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1977 NAPA National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 30
Sunday, October 9, 1977 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:30:32
Average speed: 142.78 mph
Pole speed: 160.892 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: 19.2 sec
Attendance: 79400
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 872   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet33441075running250185
2 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33325900running26175
3 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury33322500running2170
4 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford33312100running3165
5 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet33310250running3160
61390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3328225running0150
7 951   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet3295175running0 
8 75   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge3297350running0142
92768   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet3265125running0138
10209   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3263975running0134
111636   Ron Hutcherson Encyclopedia Britannica   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet3266025running0 
122514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3253575running0127
133557   Dick May McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Chevrolet3243475running0124
143348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3245405running0121
152970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet3235145running0118
16223   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3214960running0115
173067   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3184765running0112
181749   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge3012975running0109
191840   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet2924405running0106
203405   Peter Knab Bearfinder   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet2862775running0103
212864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2862895running0100
22248   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge2422535running097
23142   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet2371875engine0 
242122   Ricky Rudd NAPA   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet2321750running091
254130   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2221840ignition088
261512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador1951305engine085
27126   Tom Sneva Jim StacyDodge1941150clutch0 
283952   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet1731245engine079
293199   Dick Trickle Joe FrassonChevrolet1411100crash076
301954   Lennie Pond Ronnie ElderChevrolet1311675engine073
313775   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet120965engine070
32 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1074415suspension2572
332379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1011425engine064
341127   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet97910engine061
351092   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet662395engine058
36 31   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet275655engine2560
374024   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet261365rear end052
383619   Dale Earnhardt Belden Asphalt / Holiday Campers   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet251375rear end049
393898   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet24835engine046
403223   Jim Raptis Opal's Truck Stop   (Opal Voight)Chevrolet17820engine043
412647   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet15820engine040

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson122
  Donnie Allison32725
  Darrell Waltrip28303
  Cale Yarborough31399
  Richard Petty405920
  Cale Yarborough60645
  Benny Parsons65662
  Richard Petty67671
  Buddy Baker68681
  Richard Petty69724
  Cale Yarborough73731
  Benny Parsons748815
  Cale Yarborough89902
  Buddy Baker91911
  Benny Parsons9214958
  Buddy Baker1501501
  Benny Parsons151287137
  Cale Yarborough2882969
  Benny Parsons29733438

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4505    
2   Benny Parsons 4127   -378  
3   Richard Petty 4109   -396  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4067   -438  
5   Buddy Baker 3579   -926  
6   Dick Brooks 3380   -1125  
7   James Hylton 3124   -1381  
8   Richard Childress 3120   -1385  
9   Cecil Gordon 3030   -1475  
10   Bobby Allison 3028   -1477  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2917   -1588  
12   Buddy Arrington 2902   -1603  
13   Skip Manning 2854   -1651  
14   David Pearson 2810   -1695  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2628   -1877  
16   Frank Warren 2609   -1896  
17   Jimmy Means 2500   -2005  
18   Ricky Rudd 2433   -2072  
19   Tighe Scott 2349   -2156  
20   Neil Bonnett 2331   -2174