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1969 Southern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 41 of 54
Monday, September 1, 1969 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps* on a 1.375 mile paved track (504.625 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:40
Average speed: 105.612 mph
Pole speed: 151.985 mph
Cautions: 7 for 85 laps
Margin of victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 68000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1969 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1969 standings

1 498   LeeRoy Yarbrough Torino Talladega / Jim Robbins Special   (Junior Johnson)'69 Ford23021800running82
2 517   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Ford23012250running38
3 26   Buddy Baker Addy Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge2306700running12
4 327   Donnie Allison Torino Talladega   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford2273325running1
5 922   Bobby Allison Hutton Scott Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge2252750running4
6 788   Charlie Glotzbach Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge2242000running0
71132   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'69 Plymouth2231825running0
81431   Buddy Young Jim McKay Chevrolet   (Fred Bear)'67 Chevrolet2221800running0
9 643   Richard Petty East Tenn. Motors   (Petty Enterprises)'69 Ford2201600running0
10 814   Richard Brickhouse Mendenhall Dodge   (Bill Ellis)'69 Dodge2202000running0
111849   G.C. Spencer Presnell Chrysler-Plymouth   (G.C. Spencer)'67 Plymouth2191450running0
121561   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'69 Ford2181350running0
133206   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge2151450running0
143546   Roy Mayne Ralph Kimsey Co. / C&J Radiator Service   (Tom Hunter)'69 Chevrolet2111250running0
152296   Frank Warren Clint Brannen Ford   (Frank Warren)'68 Ford2101250running0
163125   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'68 Plymouth2091475running0
173034   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford2091150running0
182447   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford2081125running0
192515   Ed Hessert Ed Hessert'69 Dodge2081175running0
202376   Ben Arnold Don Culpepper'68 Ford2071075running0
21104   John Sears Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford2041100engine0
22380   J.C. Spradley E.C. Reid'67 Chevrolet2031075running0
233351   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet2021050running0
242810   Bill Champion Bill Champion'68 Ford194975running0
253470   J.D. McDuffie Buick   (J.D. McDuffie)'67 Buick1931000running0
261664   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'68 Ford190925crash0
274033   Earl Brooks Wayne Smith'69 Chevrolet183900crash0
281248   James Hylton Burnside Dodge   (James Hylton)'69 Dodge165975engine2
29 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury1432475crash81
302936   H.B. Bailey Pontiac   (H.B. Bailey)'69 Pontiac130825engine0
312707   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet78825engine0
323904   Ken Meisenhelder Ken Meisenhelder'67 Oldsmobile47825flagged0
331730   Dave Marcis Lunda Construction   (Milt Lunda)'69 Dodge43975steering10
34137   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet28725crash0
35268   Ed Negre Pyramid Chrysler-Plymouth   (G.C. Spencer)'67 Plymouth26750crash0
362108   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet26675crash0
37209   Roy Tyner Carolina Pepsi Bottlers   (Roy Tyner)'69 Pontiac26650water pump0
381945   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford8650engine0
393619   Henley Gray Harry Melton'68 Ford1665engine0
403757   Bobby Mausgrover Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge1650engine0
* Race shortened to 230 laps due to rain/darkness.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Earl Brooks26Earl BrooksFord
Wayne Smith33Wayne SmithChevrolet
WDBob Ashbrook12Pete HazelwoodFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Cale Yarborough12929
  James Hylton30312
  Dave Marcis324110
  Cale Yarborough426726
  LeeRoy Yarbrough689326
  Bobby Allison94974
  Cale Yarborough9811922
  Buddy Baker1201201
  LeeRoy Yarbrough12113818
  Cale Yarborough1391424
  Donnie Allison1431431
  LeeRoy Yarbrough14415916
  David Pearson1601601
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1611688
  David Pearson16919426
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1952017
  David Pearson2022021
  Buddy Baker20321311
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2142196
  David Pearson22022910
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2302301