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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 28
Sunday, June 10, 1973 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:44
Average speed: 142.114 mph
Pole speed: 169.248 mph
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 27000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge25017820running77
2 495   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury2487720running0
3 618   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge2475795running0
4 311   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet2476445running0
5 724   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet2454200running1
6 171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge2445020running168
7 972   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet2432825running0
8129   Ramo Stott Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth2402050running0
92505   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet2391725running0
102270   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet2382225running0
111636   H.B. Bailey Bailey Racing   (H.B. Bailey)'73 Pontiac2361425running0
122725   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge2351775running0
132379   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge2331825running0
141910   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury2331075running0
153748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Ford2311455running0
161830   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury2241590running0
171767   Buddy Arrington Billie Carper, R.N.   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth2231580running0
183277   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford2221495running0
192919   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury221990running0
202461   Ed Sczech B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet2081085engine0
213508   Bob Whitlow Negre Racing'71 Ford204980running0
22307   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1951475running0
233638   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'72 Chevrolet172970engine0
241154   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet1551040engine3
252047   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford151960engine0
262112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1402880engine1
271464   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1131525engine0
28 814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet39770engine0
291042   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)'73 Dodge381115engine0
301522   Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth281010rear end0
313440   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford26930overheating0
32 515   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford152775engine0
33132   Dave Marcis AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador151495crash0
343120   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford14915oil line0
352696   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet141485crash0
362804   Mel Larson Larson Enterprises   (Mel Larson)'71 Ford1920ignition0
37388   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge11320oil pressure0
383398   Richie Panch Panch Racing   (Junie Donlavey)'73 Ford1890ignition0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDA.J. Foyt
WDGordon Johncock

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11616  
172610   #2,9,15,22,96 accident backstretch 
274014  
41455   #14 engine 
4612075  
1211299   #64 engine 
13014011  
1411488   #12 engine 
14921769  
2182236   #71 stalled on track 
22425027  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.2%             Average green flag run: 35.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker177
  Richard Petty8114
  Buddy Baker12176
  Cecil Gordon18181
  Richard Petty193012
  Buddy Baker314111
  Bobby Allison42421
  Lennie Pond43453
  Richard Petty46483
  Buddy Baker4913486
  Richard Petty1351384
  Buddy Baker1391413
  Richard Petty1421432
  Buddy Baker1441485
  Richard Petty1491491
  Buddy Baker15017324
  Richard Petty1741741
  Buddy Baker1751773
  Richard Petty1781781
  Buddy Baker17918911
  Richard Petty1901989
  Buddy Baker1992068
  Richard Petty2072071
  Buddy Baker2082081
  Richard Petty2092091
  Buddy Baker2102101
  Richard Petty2112111
  Buddy Baker2122132
  Richard Petty21425037