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1974 American 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 30
Sunday, October 20, 1974 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:21
Average speed: 118.493 mph
Pole speed: 135.297 mph
Cautions: 4 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 2.2 sec
Attendance: 35000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1974 standings

1 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'73 Mercury49216350running169
2 411   Cale Yarborough Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet49211925running231
3 143   Richard Petty STP Oil Treatment + Oil Filters   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge4909725running79
4 612   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Roger Penske)'74 Matador4874600running1
5 995   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'72 Chevrolet4874200running0
6 888   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'74 Chevrolet4863500running0
7232   Dick Trickle Trickle Racing   (Dave Marcis)'73 Mercury4833475running0
8 752   Earl Ross Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet4822500running0
91072   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)'74 Chevrolet4795300running0
102193   Jackie Rogers Lemon Tree Inns   (Ray Frederick)'74 Chevrolet4791975running0
111354   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'74 Chevrolet4762130running0
121714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'73 Chevrolet4752025running0
131807   Jerry Schild Rush Johnson & Assoc.   (Rush Johnson)'72 Chevrolet4711475running0
142419   Bob Burcham Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)'73 Chevrolet4691425running0
152030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'74 Chevrolet4681875running0
162660   Joe Mihalic Viglione Racing   (Lou Viglione)'74 Chevrolet4621225running0
172967   Joe Millikan J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth4561150running0
182748   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)'74 Chevrolet4511600running0
193470   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4471575engine0
203640   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'72 Chevrolet4431300running0
211624   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4361600running0
223210   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'72 Ford436975running0
233079   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'74 Dodge4211450running0
241996   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet4211525running0
253364   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford421900running0
262205   David Sisco Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)'74 Chevrolet3571525suspension0
271298   Richie Panch Tuxedo Plumbing   (Roy Thornley)'72 Chevrolet3171550crash0
28288   Ed Negre Horseless Carriage Shop   (Ed Negre)'74 Dodge249830water pump0
291171   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Nord Krauskopf)'74 Dodge1571020engine0
301490   Jody Ridley Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford851410engine0
31 528   Dick Brooks Ellington Insulation   (Dick Brooks)'74 Chevrolet52600crash0
321597   Harry Jefferson George Jefferson'72 Ford30890engine0
33315   Neil Castles Castles Racing   (Doc Faustina)'74 Dodge21780transmission0
34 215   Buddy Baker R.C. Cola   (Bud Moore)'74 Ford183770brakes12
352549   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'74 Dodge12760engine0
363518   Joe Frasson Frasson Racing   (Joe Frasson)'74 Dodge4550steering0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Richard Petty144
  Buddy Baker51612
  Richard Petty17204
  David Pearson215434
  Bobby Allison55551
  Cale Yarborough566813
  Richard Petty698113
  David Pearson82898
  Cale Yarborough9010617
  Richard Petty10714034
  David Pearson14116121
  Cale Yarborough1621621
  David Pearson16318119
  Cale Yarborough18224362
  David Pearson2442474
  Cale Yarborough24833285
  David Pearson3333342
  Cale Yarborough33534511
  David Pearson3463472
  Richard Petty34837124
  Cale Yarborough37241140
  David Pearson41244433
  Cale Yarborough4454462
  David Pearson44749246