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NASCAR Grand National race number 10 of 54
Sunday, March 30, 1969 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:46:12
Average speed: 132.759 mph
Pole speed: 156.794 mph
(Pole won by David Pearson )
Cautions: 5 for 53 laps
Margin of victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 85000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1969 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1969 standings

1 521   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury33421590running308
24017   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Ford33410630running21
3 699   Paul Goldsmith Holton Dodge   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge3326225running0
4 222   Bobby Allison City Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge3314100running0
52127   Pete Hamilton Torino Cobra East Point Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford3293225running0
61430   Dave Marcis Lunda   (Milt Lunda)'69 Dodge3202550running0
72706   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Plymouth3142150running0
81703   Richard Brickhouse Brunswick Motor Sales   (Dub Clewis)'67 Plymouth3131775running0
9 743   Richard Petty Torino Cobra East Tenn.   (Petty Enterprises)'69 Ford3121700engine0
101067   Buddy Arrington Auto Sales & Body Co.   (Buddy Arrington)'69 Dodge3121625running0
11 898   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim Robbins Special   (Junior Johnson)'69 Mercury3031575transmission0
123246   Roy Mayne Ralph Kimsey Co. / C&J Radiator Service   (Tom Hunter)'67 Chevrolet2961575running0
133176   Ben Arnold Don Culpepper'68 Ford2921525running0
142325   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'68 Plymouth2891425running0
153300   Henley Gray Larry Wehrs'67 Chevrolet2881425running0
162570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick2841300crash0
172610   Bill Champion Bill Champion'67 Ford2771275running0
181247   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford2751250crash0
193913   Swede Savage Torino Cobra   (Smokey Yunick)'69 Ford2661275engine0
201908   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet2581200running0
21 364   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'68 Ford2331200engine0
22 480   Frank Warren The Peddler Steak House   (E.C. Reid)'67 Chevrolet2211175engine0
233871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge2021165engine3
242945   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford2021190oil leak0
25167   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet1931100wheel bearing0
26248   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford1901125engine0
273623   Wendell Scott Dennis Holt'67 Ford1871100clutch0
28 948   James Hylton Jack Spillers Dodge   (James Hylton)'69 Dodge1811225engine0
291839   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'67 Chevrolet1811000oil leak0
302061   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'67 Mercury174950steering0
31154   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (L.G. DeWitt)'67 Ford157950engine0
323582   Dick Poling Mack Sellers'67 Chevrolet154975driveshaft0
33 16   Charlie Glotzbach Lenox Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge142960ignition2
341396   Don Tomberlin Clint Brannen Ford   (Roy Buckner)'68 Ford125850spun0
352249   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'68 Plymouth105875engine0
36373   Buddy Baker Royal Dodge   (Ray Fox)'69 Dodge1001175clutch0
372818   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'68 Ford89775engine0
383429   John Kennedy John Kennedy'67 Dodge60750oil leak0
393044   Dub Simpson Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'67 Chevrolet55725ignition0
401132   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth38700engine0

To the back:
Buddy Baker3tire change
Swede Savage13tire change
David Pearson17tire change
Bobby Isaac71tire change

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
18419714   #48 engine 
20321614   #27 spun turn 4 
2772848   #47 accident turn 4 
28629611   #70 accident turn 4 
3153206   #43 engine turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.9%             Average green flag run: 46.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Charlie Glotzbach122
  Cale Yarborough35149
  Bobby Isaac52543
  David Pearson55606
  Cale Yarborough6110747
  David Pearson1081169
  Cale Yarborough117275159
  David Pearson2762772
  Cale Yarborough27831538
  David Pearson3163194
  Cale Yarborough32033415