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1973 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 28
Monday, September 3, 1973 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:25
Average Speed: 134.033 mph
Pole Speed: 150.366 mph
Cautions: 7 for 38 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 811   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet36723,140running277
5 772   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3604,685running0
6 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet3555,930running38
71414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet3522,930running0
92261   Dick Brooks B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet3512,880running0
103270   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet3483,180running0
111324   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3432,805running0
153474   Randy Tissot Tilitco Enterprises   (Randy Tissot)'73 Chevrolet3331,980running0
161077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet3322,280running0
282705   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet2061,725engine0
30 628   Charlie Glotzbach Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet152950rear end10
37 954   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet341,305engine0
383544   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet301,095quit0
402996   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet191,700engine0
3 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge3668,585running2
4 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge3617,510running0
133325   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge3402,580running0
141267   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge3382,380running0
214073   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge3091,675running0
231118   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge3041,450engine0
242479   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge2891,625running0
26394   Ed Negre J. Marvin Mills'72 Dodge2331,475engine0
271631   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge2231,350engine0
391549   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge201,310oil leak0
8 415   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford3515,180running0
183840   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford3271,730running0
253647   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford2551,100engine0
311764   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1391,875engine0
332398   Richie Panch Collex   (Junie Donlavey)'73 Ford751,245crash0
343045   Vic Parsons Seifert Racing   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford751,235engine0
2 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury36712,130running40
122048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury3402,780running0
172830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3281,880running0
19267   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury3232,055running0
202119   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury3201,625running0
222510   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury3052,575running0
293190   Bud Moore Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury1741,225engine0
321929   Dick May Hollar Racing   (Bill Hollar)'71 Mercury1041,355flagged0
353789   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury45925engine0
361803   Tommy Gale Gale Racing   (Tommy Gale)'71 Mercury411,315engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson177
  Cale Yarborough892
  Bobby Allison103425
  Cale Yarborough355117
  Buddy Baker52521
  David Pearson53553
  Bobby Allison56616
  Buddy Baker62621
  Bobby Allison63631
  Charlie Glotzbach64718
  Bobby Allison72765
  Cale Yarborough77804
  Charlie Glotzbach81811
  Cale Yarborough82865
  David Pearson879913
  Cale Yarborough10014849
  Charlie Glotzbach1491491
  Cale Yarborough15021566
  David Pearson2162172
  Cale Yarborough21825538
  Bobby Allison2562561
  Cale Yarborough2572571
  David Pearson2582581
  Cale Yarborough25928931
  David Pearson29030314
  Cale Yarborough30436764