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1970 Alabama 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 10 of 48
Sunday, April 12, 1970 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:59
Average Speed: 152.321 mph
Pole Speed: 199.658 mph
Cautions: 6 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: 44 sec
Attendance: 36,000
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
29 422   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1261,410engine40
392881   Dave Alonzo Dave Alonzo'69 Dodge101,110crash0
233576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford1601,510running0
12 56   Buddy Baker Cotton Owens'69 Dodge1751,860spin/fire101
262768   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford1501,435running0
371259   Richard Brickhouse Pepsi-Cola   (Tom Pistone)'70 Ford251,210engine2
13 732   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth1751,785running0
93306   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge1792,200running0
302510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford1251,335oil leak0
281963   Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'69 Chevrolet1431,385running0
6 914   Freddy Fryar Bill Ellis'70 Plymouth1823,000running0
31 399   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge1171,385engine4
211824   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford1641,560running0
343419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford781,285steering0
1 640   Pete Hamilton 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth18826,650running19
143639   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet1751,760running0
163089   Butch Hirst Morris Davis'69 Ford1691,685running0
82248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1802,300running0
2 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge18812,500running3
24397   Alton Jones Ben Arnold'68 Ford1551,485engine0
252662   Ron Keselowski Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge1531,460water pump0
271464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Ford1491,435engine0
172430   Dave Marcis Lunda Construction   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge1681,685running0
103807   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet1772,000running0
363784   Bobby Mausgrover Buster Davis'69 Dodge251,210engine0
41172   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford1875,825running0
3 217   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody)'69 Ford1878,675running7
7 843   Richard Petty 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth1812,500running0
203234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford1651,585running0
192986   John Sears Dennis Gallion'69 Dodge1671,610running0
181545   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford1671,635running0
403174   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth31,085engine0
222051   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet1621,535running0
381337   Don Tarr Coca-Cola   (Don Tarr)'69 Dodge171,160engine0
151625   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth1741,710running0
354096   E.J. Trivette  '68 Ford731,210engine0
332331   Jim Vandiver Jim Vandiver'69 Dodge931,285overheating0
111079   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth1761,885running0
321747   Raymond Williams Bill Seifert'69 Ford1071,285engine0
52121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury1834,425running12

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
J.D. McDuffieFord
Johnny HalfordDodge
Dick May67Ron RonacherFord
WDWayne SmithChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13197   #81 blew engine turn 1 
20223  
233513   #59 blew engine 
365217  
53597   debris 
6011556  
1161227   debris 
12313816  
1391413   #10 spun backstretch 
14217534  
1761805   #6 spun frontstretch 
1811888  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.3%             Average green flag run: 20.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker111
  David Pearson221
  Buddy Baker331
  Bobby Isaac441
  Buddy Baker5139
  Richard Brickhouse14152
  Cale Yarborough16238
  Buddy Baker24274
  Charlie Glotzbach28292
  Cale Yarborough30334
  Buddy Baker34363
  Bobby Allison37371
  Bobby Isaac38381
  Buddy Baker39391
  Bobby Isaac40401
  Charlie Glotzbach41422
  Buddy Baker43486
  Bobby Allison49513
  Buddy Baker52532
  David Pearson54596
  Buddy Baker607314
  Bobby Allison74763
  Buddy Baker77782
  Bobby Allison79791
  Buddy Baker80812
  Bobby Allison82843
  Buddy Baker85862
  Bobby Allison8711529
  Buddy Baker11613924
  Pete Hamilton1401401
  Buddy Baker14117030
  Pete Hamilton17118818