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1970 Alabama 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 10 of 48
Sunday, April 12, 1970 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:59
Average speed: 152.321 mph
Pole speed: 199.658 mph
Cautions: 6 for 42 laps
Margin of victory: 44 sec
Attendance: 36000
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

1 640   Pete Hamilton 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth18826650running19
2 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge18812500running3
3 217   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Ford1878675running7
41172   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford1875825running0
52121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury1834425running12
6 914   Freddy Fryar Bill Ellis'70 Plymouth1823000running0
7 843   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth1812500running0
82248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1802300running0
93306   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge1792200running0
103807   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet1772000running0
111079   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth1761885running0
12 56   Buddy Baker Eberhart Nunn Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge1751860spin/fire101
13 732   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth1751785running0
143639   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet1751760running0
151625   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth1741710running0
163089   Butch Hirst Morris Davis'69 Ford1691685running0
172430   Dave Marcis Dodge of Decatur, AL   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge1681685running0
181545   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford1671635running0
192986   John Sears Dennis Gallion'69 Dodge1671610running0
203234   Wendell Scott Ford   (Wendell Scott)'69 Ford1651585running0
211824   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford1641560running0
222051   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet1621535running0
233576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford1601510running0
24397   Alton Jones Ben Arnold'68 Ford1551485engine0
252662   Ron Keselowski Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge1531460water pump0
262768   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford1501435running0
271464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury1491435engine0
281963   Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'69 Chevrolet1431385running0
29 422   Bobby Allison Bill Strange Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1261410engine40
302510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford1251335oil leak0
31 399   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge1171385engine4
321747   Raymond Williams Bill Seifert'69 Ford1071285engine0
332331   Jim Vandiver Jim Vandiver'69 Dodge931285overheating0
343419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford781285steering0
354096   E.J. Trivette '68 Ford731210engine0
363784   Bobby Mausgrover Buster Davis'69 Dodge251210engine0
371259   Richard Brickhouse Pepsi-Cola   (Tom Pistone)'70 Ford251210engine2
381337   Don Tarr Coca-Cola   (Don Tarr)'69 Dodge171160engine0
392881   Dave Alonzo Dave Alonzo'69 Dodge101110crash0
403174   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth31085engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Johnny Halford57Ervin PruittDodge
Dick May67Ron RonacherFord
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffieFord
WDWayne Smith33Wayne SmithChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
13197   #81 engine turn 1 
233513   #59 engine 
53597   debris 
1161227   debris 
1391413   #10 spun backstretch 
1761805   #6 spun frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.3%             Average green flag run: 20.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buddy Baker111
  David Pearson221
  Buddy Baker331
  Bobby Isaac441
  Buddy Baker5139
  Richard Brickhouse14152
  Cale Yarborough16238
  Buddy Baker24274
  Charlie Glotzbach28292
  Cale Yarborough30334
  Buddy Baker34363
  Bobby Allison37371
  Bobby Isaac38381
  Buddy Baker39391
  Bobby Isaac40401
  Charlie Glotzbach41422
  Buddy Baker43486
  Bobby Allison49513
  Buddy Baker52532
  David Pearson54596
  Buddy Baker607314
  Bobby Allison74763
  Buddy Baker77782
  Bobby Allison79791
  Buddy Baker80812
  Bobby Allison82843
  Buddy Baker85862
  Bobby Allison8711529
  Buddy Baker11613924
  Pete Hamilton1401401
  Buddy Baker14117030
  Pete Hamilton17118818