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1977 Los Angeles Times 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 30
Sunday, November 20, 1977 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:53:50
Average Speed: 128.296 mph
Pole Speed: 154.905 mph
Cautions: 5 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 51,206
Lead changes: 37

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20017,535running59175
1 25   Neil Bonnett Jim Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Dodge20022,510running96185
11 351   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet1972,385running0 
5 421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1995,285running11160
3 511   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20014,285running4170
29 688   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1374,250engine881
42 71   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet93,400electrical037
12 872   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1975,410running4132
41 973   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet15700engine040
61090   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1996,135running1155
14112   Dave Marcis Rod OsterlundChevrolet1961,885running0121
381227   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet28720engine049
41315   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2009,385running0160
71412   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador1985,085running6151
241568   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1751,300running596
81622   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1975,515running3147
91748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1974,505running3143
391801   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet261,710crash046
36199   John Kieper Wholesale Truck Parts   (John Kieper)Chevrolet50740engine055
212040   D.K. Ulrich Pacific Coast   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1902,300running0100
172130   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1952,880running0112
26226   Sonny Easley San Fernando Valley Lumber   (Sonny Easley)Ford1531,200engine085
192367   Buddy Arrington Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1912,670running0106
27248   Ed Negre Ed NegreDodge1511,770fire082
342593   Norm Palmer Herborn Alignment   (Norm Palmer)Dodge55800running061
202670   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1902,510running0103
162779   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1953,065running0115
10283   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1974,145running0134
252920   Richard White Lindsay Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet1751,380running088
223064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1892,040running097
233197   Bill Osborne Bill OsborneChevrolet1881,350running0 
333239   Vince Giamformaggio Cal-French Bread   (Sam Arakalian)Chevrolet93850fire064
133325   Joe Ruttman Pearson Realtors   (Robert Switzer)Ford1962,035running0124
183495   Harry Jefferson George JeffersonFord1951,600running0109
353541   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet54750drive line058
153698   Roland Wlodyka Rod OsterlundChevrolet1961,810running0118
373709   Eddie Bradshaw C & M Racing   (Chester Papienski)Chevrolet38730engine052
403874   Roger McCluskey Black Gold OilChevrolet20700engine0 
323924   Cecil Gordon Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1011,400engine067
314003   Ron McGee M.C. Productions   (Steve Temme)Chevrolet103950running070
284181   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Chevrolet1501,200engine079
304252   Don Graham Herbert Performance   (Bob Lehman)Chevrolet1181,000engine073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson111
  Neil Bonnett265
  Darrell Waltrip771
  Neil Bonnett892
  Darrell Waltrip10123
  Neil Bonnett13197
  Richard Petty20278
  Dick Brooks28281
  Ricky Rudd29291
  James Hylton30301
  Darrell Waltrip31344
  Benny Parsons35351
  Richard Petty36416
  Ricky Rudd42421
  Janet Guthrie43475
  James Hylton48481
  Cale Yarborough49513
  Richard Petty52576
  Bobby Allison58581
  Ricky Rudd59591
  James Hylton60601
  Bobby Allison61611
  Richard Petty627110
  Neil Bonnett729120
  David Pearson92943
  Cale Yarborough95951
  Bobby Allison96994
  Neil Bonnett10012728
  David Pearson1281292
  Benny Parsons1301312
  Neil Bonnett1321376
  Richard Petty13816528
  Benny Parsons1661661
  David Pearson1671715
  Neil Bonnett17219423
  Richard Petty1951951
  Neil Bonnett1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 5000    
2   Richard Petty 4614   -386  
3   Benny Parsons 4570   -430  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4498   -502  
5   Buddy Baker 3961   -1039  
6   Dick Brooks 3742   -1258  
7   James Hylton 3476   -1524  
8   Bobby Allison 3467   -1533  
9   Richard Childress 3463   -1537  
10   Cecil Gordon 3294   -1706  
11   Buddy Arrington 3247   -1753  
12   J.D. McDuffie 3236   -1764  
13   David Pearson 3227   -1773  
14   Skip Manning 3120   -1880  
15   D.K. Ulrich 2901   -2099  
16   Frank Warren 2876   -2124  
17   Ricky Rudd 2810   -2190  
18   Neil Bonnett 2649   -2351  
19   Jimmy Means 2640   -2360  
20   Tighe Scott 2628   -2372