Skip to content
Links for this race (some data may be unavailable):

Race Results

Qualifying Results

Loop Data Stats

Pit Stops

Video Links (1)

Crew Chiefs

1973 National 500

Previous race results / Next race results                     Previous at this track / Next at this track


NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 28
Sunday, October 7, 1973 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:58
Average speed: 145.24 mph
Pole speed: 158.315 mph
Cautions: 2 for 16 laps
Margin of victory: 1.4 sec
Attendance: 64000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

1 211   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet33445425running257
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge33417275running52
3 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet3318815running9
4 772   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3304630running0
5 81   Dick Trickle A&W Root Beer   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet3273385running2
61254   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet3252730running1
71367   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth3192655running0
83964   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford3182510running0
91124   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3152480running0
103219   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury3082150running0
111790   Harry Gant Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford3072260running0
12385   Wendell Scott Faustina Racing / Kmart Special   (Doc Faustina)'73 Dodge3051800running0
131048   James Hylton Stott Chevrolet   (James Hylton)'73 Chevrolet3022325running0
142577   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet2962300running0
153089   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury2941500running0
163522   Jimmy Crawford Black Bart   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth2941344running0
171431   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge2911741running0
182496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet2842194engine0
192214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet2821807engine0
20360   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'72 Dodge2811641engine0
213105   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet2681853driveshaft0
222718   Joe Frasson Pizza Huts of Charlotte   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge2641494engine0
232030   Walter Ballard Textilease   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury2301945engine0
24182   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'73 Matador2231423engine0
254125   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge2031553running0
263310   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury1981708engine0
272344   Ed Negre Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet1831338engine0
281502   L.D. Ottinger Lonesome Pine Raceway   (James Bryant)'73 Chevrolet1371377engine0
293770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1131853engine0
30407   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury901665engine0
312606   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge641164suspension0
32 988   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'73 Chevrolet61866engine0
332147   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford581138steering0
342932   Dick Brooks Brooks Racing   (Dick Brooks)'73 Dodge491119engine0
351679   Frank Warren Hinson Construction   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge471607engine0
36 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury463961crash12
373428   Charlie Glotzbach Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet46926crash1
38 615   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford462791crash0
391949   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge131033engine0
402898   Wayne Andrews Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury51005engine0
41 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge2282050disqualified0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
DCRichard D. Brown44Brown RacingJerry BrownChevrolet
WDPaul Tyler83Norris ReedMercury

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
31344   debris 
475812   #15,21,28,47 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.8%             Average green flag run: 106.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Cale Yarborough13131
  Charlie Glotzbach32321
  Lennie Pond33331
  David Pearson344512
  Cale Yarborough46527
  Dick Trickle53542
  Bobby Allison55639
  Cale Yarborough64232169
  Richard Petty23327038
  Cale Yarborough27129828
  Richard Petty29931214
  Cale Yarborough31333422