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1970 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 45 of 48
Sunday, October 18, 1970 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:38:16
Average Speed: 72.235 mph
Pole Speed: 82.167 mph
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 22,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth5008,775running480
2 122   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge4996,175running17
3 321   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare / 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'70 Mercury4984,100running0
4 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'70 Dodge4983,525running1
5 627   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Ford4972,125running2
7 798   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'70 Ford4901,875running0
25 530   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge51,775quit0
20 839   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet201,425overheating0
16 932   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth601,425crash0
91072   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford4851,400running0
61117   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody)'70 Ford4961,275running0
81448   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford487925running0
101770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury467875running0
113018   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge445850rear end0
12135   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge396825engine0
132754   Bill Dennis Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet297800engine0
142210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'68 Ford76775steering0
151926   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford74750engine0
172846   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet38700quit0
182376   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford33675quit0
192525   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth22650quit0
212045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford16615quit0
22218   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford11605quit0
232979   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth9595overheating0
242657   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge5585quit0
261824   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford5565quit0
271549   James Cox Don Robertson'69 Plymouth4555quit0
28164   John Sears John Sears'69 Dodge3545quit0
292464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'68 Ford2535quit0
301206   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge2525quit0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Shirey74Bill ShireyPlymouth
Sonny Hutchins90Junie DonlaveyMercury
Bill Hollar88Earl BrooksFord
Lee Roy Carrigg87John PembertonFord
John Kenney77Bob FreemanFord
Larry Baumel68Allan SchlauerFord
Dick May67Ron RonacherFord
Joe Phipps65Joe PhippsChevrolet
Ron Keselowski62John KeselowskiDodge
Charlie Roberts60Charlie RobertsDodge
Raymond Williams47Bill SeifertFord
Don Tarr37Don TarrDodge
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
Wayne Smith33Wayne SmithChevrolet
Ken Spikes16Ken SpikesChevrolet
Ken Meisenhelder04Janet MeisenhelderChevrolet
Buck Baker58Robert BrownChevrolet
Roy Tyner92Roy TynerFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison11717
  Richard Petty186245
  Bobby Isaac63631
  Richard Petty64212149
  Donnie Allison2132142
  Richard Petty215500286