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1970 Dixie 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 31 of 48
Sunday, August 2, 1970 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:53
Average speed: 142.712 mph
Pole speed: 157.625 mph
Cautions: 1 for 10 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lp 31 sc
Attendance: 20000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 643   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth32819600running295
2 421   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury32711525running0
3 798   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim Robbins Co.   (Junior Johnson)'69 Mercury3267200running17
4 26   Buddy Baker Jack Spillars Motors   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge3263775running15
51127   Donnie Allison Sunny King Motors   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford3252800running0
61040   Pete Hamilton 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth3242500running0
72922   Bobby Allison Lenox Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge3231875running0
81272   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford3231850running0
91331   Jim Vandiver Moss-Thornton Construction   (O.L. Nixon)'69 Dodge3161800running0
101848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford3101525running0
112639   Friday Hassler Rock City   (James Hanley)'69 Chevrolet3071475running0
12344   John Sears Mills Plumbing   (John Sears)'69 Dodge3041400running0
131764   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury3031375running0
142746   Roy Mayne Hunter's Garage   (Tom Hunter)'69 Chevrolet3001325running0
153207   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet3001255running0
162176   Ben Arnold Arnold Automotive   (Ben Arnold)'69 Ford2991225running0
173757   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge2971150running0
18285   Buddy Arrington Mobile Homes Center   (Buddy Arrington)'69 Dodge2951125running0
193102   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'70 Plymouth2921060running0
203945   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford2921000running0
211506   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge2871000running0
22 128   Fred Lorenzen Eastern Kentucky Mack   (Ray Fox)'69 Dodge2841550engine0
23228   Ed Negre Pyramid Motors   (Ed Negre)'69 Ford279950running0
244025   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth278900running0
252468   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford244915engine0
26 932   Dick Brooks Thornton Motors   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth219930crash0
272349   G.C. Spencer Presnell Motors   (G.C. Spencer)'69 Plymouth196895engine0
281918   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'69 Dodge183880engine0
291430   Dave Marcis Lunda Construction   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge165875ignition0
302079   Frank Warren Warren Automotive   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth164865grease seal0
313634   Wendell Scott Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth136830engine0
32 517   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Ford1261370engine1
33 899   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge108860engine0
343554   Bill Dennis Dennis Garage   (Bill Dennis)'69 Chevrolet93800engine0
35 371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge83840engine0
363826   Earl Brooks Brooks & Son   (Earl Brooks)'69 Ford77780engine0
372524   Cecil Gordon Casa Linda / Sahara Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'68 Ford69795frame0
383010   Bill Champion Flourney Motors   (Bill Champion)'69 Ford53770suspension0
393316   J.D. McDuffie Crane Cams   (Ken Spikes)'70 Chevrolet30755vibration0
401636   Bugs Stevens Brown Associates   (Richard Brown)'70 Plymouth24775engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1289289  
29029910   #28 engine 
30032829  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.0%             Average green flag run: 159.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson111
  Buddy Baker21615
  LeeRoy Yarbrough17171
  Richard Petty185639
  LeeRoy Yarbrough57604
  Richard Petty6111656
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1171237
  Richard Petty12417552
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1761805
  Richard Petty181328148