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1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap


1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Cale Yarborough was running at the finish in all 30 NASCAR Winston Cup races as he dominated the 1977 season to wrap up his second consecutive title. Yarborough won nine races in 30 starts and finished 386 points ahead of runner-up Richard Petty.

1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Champion Cale Yarborough
1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Cale Yarborough

Petty captured the points lead briefly at midseason, taking first place after the July 31 race at Pocono. But a runner-up finish the following week at Talladega lifted Yarborough atop the standings again, a lead that he never ­relinquished.

Benny Parsons finished third in the final standings while winning four races during the season. Six-time winner Darrell Waltrip finished fourth in the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National standings on the strength of six wins. Buddy Baker rounded out the top five but posted no wins.

For the full standings for the 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National season, see the chart below.

1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Cale Yarborough
5,000 9 $561,641.16
2
Richard Petty 4,614 5 406,607.80
3
Benny Parsons 4,570 4
359,340.52
4
Darrell Waltrip 4,498 6 324,813.24
5
Buddy Baker 3,961 0 224,646.96
6
Dick Brooks 3,742 0
151,373.68
7
James Hylton 3,476 0
108,391.40
8
Bobby Allison 3,467 0
94,574.12
9
Richard Childress 3,463 0
97,011.84
10
Cecil Gordon 3,294 0
86,311.84
11
Buddy Arrington 3,247 0
88,886.84
12
J.D. McDuffie 3,236 0
85,226.84
13
David Pearson
3,227 2
221,271.84
14
Skip Manning 3,120 0
111,316.84
15
D.K. Ulrich 2,901 0
69,676.84
16
Frank Warren 2,876 0
67,944.56
17
Ricky Rudd 2,810 0
75,904.56
18
Neil Bonnett 2,649 2
122,614.56
19
Jimmy Means 2,640 0
52,504.56
20
Tighe Scott 2,628 0
63,224.56
21
Sam Sommers 2,517 0
54,525.00
22
Ed Negre 2,214 0
42,665.00
23
Janet Guthrie 2,037 0
37,945.00
24
Donnie Allison 1,970 2
146,435.00
25
Dave Marcis 1,931 0
72,605.00
26
Tommy Gale 1,689 0
39,190.00
27
Dick May 1,324 0
21,690.00
28
Henley Gray 1,214 0
18,610.00
29
Bruce Hill
1,213 0
25,035.00
30
Lennie Pond 1,193 0
49,440.00
31
Butch Hartman 1,116 0
18,615.00
32
Ferrel Harris 1,088 0
19,365.00
33
Baxter Price 1,086 0
10,890.00
34
Coo Coo Marlin 1,004 0
42,450.00
35
Bill Elliott 926 0
20,075.00
36
Gary Myers 888 0
10,975.00
37
David Sisco 847 0
13,920.00
38
Terry Bivins 841 0
14,920.00
39
G.C. Spencer 785 0
15,755.00
40
Terry Ryan
702 0
12,405.00
41
Joe Mihalic
683 0
7,650.00
42
Elmo Langley
634 0
5,855.00
43
Dean Dalton
620 0
6,255.00
44
Earl Brooks
552 0
3,045.00
45
Bobby Wawak
522 0
13,455.00
46
Harold Miller
470 0
8,480.00
47
Junior Miller
467 0
2,475.00
48
Ramo Stott
440 0
10,170.00
49
Grant Adcox
413 0
8,750.00

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