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1974 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 30
Saturday, January 26, 1974 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.420 miles)

Time of race: 4:56:52
Average speed: 101.14 mph
Pole speed: 110.098 mph
Cautions: 2 for 12 laps
Margin of victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 32500
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1974 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 211   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'74 Chevrolet19119325running144
2 643   Richard Petty STP Oil Treatment + Oil Filters   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge19112825running0
3 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1918525running9
4 872   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'74 Chevrolet1888825running0
5 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'74 Chevrolet1886975running33
61688   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard Racing)'74 Chevrolet1883025running0
7 516   Gary Bettenhausen AMC   (Roger Penske)'74 Matador1852275running0
81324   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'74 Chevrolet1842625running0
91498   Richie Panch Tuxedo Plumbing   (Roy Thornley)'74 Chevrolet1832025running0
101004   Hershel McGriff Almost Heaven, West Virginia   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge1811725running0
112084   J.C. Danielsen Danielson Co.   (Louis Nissen)'71 Mercury1781425running0
122368   Sonny Easley San-Val Roofing   (Vic Kurten)'72 Ford1781375running0
132756   Carl Adams Marck Motors   (Richard Mummert)'72 Ford1771350running0
142519   Dick May Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury1761825running0
152164   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'71 Mercury1641800running0
163477   Charlie Roberts Roberts Racing   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1451775running0
17199   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'72 Chevrolet1441250engine0
18 415   George Follmer R.C. Cola   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford1434225brakes0
192842   Richard White Barnicle Oil   (Dean Barnicle)'71 Ford1391200rear end0
202691   Johnny Anderson Connor Muffler / Adams Machine Shop   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet1291175engine0
21127   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'72 Dodge1231140transmission4
221870   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1231625engine0
23 738   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)'72 Chevrolet1131100engine1
242952   Odie Robertson G.B. Auto Salvage'71 Chevrolet891075suspension0
253573   Jim Gilliam Gilliam Racing'72 Chevrolet761025transmission0
263194   Bill Osborne Mollicone Racing Engines   (Larry Mollicone)'72 Chevrolet68975engine0
272497   Harry Jefferson Nall Precision Engineering   (George Jefferson)'71 Ford60925transmission0
28172   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'72 Dodge521375transmission0
293260   Larry Esau Esau Supply'72 Chevrolet47825clutch0
302279   Jerry Grant Earl's Supply'73 Chevrolet45775transmission0
311102   Budd Hagelin Ober Logging   (Budd Hagelin)'72 Dodge44720engine0
323066   Don Pruitt Pruitt Racing   (Don Pruitt)'72 Chevrolet28670oil leak0
333329   Ross Surgenor Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)'72 Chevrolet15620engine0
34 996   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'73 Dodge11570transmission0
351503   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'72 Dodge9520engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
James Hylton
Dick Simon
Bob McGinty34McKenna RacingRon McKennaChevrolet
Billy Vukovich, Jr.36Brawley's RestaurantPlymouth
Rick Catalano57Miramonte SanitationGary MatthewsChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison122
  David Pearson342
  Bobby Allison5106
  Jimmy Insolo11111
  Jack McCoy12154
  Bobby Allison16161
  Cale Yarborough173923
  David Pearson40412
  Bobby Allison426423
  Cale Yarborough659329
  Bobby Allison94941
  David Pearson95951
  Cale Yarborough9611520
  David Pearson1161194
  Cale Yarborough12019172