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1977 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 30
Monday, July 4, 1977 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:10
Average Speed: 142.716 mph
Pole Speed: 187.191 mph
Cautions: 2 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 17.7 sec
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 34

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
373793   Christine Beckers t. edwards-Genre   (Junie Donlavey)Ford33695brakes0 
242270   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1432,350engine091
271330   Tighe Scott Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1232,015engine082
29 436   Ron Hutcherson Encyclopedia Britannica   (John Gwinn)Chevrolet1171,805engine0 
301147   Bruce Hill t. edwards   (Bruce Hill)Chevrolet1111,040engine073
321960   Ramo Stott Lou ViglioneChevrolet81990engine067
343916   David Sisco Bath World   (David Sisco)Chevrolet561,560engine061
383664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford331,500engine049
402068   Janet Guthrie Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet11890engine043
414140   D.K. Ulrich Hair Shack   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet41,390engine040
35319   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Ford46915overheating058
1 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge16023,075running95185
21288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet16016,350running21175
3 372   Benny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet16012,300running1170
41421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1606,900running0160
5 651   A.J. Foyt Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet1604,700running4 
6 81   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1604,570running12155
73215   Buddy Baker Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford1606,670running0146
8 15   Neil Bonnett Jim StacyDodge1584,020running1147
93090   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1575,220running0138
10 727   Sam Sommers M.C. AndersonChevrolet1563,570running0134
112624   Cecil Gordon Burger King   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1544,820running0130
121081   Terry Ryan Valvoline   (Bill Monaghan)Chevrolet1542,370running0127
132514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1542,270running0124
143449   G.C. Spencer Lady & Son Auction   (G.C. Spencer)Dodge1542,195running0121
15386   Jim Hurtubise Moran Electric   (Ray Emerson)Chevrolet1542,065running0118
162192   Skip Manning 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1535,195running0115
17 912   Bobby Allison 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador1523,935running13117
181575   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)Chevrolet1521,765running0109
19273   Richard Childress Black Gold Oil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1513,475running0106
202352   Jimmy Means Marianne II   (Bill Gray)Chevrolet1512,805running0103
213579   Frank Warren Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1492,845running0100
222867   Buddy Arrington Pagoda Motel   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1482,535running097
23 211   Cale Yarborough Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1462,350running1399
254045   Baxter Price Baxter PriceChevrolet1421,165running088
261841   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1341,140running085
283391   Harold Miller Bartow Paving   (Harold Miller)Chevrolet1181,140running079
312905   Lella Lombardi Bearfinder   (Charles Dean)Chevrolet103785rear end0 
392448   James Hylton Kansas Jack   (James Hylton)Chevrolet241,470rear end046
331654   Lennie Pond U.S. Army   (Ronnie Elder)Chevrolet571,595steering064
361722   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet45910transmission055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt111
  Cale Yarborough232
  Richard Petty463
  Darrell Waltrip782
  Cale Yarborough991
  Darrell Waltrip10112
  Cale Yarborough12121
  Darrell Waltrip13142
  Cale Yarborough15162
  Darrell Waltrip17237
  Cale Yarborough24252
  Bobby Allison26305
  Darrell Waltrip31311
  Bobby Allison32321
  Darrell Waltrip33331
  Neil Bonnett34341
  Bobby Allison35351
  Donnie Allison36372
  A.J. Foyt38381
  Bobby Allison39391
  Cale Yarborough40412
  Bobby Allison42432
  Cale Yarborough44441
  Bobby Allison45462
  Cale Yarborough47471
  Bobby Allison48481
  Cale Yarborough49491
  Richard Petty509950
  Benny Parsons1001001
  A.J. Foyt1011022
  Donnie Allison10311210
  Richard Petty11313523
  Darrell Waltrip1361416
  Richard Petty14216019

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 2630    
2   Richard Petty 2613   -17  
3   Benny Parsons 2424   -206  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2315   -315  
5   Buddy Baker 2196   -434  
6   Dick Brooks 1992   -638  
7   Cecil Gordon 1933   -697  
8   Richard Childress 1851   -779  
9   David Pearson 1809   -821  
10   James Hylton 1726   -904  
11   Bobby Allison 1695   -935  
12   Dave Marcis 1685   -945  
13   J.D. McDuffie 1598   -1032  
14   Skip Manning 1544   -1086  
15   Buddy Arrington 1539   -1091  
16   D.K. Ulrich 1495   -1135  
17   Jimmy Means 1470   -1160  
18   Neil Bonnett 1432   -1198  
19   Frank Warren 1418   -1212  
20   Tighe Scott 1276   -1354