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1973 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 28
Monday, September 3, 1973 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:25
Average speed: 134.033 mph
Pole speed: 150.366 mph
Cautions: 7 for 38 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 70000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 811   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet36723140running277
2 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury36712130running40
3 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge3668585running2
4 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge3617510running0
5 772   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3604685running0
6 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet3555930running38
71414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet3522930running0
8 415   Darrell Waltrip Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford3515180running0
92261   Dick Brooks B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet3512880running0
103270   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet3483180running0
111324   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3432805running0
122048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury3402780running0
133325   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge3402580running0
141267   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge3382380running0
153474   Randy Tissot Tilitco Enterprises   (Randy Tissot)'73 Chevrolet3331980running0
161077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'72 Chevrolet3322280running0
172830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3281880running0
183840   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford3271730running0
19267   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury3232055running0
202119   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury3201625running0
214073   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge3091675running0
222510   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury3052575running0
231118   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge3041450engine0
242479   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge2891625running0
253647   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford2551100engine0
26394   Ed Negre J. Marvin Mills'72 Dodge2331475engine0
271631   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge2231350engine0
282705   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet2061725engine0
293190   Bud Moore Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury1741225engine0
30 628   Charlie Glotzbach Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet152950rear end10
311764   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1391875engine0
321929   Dick May Hollar Racing   (Bill Hollar)'71 Mercury1041355flagged0
332398   Richie Panch Collex   (Junie Donlavey)'73 Ford751245crash0
343045   Vic Parsons Seifert Racing   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford751235engine0
353789   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury45925engine0
361803   Tommy Gale Gale Racing   (Tommy Gale)'71 Mercury411315engine0
37 954   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet341305engine0
383544   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'71 Chevrolet301095quit0
391549   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge201310oil leak0
402996   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet191700engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Neil Castles06Howard FurnitureNeil CastlesDodge
Ed Negre8Negre RacingEd NegreDodge
DCJohn Sears4J. Marvin MillsDodge
DCRoy Mayne25Robertson RacingDon RobersonDodge
DCPaul Tyler79Warren RacingFrank WarrenDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15050  
516010   #89 oil on track 
617919  
80845   #98 accident turn 4 
85254170  
2552617   #31 spun 
26227312  
2742807   #30 spun 
2812833  
2842918   #19,47 accident 
29236574  
3663672   #19,48 accident turn 1 
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 54.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson177
  Cale Yarborough892
  Bobby Allison103425
  Cale Yarborough355117
  Buddy Baker52521
  David Pearson53553
  Bobby Allison56616
  Buddy Baker62621
  Bobby Allison63631
  Charlie Glotzbach64718
  Bobby Allison72765
  Cale Yarborough77804
  Charlie Glotzbach81811
  Cale Yarborough82865
  David Pearson879913
  Cale Yarborough10014849
  Charlie Glotzbach1491491
  Cale Yarborough15021566
  David Pearson2162172
  Cale Yarborough21825538
  Bobby Allison2562561
  Cale Yarborough2572571
  David Pearson2582581
  Cale Yarborough25928931
  David Pearson29030314
  Cale Yarborough30436764