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1974 Firecracker 400

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 30
Thursday, July 4, 1974 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:32
Average speed: 138.31 mph
Pole speed: 180.759 mph
Cautions: 6 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 65000
Lead changes: 49

Glossary    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1974 standings

1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'73 Mercury16017350running44
2 643   Richard Petty STP Oil Treatment + Oil Filters   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge16012825running20
3 515   Buddy Baker R.C. Cola   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford16012237running15
4 811   Cale Yarborough Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet16012187running9
5 216   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Roger Penske)'74 Matador1594100running51
6 728   Bobby Isaac Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'74 Chevrolet1591900running5
71954   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'74 Chevrolet1583450running0
82993   Jackie Rogers Lemon Tree Inns   (Ray Frederick)'74 Chevrolet1572200running0
92305   David Sisco Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)'74 Chevrolet1552625running0
103224   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet1532000running0
112770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1531910running0
12337   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'74 Chevrolet1521275running0
132252   Earl Ross Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet1511880running0
143964   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1441225running0
151232   Dick Brooks Simoniz   (Dick Brooks)'74 Dodge1381750crash0
161579   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'74 Dodge1212200running0
172118   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'74 Dodge1121890engine0
182414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'73 Chevrolet982075engine0
19302   Dave Marcis Deppe Enterprises   (Dave Marcis)'73 Dodge901600engine0
203630   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'74 Chevrolet901575engine0
212067   Buddy Arrington J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth841475overheating0
22 490   Charlie Glotzbach Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford751600engine0
232596   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet741550overheating0
241495   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'74 Chevrolet711825engine3
253423   Roy Mayne Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge62775engine0
26118   Ed Negre Marty Robbins   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge561315engine0
272672   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)'74 Chevrolet524330engine0
281799   Ron Keselowski Keselowski Racing   (Roger Lubinski)'72 Dodge451250ignition0
291050   A.J. Foyt DiGard Racing   (A.J. Foyt)'74 Chevrolet44740engine0
301349   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'74 Dodge431265clutch0
31 935   Dan Daughtry DM Construction   (Morris Davis)'72 Ford41725steering0
322848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'74 Chevrolet391315clutch8
33 388   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'74 Chevrolet311460engine5
341898   Richie Panch Tracmaster   (Roy Thornley)'72 Ford301680oil line0
351631   Jim Vandiver Rossmeyer   (O.L. Nixon)'73 Dodge261220engine0
363122   Jimmy Crawford World Wide Tapes   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth23695transmission0
373802   L.D. Ottinger Lonesome Pine Raceway   (Russell Large)'74 Chevrolet22690water pump0
384057   Bob Burcham Precision Specialties   (Jack White)'74 Chevrolet16685handling0
393761   Johnny Rutherford Bierschwale Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'74 Chevrolet7680crash0
403510   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'72 Ford1675oil leak0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
WDNeil Castles06Dodge
WDJabe Thomas23Dodge

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
7115   #61 accident turn 1 
18214   #57 engine 
31399   #05 spun turn 1 
789114   #90 engine 
96983   #2 engine 
1411466   #32 cut tires 
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.6%             Average green flag run: 17.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison111
  Buddy Baker232
  Bobby Allison452
  Buddy Baker6105
  Bobby Allison11111
  Donnie Allison12121
  Bobby Allison13142
  David Pearson15151
  Bobby Allison16172
  Donnie Allison18181
  Darrell Waltrip19213
  Richard Petty22221
  Donnie Allison23242
  Bobby Allison25251
  Donnie Allison26261
  Bobby Allison27282
  Donnie Allison29291
  Bobby Allison30301
  David Pearson31311
  James Hylton32398
  Richard Petty40401
  David Pearson41488
  Richard Petty49524
  Buddy Baker53553
  Richard Petty56572
  Bobby Allison59613
  Buddy Baker62621
  Bobby Allison63708
  Cale Yarborough71777
  Bobby Isaac78781
  Cale Yarborough79791
  Bobby Allison80889
  Buddy Baker89891
  Bobby Isaac90934
  Richard Petty94952
  Bobby Allison961016
  Richard Petty1021021
  Bobby Allison1031053
  David Pearson10611611
  Bobby Allison1171215
  David Pearson1221265
  Bobby Allison1271282
  David Pearson1291313
  Cale Yarborough1321321
  Richard Petty1331419
  David Pearson1421421
  Bobby Allison1431431
  Buddy Baker1441463
  David Pearson14716014