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1969 Atlanta 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 10 of 54
Sunday, March 30, 1969 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:46:12
Average Speed: 132.759 mph
Pole Speed: 156.794 mph
(Pole won by David Pearson )
Cautions: 5 for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 85,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1969 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1969 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
4 222   Bobby Allison City Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge3314,100running0
133176   Ben Arnold Don Culpepper'68 Ford2921,525running0
101067   Buddy Arrington Auto Sales & Body Co.   (Buddy Arrington)'69 Dodge3121,625running0
36373   Buddy Baker Royal Dodge   (Ray Fox)'69 Dodge1001,175clutch0
81703   Richard Brickhouse Brunswick Motor Sales   (Dub Clewis)'67 Plymouth3131,775running0
401132   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth38700engine0
72706   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Plymouth3142,150running0
172610   Bill Champion Bill Champion'67 Ford2771,275running0
302061   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'67 Mercury174950steering0
33 16   Charlie Glotzbach Lenox Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge142960ignition2
3 699   Paul Goldsmith Holton Dodge   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge3326,225running0
181247   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford2751,250crash0
153300   Henley Gray Larry Wehrs'67 Chevrolet2881,425running0
52127   Pete Hamilton Torino Cobra East Point Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford3293,225running0
291839   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'67 Chevrolet1811,000oil leak0
28 948   James Hylton Jack Spillers Dodge   (James Hylton)'69 Dodge1811,225engine0
233871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge2021,165engine3
25167   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet1931,100wheel bearing0
372818   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'68 Ford89775engine0
383429   John Kennedy John Kennedy'67 Dodge60750oil leak0
21 364   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'68 Ford2331,200engine0
61430   Dave Marcis Lunda   (Milt Lunda)'69 Dodge3202,550running0
123246   Roy Mayne Ralph Kimsey Co. / C&J Radiator Service   (Tom Hunter)'67 Chevrolet2961,575running0
162570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick2841,300crash0
26248   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford1901,125engine0
24017   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'69 Ford33410,630running21
9 743   Richard Petty Torino Cobra East Tenn.   (Petty Enterprises)'69 Ford3121,700engine0
323582   Dick Poling Mack Sellers'67 Chevrolet154975driveshaft0
193913   Swede Savage Torino Cobra   (Smokey Yunick)'69 Ford2661,275engine0
273623   Wendell Scott Dennis Holt'67 Ford1871,100clutch0
31154   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (L.G. DeWitt)'67 Ford157950engine0
242945   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford2021,190oil leak0
393044   Dub Simpson Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'67 Chevrolet55725ignition0
352249   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'68 Plymouth105875engine0
142325   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'68 Plymouth2891,425running0
341396   Don Tomberlin Clint Brannen Ford   (Roy Buckner)'68 Ford125850spun0
201908   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet2581,200running0
22 480   Frank Warren The Peddler Steak House   (E.C. Reid)'67 Chevrolet2211,175engine0
1 521   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury33421,590running308
11 898   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim Robbins Special   (Junior Johnson)'69 Mercury3031,575transmission0

To the back:
Buddy Baker3tire change
Swede Savage13tire change
David Pearson17tire change
Bobby Isaac71tire change

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
18419714   #48 engine 
20321614   #27 spun turn 4 
2772848   #47 accident turn 4 
28629611   #70 accident turn 4 
3153206   #43 engine turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.9%             Average green flag run: 46.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Charlie Glotzbach122
  Cale Yarborough35149
  Bobby Isaac52543
  David Pearson55606
  Cale Yarborough6110747
  David Pearson1081169
  Cale Yarborough117275159
  David Pearson2762772
  Cale Yarborough27831538
  David Pearson3163194
  Cale Yarborough32033415