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1970 American 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 48
Sunday, November 15, 1970 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:24
Average speed: 117.811 mph
Pole speed: 136.496 mph
Cautions: 7 for 46 laps
Margin of victory: 4 sec
Attendance: 20000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 221   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare / 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury49220445running205
2 617   David Pearson Holman-Moody Racing'69 Ford49211170running180
3 322   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge4896195running0
41627   Donnie Allison Sunny King Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford4863045running0
5 96   Buddy Baker Royal Motors   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge4852190running0
6 743   Richard Petty Southern Chrysler & Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth4811920running24
7 571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge4782020running0
82248   James Hylton Mullins Motors   (James Hylton)'70 Ford4691245running0
92139   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (James Hanley)'69 Chevrolet4641145running0
101413   Buddy Young Mallory Speed Shop   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford4641170running0
112018   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'69 Dodge4581270running0
123006   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge4571045running0
132864   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury4551020running0
143425   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth450995running0
151040   Pete Hamilton 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth4491145crash0
161731   Jim Vandiver Moss-Thornton   (O.L. Nixon)'69 Dodge4481045running0
173276   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford436895running0
183870   J.D. McDuffie Welker Construction   (J.D. McDuffie)'69 Mercury435895running0
192445   Raymond Williams MARC Times   (Bill Seifert)'69 Ford428870running0
203934   Wendell Scott Scott & Sons   (Wendell Scott)'69 Ford427845engine0
213124   Cecil Gordon Sahara Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'68 Ford420795running0
222957   Johnny Halford Play Golf   (Ervin Pruitt)'69 Dodge420795running0
231936   Roy Mayne Brown & Associates   (Richard Brown)'70 Plymouth420795running0
243368   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford402745running0
251810   Bill Champion Champion Trucking   (Bill Champion)'69 Ford395795fan pulley0
264079   Frank Warren Atlas Transmission   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth384695running0
272761   Hoss Ellington Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'69 Ford356670rear end0
283719   Henley Gray Gray Auto   (Henley Gray)'69 Ford347645running0
291198   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim Robbins Co.   (Junior Johnson)'69 Mercury343695engine2
30264   John Sears Mills Heating   (John Sears)'69 Dodge336595ignition0
31 199   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge3242160engine81
32 830   Dave Marcis Lunda Construction / Welch Dodge   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge273955crash0
331272   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford119695rear end0
342347   Bill Seifert Garrett Motors   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford117545driveshaft0
351355   Tiny Lund McConnell Racing   (John McConnell)'69 Dodge87565engine0
363674   Bill Shirey Shirley's Garage   (Bill Shirey)'69 Plymouth81585engine0
371590   Bill Dennis Danville Lincoln-Mercury   (Junie Donlavey)'69 Mercury53630transmission0
383592   Roy Tyner Pepsi-Cola   (Roy Tyner)'69 Ford52550clutch0
39 432   Dick Brooks Thornton Motors   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth431320engine0
40255   Buddy Arrington Mobile Home Courts   (Buddy Arrington)'69 Dodge10540rear end0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roy Mayne46Hunter's GarageTom HunterChevrolet
Dick Poling65Cox Auto SalesJoe PhippsChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach18181
  Cale Yarborough82854
  David Pearson86188103
  Cale Yarborough1891902
  David Pearson19125565
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2562561
  Richard Petty25728024
  Cale Yarborough2812822
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2832831
  Cale Yarborough28432542
  David Pearson3263294
  Cale Yarborough330441112
  David Pearson4424498
  Cale Yarborough45049243