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1970 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 48
Sunday, February 22, 1970 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:20:32
Average Speed: 149.601 mph
Pole Speed: 194.015 mph
Cautions: 6 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 103,800
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 940   Pete Hamilton 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth20044,850running13
23117   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'69 Ford20017,650running82
3 622   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1999,950running6
4 499   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge1995,850running36
5 371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge1984,450running30
61014   Richard Brickhouse Bill Ellis'70 Plymouth1983,175running0
73459   Jim Hurtubise Pepsi   (Tom Pistone)'70 Ford1972,575running0
8157   Ramo Stott Plymouth   (Ramo Stott)'70 Plymouth1942,525running2
9 598   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Ford1932,175running1
103330   Dave Marcis Winter Park Dodge   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge1932,025running0
111296   Ray Elder Fred Elder'69 Dodge1891,925running0
123506   Neil Castles Stewart Mathena Dodge   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge1881,825running0
13 855   Tiny Lund Baughman Hi-Speed   (John McConnell)'69 Dodge1871,860engine3
141488   Benny Parsons Benny Parsons'69 Ford1871,725running0
151639   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet1871,675running0
162246   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet1841,650running0
172786   John Sears Dennis Gallion'69 Dodge1841,620running0
184007   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet1821,610running0
191332   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth1811,700engine0
202479   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth1811,590running0
212682   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Company   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge1751,675running0
222123   James Hylton Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth1741,190running0
233989   Butch Hirst Morris Davis'69 Ford1721,185running0
242093   Paul Feldner Jack Janos'69 Dodge1671,180running0
251925   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth1401,175running0
263609   Dick Trickle Fran Kelly'69 Ford1311,170head gasket0
27 26   Buddy Baker Cotton Owens'69 Dodge1222,265ignition1
282564   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford Mercury   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury1091,160ignition0
29325   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge771,255crash0
301805   Ron Grana C.J. Grana'69 Ford721,150engine0
312903   Tommy Gale Walt Valerio'69 Mercury701,115engine0
322811   A.J. Foyt Don Wagner Ford Sales   (Jack Bowsher)'69 Ford581,240engine0
333795   Leonard Blanchard Leonard Blanchard'70 Ford571,135overheating0
343862   Ron Keselowski Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge461,230valve0
35 727   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Ford411,225engine0
362337   Don Tarr Coca-Cola   (Don Tarr)'69 Dodge411,120steering0
37 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury317,465engine26
38173   Jim Vandiver Ray Fox'69 Dodge151,110clutch0
391143   Richard Petty Plymouth By Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth71,105engine0
403024   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford71,100a frame0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Champion10
Bob Ashbrook44
Harry Shipe00
Johnny Halford57Ervin Pruitt
Bill Seifert45
Talmadge Prince78
Earl Brooks26
J.D. McDuffie70
E.J. Trivette08
Dick May67Ron RonacherFord
Ed Hessert15
Arnold Bennett01
Joe Hines20
Wayne Smith33
Bill Kimmel69
Raymond Williams47
Dub Simpson51
Ben Arnold76
Roy Tyner9
Bill Shirey74Bill ShireyPlymouth
Jimmy Crawford63Crawford BrothersChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
188  
9157   #24,43 blown engines 
16172  
18225   #3 blew engine 
23319  
32376   #21 blew engine 
386023  
61644   #11 blew engine 
658824  
8910820   #5 accident backstretch 
10918678  
1871893   #32 blown engine 
19020011  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.5%             Average green flag run: 22.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough11111
  Charlie Glotzbach12121
  Bobby Allison13131
  Tiny Lund14163
  Cale Yarborough173115
  LeeRoy Yarbrough32321
  Buddy Baker33331
  Ramo Stott34352
  Bobby Isaac36383
  Charlie Glotzbach39446
  Bobby Isaac456016
  Charlie Glotzbach61622
  Pete Hamilton63653
  Bobby Isaac66672
  David Pearson68692
  Bobby Isaac70789
  David Pearson799012
  Charlie Glotzbach9111727
  David Pearson11813821
  Pete Hamilton1391391
  Bobby Allison1401434
  David Pearson14417431
  Bobby Allison1751751
  David Pearson17619116
  Pete Hamilton1922009