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1977 Gwyn Staley 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 30
Sunday, March 27, 1977 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:38
Average Speed: 88.95 mph
Pole Speed: 107.537 mph
Cautions: 6 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: 6.4 sec
Attendance: 18,500
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40014,600running320185
3 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4006,175running13170
7 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3943,175running0146
8 83   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3942,075running12147
9 948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3881,880running0138
11234   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet382675running0130
121619   Dave Marcis Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3821,600running0127
131324   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet3801,515running0124
152444   Robin Schildknecht Manning Enterprises   (Robin Schildnecht)Chevrolet3541,075running0118
172825   Terry Bivins Don RobertsonChevrolet3451,085running0112
182995   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet343500running0109
192116   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet328975oil pump0106
201140   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet325700running0103
221470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet275700engine097
232230   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet267680crash094
241723   Larry LaMay Larry LaMayChevrolet252360running091
252545   Earl Brooks Baxter PriceChevrolet131400driveshaft088
261292   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet122640engine085
272752   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet118380engine082
2 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4008,025running25175
101867   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge3871,720running0134
161979   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3531,220running0115
21 171   Neil Bonnett Rebel 500   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge3053,725crash26105
28158   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge87570engine079
4 515   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3994,400running0160
61090   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3972,450running0150
142064   Henley Gray Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford3761,480running0121
292620   Rick Newsom Gillespie Painting   (Rick Newsom)Ford2360oil leak076
5 612   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador3982,125running4160

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett12626
  Cale Yarborough27326
  Richard Childress334412
  Cale Yarborough45539
  Benny Parsons54574
  Richard Petty588225
  Cale Yarborough8310927
  Bobby Allison1101123
  Cale Yarborough113230118
  Bobby Allison2312311
  Cale Yarborough23231180
  Benny Parsons3123209
  Cale Yarborough32140080

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 1065    
2   Richard Petty 945   -120  
3   Darrell Waltrip 926   -139  
4   Buddy Baker 920   -145  
5   Benny Parsons 832   -233  
6   Dave Marcis 782   -283  
7   Richard Childress 748   -317  
8   Cecil Gordon 739   -326  
9   James Hylton 722   -343  
10   Neil Bonnett 707   -358  
11   Bobby Allison 618   -447  
12   J.D. McDuffie 600   -465  
13   D.K. Ulrich 591   -474  
14   Dick Brooks 583   -482  
15   Frank Warren 551   -514  
16   David Pearson 532   -533  
17   Ed Negre 525   -540  
18   Buddy Arrington 525   -540  
19   Tighe Scott 491   -574  
20   Jimmy Means 482   -583