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1973 Atlanta 500


Race 6 of 28


Atlanta
328 laps
Time of race: 3:34:52
Average speed of winner: 139.351 mph
Margin of victory: 2 laps
Lead changes: 23 among 5 leaders
Cautions: 4 for 31 laps
Lap leaders: Johncock started on pole (qualifying rained out), Yarborough 1-41, Pearson 42-49, Petty 50-55, Isaac 56-61, Pearson 62-71, Yarborough 72-100, Pearson 101-107, Petty 108-114, Pearson 115-150, Yarborough 151-156, Pearson 157-162, Yarborough 163-164, Pearson 165-167, Yarborough 168-193, Pearson 194-213, Yarborough 214-217, Pearson 218, Yarborough 219, Pearson 220-223, Yarborough 224, Pearson 225-229, Yarborough 230-273, Pearson 274-328

Race notes: Debut for Charles Barrett and Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. Finale for Mark Donohue and Pete Hamilton.



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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
19David Pearson21Purolator'71 MercuryWood BrothersLeonard Wood32811155running166250
22Bobby Isaac15'72 FordMooreMoore32616running113250
35Benny Parsons72'72 ChevroletL.G. DeWittCarter32300running67000
48Buddy Baker71K&K Insurance'73 DodgeKrauskopfHyde32200running65250
54Cale Yarborough11Kar-Kare'73 ChevroletHowardNab3219154running65750
615Coo Coo Marlin14'72 ChevroletCunningham-Kelley31900running26250
735Dick Brooks90'71 MercuryDonlavey31900running28750
811Cecil Gordon24'72 ChevroletCecil Gordon31700running26250
925Clarence Lovell61'73 ChevroletBierschwale31700running20250
103Jim Vandiver31'72 DodgeO.L. Nixon31700running19750
111Gordon Johncock28'72 ChevroletEllington31500running18750
1213Dave Marcis2'71 DodgeMarcis31300running17750
1333Richard Childress96'73 ChevroletGarn31100running16750
1427Walter Ballard30'71 MercuryVic Ballard31000running20250
1537Buddy Arrington67'72 PlymouthArrington30900running13750
1634Frank Warren79'73 DodgeFrank Warren30900running17750
1719Raymond Williams47'72 FordRaymond Williams30300running17250
1840Charles Barrett09'71 FordGeorge Elliott30200running12000
1932Johnny Barnes89'71 MercuryHopper-Crews29900running11750
2020Larry Smith92'71 MercuryHarley Smith29900running11500
2114James Hylton48'71 MercuryHylton28800running16050
2228Earle Canavan01'72 PlymouthCanavan28200running10800
2323Dean Dalton7'71 MercuryDean Dalton27400transmission15550
2438Ed Negre8'71 MercuryClyde Lynn27400running15300
2521Charlie Roberts77'71 FordCharlie Roberts27200running15050
2630Elmo Langley64'72 FordLangley25900running14950
2717A.J. Foyt50'73 ChevroletFoyt22500heating9850
287Joe Frasson18'73 DodgeFrasson22200oil line9700
2926Bill Champion10'71 MercuryBill Champion20900engine14600
3012Mark Donohue16AMC'73 MatadorPenske20200engine9500
3131Ron Keselowski88'72 DodgeLubinski19200engine9450
3239Roy Mayne25'73 DodgeDon Robertson17900clutch14400
3318Darrell Waltrip95Terminal Transport'71 MercuryWaltrip16000spindle9350
3416Richard Petty43STP'73 DodgePettyInman140213engine34300
356Bobby Allison12Coca-Cola'73 ChevroletAllison10300engine29250
3636John Sears4'71 DodgeJ. Marvin Mills8000engine14200
3722Bobby Mausgrover07'72 ChevroletGil Cramer5800engine9150
3829Tiny Lund55'72 ChevroletCarl Price4000vibration9100
3910Pete Hamilton22'72 PlymouthJimmy Crawford3800engine9050
4024Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.84'71 DodgeBuster Davis900oil leak9000

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