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1977 Richmond 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 30
Sunday, February 27, 1977 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps* on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:49:01
Average Speed: 73.084 mph
Pole Speed: 93.632 mph
Cautions: 4 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: red flag
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 711   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet24512,100running161185
2 488   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet2457,775running0170
3 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet2456,325running24170
4 82   Dave Marcis CAM 2   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet2444,700running14165
5 612   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador2442,000running29160
6 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge2433,750running0150
7 171   Neil Bonnett Direct Connection   (Nord Krauskopf)Dodge2434,000running8151
81248   James Hylton Sadler   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2422,540running0142
9 515   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2423,325running1143
10 93   Richard Childress Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2412,250running8139
112230   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet2401,980running0130
121368   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet2381,875running0127
132124   Cecil Gordon Burger King   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet2381,820running0124
141725   Terry Bivins T.T. Colley   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet2371,700running0121
15248   Ed Negre 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment   (Ed Negre)Dodge2361,590running0118
161070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet2341,480running0115
172095   Junior Miller Stamey's Bar-B-Q   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet234600running0112
181592   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2332,270running0109
192319   Henley Gray Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet2301,110running0106
202564   Elmo Langley Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford227975running0103
212944   Robin Schildknecht Manning Enterprises   (Robin Schildnecht)Chevrolet227500running0 
222745   Walter Ballard Booher Farms   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet225475running097
232820   Rick Newsom Rick NewsomFord202450running094
241967   Buddy Arrington Hickory Garage   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge200685running091
253033   Earl Brooks Smith Auto Parts   (Hiram Handy)Chevrolet198425running088
261822   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Ford187400rear end085
271190   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford140685crash082
281440   D.K. Ulrich Pizza Inn   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet84600overheating079
291652   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet64350engine076
302679   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge46550crash073
* Race shortened to 245 laps due to rain.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett188
  Benny Parsons93224
  Cale Yarborough335220
  Buddy Baker53531
  Richard Childress54618
  Cale Yarborough62687
  Bobby Allison699729
  Cale Yarborough9815154
  Dave Marcis15216514
  Cale Yarborough16624580

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 550    
2   Darrell Waltrip 459   -91  
3   Benny Parsons 445   -105  
4   Buddy Baker 440   -110  
5   Dave Marcis 409   -141  
6   Richard Petty 405   -145  
7   James Hylton 397   -153  
8   Richard Childress 383   -167  
9   Cecil Gordon 366   -184  
10   Bobby Allison 336   -214  
11   D.K. Ulrich 318   -232  
12   Neil Bonnett 315   -235  
13   J.D. McDuffie 315   -235  
14   Frank Warren 296   -254  
15   David Pearson 285   -265  
16   Ed Negre 276   -274  
17   Janet Guthrie 254   -296  
18   Tighe Scott 245   -305  
19   Dick Brooks 237   -313  
20   Jimmy Means 218   -332