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1973 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 28
Sunday, January 21, 1973 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.420 miles)

Time of race: 4:48:33
Average speed: 104.055 mph
Pole speed: 110.856 mph
Cautions: 3 for 10 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 51000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 416   Mark Donohue AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador19115170running138
2 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet19010770running14
31196   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'72 Dodge1896120running0
4 741   Bobby Unser Pepsi-Cola   (Holman-Moody Racing)'72 Ford1864520running0
51838   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)'72 Chevrolet1843070running0
6207   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'72 Dodge1822020running0
71964   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford1812270running0
82424   Richard White White Racing   (Dean Barnicle)'71 Ford1811620running0
93884   J.C. Danielsen J.L. Body Shop / Danielson Racing   (Louis Nissen)'71 Mercury1761520running0
102219   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury1741920running0
114077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1731820running0
121348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1721770running0
13309   Carl Adams Marck Motors   (Richard Mummert)'71 Ford1701245running0
141072   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet1691720suspension0
151669   Gerald Thompson Adams Racing   (Herb Adams)'73 Pontiac1621195running0
162810   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford1581670running0
171402   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'73 Dodge1461145rear end0
182760   Jim Whitt Barnicle Oil   (Jim Whitt)'72 Chevrolet1131140engine0
193430   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'72 Plymouth1071630ignition0
201224   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'73 Chevrolet1031620transmission0
21 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge953710engine39
22 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury912600clutch0
23 304   Hershel McGriff The Cousins   (Beryl Jackson)'72 Plymouth841340valve0
24 811   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet833080transmission0
251568   Sonny Easley Cal Coast Trucking   (Jerry Lankford)'72 Ford691070rear end0
26173   John Soares, Jr. Maverick Restaurant   (J.A. Delvecchio)'72 Dodge661060transmission0
27 615   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford613050engine0
283591   Johnny Anderson Connor Muffler   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet611040ignition0
292503   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'72 Dodge591030clutch0
303946   John Hren San Bernardino Engine Rebuilders   (Roger Bracken)'72 Chevrolet581020fire0
313733   Glenn Francis Stock Car Specialties   (Trent Francis)'72 Chevrolet551015oil system0
322670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet481515valve0
333326   Carl Joiner Joiner Racing   (Dean Thorne)'72 Chevrolet461015driveshaft0
342197   Harry Jefferson Nall Precision Engineering   (George Jefferson)'71 Ford371015oil leak0
35 971   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge243015timing chain0
363678   Hugh Pearson Pearson Apts.   (Hugh Pearson)'72 Chevrolet111015engine0
373295   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron   (Paul Stockwell)'72 Chevrolet91015ignition0
38231   Clem Proctor Proctor Racing   (Carl Dane)'72 Ford51015oil pressure0
393179   Jerry Grant Laski Racing'72 Chevrolet41015engine0
40292   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'70 Dodge11015engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
John HrenRoger Bracken

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
694   #79 engine 
10132123  
1331353   #30 stalled on track 
13615823  
1591613   oil on track 
16219130  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.2%             Average green flag run: 45.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison11010
  Mark Donohue113121
  Richard Petty32354
  Mark Donohue365217
  Richard Petty53553
  Mark Donohue56627
  Richard Petty639432
  Mark Donohue9511218
  Bobby Allison1131164
  Mark Donohue11719175