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1977 NAPA National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 30
Sunday, October 9, 1977 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:30:32
Average Speed: 142.78 mph
Pole Speed: 160.892 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 19.2 sec
Attendance: 79,400
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury33322,500running2170
2 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33325,900running26175
36 31   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet275,655engine2560
4 415   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford33312,100running3165
32 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1074,415suspension2572
5 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet33310,250running3160
8 75   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge3297,350running0142
1 872   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet33441,075running250185
7 951   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet3295,175running0 
351092   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet662,395engine058
341127   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet97910engine061
27126   Tom Sneva Jim StacyDodge1941,150clutch0 
61390   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3328,225running0150
23142   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet2371,875engine0 
261512   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador1951,305engine085
111636   Ron Hutcherson Encyclopedia Britannica   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet3266,025running0 
181749   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge3012,975running0109
191840   D.K. Ulrich Transit Damaged Freight   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet2924,405running0106
301954   Lennie Pond Ronnie ElderChevrolet1311,675engine073
10209   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury3263,975running0134
242122   Ricky Rudd NAPA   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet2321,750running091
16223   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3214,960running0115
332379   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1011,425engine064
22248   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge2422,535running097
122514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet3253,575running0127
412647   Bruce Hill Bruce HillChevrolet15820engine040
92768   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet3265,125running0138
212864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2862,895running0100
152970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet3235,145running0118
173067   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3184,765running0112
293199   Dick Trickle Joe FrassonChevrolet1411,100crash076
403223   Jim Raptis Opal's Truck Stop   (Opal Voight)Chevrolet17820engine043
143348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3245,405running0121
203405   Peter Knab Bearfinder   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet2862,775running0103
133557   Dick May McClure Motors   (Alfred McClure)Chevrolet3243,475running0124
383619   Dale Earnhardt Belden Asphalt / Holiday Campers   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet251,375rear end049
313775   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet120965engine070
393898   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet24835engine046
283952   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet1731,245engine079
374024   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet261,365rear end052
254130   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2221,840ignition088

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson122
  Donnie Allison32725
  Darrell Waltrip28303
  Cale Yarborough31399
  Richard Petty405920
  Cale Yarborough60645
  Benny Parsons65662
  Richard Petty67671
  Buddy Baker68681
  Richard Petty69724
  Cale Yarborough73731
  Benny Parsons748815
  Cale Yarborough89902
  Buddy Baker91911
  Benny Parsons9214958
  Buddy Baker1501501
  Benny Parsons151287137
  Cale Yarborough2882969
  Benny Parsons29733438

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 4505    
2   Benny Parsons 4127   -378  
3   Richard Petty 4109   -396  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4067   -438  
5   Buddy Baker 3579   -926  
6   Dick Brooks 3380   -1125  
7   James Hylton 3124   -1381  
8   Richard Childress 3120   -1385  
9   Cecil Gordon 3030   -1475  
10   Bobby Allison 3028   -1477  
11   J.D. McDuffie 2917   -1588  
12   Buddy Arrington 2902   -1603  
13   Skip Manning 2854   -1651  
14   David Pearson 2810   -1695  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2628   -1877  
16   Frank Warren 2609   -1896  
17   Jimmy Means 2500   -2005  
18   Ricky Rudd 2433   -2072  
19   Tighe Scott 2349   -2156  
20   Neil Bonnett 2331   -2174