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1973 Old Dominion 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 28
Sunday, September 30, 1973 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps* on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:51
Average Speed: 68.631 mph
Pole Speed: 85.922 mph
Cautions: 6 for 69 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 28,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge48011,750running108
2 111   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet47912,500running366
3 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4764,500running0
4 771   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge4753,500running6
51207   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'73 Dodge4691,750running0
61072   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet4661,650running0
7 924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4661,550running0
81848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury4651,575running0
9 867   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge4631,350running0
101670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4631,450running0
111590   Ray Hendrick Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury4621,350running0
12244   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge462800running0
132164   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4601,150running0
142219   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury4541,085running0
151779   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge4501,040running0
163125   Jabe Thomas Thomas Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge447875running0
172373   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge446600running0
181130   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4451,125running0
193526   Earl Brooks Race Fans   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford443550running0
20287   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford441525running0
213240   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford437500running0
222677   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet428740running0
231314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet423705running0
243685   Ronnie Daniel Daniel Racing   (Ronnie Daniel)'71 Chevrolet409470running0
251996   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet380710running0
26308   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge356700engine0
272904   Pee Wee Wentz Wentz Racing'73 Chevrolet215440clutch0
282505   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet189680transmission0
292047   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford177420crash0
30 554   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet172410driveshaft0
31 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury128650rear end0
323420   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford120390transmission0
33272   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge63380rear end0
34 488   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'73 Chevrolet54370brakes0
351444   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet45560oil leak0
363310   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford18600oil leak0
* Race shortened to 480 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Dick May08Ford
Bill Hollar29Mercury

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Cale Yarborough14949
  Richard Petty50501
  Buddy Baker51566
  Cale Yarborough57259203
  Richard Petty26033879
  Cale Yarborough339452114
  Richard Petty45348028