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1973 National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 28
Sunday, October 7, 1973 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:58
Average Speed: 145.24 mph
Pole Speed: 158.315 mph
Cautions: 2 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.4 sec
Attendance: 64,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
3 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet3318,815running9
32 988   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'73 Chevrolet61866engine0
402898   Wayne Andrews Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury51,005engine0
71367   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth3192,655running0
41 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge2282,050disqualified0
232030   Walter Ballard Textilease   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury2301,945engine0
153089   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury2941,500running0
20360   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'72 Dodge2811,641engine0
342932   Dick Brooks Brooks Racing   (Dick Brooks)'73 Dodge491,119engine0
312606   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge641,164suspension0
263310   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury1981,708engine0
182496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet2842,194engine0
163522   Jimmy Crawford Black Part   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth2941,344running0
30407   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury901,665engine0
222718   Joe Frasson Pizza Huts of Charlotte   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge2641,494engine0
111790   Harry Gant Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford3072,260running0
373428   Charlie Glotzbach Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet46926crash1
91124   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3152,480running0
103219   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury3082,150running0
131048   James Hylton Stott Chevrolet   (James Hylton)'73 Chevrolet3022,325running0
83964   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford3182,510running0
24182   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'73 Matador2231,423engine0
192214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet2821,807engine0
293770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1131,853engine0
272344   Ed Negre Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet1831,338engine0
281502   L.D. Ottinger Lonesome Pine Raceway   (James Bryant)'73 Chevrolet1371,377engine0
4 772   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3304,630running0
36 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury463,961crash12
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge33417,275running52
61254   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet3252,730running1
142577   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet2962,300running0
12385   Wendell Scott Faustina Racing / Kmart Special   (Doc Faustina)'73 Dodge3051,800running0
213105   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet2681,853driveshaft0
391949   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge131,033engine0
254125   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge2031,553running0
5 81   Dick Trickle A&W Root Beer   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet3273,385running2
171431   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge2911,741running0
38 615   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford462,791crash0
351679   Frank Warren Hinson Construction   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge471,607engine0
332147   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford581,138steering0
1 211   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet33445,425running257

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough13131
  Charlie Glotzbach32321
  Lennie Pond33331
  David Pearson344512
  Cale Yarborough46527
  Dick Trickle53542
  Bobby Allison55639
  Cale Yarborough64232169
  Richard Petty23327038
  Cale Yarborough27129828
  Richard Petty29931214
  Cale Yarborough31333422