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USAC National Championship 1977 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1977

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Tom SnevaPenske RacingMcLaren M24 (Cosworth TC)
Penske PC5 (Cosworth TC)
McLaren M24 (Cosworth)




3965
2.Flag Al UnserAmerican RacingParnelli VPJ6B (Cosworth)
3030
3.Flag Johnny RutherfordPatrick Racing TeamMcLaren M24 (Cosworth)
2840
4.Flag A.J. FoytGilmore RacingCoyote (Foyt TC)
2840
5.Flag Gordon JohncockPatrick Racing TeamWildcat (DGS)
2830
6.Flag Wally DallenbachPatrick Racing TeamWildcat (DGS)
2635
7.Flag Mario AndrettiPenske RacingMcLaren (Cosworth TC)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Penske PC5 (Cosworth TC)




1580
8.Flag Pancho CarterAll American Racers, Alex MoralesEagle (Offenhauser)
Lightning (Offenhauser)


1420
9.Flag Tom BigelowLeader CardEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Watson (Offenhauser TC)


1370
10.Flag Mike MosleyJerry O'ConnellEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)


1030
11.Flag Roger McCluskeyHopkins RacingLightning (Offenhauser TC)
940
12.Flag Danny OngaisInterscope RacingParnelli VPJ6B (Cosworth TC)
935
13.Flag Bobby OliveroAlex MoralesLightning (Offenhauser)
920
14.Flag Gary BettenhausenJoe Hunt Magneto, Agajanian RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
King (Offenhauser)


850
15.Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.Patrick Racing Team, McIntire Centre, Jerry O'ConnellWildcat (DGS)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)
Finley (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)








840
16.Flag Larry DicksonPolak RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
740
17.Flag Lee KunzmanSantelloEagle (Offenhauser TC)
700
18.Flag Todd GibsonGibson RacingEagle (DGS)
Eagle (Offenhauser)


600
19.Flag Vern SchuppanWildcat Racing, Alex Morales, Jerry O'ConnellEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)
Wildcat (Offenhauser)




575
20.Flag Rick MearsTheodore RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
McLaren (Offenhauser)


555
21.Flag Spike GehlhausenPV Corp.McLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Rascar (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)




550
22.Flag Jim McElreathMcElreath Racing, Fred Carillo, AMC ExperimentalEagle (Offenhauser)
Eagle (AMC)
Carillo (AMC)




530
23.Flag Salt WaltherDayton-WaltherMcLaren (DGS)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)


450
24.Flag Dick SimonVollstedt RacingVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)


360
25.Flag Steve KrisiloffTheodore Racing, Vatis, Eastside Cafe McLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)


320
26.Flag James McElreathMcElreath RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
240
27.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrAlex Morales, Gilmore Racing, Agajanian RacingCoyote (Foyt)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
King (Offenhauser TC)




220
28.Flag Joe SaldanaMcCord Auto, Leader CardEagle (Offenhauser TC)
220
29.Flag Jerry GrantHoffman RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
200
30.Flag Ed CrombieCrombie BrothersEagle (Foyt)
165
31.Flag Jerry SnevaBidwellMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
150
32.Flag John MartinAmerican KidsEagle (Offenhauser TC)
150
33.Flag Larry CannonCannon BrothersWildcat (Offenhauser TC)
Wildcat (DGS)


125
34.Flag Bill SimpsonTheodore RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser)
80
35.Flag Clark TemplemanEagle (Offenhauser)
75
35.Flag Bobby UnserFletcher RacingLightning (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Offenhauser)


75
37.Flag Al LoquastoAl LoquastoMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
70
38.Flag Gary IrwinLeader CardEagle (Offenhauser)
60
39.Flag Bill PuterbaughDayton-WaltherEagle (Offenhauser)
50
40.Flag George SniderLonghorn Racing, Leader CardWildcat (DGS)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)


