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1973 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 28
Sunday, April 1, 1973 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:52
Average Speed: 139.351 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 4 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 46,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11 128   Gordon Johncock L'eggs   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet3151,875running0
2 215   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford32611,325running6
10 331   Jim Vandiver Shoney's Big Boy   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge3171,975running0
5 411   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet3216,575running154
3 572   Benny Parsons Steel Arena   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet3236,700running0
35 612   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1032,925engine0
28 718   Joe Frasson Holton Dodge Atlanta   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge222970oil line0
4 871   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge3226,525running0
1 921   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury32816,625running155
391022   Pete Hamilton Land Harbors of America   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth38905engine0
81124   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3172,625running0
301216   Mark Donohue AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador202950engine0
12132   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge3131,775running0
211448   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury2881,605running0
61514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet3192,625running0
341643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge1403,430engine13
271750   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (A.J. Foyt)'73 Chevrolet225985overheating0
331895   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury160935spindle0
171947   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford3031,725running0
202092   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury2991,150running0
252177   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford2721,505running0
372207   Bobby Mausgrover Gohr Distributors   (Gil Cramer)'72 Chevrolet58915engine0
23237   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury2741,555transmission0
402484   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Buster Davis)'71 Dodge9900oil leak0
92561   Clarence Lovell Lovell Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet3172,025running0
292610   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury2091,460engine0
142730   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3102,025running0
222801   Earle Canavan Kosin's Auto Parts   (Earle Canavan)'72 Plymouth2821,080running0
382955   Tiny Lund Price Construction   (Carl Price)'72 Chevrolet40910vibration0
263064   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford2591,495running0
313188   Ron Keselowski Lubinski Racing   (Roger Lubinski)'72 Dodge192945engine0
193289   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury2991,175running0
133396   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet3111,675running0
163479   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge3091,775running0
73590   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury3192,875running0
36364   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge801,420engine0
153767   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth3091,375running0
24388   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Clyde Lynn)'71 Mercury2741,530running0
323925   Roy Mayne Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1791,440clutch0
184009   Charles Barrett Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)'71 Ford3021,200running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough14141
  David Pearson42498
  Richard Petty50556
  Bobby Isaac56616
  David Pearson627110
  Cale Yarborough7210029
  David Pearson1011077
  Richard Petty1081147
  David Pearson11515036
  Cale Yarborough1511566
  David Pearson1571626
  Cale Yarborough1631642
  David Pearson1651673
  Cale Yarborough16819326
  David Pearson19421320
  Cale Yarborough2142174
  David Pearson2182181
  Cale Yarborough2192191
  David Pearson2202234
  Cale Yarborough2242241
  David Pearson2252295
  Cale Yarborough23027344
  David Pearson27432855