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1977 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 30
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 Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
35 812   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador3540engine058
283355   Bill Baker R.W. Scott Construction   (Bill Baker)Chevrolet54895clutch079
12 615   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1135,040running0127
172271   Neil Bonnett 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge1074,590running0112
132701   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet1123,760running0124
101209   Eddie Bradshaw C & M Racing   (Chester Papienski)Chevrolet1142,190running0134
6103   Richard Childress Kansas Jack / McDonald's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1144,890running0150
5 767   Sonny Easley Haddick's Towing / San Fernando Valley Lumber   (Jerry Lankford)Ford1156,290running0155
333533   Glenn Francis Auto Alarms   (Trent Francis)Chevrolet9640oil leak064
112424   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonChevrolet1143,720running0130
323219   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet91,190oil pump067
141448   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1123,100running0121
34 450   Jimmy Insolo Stock Car Products   (Michael Brockman)Chevrolet4590engine061
201144   Gary Johnson Noble Auto Parts   (Al Clark)Chevrolet961,745running0103
311926   Carl Joiner, Jr. Marquardt Racing   (Carl Joiner)Chevrolet10740transmission070
4 52   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet1168,645running0160
243032   Gary Matthews Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Plymouth911,225running091
293470   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet251,345engine076
72869   Hershel McGriff Bridal Veil Lumber   (Hershel McGriff)Chevrolet1142,690running0146
27258   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge591,445engine082
231393   Norm Palmer Peaches Records   (Norm Palmer)Dodge921,260running094
212672   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet954,370transmission0100
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury11915,400running17180
82376   Hugh Pearson Buzby   (Hugh Pearson)Chevrolet1142,490running0142
3 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge11811,095running0165
303113   Don Puskarich Cravens Performance Automotive   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet16795engine073
192073   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1021,910running0106
221629   Roy Smith Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet951,495clutch097
16155   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet1071,440running0115
151740   D.K. Ulrich Red Fox Lounge   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1102,880running0118
262937   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet681,095running085
9 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1145,540running0138
252179   Frank Warren Native Tan / KPRO Radio   (Frank Warren)Dodge691,665rear end088
181836   Bobby Wawak Gwinn-Wawak   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1052,570running0109
2 111   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11916,220running102180

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Steve Pfeifer0Pfeifer RacingSteve PfeiferChevrolet
Ivan Baldwin4Hershel McGriffDodge
Nick deCourville6Southwest LeasingChevrolet
Dean Dalton7Dalton RacingDean DaltonChevrolet
Jim Danielson9Chico Auto PartsJim DanielsonDodge
Steve Behr14Jack McCoyDodge
John Soares, Jr.17RPM CompanyJohn SoaresChevrolet
John Dineen18Dineen RacingGeorge StarkFord
Ron Esau20Peralta FordRon EsauFord
John Hamson22C.P. Auto ProductsGreg HamsonChevrolet
Richard White27Boulevard Auto / Lindsay AutoMike WhiteChevrolet
Tighe Scott30Scottie's FashionsWalter BallardChevrolet
Dick Whalen34Glenna DeanChevrolet
Ernie Stierly41Allied Plating, Inc.Ernie StierlyChevrolet
Don Graham52L&S Auto WreckersBob LehmanChevrolet
Jack Simpson53Browerville DX ServiceJack SimpsonChevrolet
Dennis Wilson61Al Miller's ApplianceChevrolet
Bryce Mann74Saskatoon Motor ProductsEd SinglerChevrolet
Sumner McKnight82Action EngineeringSumner McKnight
Chris Monoleos92Chris MonoleosChevrolet
Mike Hiss94Black GoldChevrolet
Don Noel99Noel's Welding Co.John KieperChevrolet

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

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   David Pearson 180    
2   Cale Yarborough 180   0  
3   Richard Petty 165   -15  
4   Dave Marcis 160   -20  
5   Sonny Easley 155   -25  
6   Richard Childress 150   -30  
7   Hershel McGriff 146   -34  
8   Hugh Pearson 142   -38  
9   Darrell Waltrip 138   -42  
10   Eddie Bradshaw 134   -46  
11   Cecil Gordon 130   -50  
12   Buddy Baker 127   -53  
13   Chuck Bown 124   -56  
14   James Hylton 121   -59  
15   D.K. Ulrich 118   -62  
16   Jim Thirkettle 115   -65  
17   Neil Bonnett 112   -68  
18   Bobby Wawak 109   -71  
19   Bill Schmitt 106   -74  
20   Gary Johnson 103   -77