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1973 Talladega 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 28
Sunday, August 12, 1973 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:17
Average speed: 145.454 mph
Pole speed: 187.064 mph
Cautions: 7 for 52 laps
Margin of victory: 7.2 sec
Attendance: 56000
Lead changes: 64

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

12422   Dick Brooks Mickey Mouse / Crawford Enterprises   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth18820815running19
22171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge18814590running34
3 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1889540running40
42548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1865590running1
51305   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1864665running4
6 711   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet1854715running6
72795   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury1842565running0
8 924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet1842915running0
91730   Walter Ballard Hekimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1842815running5
102602   L.D. Ottinger Thundercraft Boat   (James Bryant)'73 Chevrolet1832015running0
112370   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1832765running5
12332   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge1831615running0
13 415   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford1823640running1
14 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge1814165running0
151279   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1812290running0
163725   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1801865running0
17467   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'72 Chevrolet1802040running0
181882   Bill Ward Bama Auto Sales   (Mike Bennett)'72 Chevrolet1791565running0
193468   Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery   (Butch Hawkersmith)'73 Chevrolet1781440running0
203874   Randy Tissot Tilitco Enterprises   (Randy Tissot)'73 Chevrolet1761265running0
213064   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1751890running0
224010   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury1751715running0
23440   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge1711340running0
244500   Bobby Mausgrover Buxton Racing   (Bobby Mausgrover)'72 Chevrolet1671165running0
25428   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge1661965running0
26 588   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'73 Chevrolet1573265engine39
272067   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth1561765engine0
284719   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury1561565running0
29 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1555440crash22
303189   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury1151165rear end0
311496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1111790throttle1
321997   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford1061215engine0
331161   Ed Sczech B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet941340oil pump0
344184   Bob Davis Socar   (Buster Davis)'71 Dodge931140ignition0
35394   Jim Vandiver Sears Racing   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge881290engine0
361042   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)'73 Dodge801265ignition1
372890   Jody Ridley Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury771640transmission0
38 672   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet741315engine0
394840   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford65790ignition0
402214   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet581265engine9
414380   Phil Finney Finney Racing   (Wallace Finney)'72 Chevrolet55910oil leak0
424977   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford521255engine0
431518   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge511050engine0
443673   Mel Larson ThermaSol   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge51745oil leak0
45 828   Ramo Stott Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet46740transmission1
465047   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford33735engine0
473254   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet32880engine0
482903   Tommy Gale Gale Racing   (Tommy Gale)'71 Mercury18975ignition0
493592   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury13870crash0
501683   Paul Tyler Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury101015ignition0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Neil Bonnett

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson111
  Bobby Allison221
  Cale Yarborough331
  Bobby Allison441
  Ramo Stott551
  Bobby Allison6105
  Coo Coo Marlin11133
  Bobby Allison14141
  Marty Robbins15151
  James Hylton16161
  David Sisco17204
  J.D. McDuffie21255
  Coo Coo Marlin26305
  Bobby Allison31344
  Richard Childress35351
  Walter Ballard36405
  Cale Yarborough41422
  Bobby Allison43442
  Cale Yarborough45462
  Coo Coo Marlin47471
  Bobby Allison48481
  Dick Brooks49535
  Donnie Allison54541
  Dick Brooks55595
  Donnie Allison60612
  Bobby Allison62621
  Donnie Allison63642
  Bobby Allison65651
  Donnie Allison66716
  Bobby Allison72765
  Dick Brooks77771
  David Pearson78825
  Buddy Baker83842
  Cale Yarborough85851
  Buddy Baker86894
  Donnie Allison90912
  Bobby Isaac92921
  Buddy Baker931019
  David Pearson1021032
  Donnie Allison1041041
  David Pearson1051062
  Donnie Allison1071115
  David Pearson1121154
  Donnie Allison1161194
  David Pearson1201212
  Buddy Baker1221276
  Donnie Allison1281303
  David Pearson1311311
  Donnie Allison1321343
  David Pearson1351362
  Donnie Allison1371371
  David Pearson1381392
  Buddy Baker1401412
  David Pearson1421421
  Buddy Baker1431442
  Donnie Allison1451473
  Buddy Baker1481492
  Donnie Allison1501545
  David Pearson1551551
  Donnie Allison1561561
  David Pearson15716812
  Buddy Baker1691757
  David Pearson1761805
  Dick Brooks1811888