1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Series (Jayverse)

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The 1977 NASCAR Grand National Winston Cup Series was the 29th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 6th modern era NASCAR Cup series. The season began on Sunday, January 16 and ended on Sunday, November 20.

Driver Roster

#1 Donnie Allison - Hawaiian Tropic Chevrolet (Hoss Ellington)

#2 Dave Marcis - CAM 2 Mercury (Roger Penske)

#3 Richard Childress - Kansas Jack/LC Newton Trucking Chevrolet (Richard Childress)

#4 Gary Myers - Spencer's Baby Wear Chevrolet (Gary Myers)

#5 Neil Bonnett - Dodge (Jim Stacy)

#7 Dean Dalton - Chevrolet (Dean Dalton)

#8 Ed Negre - 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment Dodge (Ed Negre)

#9 Bill Elliott - Dahlonega Ford (George Elliott)

#11 Cale Yarborough - Holly Farms Chevrolet (Junior Johnson)

#12 Bobby Allison - 1st National City Travelers Checks Matador (Bobby Allison)

#14 Coo Coo Marlin - Cunningham-Kelley Chevrolet (H.B. Cunningham)

#15 Buddy Baker - Norris Industries Ford (Bud Moore)

#16 David Sisco - Sisco Engineering Chevrolet (David Sisco)

#19 Henley Gray - Belden Asophalt Chevrolet (Henley Gray)

#21 David Pearson - Purolator Mercury (Wood Brothers)

#22 Ricky Rudd - Al Rudd Auto Parts Chevrolet (Al Rudd)

#24 Cecil Gordon - Burger King Chevrolet (Cecil Gordon)

#25 Ferrel Harris - Chevrolet (Don Robertson)

#27 Sam Sommers - Chevrolet (M.C. Anderson)

#30 Tighe Scott - Fram Chevrolet (Walter Ballard)

#32 Bobby Wawak - Encyclopedia Britannica Chevrolet (John Gwinn)

#33 Earl Brooks - Handy's Transportation Chevrolet (Jeff Handy)

#40 DK Ulrich - Chevrolet (J.R. DeLotto)

#41 Grant Adcox - Adcox-Kirby Chevrolet (Herb Adcox)

#42 Marty Robbins - Robbins Racing Dodge (Marty Robbins)

#43 Richard Petty - STP Dodge (Petty Enterprises)

#45 Baxter Price - Booher Farms Chevrolet (Baxter Price)

#47 Bruce Hill - Chevrolet (Bruce Hill)

#48 James Hylton - Southern Bankers Chevrolet (James Hylton)

#49 G.C. Spencer - Lady & Son Auction Dodge (G.C. Spencer)

#52 Jimmy Means - Posey's Auto Parts Chevrolet (Bill Gray)

#54 Lennie Pond - Chevrolet (Ronnie Elder)

#57 Dick May - McClure Motors Ford (Alfred McClure)

#61 Joe Mihalic - Mihalic Racing Chevrolet (Joe Mihalic)

#64 Tommy Gale/Elmo Langley - Sunny King Ford-Honda Ford (Elmo Langley)

#67 Buddy Arrington - Sub-Tropic Dodge (Buddy Arrington)

#68 Janet Guthrie - Kelly Girl Chevrolet (Lynda Ferreri)

#70 JD McDuffie - Sanford Auto Supply Chevrolet (J.D. McDuffie)

#72 Benny Parsons - 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevrolet (L.G. Dewitt)

#75 Butch Hartman - Hartman Autocar Chevrolet (Butch Hartman)

#79 Frank Warren - Native Tan Dodge (Frank Warren)

#88 Darrell Waltrip - Gatorade Chevrolet (DiGard Racing)

#90 Dick Brooks - Truxmore Ford (Junie Donlavey)

#91 Terry Bivins/Harold Miller - Bartow Pacing Chevrolet (Harold Miller)

#92 Skip Manning - 1st National City Travelers Checks Chevrolet (Billy Hagan)

#98 Ralph Jones - Jones Automotive Ford (Ralph Jones)

Season Recap

Race # Date Event Circuit Winner
1 January 16 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway Richard Petty
2 February 20 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway Dick Brooks
3 February 27 Richmond 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Benny Parsons
4 March 13 Carolina 500 North Carolina Speedway Richard Petty
5 March 20 Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway Cale Yarborough
6 March 27 Gwyn Staley 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Bobby Allison
7 April 3 Rebel 500 Darlington Raceway Buddy Arrington
8 April 17 Southeastern 500 Bristol International Speedway Lennie Pond
9 April 24 Virginia 500 Martinsville Speedway Benny Parsons
10 May 1 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Bobby Allison
11 May 7 Music City USA 420 Nashville Speedway Benny Parsons
12 May 15 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Cale Yarborough
13 May 29 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Benny Parsons
14 June 12 Riverside 400 Riverside International Raceway Cale Yarborough
15 June 19 Cam 2 Motor Oil 400 Michigan International Speedway Richard Petty
16 July 4 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway Buddy Baker
17 July 16 Nashville 420 Nashville Speedway Benny Parsons
18 July 31 Coca-Cola 500 Pocono Raceway Cale Yarborough
19 August 7 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Benny Parsons
20 August 22 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway Cale Yarborough
21 August 28 Volunteer 400 Bristol International Speedway Benny Parsons
22 September 5 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Darrell Waltrip
23 September 11 Capital City 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Sam Sommers
24 September 18 Delaware 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Benny Parsons
25 September 25 Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway Darrell Waltrip
26 October 2 Wilkes 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Bruce Hill
27 October 9 National 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Benny Parsons
28 October 23 American 500 North Carolina Speedway Cale Yarborough
29 November 6 Dixie 500 Atlanta International Raceway Cale Yarborough
30 November 20 Los Angeles Times 500 Ontario Motor Speedway Benny Parsons

Final Standings

  1. Benny Parsons - 4,771
  2. Cale Yarborough - 4,419
  3. Richard Petty - 4,179
  4. Darrell Waltrip - 4,139
  5. Buddy Baker - 4,056
  6. David Pearson - 3,856
  7. Bobby Allison - 3,766
  8. Dick Brooks - 3,748
  9. Buddy Arrington - 3,588
  10. Skip Manning - 3,555
  11. Richard Childress - 3,541
  12. Neil Bonnett - 3,452
  13. Sam Sommers - 3,420
  14. DK Ulrich - 3,313
  15. JD McDuffie - 3,313
  16. Janet Guthrie - 3,266
  17. James Hylton - 3,263
  18. Ricky Rudd - 3,232
  19. Cecil Gordon - 3,138
  20. Coo Coo Marlin - 3,133