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1977 Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 30
Saturday, July 16, 1977 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:09
Average Speed: 78.999 mph
Pole Speed: 104.21 mph
Cautions: 10 for 54 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 17,500
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
4 311   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4174,965running9165
2 512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador4195,540running31175
112214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet401665running0 
6 815   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4133,365running0150
222616   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet146585engine097
172719   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3841,005running0112
101722   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet4041,565running0134
202824   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet360600running0103
241127   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet128565rear end091
27 43   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30635crash082
132330   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3971,420running0124
26254   Gary Myers Hicks Pharmacy   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet37545rear end085
142040   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet3961,260running0121
251941   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet122555engine0 
3 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4184,965running10170
162445   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet391745running0115
191248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet374810running0106
21 25   Neil Bonnett Pocahontas Group   (Jim Stacy)Dodge187770engine38105
291052   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet15515ignition076
281664   Elmo Langley Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford18525engine079
91867   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge4061,815running0138
151568   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet3941,265running0118
303069   Mike Kempton Jayhawk Sports   (Mike Kempton)Chevrolet12505overheating073
81470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet4081,985running0142
18 172   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3812,850engine32114
122179   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge4011,505running0127
1 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4209,415running300185
5 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4162,515running0155
71392   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4102,145running0146
232998   Ralph Jones Ralph JonesFord137575brakes094

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons13232
  Neil Bonnett337038
  Cale Yarborough71799
  Darrell Waltrip8012849
  Bobby Allison1291302
  Richard Petty13114010
  Bobby Allison14116929
  Darrell Waltrip170420251

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2795    
2   Richard Petty 2783   -12  
3   Benny Parsons 2538   -257  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2500   -295  
5   Buddy Baker 2346   -449  
6   Dick Brooks 2147   -648  
7   Cecil Gordon 2036   -759  
8   Richard Childress 1933   -862  
9   Bobby Allison 1870   -925  
10   James Hylton 1832   -963  
11   David Pearson 1809   -986  
12   J.D. McDuffie 1740   -1055  
13   Skip Manning 1690   -1105  
14   Dave Marcis 1685   -1110  
15   Buddy Arrington 1677   -1118  
16   D.K. Ulrich 1616   -1179  
17   Jimmy Means 1546   -1249  
18   Frank Warren 1545   -1250  
19   Neil Bonnett 1537   -1258  
20   Tighe Scott 1400   -1395