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1973 Capital City 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 28
Sunday, September 9, 1973 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
500 laps on a .542 mile paved track (271.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:17
Average Speed: 63.215 mph
Pole Speed: 90.245 mph
Cautions: 5 for 123 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge5006,775running429
3 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4974,150running54
2 311   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet4984,425running17
4 772   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet4921,750running0
52067   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge4821,580running0
6 630   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4771,250running0
71124   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4771,210running0
81448   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury4761,300running0
91619   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury4731,225running0
102647   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford461975running0
112177   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford461875running0
122496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet459865running0
132820   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford457505running0
143179   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge452835running0
152364   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford411825engine0
16 905   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet3831,025crash0
17 471   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge3482,070running0
183225   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge347790crash0
193073   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge305535engine0
20184   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'72 Dodge203675overheating0
21258   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge175750engine0
223326   Earl Brooks Brooks Racing   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford114490head gasket0
232985   Ronnie Daniel Daniel Racing   (Ronnie Daniel)'72 Chevrolet66480transmission0
242229   Dick May Hollar Racing   (Bill Hollar)'71 Mercury33470rear end0
252740   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford13460engine0
26 215   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford41,995crash0
271090   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury4620crash0
281254   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet4440crash0
291370   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4665crash0
301910   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford4770crash0
31 87   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury4885crash0
321545   Vic Parsons Seifert Racing   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford4530crash0
331744   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet4500crash0
343433   Baxter Price Price Racing   (Baxter Price)'72 Chevrolet3325crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison15050
  Richard Petty516313
  Bobby Allison64652
  Cale Yarborough668217
  Richard Petty8317896
  Bobby Allison1791802
  Richard Petty181500320