NASCAR in the 1977 season. Full information

29th season of the NASCAR proved to be an exhilarating ride for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Spanning from 16th January to 20th November in 1977, this season showcased thrilling races, unexpected twists, and fierce competition. Join us as we relive the excitement and drama that unfolded throughout this unforgettable season of NASCAR!

Beginners of the season: Norm Palmer , Bill Baker , Elliott Forbes-Robinson , Robin Schildknecht , Peter Knab , Ralph Jones , Harry Goularte , Sumner McKnight , Roland Wlodyka , Mike Kempton , Nestor Peles , Jocko Maggiacomo , Greg Heller , Ronnie Thomas , Jim Raptis , Steve Stolarek , John Borneman , Don Graham , Ron McGee , Vince Giamformaggio

List of races and tracks in the 1977 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
Riverside NASCAR 1977 Riverside NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Riverside 16th January 1977
Daytona 500 1977 Daytona 500 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Daytona 20th February 1977
Richmond NASCAR 1977 Richmond NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Richmond 27th February 1977
North Carolina NASCAR 1977 North Carolina NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
North Carolina 13th March 1977
Atlanta NASCAR 1977 Atlanta NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
Atlanta 20th March 1977
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1977 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
North Wilkesboro 27th March 1977
Darlington NASCAR 1977 Darlington NASCAR Race 1 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Malibu, #88
Darlington 3rd April 1977
Bristol NASCAR 1977 Bristol NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Bristol 17th April 1977
Martinsville NASCAR 1977 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Martinsville 24th April 1977
Talladega NASCAR 1977 Talladega NASCAR Race 1 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Malibu, #88
Talladega 1st May 1977
Nashville NASCAR 1977 Nashville NASCAR Race 1 Benny Parsons
Chevrolet Malibu, #72
Nashville Fairgrounds 7th May 1977
Dover Downs NASCAR 1977 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Dover Downs 15th May 1977
World 600 1977 World 600 Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
Charlotte 29th May 1977
Riverside NASCAR 1977 Riverside NASCAR Race 2 Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
Riverside 12th June 1977
Michigan NASCAR 1977 Michigan NASCAR Race 1 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Michigan 19th June 1977
Daytona NASCAR 1977 Daytona NASCAR Richard Petty
Dodge Charger, #43
Daytona 4th July 1977
Nashville NASCAR 1977 Nashville NASCAR Race 2 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Malibu, #88
Nashville Fairgrounds 16th July 1977
Pocono NASCAR 1977 Pocono NASCAR Benny Parsons
Chevrolet Malibu, #72
Pocono 31st July 1977
Talladega NASCAR 1977 Talladega NASCAR Race 2 Donnie Allison , Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Malibu, #1
Talladega 7th August 1977
Michigan NASCAR 1977 Michigan NASCAR Race 2 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Malibu, #88
Michigan 22nd August 1977
Bristol NASCAR 1977 Bristol NASCAR Race 2 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Bristol 28th August 1977
Darlington NASCAR 1977 Darlington NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Darlington 5th September 1977
Richmond NASCAR 1977 Richmond NASCAR Race 2 Neil Bonnett
Dodge Charger, #5
Richmond 11th September 1977
Dover Downs NASCAR 1977 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 2 Benny Parsons
Chevrolet Malibu, #72
Dover Downs 18th September 1977
Martinsville NASCAR 1977 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Cale Yarborough
Chevrolet Malibu, #11
Martinsville 25th September 1977
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1977 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 2 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Malibu, #88
North Wilkesboro 2nd October 1977
Charlotte NASCAR 1977 Charlotte NASCAR Benny Parsons
Chevrolet Malibu, #72
Charlotte 9th October 1977
North Carolina NASCAR 1977 North Carolina NASCAR Race 2 Donnie Allison
Chevrolet Malibu, #1
North Carolina 23rd October 1977
Atlanta NASCAR 1977 Atlanta NASCAR Race 2 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Malibu, #88
Atlanta 6th November 1977
Ontario NASCAR 1977 Ontario NASCAR Neil Bonnett
Dodge Charger, #5
Ontario 20th November 1977

Drivers championship 1977

Cale Yarborough

United States

Champion

Richard Petty

United States

2nd place

Benny Parsons

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1977 season

Name Points
Cale Yarborough 5000
Richard Petty 4614
Benny Parsons 4570
Darrell Waltrip 4498
Buddy Baker 3961
Dick Brooks 3742
James Hylton 3476
Bobby Allison 3467
Richard Childress 3463
Cecil Gordon 3294
Buddy Arrington 3247
J.D. McDuffie 3236
David Pearson 3227
Skip Manning 3120
D.K. Ulrich 2901
Frank Warren 2876
Ricky Rudd 2810
Neil Bonnett 2649
Jimmy Means 2640
Tighe Scott 2628
Sam Sommers 2517
Ed Negre 2214
Janet Guthrie 2037
Donnie Allison 1970
Dave Marcis 1931
Tommy Gale 1689
Dick May 1324
Henley Gray 1214
Bruce Hill 1213
Lennie Pond 1193
Butch Hartman 1116
Ferrel Harris 1088
Baxter Price 1086
Coo Coo Marlin 1004
Bill Elliott 926
Gary Myers 888
David Sisco 847
Terry Bivins 841
G.C. Spencer 785
Terry Ryan 702
Joe Mihalic 683
Elmo Langley 634
Dean Dalton 620
Earl Brooks 552
Bobby Wawak 522
Harold Miller 470
Junior Miller 467
Rick Newsom 446
Ramo Stott 440
Grant Adcox 413
Sonny Easley 386
Ralph Jones 382
Ronnie Thomas 331
Morgan Shepherd 322
Walter Ballard 318
Norm Palmer 305
Earle Canavan 301
Jimmy Lee Capps 282
Jim Hurtubise 259
Chuck Bown 258
Jimmy Hensley 247
Travis Tiller 243
Roy Smith 237
Roland Wlodyka 219
Bill Schmitt 219
Ron Hutcherson 217
Hershel McGriff 207
Jim Thirkettle 206
Elliott Forbes-Robinson 201
Bob Burcham 199
Chuck Wahl 194
Bill Seifert 191
Eddie Bradshaw 186
Richard White 185
Gary Johnson 179
Mike Kempton 176
Marty Robbins 173
Kenny Brightbill 170
Peter Knab 167
Larry LaMay 164
Jocko Maggiacomo 164
Ernie Stierly 161
Don Puskarich 152
Hugh Pearson 142
John Dineen 124
Joe Ruttman 124
Jody Ridley 121
Robin Schildknecht 118
Harry Jefferson 109
Jim Vandiver 103
Harry Goularte 100
Marv Acton 94
Joe Frasson 91
Gary Matthews 91
Jim Raptis 89
Bill Baker 79
John Borneman 79
Paul Dean Holt 79
Greg Heller 76
Dick Trickle 76
Harry Gant 73
Don Graham 73
Carl Joiner 70
Ron McGee 70
Sumner McKnight 70
Ray Elder 67
Glenn Francis 64
Vince Giamformaggio 64
John Kennedy 64
Jimmy Insolo 61
Nestor Peles 58
Phil Finney 58
Don Noel 58
Johnny Kieper 55
Dick Skillen 55
Steve Stolarek 55
Raymond Williams 55
Dale Earnhardt 49

List of all cars in the 1977 season