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1970 Richmond 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 48
Sunday, March 1, 1970 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
500 laps on a .542 mile paved track (271.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:18:11
Average Speed: 82.044 mph
Pole Speed: 89.137 mph
Cautions: 1 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 15.1 sec
Attendance: 13,850
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford5005,195running160
2 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth5002,970running303
3 864   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Ford4911,845running0
4 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge4851,220running37
5 506   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge482945running0
61551   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet470670running0
7 725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth465620running0
8109   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'70 Pontiac449595running0
91974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth442575running0
101234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford438565running0
112570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Buick434530running0
12 976   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford407545running0
13 430   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge299560engine0
14 654   Bill Dennis Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet263525engine0
152672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford260490driveshaft0
162077   John Kenney Bob Freeman'68 Ford232505brakes0
171384   John Sears Elmo Langley'68 Ford228495engine0
181710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford187485overheating0
191124   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford153475transmission0
202119   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford115440brakes0
211879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth100455axle0
221633   Wayne Smith Wayne Smith'69 Chevrolet69445engine0
232347   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford50410clutch0
242204   Ken Meisenhelder Ken Meisenhelder'69 Chevrolet11400suspension0
252467   Dick May Ron Ronacher'69 Ford9390oil leak0
261457   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge8410oil leak0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty1303303
  Bobby Isaac30434037
  James Hylton341500160