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1970 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 48
Sunday, March 29, 1970 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:38
Average Speed: 139.554 mph
Pole Speed: 159.929 mph
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 50 feet
Attendance: 22,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 922   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge32821,825running7
7 827   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Ford3172,075engine85
163076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford2891,300running0
20 36   Buddy Baker Cotton Owens'69 Dodge2631,250ignition88
333168   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford891,105clutch0
26 632   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth1941,130engine0
391706   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge101,050ignition0
192810   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford2731,225running0
363554   Bill Dennis Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet401,025vibration0
142218   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge2951,400running0
38 299   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge291,100ignition2
352924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford701,010clutch0
323319   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1141,040engine0
372557   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge331,000engine0
3 540   Pete Hamilton Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth3266,550running2
122139   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet2981,500running0
61148   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford3202,525running6
281071   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge1591,105engine0
182662   Ron Keselowski Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge2811,250running0
111464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury3001,575running0
311230   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge1191,075crash0
91807   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet3081,725running0
273646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet1791,090engine0
304070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Buick1241,060engine0
23388   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford2451,150running0
81672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford3151,950running0
5 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth3213,375running9
343765   Lennie Pond Joe Phipps'69 Chevrolet881,020gear shift0
152334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford2911,350running0
242786   John Sears Dennis Gallion'69 Dodge2281,135oil pump0
172445   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford2821,275running0
252049   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth2171,145engine0
101937   Don Tarr Don Tarr'69 Dodge3061,625running0
293225   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth1551,120engine0
403908   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet21,000quit0
21133   Jim Vandiver Ray Fox'69 Dodge2611,205fuel pump0
131579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth2981,475running0
223447   Raymond Williams Bill Seifert'68 Ford2561,165engine0
2 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury32811,375running129
4 798   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Ford3254,300running0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Crawford63Crawford BrothersChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
683   #40 spun 
9145137  
14615510   #30 accident turn 4 
15620146  
2022076   debris 
208317110  
3183225   oil turns 3/4 
3233286  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.3%             Average green flag run: 60.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach122
  Buddy Baker35048
  Richard Petty51555
  James Hylton56616
  Pete Hamilton62632
  Buddy Baker649734
  Donnie Allison981058
  Richard Petty1061094
  Donnie Allison1101112
  Cale Yarborough11214736
  Donnie Allison1481481
  Buddy Baker1491491
  Donnie Allison15018637
  Cale Yarborough18720115
  Buddy Baker2022065
  Donnie Allison20724337
  Cale Yarborough24431976
  Bobby Allison3203201
  Cale Yarborough3213222
  Bobby Allison3233286