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NASCAR Grand National race number 51 of 54
Sunday, October 26, 1969 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:28:12
Average speed: 111.938 mph
Pole speed: 136.972 mph
Cautions: 7 for 66 laps
Margin of victory: 1.5 lap
Attendance: 33800
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1969 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1969 standings

1 998   LeeRoy Yarbrough Torino Talladega / Jim Robbins Special   (Junior Johnson)'69 Ford49217600running213
2 417   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Ford49110725running64
3 66   Buddy Baker ADDY Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge4855350running31
41030   Dave Marcis Welch Dodge   (Milt Lunda)'69 Dodge4722850running0
5144   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford4652070running0
61332   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth4571700running0
72361   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'69 Ford4541400running0
8248   Ed Negre G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth4451300running0
93334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford4331200running0
103106   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge4311200running0
112846   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet4301125running0
123045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford4291100running0
133725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'68 Plymouth4251075running0
143547   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford4191050running0
152110   Bill Champion Bill Champion'68 Ford4161035running0
16 871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge3911020timing chain43
172508   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet3881005suspension0
183257   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge3691015running0
193969   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford366975engine0
20270   J.D. McDuffie Don Tarr'67 Chevrolet329960running0
21369   Earl Brooks Roy Tyner'69 Pontiac313945water pump0
222241   Elmo Langley Bill Champion'67 Ford304930brakes0
23 199   Charlie Glotzbach Nichels Engineering / J&J Dodge   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge2811265engine80
241749   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth240975engine0
254051   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet239885wheel bearing0
261831   Buddy Young Fred Bear'67 Chevrolet186820crash0
27297   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet183830engine0
281548   James Hylton James Hylton'69 Dodge174740engine0
29 321   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury168750crash55
30 527   Donnie Allison Torino Talladega   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford143710crash0
311188   Richard Brickhouse Mendenhall Dodge   (Bill Ellis)'69 Dodge124720suspension0
32 743   Richard Petty Torino Talladega / 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'69 Ford113680crash6
332654   Ben Arnold Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet105665engine0
343844   Lennie Pond Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'67 Chevrolet73650engine0
351267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge72635rear end0
361964   Clyde Lynn Elmo Langley'68 Ford40645overheating0
371639   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'67 Chevrolet37605engine0
383419   Henley Gray Harry Melton'68 Ford29590driveshaft0
39 222   Bobby Allison Dodge by Burnside   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge20650crash0
402029   John Kennedy John Kennedy'67 Chevrolet17560crash0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Ed Hessert15Ed HessertPlymouth
Earl Brooks26Earl BrooksFord
Wayne Smith33Wayne SmithChevrolet
Ben Arnold76Don CulpepperFord
DCRoy Tyner9Roy TynerPontiac
DCClyde Lynn41Bill ChampionFord
DCBill Dennis54Bill DennisChevrolet
DCElmo Langley64Elmo LangleyFord

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
20278   #22,29 accident turn 1 
12514016   #88 accident turn 2 
1471559   #27,99 accident turn 4 
1681769   #21 accident turn 2 
1831864   #48 engine turn 1 
19520915   #31 accident turn 4 
2832875   #99 engine turn 3 
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.4%             Average green flag run: 53.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Charlie Glotzbach13939
  Cale Yarborough405213
  LeeRoy Yarbrough53619
  Cale Yarborough62654
  Bobby Isaac6610439
  Richard Petty1051106
  Cale Yarborough11113020
  David Pearson1311377
  Buddy Baker1381447
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1451484
  Bobby Isaac1491491
  Cale Yarborough15016718
  Bobby Isaac1681703
  Charlie Glotzbach17118111
  Buddy Baker1821876
  Charlie Glotzbach18821124
  Buddy Baker21222211
  LeeRoy Yarbrough22326442
  Buddy Baker2652717
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2722743
  Charlie Glotzbach2752806
  David Pearson28132646
  LeeRoy Yarbrough32735428
  David Pearson3553562
  LeeRoy Yarbrough35742670
  David Pearson4274359
  LeeRoy Yarbrough43649257