet2009,825running38170
4 212   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador2006,150running11165
28 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1111,205suspension2384
1 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet20015,475running118185
2 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20012,200running9175
6 611   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1987,400running1155
27 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1233,930crash082
32 827   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet50605engine067
5 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1985,200out of gas0155
111068   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1941,600running0130
81192   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1974,730running0142
71222   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1983,300running0146
211324   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet1841,510running0100
17143   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1891,990running0112
101548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1943,320running0134
341640   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet321,050engine061
191779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1871,780running0106
121884   Kenny Brightbill Makar Enterprises   (Jim Makar)Mercury1941,500running0127
241957   Dick May McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Ford160805ignition091
152067   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge1912,430running0118
92175   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet1971,900running0138
202252   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet1871,045running0103
142370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1922,640running0121
16248   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1912,220running0115
132530   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1922,860running0124
252664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1601,400running088
352701   Earle Canavan Earle CanavanDodge13540engine058
222845   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet184855running097
312998   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet97630crash0 
333025   Ronnie Thomas Don RobertsonChevrolet461,180crash064
263163   Jocko Maggiacomo Jocko's Racing   (Jocko Maggiacomo)Matador150755steering085
233234   Nestor Peles Steve PelesChevrolet176830running0 
293385   Greg Heller Heller Triangle Spring   (Greg Heller)Ford110680clutch076
183461   Joe Mihalic Joe MihalicChevrolet189955running0109
30354   Gary Myers Hicks Pharmacy   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet105655engine073

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13333  
344411   #40 engine 
45473  
48503   #25 accident turn 1 
5110656  
1071115   #98 accident north straight 
11212312  
1241263   #11,15,16 accident turn 1 
12720074  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.0%             Average green flag run: 35.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson122
  Benny Parsons31917
  David Pearson20245
  Benny Parsons25262
  David Pearson27337
  Benny Parsons34341
  Bobby Allison35351
  Richard Petty36372
  Darrell Waltrip38436
  Benny Parsons44485
  Bobby Allison49513
  Darrell Waltrip52576
  Benny Parsons58581
  Darrell Waltrip59591
  David Pearson60601
  Darrell Waltrip61611
  David Pearson62676
  Darrell Waltrip68692
  Benny Parsons70723
  Darrell Waltrip73731
  Benny Parsons74818
  David Pearson82832
  Benny Parsons8410825
  Cale Yarborough1091091
  Benny Parsons1101123
  Bobby Allison1131131
  Darrell Waltrip1141152
  Bobby Allison1161161
  Darrell Waltrip1171226
  Richard Petty1231242
  Benny Parsons1251306
  Richard Petty1311322
  Benny Parsons1331342
  Richard Petty1351351
  Darrell Waltrip1361361
  Richard Petty1371371
  Darrell Waltrip1381392
  Richard Petty1401401
  Benny Parsons1411477
  Darrell Waltrip1481481
  Benny Parsons1491524
  Darrell Waltrip1531564
  Benny Parsons1571571
  Darrell Waltrip1581625
  Benny Parsons1631631
  Bobby Allison1641685
  Benny Parsons16920032

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Richard Petty 2958    
2   Cale Yarborough 2950   -8  
3   Benny Parsons 2723   -235  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2670   -288  
5   Buddy Baker 2428   -530  
6   Dick Brooks 2302   -656  
7   Cecil Gordon 2136   -822  
8   Richard Childress 2045   -913  
9   Bobby Allison 2035   -923  
10   James Hylton 1966   -992  
11   David Pearson 1893   -1065  
12   J.D. McDuffie 1861   -1097  
13   Skip Manning 1832   -1126  
14   Buddy Arrington 1795   -1163  
15   Dave Marcis 1685   -1273  
16   D.K. Ulrich 1677   -1281  
17   Frank Warren 1651   -1307  
18   Jimmy Means 1649   -1309  
19   Neil Bonnett 1537   -1421  
20   Tighe Scott 1524   -1434