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1977 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 30
Monday, September 5, 1977 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:41:48
Average Speed: 106.797 mph
Pole Speed: 153.493 mph
Cautions: 7 for 92 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.5 sec
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
6 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet36012,575running123160
25 272   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2895,425engine293
3 315   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford36712,710running0165
5 411   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36212,435running70160
1 521   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury36724,550running60180
4 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36510,360running1165
2 71   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet36714,285running109175
39 812   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador211,160engine046
28 954   Lennie Pond Carolina Construction   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet2502,120crash284
261014   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet2871,500engine0 
181164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3353,410running0109
8123   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3606,400running0142
371349   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge261,425crash052
381492   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet232,850crash049
341590   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford681,900crash061
101652   Bill Elliott George ElliottFord3554,930running0134
291727   Sam Sommers U.S. Army   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet2191,425crash076
71822   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3607,400running0146
121970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3504,810running0127
352075   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet611,275crash058
232101   Earle Canavan Earle CanavanDodge3111,750running094
132248   James Hylton Jerry's Truck Stop   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3484,590running0124
272340   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet2572,105running082
402461   Joe Mihalic Joe MihalicChevrolet121,140engine043
11258   Ed Negre G & M Used Cars   (Ed Negre)Dodge3525,020running0130
162668   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet3392,700running0115
362798   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet571,310suspension055
92847   Bruce Hill t. edwards   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet3573,550running0 
242991   Terry Bivins T & E Clothes   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet2901,700engine091
15304   Gary Myers Myers Roofing   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet3432,700running0118
143167   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3444,330running0121
313210   Dick May R.T.'s Lounge   (Bill Champion)Ford1691,400engine070
323330   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1481,950suspension067
193424   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3333,100running0106
223519   Bobby Wawak Clear-Lam   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3192,465running097
213645   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet3211,900running0100
333725   Ferrel Harris Red Robinson Used Cars   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1001,825engine064
173879   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3383,770running0112
303908   Ralph Jones Ralph JonesFord1791,900crash073
204069   Mike Kempton Jayhawk Sports   (Mike Kempton)Chevrolet3242,050running0103

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12323  
243310   #92 accident turn 2 
346431  
657713   #75,98 accident turn 1 
7815881  
15916810   #30 accident turn 4 
16918416  
18520420   rain 
2052095  
21022213   oil on track 
22323513  
23624914   #11,40,68,88,91 accident backstretch 
2502501  
25126212   #08,54 accident turn 4 
263367105  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.1%             Average green flag run: 34.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip155
  Benny Parsons672
  Darrell Waltrip82619
  Cale Yarborough27326
  Darrell Waltrip33331
  Cale Yarborough34341
  Darrell Waltrip35406
  Cale Yarborough41444
  Darrell Waltrip456622
  Donnie Allison67671
  Richard Petty68681
  Cale Yarborough69746
  Darrell Waltrip759925
  Cale Yarborough1001067
  Darrell Waltrip1071159
  Cale Yarborough11612611
  Darrell Waltrip1271282
  Cale Yarborough1291379
  Lennie Pond1381392
  Cale Yarborough14015718
  Darrell Waltrip1581614
  Cale Yarborough1621676
  Darrell Waltrip1681681
  Cale Yarborough1691691
  David Pearson17018415
  Donnie Allison18520521
  Darrell Waltrip20622621
  Cale Yarborough2272271
  Darrell Waltrip2282358
  Donnie Allison2362383
  David Pearson23925921
  Donnie Allison26034384
  David Pearson34436724

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3635    
2   Richard Petty 3507   -128  
3   Darrell Waltrip 3287   -348  
4   Benny Parsons 3252   -383  
5   Buddy Baker 2944   -691  
6   Dick Brooks 2719   -916  
7   Cecil Gordon 2539   -1096  
8   Richard Childress 2501   -1134  
9   James Hylton 2481   -1154  
10   Bobby Allison 2391   -1244  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2342   -1293  
12   Skip Manning 2324   -1311  
13   David Pearson 2300   -1335  
14   Buddy Arrington 2298   -1337  
15   Frank Warren 2115   -1520  
16   D.K. Ulrich 2107   -1528  
17   Tighe Scott 1958   -1677  
18   Ricky Rudd 1917   -1718  
19   Jimmy Means 1898   -1737  
20   Sam Sommers 1801   -1834