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1977 Champion Spark Plug 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 30
Monday, August 22, 1977 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:59
Average Speed: 137.944 mph
Pole Speed: 160.346 mph
Cautions: 5 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury20010,300running4175
5 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet2008,100running120165
1 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet20016,820running51180
3 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2009,350running22170
30 515   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford683,865engine073
8 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1985,100running2147
4 727   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet2004,900running1165
22 82   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet1541,350running0 
12 992   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1964,530running0127
71022   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1992,000running0146
131147   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet1961,250running0 
91281   Terry Ryan Valvoline   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet1971,800running0138
61390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2004,750running0150
141467   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1953,095running0121
101568   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1961,700running0134
251675   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet125775engine088
261712   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador117880engine085
29189   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury76685engine0 
31198   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge611,270engine070
202070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1861,960running0103
33213   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet411,130engine064
352242   Elmo Langley Marty RobbinsDodge1610engine058
192324   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1892,195running0106
162448   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1922,810running0115
232579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1411,465engine094
182640   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet1892,480running0109
112730   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1963,950running0130
242861   Joe Mihalic Joe MihalicChevrolet134800wheel091
212925   Dean Dalton Don RobertsonChevrolet1791,775running0100
323064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford531,240running067
173152   Jimmy Means WIXC   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet1922,165running0112
153274   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet1951,080running0 
283391   Harold Miller Bartow Paving   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet85700driveshaft0 
363401   Earle Canavan Benihana   (Earle Canavan)Dodge1600engine0 
273563   Jocko Maggiacomo 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jocko Maggiacomo)Matador114725engine0 
343645   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet5620engine061

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough111
  Darrell Waltrip232
  Cale Yarborough41815
  Darrell Waltrip19191
  Cale Yarborough203819
  Darrell Waltrip39391
  Cale Yarborough40478
  Darrell Waltrip48481
  Benny Parsons49491
  Cale Yarborough50578
  Darrell Waltrip58581
  Richard Petty59591
  Cale Yarborough6010243
  Richard Petty1031031
  Sam Sommers1041041
  David Pearson1051084
  Cale Yarborough10911911
  Darrell Waltrip1201267
  Benny Parsons1271348
  Cale Yarborough1351439
  Darrell Waltrip1441452
  Cale Yarborough1461483
  Darrell Waltrip1491491
  Benny Parsons1501578
  Darrell Waltrip1581592
  Cale Yarborough1601623
  Darrell Waltrip1631664
  Benny Parsons1671704
  Darrell Waltrip1711722
  Benny Parsons1731731
  Darrell Waltrip17420027

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3290    
2   Richard Petty 3240   -50  
3   Benny Parsons 2989   -301  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2952   -338  
5   Buddy Baker 2656   -634  
6   Dick Brooks 2498   -792  
7   Cecil Gordon 2357   -933  
8   Bobby Allison 2266   -1024  
9   James Hylton 2219   -1071  
10   Richard Childress 2217   -1073  
11   Skip Manning 2129   -1161  
12   David Pearson 2120   -1170  
13   J.D. McDuffie 2106   -1184  
14   Buddy Arrington 2043   -1247  
15   D.K. Ulrich 1895   -1395  
16   Frank Warren 1879   -1411  
17   Jimmy Means 1816   -1474  
18   Tighe Scott 1736   -1554  
19   Dave Marcis 1685   -1605  
20   Ricky Rudd 1656   -1634