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1973 Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 28
Saturday, August 25, 1973 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a 0.596 mile paved track (250.320 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:12
Average speed: 89.31 mph
Pole speed: 103.024 mph
Cautions: 3 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: 4 laps +
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 771   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge4206750running160
2 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge4164960running0
3 414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet4092125running0
41905   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet4021750running0
5118   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge3991570running0
61348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury3981220running0
71530   Walter Ballard Hekimian   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3941160running0
8 624   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet392985running0
92468   Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery   (Butch Hawkersmith)'72 Chevrolet390650running0
102110   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford387875running0
112820   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford384585running0
123267   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge384825running0
131719   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury380915running0
14 111   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet3772150running196
152040   Frank Warren Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford377595running0
163026   Earl Brooks Race Fans   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford375470running0
172977   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford358690running0
181670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet346745running0
19 572   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet324625engine0
20 996   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet235570crash0
212264   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford159520engine0
22 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1451835engine49
231254   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet136385rear end0
24 395   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'73 Chevrolet131305rear end15
252344   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'72 Chevrolet126250rear end0
263125   Jabe Thomas McKaig Motel   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge102500rear end0
27147   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury62615crash0
282508   Dick May Negre Racing   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford61250overheating0
292645   Vic Parsons Thunder Craft   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford52250crash0
301847   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford30345overheating0
312773   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge23250vibration0
321090   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury16275engine0
333358   Robert Brown Stanley Jones Mechanical Constructors   (Allan Brown)'73 Chevrolet5250suspension0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
John Sears4J. Marvin MillsDodge
Baxter Price33
Frank Warren79
Ronnie Daniel85
DCD.K. Ulrich40Noel's Auto SalesD.K. UlrichFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
16565  
667914   #7,14,24,43,96 accident 
8012950  
1301345   #43,96 accident 
135257123  
25826811   #96 spun turn 4 
269420152  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.1%             Average green flag run: 97.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough16767
  Darrell Waltrip688215
  Cale Yarborough83853
  Bobby Allison8613449
  Cale Yarborough135260126
  Buddy Baker261420160