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1973 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 28
Sunday, May 6, 1973 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:47:23
Average speed: 131.956 mph
Pole speed: 193.435 mph
Cautions: 4 for 54 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 77000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury18826345running111
21708   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'72 Chevrolet18711445running0
32072   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet1878935running10
41261   Clarence Lovell B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet1855870running0
51924   Cecil Gordon R.W. Hill & Sons   (Cecil Gordon)'73 Chevrolet1844495running2
61814   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1832845running6
7525   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Doc Faustina)'73 Dodge1822805running0
81631   Jim Vandiver Moss Thornton   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge1822255running0
93345   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury1802055crash0
103009   Charles Barrett Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)'71 Ford1802205running9
11298   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge1762380running0
12240   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge1751855running0
133803   Tommy Gale McCaig Motel   (Tommy Gale)'71 Mercury1721730running0
144652   Earl Ross Red Cap Ale   (Allan Brooke)'72 Chevrolet1671910ignition0
155125   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1672180running0
16417   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1632155running0
17492   Dave Marcis Attalla Speedway   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge1521745running0
183170   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1472640oil pan6
193764   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1422180running0
20474   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge1412220running0
215635   Dick May HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Walter Ballard)'71 Mercury1391530engine0
222596   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1091605engine0
234822   Dick Brooks Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth1071805rear end5
243279   Frank Warren Winston 500   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1072130engine0
251483   Paul Tyler Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury901530engine0
26 715   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford893855engine3
273989   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury891380engine0
284447   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford841855engine0
294398   Mel Larson L.C. Newton   (Mel Larson)'72 Chevrolet841330overheating0
304038   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'73 Chevrolet791305windshield0
31 895   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury772730oil leak26
321597   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford761355engine0
334240   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'71 Ford731230engine0
345019   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'72 Mercury681705clutch0
35 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge513880crash0
362705   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet491255engine0
372610   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury321730engine0
38 628   Gordon Johncock Ellington Racing   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet231105crash0
39543   Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery   (Butch Hawkersmith)'73 Chevrolet141080no tires0
40 171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge104355crash10
41 411   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet103130crash0
42 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet103055crash0
43 918   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge101125crash0
441390   Ramo Stott Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Mercury91555engine0
453448   James Hylton Pugmire Lincoln-Mercury   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury91555crash0
462354   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet91005crash0
471175   Slick Gardner Gardner Racing   (Slick Gardner)'71 Mercury9990crash0
483530   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury91455crash0
492167   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth9930crash0
502288   Ron Keselowski Lubinski Racing   (Roger Lubinski)'72 Dodge9905crash0
511082   Bill Ward Bama Auto Sales   (Mike Bennett)'72 Chevrolet9710crash0
525376   Ben Arnold Arnold Racing   (Ben Arnold)'71 Mercury9580crash0
535977   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford91070crash0
546053   Bobby Mausgrover Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford9560crash0
555834   Wendell Scott Scott Racing   (Wendell Scott)'71 Mercury8550crash0
565526   Earl Brooks Brooks Racing   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford8540crash0
575785   Ronnie Daniel Daniel Racing   (Ronnie Daniel)'72 Chevrolet8530crash0
583692   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury8620crash0
59286   Eddie Yarboro Yarboro Racing   (Jon Nelson)'72 Dodge4610vibration0
604544   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'72 Chevrolet1500windshield0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
61Neil Bonnett1Nord KrauskopfDodge
62John Utsman49G.C. SpencerDodge
63Bob Davis84Buster DavisDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
104839   #2,11,12,18,26,30,34,43,48,53,54,67,71,75,76,77,82,85,88,90,92 accident backstretch 
497931  
808910   #40 engine 
9016071  
1611688   #35 engine 
16918517  
1861883   #45 accident 
  Percent of race run under caution: 31.9%             Average green flag run: 32.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker11010
  David Pearson112515
  Charles Barrett26349
  J.D. McDuffie35406
  Coo Coo Marlin41466
  Cecil Gordon47482
  Darrell Waltrip49502
  Bobby Isaac51533
  Darrell Waltrip547724
  Benny Parsons78814
  Dick Brooks82865
  David Pearson8711226
  Benny Parsons1131186
  David Pearson11918870