1977 Daytona 500
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. 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. Janet Guthrie was notable for competing at this race as a female NASCAR Cup Series driver.
|Race 2 of 30 in the 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Series|
Track map of Daytona International Speedway showing mainly the speedway.
|Date||February 20, 1977|
|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)|
|Weather||Temperatures hovering around 73.9 °F (23.3 °C); wind speeds up to 24.1 miles per hour (38.8 km/h)|
|Average speed||153.218 miles per hour (246.580 km/h)|
|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|
|No. 11||Cale Yarborough||Junior Johnson & Associates|
|Television in the United States|
(16.0 million viewers)