May 7, 1977 - 250 Miles - Purse $56,350

  Benny Parson edged Cale Yarborough by one second to win the 1977 Music City 420.  The margin was the closest in Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway history.

This would be the last NASCAR Winston Cup race for Sweetwater, TN native Paul Dean Holt.  He competed in 85 events and finished 18th in the 1968 point championship.

The race marked the fourth top-ten finish for Jimmy Means.  He would capture a career-best six top-tens during the 1977 season.

This would be the last Nashville start for veterans Earl Brooks and Dean Dalton.  Brooks recorded 12 starts at the track while Dalton started 7 events.

Bobby Allison battles Darrell Waltrip, as both cars pass Ralph Jones (photo: Ted Marchman)

Average Speed:    87.495 mph Time of Race:    2:51:40 Margin:      One Sec
Pole Winner:         Darrell Waltrip  103.643 Attendance:     20,000 Cautions:  3 for 27 Laps
Lap Leaders:         Waltrip 1-2, Parsons 3-107, Yarborough 108-382, Parsons 383-420
 
Driver Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Benny Parsons 1 2 72 1st National City Travelers Checks  - L G DeWitt Chev 420 9,565 running 143
Cale Yarborough 2 3 11 Holly Farms -  Jr Johnson & Assoc Chev 420 7,965 running 275
Darrell Waltrip 3 1 88 Gatorade -  DiGard Racing Chev 418 5,215 running 2
Dave Marcis 4 6 2 CAM 2  - Roger Penske Chev 417 3,565 running 0
Richard Petty 5 4 43 STP   -  Petty Enterprises Dodge 416 3,465 running 0
Buddy Baker 6 7 15 Norris Industries  -  Bud Moore Ford 416 3,365 running 0
Bobby Allison 7 5 12 1st National City Travelers Checks - Bobby Allison AMC 414 2,115 running 0
Coo Coo Marlin 8 15 14 Cunningham-Kelley - H.B. Cunningham Chev 405 965 running 0
Jimmy Means 9 8 52 WIXC  -  Bill Gray Chev 402 1,865 running 0
Ricky Rudd 10 12 22 Al Rudd Auto Parts   - Al Rudd Chev 401 1,815 running 0
James Hylton 11 19 48 James Hylton Chev 398 1,745 running 0
Gary Myers 12 23 4 Spencer's Baby Wear -  Gary Myers Chev 396 615 running 0
Cecil Gordon 13 17 24 Cecil Gordon Chev 394 1,610 running 0
D.K. Ulrich 14 16 40 J.R. DeLotto Chev 392 1,515 running 0
Buddy Arrington 15 14 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 385 1,405 running 0
Rick Newsom 16 28 20 Gillespie Painting - Rick Newsom Ford 376 495 running 0
Earl Brooks 17 27 33 Handy's Transmission  -  Hiram Handy Chev 370 445 running 0
Ralph Jones 18 30 98 Ralph Jones Ford 369 400 running 0
David Sisco 19 18 16 Reliable Plumbing -  David Sisco Chev 368 1,190 running 0
Ferrel Harris 20 20 25 Don Robertson Chev 359 1,020 running 0
Skip Manning 21 9 92 1st National City Travelers Cks - Billy Hagen Chev 313 1,905 rear end 0
Dick Brooks 22 22 64 Sunny King Ford & Honda   -  Elmo Langley Ford 269 785 ignition 0
Elmo Langley 23 25 45 Baxter Price Chev 182 325 engine 0
J.D. McDuffie 24 11 70 J.D. McDuffie Chev 176 565 engine 0
Henley Gray 25 26 19 Belden Asphalt - Henley Gray Chev 154 555 heating 0
Richard Childress 26 10 3 Black Gold -  Richard Childress Chev 133 545 engine 0
Terry Ryan 27 13 81 Valvoline  -  Bill Monaghan Chev 86 285 engine 0
  Paul Dean Holt 28 29 39 Lloyd McBee Ford 47 275 heating 0
Frank Warren 29 24 79 Native Tan  -  Frank Warren Dodge 30 515 engine 0
Dean Dalton 30 21 7 Dean Dalton Chev 19 255 engine 0