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1977 NAPA 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 30
Sunday, June 12, 1977 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.900 miles)

Time of race: 2:22:12
Average speed: 105.021 mph
Pole speed: 112.432 mph
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Margin of victory: 9.6 sec
Attendance: 48500
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge9518255running71185
2 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury9510400running2175
3 611   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet9510475running1170
41851   Jimmy Insolo Jimmy InsoloFord933900running0 
5 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford936400running0155
61793   Norm Palmer Herborn Alignment   (Norm Palmer)Dodge922500running0150
72168   Sonny Easley Sonny EasleyFord922000running0146
8 83   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet924150running0142
91924   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet913800running0138
101592   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet914430running0134
111640   D.K. Ulrich Red Fox Lounge   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet913210running0130
123064   Dick Brooks Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford892960running0127
132918   John Dineen George StarkFord891400running0124
142348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet882640running0121
151279   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge882405running0118
162755   Bill Baker Golden West Lumber   (Bill Baker)Chevrolet881645running0 
17 512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador881510running0112
182837   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet871325running0109
193167   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge841590running0106
203541   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet831055running0103
213317   Harry Goularte U.S. Army   (Donald Dean)Chevrolet81900running0100
22262   Richard White Lindsay Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet76995running097
231329   Roy Smith Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet651850oil leak094
24105   Jim Thirkettle Autocessories   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet47825oil pump091
25 901   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet421800engine088
26 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet403975transmission2190
27 472   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet353950engine082
283413   Don Puskarich Cravens Performance Automotive   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet35725engine079
291144   Gary Johnson Al ClarkChevrolet30700engine076
301473   Bill Schmitt Bill SchmittChevrolet27675suspension073
312482   Sumner McKnight Action Engineering   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet15650engine070
322532   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Plymouth14625engine067
332070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet91100oil pump064
34224   Hershel McGriff Hershel McGriffChevrolet6550engine061
353298   Don Noel Noel's Welding Shop   (Johnny Kieper)Chevrolet0500transmission058

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Buddy Arrington67driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Bradshaw09C&M RacingChester PapienskiChevrolet
John Hamson22C.P. Auto ProductsGreg HamsonChevrolet
Jack Simpson53Browerville DX ServiceJack SimpsonChevrolet
DCIvan Baldwin67Buddy ArringtonDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip12020
  Richard Petty21277
  Darrell Waltrip28281
  Richard Petty29291
  David Pearson30312
  Cale Yarborough32321
  Richard Petty339563

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2346    
2   Richard Petty 2253   -93  
3   Benny Parsons 2084   -262  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2077   -269  
5   Buddy Baker 1900   -446  
6   Dick Brooks 1708   -638  
7   Cecil Gordon 1703   -643  
8   Richard Childress 1684   -662  
9   James Hylton 1550   -796  
10   Dave Marcis 1520   -826  
11   David Pearson 1489   -857  
12   Bobby Allison 1444   -902  
13   J.D. McDuffie 1404   -942  
14   Skip Manning 1347   -999  
15   D.K. Ulrich 1340   -1006  
16   Buddy Arrington 1336   -1010  
17   Neil Bonnett 1285   -1061  
18   Jimmy Means 1246   -1100  
19   Frank Warren 1245   -1101  
20   Tighe Scott 1124   -1222