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1977 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 1 of 20
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, January 16, 1977 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:46
Average Speed: 107.038 mph
Pole Speed: 112.686 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 9 sec
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 221   David Pearson   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury11915,400running17
2 111   Cale Yarborough   (WC)Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11916,220running102
3 943   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge11811,095running0
4 52   Dave Marcis   (WC)CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet1168,645running0
5 767   Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing   (Jerry Lankford)Ford1156,290running0
6103   Richard Childress   (WC)Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1144,890running0
72869   Hershel McGriff Bridal Veil Lumber   (Hershel McGriff)Chevrolet1142,690running0
82376   Hugh Pearson Buzby   (Hugh Pearson)Chevrolet1142,490running0
9 388   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1145,540running0
101209   Eddie Bradshaw C & M Racing   (Chester Papienski)Chevrolet1142,190running0
112424   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Cecil GordonChevrolet1143,720running0
12 615   Buddy Baker   (WC)Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1135,040running0
132701   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet1123,760running0
141448   James Hylton   (WC)Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1123,100running0
151740   D.K. Ulrich   (WC)Red Fox Lounge   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1102,880running0
16155   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet1071,440running0
172271   Neil Bonnett   (WC)1st National City Travelers Checks   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1074,590running0
181836   Bobby Wawak   (WC)Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1052,570running0
192073   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1021,910running0
201144   Gary Johnson Noble Auto Parts   (Al Clark)Chevrolet961,745running0
212672   Benny Parsons   (WC)1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet954,370transmission0
221629   Roy Smith Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet951,495clutch0
231393   Norm Palmer Peaches Records   (Norm Palmer)Dodge921,260running0
243032   Gary Matthews Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Plymouth911,225running0
252179   Frank Warren   (WC)Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge691,665rear end0
262937   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet681,095running0
27258   Ed Negre   (WC)10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge591,445engine0
283355   Bill Baker R.W. Scott Construction   (Bill Baker)Chevrolet54895clutch0
293470   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet251,345engine0
303113   Don Puskarich Craven's Performance Automotive   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet16795engine0
311926   Carl Joiner, Jr. Marquardt Racing   (Carl Joiner)Chevrolet10740transmission0
323219   Henley Gray   (WC)Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet91,190oil pump0
333533   Glenn Francis Auto Alarms   (Trent Francis)Chevrolet9640oil leak0
34 450   Jimmy Insolo Stock Car Products   (Michael Brockman)Chevrolet4590engine0
35 812   Bobby Allison   (WC)1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador3540engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson111
  Cale Yarborough2103102
  David Pearson10411916

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sonny Easley 50    
2   Hershel McGriff 49   -1  
3   Hugh Pearson 48   -2  
4   Eddie Bradshaw 47   -3  
5   Chuck Bown 46   -4  
6   Jim Thirkettle 45   -5  
7   Bill Schmitt 44   -6  
8   Gary Johnson 43   -7  
9   Roy Smith 42   -8  
10   Norm Palmer 41   -9  
11   Gary Matthews 40   -10  
12   Chuck Wahl 39   -11  
13   Bill Baker 38   -12  
14   Don Puskarich 37   -13  
15   Carl Joiner, Jr. 36   -14  
16   Glenn Francis 35   -15  
17   Jimmy Insolo 34   -16