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1970 Southeastern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 9 of 48
Sunday, April 5, 1970 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:02:42
Average speed: 87.543 mph
Pole speed: 107.079 mph
Cautions: 6 for 58 laps
Margin of victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 32000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

1 227   Donnie Allison Sunny King Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'70 Ford5006670running269
2 622   Bobby Allison Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth4973820running0
3 421   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'70 Mercury4562345engine154
4 948   James Hylton Mullins Ford   (James Hylton)'69 Ford4531295running1
5 732   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth4471020oil pump36
62370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Buick444820running0
72719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford443770running0
82424   Cecil Gordon Casa Linda Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'69 Ford440670running0
91307   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet437645running0
102604   Ken Meisenhelder Ken Meisenhelder'68 Chevrolet411595running0
111130   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge373615running0
121925   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth344545running0
131764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'68 Ford292535crash0
14 849   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth226525engine0
152057   Johnny Halford Sponsor Wanted   (Ervin Pruitt)'69 Dodge217515rear end0
162174   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth207505oil leak0
171071   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge198495engine1
18 117   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody Racing)'69 Ford1801435engine39
19298   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford105475oil leak0
201506   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge53490engine0
211434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford50480engine0
223065   Joe Phipps Cox Auto Sales   (Joe Phipps)'69 Chevrolet50445flagged0
232268   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford42435quit0
24 343   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth37450crash0
251845   Bill Seifert Garrett Motor Co.   (Bill Seifert)'69 Ford34415clutch0
261662   Ron Keselowski Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge31410engine0
27 572   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford16425crash0
281288   Bobby Watson Valleydale Meats   (Harry Ranier)'70 Dodge11430oil pump0
29289   Roy Tyner Pepsi-Cola   (Roy Tyner)'70 Pontiac9380oil pump0
302579   Frank Warren Atlas Transmission   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth4370engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Buster Sexton50Buster SextonChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson13939
  James Hylton40401
  Dick Brooks417636
  Donnie Allison7717397
  Bobby Isaac1741741
  Cale Yarborough17518410
  Donnie Allison18519713
  Cale Yarborough19820710
  Donnie Allison208322115
  Cale Yarborough323456134
  Donnie Allison45750044