The American 500 race documented in this collection took place on October 23, 1977, at the Rockingham Motor Speedway near Rockingham, North Carolina. Donnie Allison finished first in the race, with a margin of victory of 7.8 seconds. The other top ten finishers were Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, Dick Brooks, Bobby Allison, Benny Parsons, Skip Manning, Janet Guthrie, and J.D. McDuffie. The average speed of the race was 113.584 mph. The 1977 American 500 race consisted of 492 laps on a 500.4 mile paved track with 24 lead changes. Janet Guthrie, who finished ninth in the race, was the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.