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1973 American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 28
Sunday, October 21, 1973 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:57
Average Speed: 117.749 mph
Pole Speed: 135.748 mph
Cautions: 5 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 48,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
31811   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet4917,925running85
4 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4886,525running1
6 388   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'73 Chevrolet4842,725running0
9 754   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet4811,625running0
10 814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet4791,925running1
111924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4762,050running0
132261   Johnny Rutherford Paser 500   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet4711,325running0
141496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet4661,775running0
152805   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet4651,650running8
163538   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'72 Chevrolet4631,125running0
192148   James Hylton Bob Stott Chevrolet   (James Hylton)'73 Chevrolet4571,650running0
203970   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4551,225running0
251728   Gordon Johncock Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet413750transmission0
262904   Pee Wee Wentz Honda of Danville'72 Chevrolet379875engine0
28 572   Benny Parsons Russell Bennett Chevrolet   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3081,125vibration0
343477   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet1781,255oil pressure0
393844   Richard D. Brown Bob's Mobile Home   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet78630clutch0
21671   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge49111,050running0
71032   Dick Brooks Northside Auto Parts   (Dick Brooks)'73 Dodge4832,525running1
183625   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Dodge4581,575running0
21428   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge4521,300running0
29370   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge302700engine0
323331   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge219790engine0
33324   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge207910engine0
35 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge1333,550cam0
371579   Paul Tyler Hinson Construction   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1051,240engine0
382306   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge91835ignition0
402418   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge52725engine0
411149   G.C. Spencer Camcraft Inc.   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge12795crash0
122764   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4711,825running0
27 815   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford3422,650engine0
313109   Jody Ridley Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)'71 Ford294945clutch0
362098   Richie Panch Frazier Camping Center   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford125845motor mount0
434340   Frank Warren Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford11485crash0
5 92   Dave Marcis AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador4844,175running0
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury49216,795running396
81390   Charlie Glotzbach Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury4832,625running0
173019   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury4601,600running0
221230   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4511,575running0
23257   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury441950running0
302610   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury3021,275running0
424089   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury11590crash0
244167   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth4281,225running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson12020
  Coo Coo Marlin21211
  David Sisco22287
  Cale Yarborough29335
  David Pearson34407
  Dick Brooks41411
  David Sisco42421
  David Pearson4310967
  Bobby Allison1101101
  David Pearson11118979
  Cale Yarborough1901934
  David Pearson1941985
  Cale Yarborough1991991
  David Pearson2002001
  Cale Yarborough20126666
  David Pearson26733165
  Cale Yarborough3323365
  David Pearson33741377
  Cale Yarborough4144174
  David Pearson41849275