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1977 Delaware 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 30
Sunday, September 18, 1977 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:32
Average Speed: 114.708 mph
Pole Speed: 134.233 mph
Cautions: 3 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 23.3 sec
Attendance: 32,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 772   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet50015,675running267185
2 621   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury5009,600running0170
3 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49910,925running10170
4 41   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4983,900running203 
5 988   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4976,400running0155
6 315   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4955,500running0150
7 53   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4934,250running0146
81090   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4923,900running0142
91112   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador4893,130running0138
102027   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet4832,700running0134
111568   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet4831,600running0130
121370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet4823,020running0127
133767   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4822,885running0124
141652   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet4772,190dnf0121
15218   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge4742,505running0118
161848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4712,320running0115
17 15   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge4691,625water pump20 
183061   Joe Mihalic Joe MihalicChevrolet4511,050running0109
192692   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4223,010running0106
202419   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet4141,750running0103
213324   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet4021,440engine0100
222779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge3721,405running097
23 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3013,925engine094
242230   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2881,320engine091
252825   Ronnie Thomas Don RobertsonChevrolet2711,275running088
263164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2701,150engine085
27346   Rick Newsom Rick NewsomChevrolet253625overheating0 
283563   Jocko Maggiacomo 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jocko Maggiacomo)Matador203600water pump079
29327   Dean Dalton Dean DaltonDodge200575steering076
301454   Lennie Pond Ronnie ElderChevrolet1901,050sway bar0 
312340   D.K. Ulrich Lafayette Radio   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1791,040clutch070
321222   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet178530engine067
331903   Bill Seifert Public EnterprisesChevrolet152520engine064
34364   Gary Myers Hicks Pharmacy   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet102510steering061
353934   Nestor Peles Steve PelesChevrolet33500steering058
364007   Steve Stolarek Norris Price   (Norris Price)Chevrolet21490wheel055
373845   Baxter Price Tire King   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet17480radiator052
382598   Marv Acton Rod OsterlundChevrolet16470crash0 
39290   Jim Hurtubise Avanti CB   (John Kennedy)Ford12460crash046
401784   Kenny Brightbill Makar Enterprises   (Jim Makar)Mercury12450crash043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Robin Schildknecht44S&S Auto SupplyRobin SchildnechtChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough11010
  Donnie Allison11177
  Neil Bonnett183720
  Donnie Allison3811275
  Benny Parsons1131175
  Donnie Allison11820588
  Benny Parsons20621712
  Donnie Allison21825033
  Benny Parsons251500250

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3970    
2   Richard Petty 3776   -194  
3   Benny Parsons 3607   -363  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3588   -382  
5   Buddy Baker 3176   -794  
6   Dick Brooks 3003   -967  
7   Cecil Gordon 2751   -1219  
8   Richard Childress 2737   -1233  
9   James Hylton 2734   -1236  
10   Bobby Allison 2684   -1286  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2593   -1377  
12   Skip Manning 2548   -1422  
13   Buddy Arrington 2510   -1460  
14   David Pearson 2470   -1500  
15   Frank Warren 2315   -1655  
16   D.K. Ulrich 2298   -1672  
17   Tighe Scott 2158   -1812  
18   Jimmy Means 2153   -1817  
19   Ricky Rudd 2114   -1856  
20   Sam Sommers 1935   -2035