1977 Daytona 500

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1977 Daytona 500
Race details
Race 2 of 30 in the 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International 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
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]


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