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
Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Average speed 153.218 miles per hour (246.580 km/h)
Pole position
Driver 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 as the second race of the 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season.[1] Cale Yarborough won his second Daytona 500 victory and would lead to his second straight title, and Donnie Allison won his second pole position for this event.[1] Janet Guthrie was notable for competing at this race as a female NASCAR Cup Series driver.[1]

References[edit]

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