1977 World 600
|Race 13 of 30 in the 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season|
Layout of Charlotte Motor Speedway
|Date||May 29, 1977|
|Official name||World 600|
|Location||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina|
Permanent racing facility|
1.500 mi (2.414 km)
|Distance||400 laps, 600 mi (965 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures reaching of 84.9 °F (29.4 °C); wind speeds of 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)|
|Average speed||137.676 miles per hour (221.568 km/h)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Richard Petty||Petty Enterprises|
|No. 43||Richard Petty||Petty Enterprises|
|Television in the United States|
Jim Stacy would become the owner of Krauskopf's NASCAR team after this event; with the famed red #71 Dodge getting repainted into the white #5. Neil Bonnett would stay on the team as driver.
The mega-hit movie Star Wars was released four days before this race.
|11||12||Bobby Allison||AMC Matador|
|13||14||Coo Coo Marlin||Chevrolet|
Forty drivers competed including Benny Parsons, Lennie Pond, Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip, and Neil Bonnett. After four hours and twenty-one minutes of racing, Richard Petty defeated polesitter David Pearson by 30.8 seconds in front of 115,000 people. There were 25 lead changes in this race and six cautions for 31 laps. The qualifying top speed was 161.435 miles per hour (259.804 km/h), the race average speed was 136.676 miles per hour (219.959 km/h). Last-place finisher Ramo Stott had engine trouble on lap 3 of the 400-lap race.
Ricky Rudd would lead the first laps of his NASCAR Cup Series career during this race. Nord Krauskopf would retire as a NASCAR owner after this race; he would sell his team to Jim Stacy and focus running on his insurance business (K&K Insurance) with his wife Theodora.
Section reference: 
- Start of race: David Pearson had an advantage over the rest of the starting grid as the green flag was waved
- Lap 3: Oil pressure issues forced Ramo Stott to become the last-place finisher
- Lap 63: Bobby Allison had to leave the race due to engine problems
- Lap 64: Henley Grey had a terminal crash
- Lap 87: Engine troubles eliminated Bobby Gale from the event
- Lap 168: Dave Marcis would be sidelined due to a faulty engine
- Lap 185: Ed Negre's vehicle developed engine problems
- Lap 186: A faulty oil pump eliminated D.K. Ulrich from the race
- Lap 219: Engine problems managed to knock Donnie Allison out of contention
- Lap 240: David Sisco would see his race day end prematurely due to engine failure
- Lap 266: Harry Gant's engine failed on this lap
- Lap 271: The axle on Terry Ryan's vehicle became unsafe, causing him to DNF with a 29th-place finish
- Lap 300: James Hylton's engine failed, causing him not to finish in the top-10
- Lap 333: Harold Miller's vehicle developed clutch issues, making him the final DNF of the event
- Finish: Richard Petty was officially declared the winner of the event
Standings after the raceEdit
- "1977 World 600 weather information". The Old Farmers Almanac. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- "1977 World 600 racing information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
- "The End of Nord Krauskopf's Career and his Death". Freewebs. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
- "David Pearson's pole position accomplishment". Scene Daily. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
- "1977 World 600 crew chiefs information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
1977 Mason-Dixon 500
| NASCAR Winston Cup Season
1977 NAPA 400
1977 Atlanta 500
| Richard Petty's Career Wins
1977 NAPA 400
| World 600 races