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1973 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 28
Sunday, January 21, 1973 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:48:33
Average Speed: 104.055 mph
Pole Speed: 110.856 mph
Cautions: 3 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 51,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
22 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury912,600clutch0
2 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet19010,770running14
23 304   Hershel McGriff The Cousins   (Beryl Jackson)'72 Plymouth841,340engine0
1 416   Mark Donohue AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador19115,170running138
21 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge953,710engine39
27 615   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford613,050engine0
4 741   Bobby Unser Pepsi-Cola   (Holman-Moody)'72 Ford1864,520running0
24 811   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet833,080transmission0
35 971   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge243,015engine0
141072   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet1691,720running0
31196   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'72 Dodge1896,120running0
201224   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'73 Chevrolet1031,620transmission0
121348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1721,770running0
171402   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'73 Dodge1461,145rear end0
251568   Sonny Easley Cal Coast Trucking   (Jerry Lankford)'72 Ford691,070rear end0
151669   Gerald Thompson Adams Racing'73 Pontiac1621,195running0
26173   John Soares, Jr. Maverick Restaurant   (J.A. Delvecchio)'72 Dodge661,060transmission0
51838   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)'72 Chevrolet1843,070running0
71964   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford1812,270running0
6207   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'72 Dodge1822,020running0
342197   Harry Jefferson Nall Precision Engineering   (George Jefferson)'71 Ford371,015oil leak0
102219   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury1741,920running0
38231   Clem Proctor Proctor Racing'72 Ford51,015engine0
82424   Richard White White Racing   (Dean Barnicle)'71 Ford1811,620running0
292503   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'72 Dodge591,030clutch0
322670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet481,515engine0
182760   Jim Whitt Barnicle Oil'72 Chevrolet1131,140engine0
162810   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford1581,670running0
40292   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'70 Dodge11,015engine0
13309   Carl Adams Marck Motors   (Richard Mummert)'71 Ford1701,245running0
393179   Jerry Grant Laski Racing'72 Chevrolet41,015engine0
373295   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron   (Paul Stockwell)'72 Chevrolet91,015ignition0
333326   Carl Joiner, Jr. Joiner Racing   (Dean Thorne)'72 Chevrolet461,015driveshaft0
193430   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'72 Plymouth1071,630ignition0
283591   Johnny Anderson Connor Muffler   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet611,040engine0
363678   Hugh Pearson Pearson Apts.   (Hugh Pearson)'72 Chevrolet111,015engine0
313733   Glenn Francis Stock Car Specialties   (Trent Francis)'72 Chevrolet551,015oil system0
93884   Jim Danielson Danielson Racing   (Louis Nissen)'71 Mercury1761,520running0
303946   John Hren San Bernardino Engine Rebuilders'72 Chevrolet581,020fire0
114077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1731,820running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison11010
  Mark Donohue113121
  Richard Petty32354
  Mark Donohue365217
  Richard Petty53553
  Mark Donohue56627
  Richard Petty639432
  Mark Donohue9511218
  Bobby Allison1131164
  Mark Donohue11719175