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1973 Motor State 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 28
Sunday, June 24, 1973 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:22
Average Speed: 153.485 mph
Pole Speed: 158.273 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 1.1 sec
Attendance: 44,800
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20012,710running67
2 171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge2009,055running119
3 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge1996,800running5
41012   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1994,575running6
5 599   Ron Keselowski Lubinski Racing   (John Keselowski)'71 Dodge1972,000running0
6 411   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet1963,550running3
71188   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'73 Chevrolet1941,375running0
8 924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet1941,775running0
9 672   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet1921,675running0
102670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1921,650running0
11 814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1921,050running0
123001   Earle Canavan Kosin's Auto Parts   (Earle Canavan)'72 Plymouth1911,025running0
131992   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury1911,000running0
142796   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1901,525running0
151848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1891,500running0
162567   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge1871,415running0
172205   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet187905running0
18288   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge1861,420running0
192164   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1861,380running0
201378   Vic Parsons Thunder Craft Express'73 Chevrolet185865running0
213684   Johnny Benson Socar Inc.   (Buster Davis)'71 Dodge185850running0
221579   Frank Warren Saber Inn & Restaurant   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1831,335running0
23377   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1831,320running0
243325   Jabe Thomas McCaig Hotel   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1811,305running0
253503   Tommy Gale Gale Racing   (Tommy Gale)'71 Chevrolet181790running0
263945   D.K. Ulrich Seifert Automotive / Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford181775running0
274077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1771,265running0
283420   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford172755running0
292010   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury1671,245spindle0
301730   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1631,235running0
31310   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge154720running0
322938   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'72 Chevrolet140715engine0
331252   Earl Ross Red Cap Ale   (Allan Brooke)'72 Chevrolet134710rear end0
343819   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury115705engine0
35 718   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge101700engine0
36162   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'71 Dodge961,195engine0
371454   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet95690engine0
38324   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge60685engine0
392447   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford39680engine0
402344   Richard D. Brown Jerry Brown'72 Chevrolet3675oil leak0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker133
  Richard Petty452
  Buddy Baker683
  David Pearson9113
  Buddy Baker12209
  Bobby Allison21222
  Buddy Baker23253
  Bobby Allison26261
  Buddy Baker273610
  Bobby Allison37371
  Buddy Baker38403
  Bobby Allison41422
  Richard Petty43431
  Cale Yarborough44452
  David Pearson465611
  Buddy Baker578529
  David Pearson86894
  Richard Petty90912
  Cale Yarborough92921
  David Pearson93953
  Buddy Baker9611015
  David Pearson1111111
  Buddy Baker11213120
  David Pearson13215322
  Buddy Baker15417724
  David Pearson17820023