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1977 Capital City 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 30
Sunday, September 11, 1977 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:18
Average Speed: 80.644 mph
Pole Speed: 92.281 mph
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: 7 sec
Attendance: 15,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 25   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge4008,700running250185
2 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4007,775running1175
3 172   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4006,800running127170
4 911   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4005,950running17165
51254   Lennie Pond Ronnie ElderChevrolet4003,340running0155
6 512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador3972,525running1155
7 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3963,500crash0146
8 490   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3932,305running0142
9 748   James Hylton Executive Motor Hotel   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3872,120running0138
102852   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet3861,700running0134
111522   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet3842,540running0130
121468   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet383850running0127
131070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet3791,630running0124
142040   D.K. Ulrich J.R. DeLottoChevrolet3781,420running0121
151992   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3772,285crash0118
16178   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge3761,100crash0115
172524   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet374850running0112
181830   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet373850engine0109
192619   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet373800running0106
202479   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge369775crash0103
212245   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet362500crash0100
222725   Ferrel Harris Don RobertsonChevrolet348725running097
231398   Marv Acton Rod OsterlundChevrolet343475running094
241664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford315685rear end091
26113   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet212710overheating490
252167   Buddy Arrington Buddy ArringtonDodge280675engine088
27 815   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1872,575overheating082
28236   Rick Newsom Rick NewsomChevrolet112350oil leak0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons13838
  Richard Petty39391
  Bobby Allison40401
  Richard Childress41444
  Benny Parsons45506
  Cale Yarborough516616
  Neil Bonnett67169103
  Benny Parsons17024677
  Neil Bonnett24729246
  Benny Parsons2932942
  Cale Yarborough2952951
  Benny Parsons2962994
  Neil Bonnett300400101

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 3800    
2   Richard Petty 3682   -118  
3   Darrell Waltrip 3433   -367  
4   Benny Parsons 3422   -378  
5   Buddy Baker 3026   -774  
6   Dick Brooks 2861   -939  
7   Cecil Gordon 2651   -1149  
8   James Hylton 2619   -1181  
9   Richard Childress 2591   -1209  
10   Bobby Allison 2546   -1254  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2466   -1334  
12   Skip Manning 2442   -1358  
13   Buddy Arrington 2386   -1414  
14   David Pearson 2300   -1500  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2228   -1572  
16   Frank Warren 2218   -1582  
17   Tighe Scott 2067   -1733  
18   Ricky Rudd 2047   -1753  
19   Jimmy Means 2032   -1768  
20   Neil Bonnett 1927   -1873