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1973 Carolina 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 28
Sunday, March 18, 1973 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:01
Average speed: 118.649 mph
Pole speed: 134.021 mph
Cautions: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of victory: 3.8 sec
Attendance: 46500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

1 121   David Pearson Purolator Special   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury49215475running491
2 911   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet49210125running0
3 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge4917325running0
4 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4906000running1
52190   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford4853600running0
61295   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury4832050running0
7 731   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge4781800running0
82018   Joe Frasson Krager Motor Homes   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge4751650running0
91696   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet4741625running0
101717   Bill Dennis Emrick   (H.J. Brooking)'72 Chevrolet4731475running0
112248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury4721795running0
121867   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth4701145running0
131925   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge4671545running0
141014   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet4651020running0
151579   Frank Warren Cecil's Steak House   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge4621495running0
16334   Ed Negre Mill Heating   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge4591445running0
174077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford4361395running0
183719   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford4261395running0
193592   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury414870crash0
202554   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet406845engine0
212864   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4031320engine0
221324   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3891295running0
23 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge3863345engine0
243205   David Sisco McGee Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet379745running0
251128   Gordon Johncock Ellington Racing   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet365720suspension0
26267   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury3651195engine0
273965   Buck Baker Clements Automotive   (Dick Poling)'72 Chevrolet357670crash0
28380   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge324645wheel0
292370   J.D. McDuffie VOTE   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet3021120engine0
30 815   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford2972595engine0
31 272   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet2941265engine0
323010   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury2101085engine0
332749   John Utsman Sheffield Auto-Mart   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge168580engine0
343445   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury146575exhaust0
353647   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford1421070engine0
362906   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge122565engine0
37 62   Dave Marcis AMC Matador   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador114560engine0
382461   Clarence Lovell B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet64555crash0
391430   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury191050engine0
403155   Tiny Lund Price Construction   (Carl Price)'72 Chevrolet15570engine0
414122   Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth025did not start0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Johnny Barnes89Hopper-CrewsJ.C. CrewsMercury

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
72809   #61 accident turn 4 
1631719   #47 spun turn 2 
2242318   #05 accident turn 3 
2912955   #72 accident turn 2 
3693724   #18 spun turn 4 
44445815   #65,92 accident turn 3 
4874893   debris 
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.8%             Average green flag run: 54.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson17272
  Bobby Allison73731
  David Pearson74492419