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1977 American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 30
Sunday, October 23, 1977 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:24:18
Average Speed: 113.584 mph
Pole Speed: 138.685 mph
Cautions: 9 for 75 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.8 sec
Attendance: 44,500
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 11   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet49217,135running374185
2 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49214,350running5175
3 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet49210,800running8170
4 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4909,550running81165
5 690   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4896,250running0155
61712   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador4884,850running0150
7 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4826,200running0146
81092   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4785,430running0142
91468   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet4763,500running0138
102070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet4733,820running0134
112474   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet4712,100running0130
122267   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4713,360running0127
131948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4643,070running0124
142719   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet4562,830running0121
152964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4412,620running0118
163545   Baxter Price County Line Food Store   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet4371,900running0115
171127   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet4251,300running0112
18323   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4232,210running0109
193610   Dean Dalton R.T.'s Lounge   (Bill Champion)Ford3911,100engine0106
20254   Randy Myers Gary MyersChevrolet3771,000crash0 
212361   Joe Mihalic Joe MihalicChevrolet340825engine0100
223052   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet3261,150engine097
232124   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet3191,415engine094
24318   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge2761,380engine091
251622   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet234920engine088
261347   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet230700engine085
27 721   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury2201,175engine082
28 85   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge2163,330engine2484
29 915   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1973,820crash076
302825   Ronnie Thomas Don RobertsonChevrolet1311,210rear end073
311898   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet128625engine070
323346   Travis Tiller Little B Coal   (Travis Tiller)Chevrolet103590engine067
331540   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet951,080engine064
343430   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet771,070crash061
352679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge681,060engine058
361254   Lennie Pond Ronnie ElderChevrolet661,050engine055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Donnie Allison18787
  Neil Bonnett88936
  Cale Yarborough941007
  Donnie Allison10112626
  Richard Petty1271271
  Neil Bonnett1281358
  Donnie Allison13619055
  Cale Yarborough1911955
  Neil Bonnett1962038
  Richard Petty2042052
  Darrell Waltrip2062094
  Neil Bonnett2102112
  Cale Yarborough21223827
  Richard Petty2392391
  Cale Yarborough24026021
  Donnie Allison26129535
  Cale Yarborough29630914
  Donnie Allison31035243
  Cale Yarborough3533542
  Darrell Waltrip3553584
  Donnie Allison35941355
  Richard Petty4144141
  Donnie Allison4154151
  Cale Yarborough4164205
  Donnie Allison42149272

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4670    
2   Richard Petty 4284   -386  
3   Benny Parsons 4273   -397  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4237   -433  
5   Buddy Baker 3655   -1015  
6   Dick Brooks 3535   -1135  
7   James Hylton 3248   -1422  
8   Richard Childress 3229   -1441  
9   Bobby Allison 3178   -1492  
10   Cecil Gordon 3124   -1546  
11   J.D. McDuffie 3051   -1619  
12   Buddy Arrington 3029   -1641  
13   Skip Manning 2996   -1674  
14   David Pearson 2892   -1778  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2692   -1978  
16   Frank Warren 2667   -2003  
17   Jimmy Means 2597   -2073  
18   Ricky Rudd 2521   -2149  
19   Neil Bonnett 2415   -2255  
20   Tighe Scott 2410   -2260