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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 28
Wednesday, July 4, 1973 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:27
Average speed: 158.468 mph
Pole speed: 179.619 mph
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Margin of victory: 6 cl
Attendance: 60000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

1 621   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury16016100running51
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge16011875running29
32971   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge1569375running0
41628   Gordon Johncock Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet1564350running0
5 772   Benny Parsons Mercy Life   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet1564200running0
6232   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge1543450running0
72045   Vic Parsons Thundercraft Boat   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford1533005running0
83642   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)'73 Dodge1531500running0
92190   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford1532650running0
102418   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge1521510running0
111305   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1512300running0
123548   James Hylton Union76 20W/50 Motor Oil   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1501775running0
131224   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet1502270running0
142249   G.C. Spencer Camcraft   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge1501625running0
153025   Roy Mayne Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1481850running0
161564   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1471975running0
17387   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1471650running0
183467   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth1461625running0
194079   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1461600running0
202654   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet1461075running0
213992   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury1461050running0
222797   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford1461005running0
233719   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury145900running0
242810   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury1451300running0
25 995   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury1431325running0
261130   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1431790running0
271496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1321730overheating0
281088   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'73 Chevrolet1311060windshield0
29338   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge1261210running0
30 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1253730engine45
312523   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'73 Dodge123820running0
32 831   Jim Vandiver Nixon Racing   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge1181260overheating0
33324   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge1021300engine0
341961   Ed Sczech B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet871280oil leak0
35315   Dick Simon TravelLodge Motels   (Doc Faustina)'73 Dodge82895handling0
36 211   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet653190crash33
371850   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (A.J. Foyt)'73 Chevrolet46550rear end0
38 514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet35730engine0
39 315   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford132925engine2
401770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet21270engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Earle Canavan01Plymouth
Neil Castles06Dodge
Charles Barrett09Ford
Jimmy Crawford22Plymouth
Bill Hollar29Mercury
H.B. Bailey36Pontiac
Bobby Johns37Chevrolet
Tony Bettenhausen Jr38Chevrolet
D.K. Ulrich40Ford
Charlie Roberts77Ford
Phil Finney80Chevrolet
Ronnie Daniel85Chevrolet
Johnny Barnes89Mercury
WDRichard D. Brown44Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
67737   #11 accident frontstretch 
1251317   #12 engine 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.8%             Average green flag run: 48.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison111
  Bobby Isaac232
  Bobby Allison441
  Cale Yarborough573
  Bobby Allison881
  Cale Yarborough9102
  Bobby Allison11133
  Cale Yarborough143421
  David Pearson35351
  Bobby Allison36361
  Cale Yarborough37415
  Bobby Allison42443
  Cale Yarborough45462
  Bobby Allison476519
  David Pearson667813
  Richard Petty79824
  Bobby Allison839513
  Richard Petty96994
  David Pearson1001012
  Bobby Allison1021043
  Richard Petty1051095
  David Pearson1101156
  Richard Petty11612813
  David Pearson1291379
  Richard Petty1381403
  David Pearson14116020