1977 Daytona 500

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1977 Daytona 500
Race details
Race 2 of 30 in the 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Track map of Daytona International Speedway showing mainly the speedway.
Track map of Daytona International Speedway showing mainly the speedway.
Date February 20, 1977 (1977-02-20)
Location Daytona International Speedway
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.02336 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Average speed 153.218 miles per hour (246.580 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Donnie Allison Ellington Racing
Qualifying race winners
Duel 1 Winner Richard Petty Petty Enterprises
Duel 2 Winner Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates
Most laps led
Driver Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates
Laps 137
Winner
No. 11
Cale Yarborough
Junior Johnson & Associates
Television in the United States
Network ABC's WWOS
Announcers Jim McKay
Jackie Stewart
Chris Economaki
Nielsen Ratings 12.9/35
(16.0 million viewers)

The 1977 Daytona 500, the 19th running of the event, was held on February 20, 1977 and the second race of the 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season.[1] Cale Yarborough won his second victory of this event and would lead to his second straight title. Donnie Allison was the pole-sitter for the second time in this event.[1] Janet Guthrie would be notable for competing at this event as a female NASCAR Cup Series driver.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 1977 Daytona 500 race overview at Racing Reference