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1977 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 30
Sunday, April 24, 1977 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps* on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:26
Average Speed: 77.405 mph
Pole Speed: 88.923 mph
Cautions: 3 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: red flag
Attendance: 32,000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
19 612   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador344675running0106
26 31   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet226590brakes085
241115   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2582,810clutch091
111581   Terry Bivins Valvoline   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet3661,150running0130
12 171   Neil Bonnett Auto Race Tracks   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge3664,150running6132
61390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3793,850running0150
10193   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3692,620running0134
232864   Tommy Gale Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford299870running094
132624   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet3662,050running0124
182219   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3441,250running0109
162925   Ferrel Harris Don RobertsonChevrolet3561,570running0115
221763   Jimmy Hensley Lonesome Pine Raceway   (Billy Moyer)Chevrolet321630running097
71247   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet3701,650running0146
171648   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3461,435running0112
271492   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet182830rear end082
20 92   Dave Marcis Shoney's Big Boy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3432,850running0103
92070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet3692,930running0138
82352   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet3691,550running0142
29244   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet112560transmission076
25188   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge240850engine088
2 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet38412,200running83175
5 721   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury3802,900running0155
31043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3817,750running1170
4 854   Lennie Pond Ronnie ElderChevrolet3815,700running0160
142730   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3651,890running0121
282527   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet1771,570engine079
152140   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet3631,730running0118
21 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3223,340brakes51105
303036   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet94800rear end073
1 511   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet38421,600running243185
* Race shortened to 384 laps due to rain.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett111
  Darrell Waltrip25251
  Richard Petty53531
  Neil Bonnett54585
  Cale Yarborough5914183
  Benny Parsons14221776
  Cale Yarborough21828366
  Benny Parsons2842907
  Cale Yarborough29138494

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 1550    
2   Richard Petty 1450   -100  
3   Benny Parsons 1327   -223  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1322   -228  
5   Buddy Baker 1233   -317  
6   Dave Marcis 1140   -410  
7   Richard Childress 1136   -414  
8   Cecil Gordon 1102   -448  
9   Neil Bonnett 1063   -487  
10   James Hylton 1047   -503  
11   Dick Brooks 1041   -509  
12   Bobby Allison 955   -595  
13   J.D. McDuffie 947   -603  
14   Jimmy Means 865   -685  
15   David Pearson 857   -693  
16   D.K. Ulrich 855   -695  
17   Ed Negre 792   -758  
18   Tighe Scott 776   -774  
19   Skip Manning 773   -777  
20   Buddy Arrington 767   -783