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1974 Talladega 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 30
Sunday, August 11, 1974 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:52
Average speed: 148.637 mph
Pole speed: 184.926 mph
Cautions: 6 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: 2 feet
Attendance: 40000
Lead changes: 33

Glossary    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1974 standings

1 343   Richard Petty STP Oil Treatment + Oil Filters   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge18824465running34
2 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'73 Mercury18812890running18
3 212   Bobby Allison Penske Racing   (Bobby Allison)'74 Matador1877140running4
4 811   Cale Yarborough Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet1868285running2
51572   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)'74 Chevrolet1867465running0
6 515   Buddy Baker R.C. Cola   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford18510385rear end98
72083   Ramo Stott Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'74 Chevrolet1852435running0
81328   Bobby Isaac Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'74 Chevrolet1852535running3
91642   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)'74 Dodge1851085running0
101952   Earl Ross Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet1852385running0
11232   Dave Marcis Deppe Enterprises   (Dave Marcis)'73 Dodge1842060running0
121148   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)'74 Chevrolet1832485running2
132796   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1812260running0
14338   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'74 Dodge1781585overheating0
152924   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet1782160running0
163007   Jerry Schild Rush & Associates   (Rush Johnson)'72 Chevrolet1771560running0
171079   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'74 Dodge1772260running0
183764   Dick May Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1741485running0
194225   Roy Mayne Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1701535running0
203656   Elmo Langley Bray Realty   (Richard Mummert)'72 Ford1691435running0
211493   Jackie Rogers Lemon Tree Inns   (Ray Frederick)'74 Chevrolet1671660engine0
223484   Johnny Ray H.C. Blackwell   (Buster Davis)'72 Dodge1661385running0
231897   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford1631460running0
242570   J.D. McDuffie Glenn's Landscaping   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1622085overheating0
253973   Jerry Hansen Hansen Racing   (Jerry Hansen)'72 Chevrolet1601160running0
264668   Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery   (Butch Hawkersmith)'73 Chevrolet1591135running0
274019   Bob Burcham Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'73 Chevrolet1251210clutch2
282805   David Sisco Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)'74 Chevrolet1171835engine0
294132   Dick Brooks Simoniz   (Dick Brooks)'74 Dodge1091460steering0
303840   D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'72 Chevrolet1091035ignition0
314580   Phil Finney Finney Racing   (Phil Finney)'72 Chevrolet1001010engine0
32319   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'72 Chevrolet981635engine0
331231   Jim Vandiver Moss-Thornton   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge801360lug bolt0
342290   Charlie Glotzbach Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford702235engine15
35 714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'73 Chevrolet671910brakes9
363510   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'72 Ford661035engine0
374366   Terry Link Mechanical Appliance   (Mike Link)'72 Pontiac621035engine0
384446   Travis Tiller Precision Engine Machine   (Travis Tiller)'73 Dodge56835engine0
39261   Neil Bonnett Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'72 Chevrolet461110engine0
40 488   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'74 Chevrolet381385engine1
412135   Dan Daughtry DM Construction   (Morris Davis)'72 Ford36980engine0
42 918   Joe Frasson Frasson Racing   (Joe Frasson)'74 Dodge291275oil line0
432498   Richie Panch Tracmaster   (Roy Thornley)'72 Ford211695engine0
441795   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'74 Chevrolet191565engine0
454809   A.J. Reno Elliott Racing   (George Elliott)'72 Ford15760steering0
46 606   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge3755oil line0
474753   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'73 Ford1750crash0
483230   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'74 Chevrolet11395rear end0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
WDJimmy CrawfordPlymouth
WDGary MyersChevrolet
WDDean Dalton7
WDBuddy Arrington67

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
375   #07,09,53 accident turn 2 
12154   competition 
21299   #95 spun turn 3 
64707   #66 spun tri-oval 
1771826   #93 engine 
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.3%             Average green flag run: 21.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Donnie Allison111
  Buddy Baker265
  Bobby Allison782
  Buddy Baker9113
  Charlie Glotzbach12121
  Coo Coo Marlin13142
  James Hylton15162
  Buddy Baker17226
  Charlie Glotzbach23319
  Bobby Allison32321
  Buddy Baker33331
  Bobby Allison34341
  David Pearson35362
  Buddy Baker37437
  David Pearson44474
  Buddy Baker48547
  David Pearson55551
  Coo Coo Marlin56627
  Bobby Isaac63653
  Cale Yarborough66661
  Charlie Glotzbach67715
  Bob Burcham72732
  Richard Petty74752
  Buddy Baker768813
  Richard Petty1001001
  David Pearson1011055
  Cale Yarborough1061061
  Buddy Baker10712115
  David Pearson1221221
  Richard Petty1231297
  Buddy Baker13015930
  Richard Petty16018223
  David Pearson1831875
  Richard Petty1881881