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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 28
Sunday, October 21, 1973 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:57
Average speed: 117.749 mph
Pole speed: 135.748 mph
Cautions: 5 for 36 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 48000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury49216795running396
21671   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge49111050running0
31811   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet4917925running85
4 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4886525running1
5 92   Dave Marcis AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador4844175running0
6 388   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'73 Chevrolet4842725running0
71032   Dick Brooks Northside Auto Parts   (Dick Brooks)'73 Dodge4832525running1
81390   Charlie Glotzbach Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury4832625running0
9 754   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet4811625running0
10 814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet4791925running1
111924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4762050running0
122764   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4711825running0
132261   Johnny Rutherford Paser 500   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet4711325running0
141496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet4661775running0
152805   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet4651650running8
163538   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'72 Chevrolet4631125running0
173019   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury4601600running0
183625   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Dodge4581575running0
192148   James Hylton Bob Stott Chevrolet   (James Hylton)'73 Chevrolet4571650running0
203970   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4551225running0
21428   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge4521300running0
221230   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4511575running0
23257   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury441950running0
244167   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth4281225running0
251728   Gordon Johncock Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet413750transmission0
262904   Pee Wee Wentz Honda of Danville'72 Chevrolet379875engine0
27 815   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford3422650engine0
28 572   Benny Parsons Russell Bennett Chevrolet   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3081125vibration0
29370   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge302700engine0
302610   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury3021275running0
313109   Jody Ridley Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)'71 Ford294945clutch0
323331   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge219790engine0
33324   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge207910engine0
343477   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet1781255oil pressure0
35 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge1333550cam0
362098   Richie Panch Frazier Camping Center   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford125845motor mount0
371579   Paul Tyler Hinson Construction   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1051240engine0
382306   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge91835ignition0
393844   Richard D. Brown Bob's Mobile Home   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet78630clutch0
402418   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge52725engine0
411149   G.C. Spencer Camcraft Inc.   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge12795crash0
424089   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury11590crash0
434340   Frank Warren Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford11485crash0

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
132816   #28,40,49,72,89,98 accident turn 2 
40434   debris 
1091168   #10,19,30,67 accident turn 3 
1982014   #28 spun 
2562594   #67 spun 
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.3%             Average green flag run: 76.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson12020
  Coo Coo Marlin21211
  David Sisco22287
  Cale Yarborough29335
  David Pearson34407
  Dick Brooks41411
  David Sisco42421
  David Pearson4310967
  Bobby Allison1101101
  David Pearson11118979
  Cale Yarborough1901934
  David Pearson1941985
  Cale Yarborough1991991
  David Pearson2002001
  Cale Yarborough20126666
  David Pearson26733165
  Cale Yarborough3323365
  David Pearson33741377
  Cale Yarborough4144174
  David Pearson41849275