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1973 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 28
Sunday, August 12, 1973 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:17
Average Speed: 145.454 mph
Pole Speed: 187.064 mph
Cautions: 7 for 52 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.2 sec
Attendance: 56,000
Lead changes: 64

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
29 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1555,440crash22
3 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1889,540running40
14 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge1814,165running0
13 415   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford1823,640running1
26 588   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'73 Chevrolet1573,265engine39
38 672   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet741,315engine0
6 711   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet1854,715running6
45 828   Ramo Stott Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet46740transmission1
8 924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Mercury1842,915running0
361042   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)'73 Dodge801,265ignition1
331161   Ed Sczech B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet941,340oil pump0
151279   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1812,290running0
51305   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1864,665running4
311496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1111,790throttle1
431518   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge511,050engine0
501683   Paul Tyler Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury101,015ignition0
91730   Walter Ballard Hekimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1842,815running5
181882   Bill Ward Bama Auto Sales   (Mike Bennett)'72 Chevrolet1791,565running0
321997   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford1061,215engine0
272067   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth1561,765engine0
22171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge18814,590running34
402214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet581,265engine9
112370   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1832,765running5
12422   Dick Brooks Eastern Airlines   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth18820,815running19
42548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1865,590running1
102602   L.D. Ottinger Thundercraft Boat   (James Bryant)'73 Chevrolet1832,015running0
72795   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury1842,565running0
372890   Jody Ridley Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury771,640transmission0
482903   Tommy Gale Gale Racing   (Tommy Gale)'71 Mercury18975ignition0
213064   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1751,890running0
303189   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury1151,165rear end0
473254   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet32880engine0
12332   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge1831,615running0
193468   Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery   (Butch Hawkersmith)'73 Chevrolet1781,440running0
493592   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury13870crash0
443673   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge51745oil leak0
163725   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1801,865running0
203874   Randy Tissot Tilitco Enterprises   (Randy Tissot)'73 Chevrolet1761,265running0
35394   Jim Vandiver Sears Racing   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge881,290engine0
224010   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury1751,715running0
344184   Bob Davis Socar   (Buster Davis)'71 Dodge931,140ignition0
25428   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge1661,965running0
414380   Phil Finney Finney Racing   (Wallace Finney)'72 Chevrolet55910oil leak0
23440   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge1711,340running0
244500   Bobby Mausgrover Buxton Racing   (Bobby Mausgrover)'72 Chevrolet1671,165running0
17467   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'72 Chevrolet1802,040running0
284719   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury1561,565running0
394840   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford65790ignition0
424977   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford521,255engine0
465047   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford33735engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Neil Bonnett

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson111
  Bobby Allison221
  Cale Yarborough331
  Bobby Allison441
  Ramo Stott551
  Bobby Allison6105
  Coo Coo Marlin11133
  Bobby Allison14141
  Marty Robbins15151
  James Hylton16161
  David Sisco17204
  J.D. McDuffie21255
  Coo Coo Marlin26305
  Bobby Allison31344
  Richard Childress35351
  Walter Ballard36405
  Cale Yarborough41422
  Bobby Allison43442
  Cale Yarborough45462
  Coo Coo Marlin47471
  Bobby Allison48481
  Dick Brooks49535
  Donnie Allison54541
  Dick Brooks55595
  Donnie Allison60612
  Bobby Allison62621
  Donnie Allison63642
  Bobby Allison65651
  Donnie Allison66716
  Bobby Allison72765
  Dick Brooks77771
  David Pearson78825
  Buddy Baker83842
  Cale Yarborough85851
  Buddy Baker86894
  Donnie Allison90912
  Bobby Isaac92921
  Buddy Baker931019
  David Pearson1021032
  Donnie Allison1041041
  David Pearson1051062
  Donnie Allison1071115
  David Pearson1121154
  Donnie Allison1161194
  David Pearson1201212
  Buddy Baker1221276
  Donnie Allison1281303
  David Pearson1311311
  Donnie Allison1321343
  David Pearson1351362
  Donnie Allison1371371
  David Pearson1381392
  Buddy Baker1401412
  David Pearson1421421
  Buddy Baker1431442
  Donnie Allison1451473
  Buddy Baker1481492
  Donnie Allison1501545
  David Pearson1551551
  Donnie Allison1561561
  David Pearson15716812
  Buddy Baker1691757
  David Pearson1761805
  Dick Brooks1811888