45
41.Flag Cliff HuculKatke Racing, Hunter Racing, Team CanadaMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
20
Flag Tom GloyVollstedt RacingVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Chuck GurneyCrowerEagle (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Female Janet GuthrieVollstedt RacingLightning (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Bob HarkeyVollstedt RacingLightning (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Bubby JonesHillin'sEagle (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Sheldon KinserAgajanian RacingKIng (Offenhauser)
0
Flag John MahlerMergard Racing Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Eldon RasmussenRent-A-RacerRascar (Foyt TC)
0
Flag Clay RegazzoniTheodore RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Lloyd RubyHopkins RacingLightning (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Phil ThreshieEagle (Foyt TC)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Johnny Rutherford
4
Most pole positionsFlag Johnny Rutherford
5
Most podium positionsFlag Gordon Johncock
6
Flag Tom Sneva
6
Flag Johnny Rutherford
6
Flag Al Unser
6
Most podium positions without a winFlag Pancho Carter
4
Youngest driverFlag Spike Gehlhausen
22 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Lloyd Ruby
49 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
90.4%U.S.A.Flag Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Pancho Carter, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, A.J. Foyt, Wally Dallenbach, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Spike Gehlhausen, Tom Gloy, Danny Ongais, Larry Cannon, Tom Bigelow, Jim McElreath, Dick Simon, Lee Kunzman, Jerry Sneva, John Martin, Mike Mosley, Joe Saldana, Johnny Parsons Jr., John Mahler, George Snider, Phil Threshie, Larry Dickson, Salt Walther, Al Loquasto, Steve Krisiloff, Roger McCluskey, Bob Harkey, Janet Guthrie, Bobby Olivero, Gary Bettenhausen, Todd Gibson, James McElreath, Jerry Grant, Bill Simpson, Clark Templeman, Gary Irwin, Bill Puterbaugh, Chuck Gurney, Bubby Jones, Sheldon Kinser, Lloyd Ruby47
5.8%CanadaFlag Cliff Hucul, Eldon Rasmussen, Ed Crombie3
1.9%SwitzerlandFlag Clay Regazzoni1
1.9%AustraliaFlag Vern Schuppan1

Individual driver statistics for the 1977 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Andretti, MarioFlag 37 y/o6010
Bettenhausen, GaryFlag 35 y/o11010
Bigelow, TomFlag 37 y/o14000
Cannon, LarryFlag 40 y/o3000
Carter, PanchoFlag 27 y/o12040
Crombie, EdFlag 31 y/o3000
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 40 y/o14140
Dickson, LarryFlag 38 y/o9000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 42 y/o8351
Gehlhausen, SpikeFlag 22 y/o12000
Gibson, ToddFlag 40 y/o7000
Gloy, TomFlag 30 y/o1000
Grant, JerryFlag 42 y/o3000
Gurney, ChuckFlag 28 y/o1000
Guthrie, JanetFlag 39 y/o3000
Harkey, BobFlag 47 y/o1000
Hucul, CliffFlag 28 y/o4000
Irwin, GaryFlag 34 y/o2000
Johncock, GordonFlag 40 y/o14260
Jones, BubbyFlag 36 y/o1000
Kinser, SheldonFlag 34 y/o1000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 30 y/o7000
Kunzman, LeeFlag 32 y/o5000
Loquasto, AlFlag 37 y/o8000
Mahler, JohnFlag 40 y/o2000
Martin, JohnFlag 38 y/o1000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 46 y/o13010
McElreath, JamesFlag 23 y/o5000
McElreath, JimFlag 49 y/o6000
Mears, RickFlag 25 y/o8000
Mosley, MikeFlag 30 y/o9010
Olivero, BobbyFlag 30 y/o8000
Ongais, DannyFlag 35 y/o13113
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 32 y/o8000
Puterbaugh, BillFlag 41 y/o1000
Rasmussen, EldonFlag 40 y/o2000
Regazzoni, ClayFlag 37 y/o1000
Ruby, LloydFlag 49 y/o2000
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 39 y/o14465
Saldana, JoeFlag 32 y/o5000
Schuppan, VernFlag 34 y/o7000
Simon, DickFlag 43 y/o10000
Simpson, BillFlag 37 y/o2000
Sneva, JerryFlag 28 y/o3000
Sneva, TomFlag 29 y/o14262
Snider, GeorgeFlag 36 y/o6000
Templeman, ClarkFlag 33 y/o1000
Threshie, PhilFlag 24 y/o2000
Unser, AlFlag 38 y/o13161
Unser, BobbyFlag 43 y/o10002
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 33 y/o8000
Walther, SaltFlag 29 y/o8000
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