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1977 Music City USA 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 30
Saturday, May 7, 1977 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:40
Average Speed: 87.49 mph
Pole Speed: 103.643 mph
Cautions: 3 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 272   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4209,565running143180
2 311   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4207,965running275180
3 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4185,215running2170
4 62   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet4173,565running0160
5 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4163,465running0155
6 715   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford4163,365running0150
7 512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador4142,115running0146
81514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet405965running0 
9 852   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet4021,865running0138
101222   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet4011,815running0134
111948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3981,745running0130
12234   Gary Myers Spencer's Baby Wear   (Gary Myers)Chevrolet396615running0 
131724   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet3941,610running0124
141640   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet3921,515running0121
151467   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge3851,405running0118
162820   Rick Newsom Gillespie Painting   (Rick Newsom)Ford376495running0115
172733   Earl Brooks Handy's Transmission   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet370445running0112
183098   Ralph Jones Ralph JonesFord369400running0109
191816   David Sisco David SiscoChevrolet3681,190running0106
202025   Ferrel Harris Don RobertsonChevrolet3591,020running0103
21 992   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3131,905rear end0100
222264   Dick Brooks Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford269785ignition097
232545   Elmo Langley Baxter PriceChevrolet182325engine094
241170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet176565engine091
252619   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet154555overheating088
26103   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet133545engine085
271381   Terry Ryan Valvoline   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet86285engine082
282939   Paul Dean Holt Lloyd McBeeFord47275overheating079
292479   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge30515engine076
30217   Dean Dalton Dean DaltonChevrolet19255engine073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip122
  Benny Parsons3107105
  Cale Yarborough108382275
  Benny Parsons38342038

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 1905    
2   Richard Petty 1713   -192  
3   Benny Parsons 1677   -228  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1672   -233  
5   Dave Marcis 1460   -445  
6   Buddy Baker 1452   -453  
7   Cecil Gordon 1341   -564  
8   Richard Childress 1321   -584  
9   James Hylton 1286   -619  
10   Dick Brooks 1284   -621  
11   Bobby Allison 1144   -761  
12   Neil Bonnett 1139   -766  
13   J.D. McDuffie 1128   -777  
14   Jimmy Means 1064   -841  
15   D.K. Ulrich 1046   -859  
16   Buddy Arrington 991   -914  
17   Skip Manning 967   -938  
18   David Pearson 959   -946  
19   Frank Warren 957   -948  
20   Henley Gray 889   -1016