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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 48
Sunday, March 29, 1970 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:38
Average speed: 139.554 mph
Pole speed: 159.929 mph
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps
Margin of victory: 50 feet
Attendance: 22000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

1 922   Bobby Allison City Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge32821825running7
2 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury32811375running129
3 540   Pete Hamilton Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth3266550running2
4 798   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Ford3254300running0
5 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth3213375running9
61148   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford3202525running6
7 827   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Ford3172075engine85
81672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford3151950running0
91807   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet3081725running0
101937   Don Tarr Don Tarr'69 Dodge3061625running0
111464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury3001575running0
122139   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet2981500running0
131579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth2981475running0
142218   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge2951400running0
152334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford2911350running0
163076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford2891300running0
172445   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford2821275running0
182662   Ron Keselowski Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge2811250running0
192810   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford2731225running0
20 36   Buddy Baker Cotton Owens'69 Dodge2631250ignition88
21133   Jim Vandiver Ray Fox'69 Dodge2611205fuel pump0
223447   Raymond Williams Bill Seifert'68 Ford2561165engine0
23388   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford2451150running0
242786   John Sears Dennis Gallion'69 Dodge2281135oil pump0
252049   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth2171145engine0
26 632   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth1941130engine0
273646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet1791090engine0
281071   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge1591105engine0
293225   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth1551120engine0
304070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Buick1241060engine0
311230   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge1191075crash0
323319   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford1141040engine0
333168   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford891105clutch0
343765   Lennie Pond Joe Phipps'69 Chevrolet881020gear shift0
352924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford701010clutch0
363554   Bill Dennis Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet401025vibration0
372557   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge331000engine0
38 299   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge291100ignition2
391706   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge101050ignition0
403908   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet21000quit0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Jimmy Crawford63Crawford BrothersChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
683   #40 spun 
14615510   #30 accident turn 4 
2022076   debris 
3183225   oil turns 3/4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.3%             Average green flag run: 60.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Charlie Glotzbach122
  Buddy Baker35048
  Richard Petty51555
  James Hylton56616
  Pete Hamilton62632
  Buddy Baker649734
  Donnie Allison981058
  Richard Petty1061094
  Donnie Allison1101112
  Cale Yarborough11214736
  Donnie Allison1481481
  Buddy Baker1491491
  Donnie Allison15018637
  Cale Yarborough18720115
  Buddy Baker2022065
  Donnie Allison20724337
  Cale Yarborough24431976
  Bobby Allison3203201
  Cale Yarborough3213222
  Bobby Allison3233286