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1969 Carolina 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 7 of 54
Sunday, March 9, 1969 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:52:22
Average Speed: 102.569 mph
Pole Speed: 119.619 mph
Cautions: 10 for 82 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 31,500
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1969 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1969 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 117   David Pearson Holman-Moody'69 Ford50016,150running311
21022   Bobby Allison Mario Rossi'69 Dodge5009,500running13
31121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Ford4984,975running65
41299   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge4972,700running0
5 543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'69 Ford4921,850running0
6 327   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Ford4911,425running25
7 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge4901,375running0
8144   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford4891,200running0
91348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge4831,125running0
102261   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'67 Mercury4691,250running0
112839   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'69 Chevrolet4621,025running0
121732   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth4511,200running0
131810   Bill Champion Bill Champion'68 Ford448975running0
141625   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth444950running0
153082   Dick Poling Mack Sellers'67 Chevrolet437935running0
16428   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford437920running0
172476   Ben Arnold Don Culpepper'68 Ford429905running0
182108   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet425890running0
191967   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge424875running0
202334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'68 Ford423860running0
213626   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'67 Ford415915running0
22 764   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford & Mercury   (Elmo Langley)'68 Ford394830running0
23 698   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Ford387815rear end3
24359   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'69 Pontiac383895engine0
25 803   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth380800running0
26 46   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'69 Dodge373785overheating11
272918   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'68 Ford371770engine0
282549   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth307830rear end0
294070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick284770engine0
303919   Henley Gray Harry Melton'68 Ford281765engine0
313106   Neil Castles Neil Castles'68 Plymouth266860rear end0
323847   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford266745engine0
332080   Frank Warren E.C. Reid'67 Chevrolet265680engine0
343723   James Sears Paul Dean Holt'67 Ford247725engine0
353286   Dub Simpson Neil Castles'67 Plymouth243775engine0
363345   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford241735engine0
372730   Dave Marcis Milt Lunda'69 Dodge202645flagged0
38 93   Buddy Baker Ray Fox Dodge183705engine72
393433   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'69 Chevrolet126680rear end0
40157   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet59600driveshaft0
412690   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'67 Ford54610vibration0
42410   Don Tarr Don Tarr'67 Chevrolet48545clutch0
434329   John Kennedy John Kennedy'67 Dodge28525engine0
444493   Walson Gardner Walson Gardner'67 Ford0 did not start0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jack Shanklin44Richard GiachettiChevrolet
David Mote69Ken ClineChevelle

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson133
  Donnie Allison452
  David Pearson62015
  Buddy Baker214626
  LeeRoy Yarbrough47471
  Buddy Baker486417
  Donnie Allison657612
  Charlie Glotzbach77771
  Donnie Allison788811
  Charlie Glotzbach89902
  Buddy Baker9110515
  Cale Yarborough10616156
  Buddy Baker16217514
  Cale Yarborough1761827
  Bobby Allison1831853
  Charlie Glotzbach1861861
  Bobby Allison18719610
  David Pearson19720711
  Charlie Glotzbach2082147
  David Pearson21528975
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2902912
  David Pearson29236877
  Cale Yarborough3693702
  David Pearson371500130