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1973 American 500


Race 28 of 28


Rockingham
492 laps
Time of race: 4:14:57
Average speed of winner: 117.749 mph
Margin of victory: 1 lap
Lead changes: 20 among 7 leaders
Cautions: 5 for 36 laps
Lap leaders: Petty pole, Pearson 1-20, Marlin 21, Sisco 22-28, Yarborough 29-33, Pearson 34-40, Brooks 41, Sisco 42, Pearson 43-109, B. Allison 110, Pearson 111-189, Yarborough 190-193, Pearson 194-198, Yarborough 199, Pearson 200, Yarborough 201-266, Pearson 267-331, Yarborough 332-336, Pearson 337-413, Yarborough 414-417, Pearson 418-492

Race notes: Finale for Eddie Bond, John Sears, and Paul Tyler.



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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
12David Pearson21Purolator'71 MercuryWood BrothersLeonard Wood4929396running167950
216Buddy Baker71K&K Insurance'73 DodgeKrauskopfHyde49100running110500
318Cale Yarborough11Kar-Kare'73 ChevroletHowardNab491685running79250
44Bobby Allison12Coca-Cola'73 ChevroletAllison48811running65250
59Dave Marcis2AMC'73 MatadorPenske48400running41750
63Donnie Allison88'73 ChevroletDiGard48400running27250
710Dick Brooks32'73 DodgeDick Brooks48311running25250
813Charlie Glotzbach90'71 MercuryDonlavey48300running26250
97Lennie Pond54'73 ChevroletRonnie Elder48100running16250
108Coo Coo Marlin14'72 ChevroletCunningham-Kelley47911running19250
1119Cecil Gordon24'73 ChevroletCecil Gordon47600running20500
1227Elmo Langley64'72 FordLangley47100running18250
1322Johnny Rutherford61'73 ChevroletBierschwale47100running13250
1414Richard Childress96'73 ChevroletGarn46600running17750
1528David Sisco05'72 ChevroletCharlie McGee46528running16500
1635Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.38'72 ChevroletVan Liew46300running11250
1730Henley Gray19'71 MercuryHenley Gray46000running16000
1836Jabe Thomas25'70 DodgeDon Robertson45800running15750
1921James Hylton48'73 ChevroletHylton45700running16500
2039J.D. McDuffie70'72 ChevroletMcDuffie45500running12250
2143Ed Negre8'73 DodgeNegre45200running13000
2212Walter Ballard30'71 MercuryVic Ballard45100running15750
2325Dean Dalton7'71 MercuryDean Dalton44100running9500
2441Buddy Arrington67'72 PlymouthArrington42800running12250
2517Gordon Johncock28'73 ChevroletEllington41300transmission7500
2629Pee Wee Wentz04'72 Chevrolet37900engine8750
276Darrell Waltrip15'73 FordMoore34200engine26500
285Benny Parsons72'73 ChevroletL.G. DeWittCarter30800vibration11250
2937Eddie Bond0'73 DodgeEddie Bond30200engine7000
3026Bill Champion10'71 MercuryBill Champion30200running12750
3131Jody Ridley09'71 FordGeorge Elliott29400clutch9450
3233Jim Vandiver31'72 DodgeO.L. Nixon21900engine7900
3332John Sears4'71 DodgeJ. Marvin Mills20700engine9100
3434Charlie Roberts77'72 ChevroletCharlie Roberts17800oil pressure12550
351Richard Petty43STP'73 DodgePettyInman135.74813300cam35500
3620Richie Panch98'72 FordDonlavey12500motor mount8450
3715Paul Tyler79'73 DodgeFrank Warren10500engine12400
3823Neil Castles06'73 DodgeCastles9100ignition8350
3938Richard D. Brown44'71 ChevroletJerry Brown7800clutch6300
4024Joe Frasson18'73 DodgeFrasson5200engine7250
4111G.C. Spencer49'72 DodgeG.C. Spencer1200accident7950
4240Johnny Barnes89'71 MercuryHopper-Crews1100accident5900
4342Frank Warren40'71 FordUlrich1100accident4850

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