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1977 Champion Spark Plug 400


Race 20 of 30


Michigan
200 laps
Time of race: 2:53:59
Average speed of winner: 137.944 mph
Margin of victory: 2 car lengths
Lead changes: 31 among 6 leaders
Cautions: 5 for 24 laps
Lap leaders: Pearson pole, Yarborough 1, Waltrip 2-3, Yarborough 4-18, Waltrip 19, Yarborough 20-38, Waltrip 39, Yarborough 40-47, Waltrip 48, Parsons 49, Yarborough 50-57, Waltrip 58, Petty 59, Yarborough 60-102, Petty 103, Sommers 104, Pearson 105-108, Yarborough 109-119, Waltrip 120-126, Parsons 127-134, Yarborough 135-143, Waltrip 144-145, Yarborough 146-148, Waltrip 149, Parsons 150-157, Waltrip 158-159, Yarborough 160-162, Waltrip 163-166, Parsons 167-170, Waltrip 171-172, Parsons 173, Waltrip 174-200

Race notes: Finale for Terry Ryan.



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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
13Darrell Waltrip88GatoradeChevroletDiGardBuddy Parrott2001251running13920180
21David Pearson21PurolatorMercuryWood BrothersLeonard Wood160.34620014running8500175
34Benny Parsons721st National City Travelers ChecksChevroletL.G. DeWittElder200522running8325170
47Sam Sommers27M.C. AndersonChevroletM.C. AndersonIfft20011running4000165
52Cale Yarborough11Holly FarmsChevroletJohnsonNab20010120running7900165
613Dick Brooks90TruxmoreFordDonlavey20000running4750150
710Ricky Rudd22Al Rudd Auto PartsChevroletAl RuddRudd19900running2000146
86Richard Petty43STPDodgePettyInman19822running5100147
912Terry Ryan81ValvolineChevroletMonaghan19700running1800138
1015Janet Guthrie68Kelly GirlChevroletFerreri19600running1700134
1127Tighe Scott30Scotty's FashionsChevroletBallard19600running3950130
129Skip Manning921st National City Travelers ChecksChevroletHagan19600running3530127
1311Bruce Hill47HillChevroletBruce Hill19600running12500
1414Buddy Arrington67Mr. TransmissionDodgeArrington19500running3095121
1532Bobby Wawak74WawakChevroletWawak19500running10800
1624James Hylton48HyltonChevroletHyltonShelmerdine19200running2810115
1731Jimmy Means52WIXCChevroletBill Gray19200running2165112
1826D.K. Ulrich40UlrichChevroletDeLotto18900running2480109
1923Cecil Gordon24Transmisisons UnlimitedChevroletCecil Gordon18900running2195106
2020J.D. McDuffie70Bailey ExcavatingChevroletMcDuffie18600running1960103
2129Dean Dalton25Robertson RacingChevroletDon Robertson17900running1775100
228Dave Marcis2Cam 2ChevroletPenske15400running13500
2325Frank Warren79Native TanDodgeFrank Warren14100engine146594
2428Joe Mihalic61Mihalic RacingChevroletMihalic13400wheel studs80091
2516Butch Hartman75HartmanChevroletHartman12500engine77588
2617Bobby Allison121st National City Travelers ChecksMatadorAllisonCarter11700engine88085
2735Jocko Maggiacomo631st National City Travelers ChecksMatadorMaggiacomo11400engine7250
2833Harold Miller91Bartow PavingChevroletHarold Miller8500drive shaft7000
2918Bill Elliott9Dahlonega EquipmentMercuryGeorge ElliottElliott7600valve6850
305Buddy Baker15NorrisFordMooreMoore6800valve386573
3119Ed Negre8NegreDodgeNegre6100engine127070
3230Tommy Gale64Sunny King Ford & HondaFordLangley5300engine124067
3321Richard Childress3Kansas JackChevroletChildressBrewer4100engine113064
3436Baxter Price45Price RacingChevroletBaxter Price500engine62061
3522Elmo Langley42Robbins RacingDodgeRobbins100mechanical61058
3634Earle Canavan01BenihanaDodgeCanavan100engine6000

Points standings

RankDriverPointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5sTop 10s
1Cale Yarborough329020271517
2Richard Petty324020351517
3Benny Parsons298920221314
4Darrell Waltrip295220141015
5Buddy Baker26562000614
6Dick Brooks24981900513
7Cecil Gordon2357200002
8Bobby Allison2266200049
9James Hylton2219200007
10Richard Childress2217200006
11Skip Manning2129190016
12David Pearson212015411010
13J.D. McDuffie2106200003
14Buddy Arrington2043180002
15D.K. Ulrich1895200000
16Frank Warren1879190001
17Jimmy Means1816180004
18Tighe Scott1736170000
19Dave Marcis1685140057
20Ricky Rudd1656150016
21Neil Bonnett1625144025
22Sam Sommers1622140016
23Donnie Allison1343101156
24Henley Gray1214140000
25Ed Negre1193140000

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