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1977 Wilkes 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 30
Sunday, October 2, 1977 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:52:59
Average Speed: 86.713 mph
Pole Speed: 108.35 mph
Cautions: 3 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.2 sec
Attendance: 11,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet40012,500running189180
2 511   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4008,775running1175
3 25   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge3995,700running0165
4 612   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador3973,225running0160
5 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3963,875running11160
6 93   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3882,400running0150
71422   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3882,730running0146
8 790   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3871,895running0142
9 815   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford3872,975running0138
101067   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3841,650running0134
111652   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet3831,365running0130
121348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3821,480running0127
132092   Skip Manning Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3772,345running0124
142198   Sam Sommers Rod OsterlundChevrolet377650running0121
151724   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3771,185running0118
161230   Walter Ballard Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet3741,000running0115
17188   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge373825running0112
182545   Baxter Price County Line Food Store   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet368550running0109
192217   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet367525running0 
202319   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet363750running0103
211579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge322675running0100
221940   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet290700engine097
231170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet286680rear end094
24 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge2404,560crash199101
252425   Ferrel Harris Don RobertsonChevrolet114650overheating088
262695   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet5390quit085

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty17676
  Darrell Waltrip7710428
  Richard Petty1051128
  Darrell Waltrip1131131
  Richard Petty11413522
  Darrell Waltrip1361361
  Benny Parsons13714711
  Richard Petty14824093
  Darrell Waltrip24131070
  Cale Yarborough3113111
  Darrell Waltrip31240089

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4330    
2   Richard Petty 4037   -293  
3   Benny Parsons 3942   -388  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3907   -423  
5   Buddy Baker 3414   -916  
6   Dick Brooks 3230   -1100  
7   Richard Childress 3005   -1325  
8   James Hylton 3003   -1327  
9   Cecil Gordon 2978   -1352  
10   Bobby Allison 2943   -1387  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2799   -1531  
12   Skip Manning 2796   -1534  
13   Buddy Arrington 2790   -1540  
14   David Pearson 2640   -1690  
15   Frank Warren 2545   -1785  
16   D.K. Ulrich 2522   -1808  
17   Jimmy Means 2421   -1909  
18   Ricky Rudd 2342   -1988  
19   Tighe Scott 2261   -2069  
20   Sam Sommers 2211   -2119