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1973 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 28
Sunday, September 30, 1973 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps* on a 0.525 mile paved track (262.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:51
Average speed: 68.631 mph
Pole speed: 85.922 mph
Cautions: 6 for 69 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 28000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge48011750running108
2 111   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet47912500running366
3 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4764500running0
4 771   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge4753500running6
51207   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'73 Dodge4691750running0
61072   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet4661650running0
7 924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4661550running0
81848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury4651575running0
9 867   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge4631350running0
101670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4631450running0
111590   Ray Hendrick Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury4621350running0
12244   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge462800running0
132164   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4601150running0
142219   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury4541085running0
151779   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge4501040running0
163125   Jabe Thomas Thomas Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge447875running0
172373   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge446600running0
181130   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4451125running0
193526   Earl Brooks Race Fans   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford443550running0
20287   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford441525running0
213240   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford437500running0
222677   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet428740running0
231314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet423705running0
243685   Ronnie Daniel Daniel Racing   (Ronnie Daniel)'71 Chevrolet409470running0
251996   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet380710running0
26308   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge356700engine0
272904   Pee Wee Wentz Wentz Racing'73 Chevrolet215440clutch0
282505   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet189680transmission0
292047   Raymond Williams Williams Racing   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford177420crash0
30 554   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet172410driveshaft0
31 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury128650rear end0
323420   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford120390transmission0
33272   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge63380rear end0
34 488   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'73 Chevrolet54370brakes0
351444   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet45560oil leak0
363310   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford18600oil leak0
* Race shortened to 480 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dick May08Earl BrooksFord
Bill Hollar29Bill HollarMercury

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough14949
  Richard Petty50501
  Buddy Baker51566
  Cale Yarborough57259203
  Richard Petty26033879
  Cale Yarborough339452114
  Richard Petty45348028