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1973 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 28
Sunday, April 29, 1973 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.525 mile paved track (262.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:26
Average speed: 70.251 mph
Pole speed: 86.369 mph
Cautions: 7 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 29000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury50011250running180
2 611   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet50011500running312
3 815   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford4954500running0
41071   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge4943500running8
5 324   Cecil Gordon R.W. Hill & Sons   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4901750running0
61272   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet4881650running0
71590   Jimmy Hensley Hendrick Construction / Truxmore Special   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury4851550running0
81330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4711450running0
91645   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford4691100running0
102048   James Hylton Henderson Ford   (James Hylton)'71 Ford4681250running0
112164   Elmo Langley Clyde Lynn, Inc.   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4641150running0
122820   Rick Newsom Holbrook Waterproofing   (Rick Newsom)'71 Ford461800running0
132570   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet459950running0
142419   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford453926running0
152926   Earl Brooks Brooks Racing   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford440650running0
163340   Frank Warren Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford440625running0
171117   Bill Dennis Emrick Chevrolet   (H.J. Brooking)'72 Chevrolet404600rear end0
182767   Buddy Arrington Billie Carper   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge397575running0
19 754   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet375550crash0
203077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford339775crash0
21 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge3342250engine0
22318   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Clyde Lynn)'71 Mercury257740suspension0
233285   Ronnie Daniel Daniel Racing   (Ronnie Daniel)'71 Chevrolet251480ignition0
241496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'72 Chevrolet223470brakes0
251705   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet212450brakes0
26 92   Dave Marcis AMC Matador   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador114450engine0
27 288   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'72 Chevrolet45940oil leak0
28194   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge45680engine0
29267   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury45670oil leak0
302225   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge35660oil leak0
312347   Raymond Williams Jet Way Products   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford35900engine0
32 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet301890oil leak0
333444   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'72 Chevrolet15380alternator0
341810   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford2620engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson16161
  Cale Yarborough62198137
  Buddy Baker1992002
  David Pearson2012011
  Buddy Baker2022076
  David Pearson20821912
  Cale Yarborough22025031
  David Pearson2512511
  Cale Yarborough252394143
  David Pearson39543541
  Cale Yarborough4364361
  David Pearson43750064