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1973 Wilkes 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 28
Sunday, September 23, 1973 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:34
Average Speed: 95.198 mph
Pole Speed: 105.619 mph
Cautions: 2 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.5 sec
Attendance: 16,500
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4007,425running161
2 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge4004,800running222
5 372   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3951,200running0
3 411   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet4003,475running8
9 524   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet387830running0
6 654   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet392650running0
8 790   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury389850running0
30 815   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford752,075engine0
7 92   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'72 Dodge390700running0
111014   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet381585running0
121148   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury380800running0
41271   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge3992,930running9
131330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury378790running0
211479   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge364875running0
101570   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet3821,020running0
251667   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge335770engine0
291710   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury105735engine0
161825   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge375875running0
141964   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford377915running0
152019   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury376895running0
272105   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet294605rear end0
28224   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge148345ignition0
172396   Richard Childress Garn Racing   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet373750running0
22248   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge355650running0
182547   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford372465running0
202673   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge368420running0
262777   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet313840running0
232840   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford351390running0
19297   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford368705running0
243026   Earl Brooks Race Fans   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford349355running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison15757
  Richard Petty589134
  Cale Yarborough92921
  Buddy Baker93942
  Cale Yarborough951017
  Bobby Allison10217574
  Richard Petty17623762
  Bobby Allison23824811
  Buddy Baker2492557
  Richard Petty25633479
  Bobby Allison33535218
  Richard Petty35339947
  Bobby Allison4004001