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1973 Delaware 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 28
Sunday, September 16, 1973 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:25:50
Average speed: 112.852 mph
Pole speed: 124.649 mph
Cautions: 7 for 56 laps
Margin of victory: 1.8 sec
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury50016325running344
2 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet50010125running76
3 771   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge5007050running58
4 272   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet4934175running7
51370   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4843275running0
61114   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet4812150running0
7 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge4804250running15
81764   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4792250running0
91254   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet4791775running0
101490   Eddie Pettyjohn Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury4791575running0
11238   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge4711920running0
12 588   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'73 Chevrolet4681145wheel0
132773   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge4651145running0
143825   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge4621470running0
153620   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford4611035running0
162896   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet4581570running0
171630   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4461645engine0
184000   Bobby Mausgrover Buxton Racing   (Bobby Mausgrover)'72 Chevrolet444870running0
19 948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'73 Chevrolet4431370ignition0
20 895   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'73 Chevrolet424845running0
212219   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury4241520running0
222177   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet4151495running0
232447   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford400970sway bar0
243301   Earle Canavan Canavan Racing   (Earle Canavan)'72 Plymouth362870engine0
25 611   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet3472720crash0
263722   Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth316670valve0
271024   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet2991170crash0
281889   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury272845valve0
293105   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet2521245rear end0
301949   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge205795vibration0
31304   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'72 Dodge170715oil pressure0
322699   Ron Keselowski Lubinski Racing   (John Keselowski)'71 Dodge167710overheating0
333526   Earl Brooks Race Fans   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford152705engine0
342529   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Bill Hollar)'71 Mercury138700engine0
353440   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford112695engine0
363951   Vic Parsons Strong Racing   (Bill Strong)'71 Chevrolet108540engine0
373279   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge801185oil pan0
382983   Toby Tobias Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury50680engine0
391510   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury351275valve0
402067   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge331245valve0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Dean Dalton7Mercury
Ronnie Daniel85Chevrolet
DCBill Hollar29Belden AsphaltBill HollarMercury

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson15454
  Richard Petty55562
  Bobby Allison57648
  David Pearson657915
  Richard Petty809213
  Buddy Baker9311018
  David Pearson11117464
  Benny Parsons1751795
  David Pearson18025677
  Benny Parsons2572582
  David Pearson25933880
  Bobby Allison3393424
  David Pearson3433497
  Buddy Baker3503512
  Bobby Allison3523521
  Buddy Baker3533531
  Bobby Allison35437724
  Buddy Baker37840831
  Bobby Allison40942416
  Buddy Baker4254262
  Bobby Allison42745024
  David Pearson45148030
  Buddy Baker4814833
  David Pearson48450017