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1977 Dixie 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 30
Sunday, November 6, 1977 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps* on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:23
Average speed: 110.052 mph
Pole speed: 160.229 mph
Cautions: 5 for 99 laps
Margin of victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 32000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 888   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet26820425running15180
2 521   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury26811500running45175
3 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet26811250running0165
4 61   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet26818250running142170
5 911   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet2689450running33160
6 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge2687600running10155
7 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2677125running0146
81122   Ricky Rudd NAPA   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet2666150running0142
91512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador2664575running0138
102314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet2642800running0134
11149   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury2641950running0130
122075   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet2641740running0127
131792   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2644360running0124
143331   Billy McGinnis National Pride   (Billie Harvey)Chevrolet2641570crash0 
152547   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet2631510running0118
161968   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet2631375running0115
171267   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2632845running0112
182640   D.K. Ulrich Howard Johnson's   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet2632735running0109
193630   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2632565running0106
203824   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet2622405running0103
21323   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2622080running0100
222441   Grant Adcox Krystal   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet261935running097
232279   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge2601920running094
243939   Blackie Wangerin Blackie WangerinMercury260885running0 
253449   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge260860running088
262948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2581695running085
271870   J.D. McDuffie Communication   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet2581475running082
28 127   Sam Sommers M.C. Anderson Racing   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet2571825running2384
294074   Bobby Wawak Clear-Lam   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet255815running076
303091   Harold Miller Sutherland Auto Parts   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet251805running073
313117   Roger Hamby Hamby-Ellis   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet2471750running0 
322898   Dick May Osterlund Enterprises   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet247740running067
331384   Morgan Shepherd Makar Enterprises   (Jim Makar)Mercury2411730running064
343519   Bob Burcham Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet2171350engine061
35278   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1851330quit058
361681   Dave Marcis WAM Racing   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet148700steering055
371090   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1241280engine052
38 35   Neil Bonnett Jim Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Dodge573360crash049
392123   Jim Raptis Opal's Truck Stop   (Opal Voight)Chevrolet32640engine046
403752   Jimmy Means Bell Brothers Auto Parts   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet7620ignition043
* Race shortened to 268 laps due to rain/darkness.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Sam Sommers12323
  Donnie Allison245027
  Darrell Waltrip51577
  Cale Yarborough587619
  Donnie Allison77185109
  Darrell Waltrip1861894
  Richard Petty1901934
  Cale Yarborough19420714
  David Pearson20825245
  Richard Petty2532586
  Darrell Waltrip2592613
  Donnie Allison2622676
  Darrell Waltrip2682681

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4830    
2   Richard Petty 4439   -391  
3   Benny Parsons 4438   -392  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4417   -413  
5   Buddy Baker 3801   -1029  
6   Dick Brooks 3587   -1243  
7   James Hylton 3333   -1497  
8   Richard Childress 3329   -1501  
9   Bobby Allison 3316   -1514  
10   Cecil Gordon 3227   -1603  
11   Buddy Arrington 3141   -1689  
12   J.D. McDuffie 3133   -1697  
13   Skip Manning 3120   -1710  
14   David Pearson 3067   -1763  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2801   -2029  
16   Frank Warren 2761   -2069  
17   Ricky Rudd 2663   -2167  
18   Jimmy Means 2640   -2190  
19   Tighe Scott 2516   -2314  
20   Sam Sommers 2468   -2362