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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 28
Sunday, May 27, 1973 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:26:53
Average speed: 134.89 mph
Pole speed: 158.051 mph
Cautions: 6 for 48 laps
Margin of victory: 1.8 sec
Attendance: 85000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

1 171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge40027200running220
2 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury40014850running29
3 411   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet39911700running15
41515   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford39710200running0
5 872   Benny Parsons Union 76 Racing Oil   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet3936715running1
61631   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge3924825running0
71395   Darrell Waltrip Kmart / Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury3913650running0
8 624   Cecil Gordon Panasonic   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3843875running0
92690   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'73 Ford3784000engine0
103205   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet3783075running0
112896   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet3733550engine0
122548   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury3733425running0
13 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge3706600running134
143464   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford3682825running0
152192   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury3682325running0
163010   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford3662235running0
174047   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford3662225running0
181030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3542375running0
19314   Ed Negre Mills Air Conditioning   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge3542070running0
20195   Charlie Blanton TravelLodge Motels   (Doc Faustina)'73 Dodge3511825engine0
212070   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet3502225running0
22231   Billy Scott Big Chance Special / Ranger Motor Homes   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet3401850running0
233579   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge2872225engine0
24 528   Charlie Glotzbach Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet2811325engine0
25 918   Joe Frasson Pizza Hut   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge2781680engine1
263945   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford2411050crash0
272209   Charles Barrett Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)'71 Ford2411325overheating0
28122   Dave Marcis AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador2041800engine0
291749   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge1631450steering0
30377   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1451775driveshaft0
312725   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1171675oil leak0
322467   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth1001625transmission0
331414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet71900engine0
343806   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge641700rear end0
351883   Paul Tyler Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury521175alternator0
362955   Tiny Lund Price Construction   (Carl Price)'72 Chevrolet501025engine0
37 76   Peter Gregg Jacksonville Dealers / Owens Racing   (Cotton Owens)'72 Dodge34775crash0
381154   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet141015engine0
393644   Richard D. Brown Brown Racing   (Jerry Brown)'72 Chevrolet4800transmission0
40333   Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery   (Butch Hawkersmith)'73 Chevrolet2775engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
41Ed Negre08Negre RacingClyde LynnMercury
42David Ray Boggs8Negre RacingEd NegreDodge
Rick Newsom20Holbrook WaterproofingRick NewsomFord
Charlie Roberts77Sunny KingCharlie RobertsFord
WDEd Sczech61B & B RacingDon BierschwaleChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
37448   #6 accident turn 2 
2372393   #71 spun turn 3 
24125616   rain 
25826811   #45 accident turn 4 
2722787   #43,92 accident turn 3 
3783803   debris turn 3 
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 50.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buddy Baker133
  Cale Yarborough441
  Richard Petty573
  Cale Yarborough8169
  Richard Petty173721
  Benny Parsons38381
  Buddy Baker39391
  Joe Frasson40401
  Richard Petty419656
  Buddy Baker97993
  Cale Yarborough1001001
  Richard Petty10114040
  Buddy Baker14116121
  Cale Yarborough1621621
  Buddy Baker16322058
  Cale Yarborough2212233
  Buddy Baker22423411
  David Pearson23525622
  Richard Petty25727014
  Buddy Baker27133767
  David Pearson3383381
  Buddy Baker33937840
  David Pearson3793846
  Buddy Baker38540016