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1973 American 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 28
Sunday, October 21, 1973 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:57
Average Speed: 117.749 mph
Pole Speed: 135.748 mph
Cautions: 5 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 48,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
3   Donnie Allison88Chevrolet27.181   134.695    
4   Bobby Allison12Chevrolet27.223   134.487    
5   Benny Parsons72Chevrolet27.241   134.398    
17   Gordon Johncock28Chevrolet27.244   134.383    
18   Cale Yarborough11Chevrolet27.245   134.378    
7   Lennie Pond54Chevrolet27.564   132.823    
8   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet27.589   132.703    
19   Cecil Gordon24Chevrolet27.843   131.492    
21   James Hylton48Chevrolet27.903   131.209    
22   Johnny Rutherford61Chevrolet28.063   130.461    
14   Richard Childress96Chevrolet28.169   129.970    
34   Charlie Roberts77Chevrolet28.244   129.625    
35   Tony Bettenhausen Jr38Chevrolet28.369   129.054    
28   David Sisco05Chevrolet28.442   128.723    
29   Pee Wee Wentz04Chevrolet28.467   128.610    
38   Richard D. Brown44Chevrolet28.799   127.891    
39   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet28.742   127.383    
1   Richard Petty43Dodge26.970   135.748    
16   Buddy Baker71Dodge27.229   134.457    
10   Dick Brooks32Dodge27.689   132.223    
11   G.C. Spencer49Dodge27.898   131.237    
32   John Sears4Dodge28.003   130.741    
23   Neil Castles06Dodge28.126   130.169    
33   Jim Vandiver31Dodge28.179   129.926    
24   Joe Frasson18Dodge28.209   129.786    
15   Paul Tyler79Dodge28.255   129.575    
36   Roy Mayne25Dodge28.469   128.601    
37   Eddie Bond0Dodge28.570   128.150    
41   Buddy Arrington67Dodge28.967   126.390    
42   Ed Negre8Dodge29.184   125.454    
6   Darrell Waltrip15Ford27.519   133.040    
31   Jody Ridley09Ford27.861   131.407    
20   Richie Panch98Ford27.886   131.289    
43   Frank Warren40Ford   .000    
9   Dave Marcis2Matador27.669   132.319    
2   David Pearson21Mercury27.049   135.352    
12   Walter Ballard30Mercury27.950   130.989    
13   Charlie Glotzbach90Mercury27.985   130.825    
25   Dean Dalton7Mercury28.317   129.291    
26   Bill Champion10Mercury28.326   129.250    
27   Elmo Langley64Mercury28.366   129.068    
30   Henley Gray19Mercury28.469   128.601    
40   Johnny Barnes89Mercury28.749   127.352    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   none