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1973 Winston 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 28
Sunday, May 6, 1973 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:47:23
Average Speed: 131.956 mph
Pole Speed: 193.435 mph
Cautions: 4 for 54 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 77,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury18826,345running111
21708   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'72 Chevrolet18711,445running0
32072   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet1878,935running10
41261   Clarence Lovell B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet1855,870running0
51924   Cecil Gordon R.W. Hill & Sons   (Cecil Gordon)'73 Chevrolet1844,495running2
40 171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge104,355crash10
35 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge513,880crash0
26 715   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford893,855engine3
41 411   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet103,130crash0
42 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet103,055crash0
61814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1832,845running6
7525   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Doc Faustina)'73 Dodge1822,805running0
31 895   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury772,730oil leak26
183170   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1472,640oil pan6
11298   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge1762,380running0
81631   Jim Vandiver Moss Thornton   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge1822,255running0
20474   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge1412,220running0
103009   Charles Barrett Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)'71 Ford1802,205running9
193764   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1422,180running0
155125   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1672,180running0
16417   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1632,155running0
243279   Frank Warren Winston 500   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1072,130engine0
93345   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury1802,055crash0
144652   Earl Ross Red Cap Ale   (Allan Brooke)'72 Chevrolet1671,910ignition0
12240   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge1751,855running0
284447   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford841,855engine0
234822   Dick Brooks Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth1071,805rear end5
17492   Dave Marcis Attalla Speedway   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge1521,745running0
133803   Tommy Gale McCaig Motel   (Tommy Gale)'71 Mercury1721,730running0
372610   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury321,730engine0
345019   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'72 Mercury681,705clutch0
222596   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1091,605engine0
453448   James Hylton Pugmire Lincoln-Mercury   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury91,555crash0
441390   Ramo Stott Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Mercury91,555engine0
215635   Dick May HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Walter Ballard)'71 Mercury1391,530engine0
251483   Paul Tyler Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury901,530engine0
483530   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury91,455crash0
273989   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury891,380engine0
321597   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford761,355engine0
294398   Mel Larson L.C. Newton   (Mel Larson)'72 Chevrolet841,330overheating0
304038   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'73 Chevrolet791,305windshield0
362705   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet491,255engine0
334240   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford731,230engine0
43 918   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge101,125crash0
38 628   Gordon Johncock Ellington Racing   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet231,105crash0
39543   Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery   (Butch Hawkersmith)'73 Chevrolet141,080no tires0
535977   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford91,070crash0
462354   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet91,005crash0
471175   Slick Gardner Gardner Racing   (Slick Gardner)'71 Mercury9990crash0
492167   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth9930crash0
502288   Ron Keselowski Lubinski Racing   (Roger Lubinski)'72 Dodge9905crash0
511082   Bill Ward Bama Auto Sales   (Mike Bennett)'72 Chevrolet9710crash0
583692   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury8620crash0
59286   Eddie Yarboro Yarboro Racing   (Jon Nelson)'72 Dodge4610vibration0
525376   Ben Arnold Arnold Racing   (Ben Arnold)'71 Mercury9580crash0
546053   Bobby Mausgrover Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford9560crash0
555834   Wendell Scott Scott Racing   (Wendell Scott)'71 Mercury8550crash0
565526   Earl Brooks Brooks Racing   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford8540crash0
575785   Ronnie Daniel Daniel Racing   (Ronnie Daniel)'72 Chevrolet8530crash0
604544   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'72 Chevrolet1500windshield0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Neil Bonnett1Nord KrauskopfDodge
John Utsman49G.C. SpencerDodge
Bob Davis84Buster DavisDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buddy Baker11010
  David Pearson112515
  Charles Barrett26349
  J.D. McDuffie35406
  Coo Coo Marlin41466
  Cecil Gordon47482
  Darrell Waltrip49502
  Bobby Isaac51533
  Darrell Waltrip547724
  Benny Parsons78814
  Dick Brooks82865
  David Pearson8711226
  Benny Parsons1131186
  David Pearson11918870