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1969 American 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 51 of 54
Sunday, October 26, 1969 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:28:12
Average Speed: 111.938 mph
Pole Speed: 136.972 mph
Cautions: 7 for 66 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.5 lap
Attendance: 33,800
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1969 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1969 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 998   LeeRoy Yarbrough Torino Talladega / Jim Robbins Special   (Junior Johnson)'69 Ford49217,600running213
2 417   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'69 Ford49110,725running64
3 66   Buddy Baker ADDY Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge4855,350running31
41030   Dave Marcis Milt Lunda'69 Dodge4722,850running0
5144   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford4652,070running0
61332   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth4571,700running0
72361   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'69 Ford4541,400running0
8248   Ed Negre G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth4451,300running0
93334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford4331,200running0
103106   Neil Castles Howard Ford   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge4311,200running0
112846   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet4301,125running0
123045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford4291,100running0
133725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'68 Plymouth4251,075running0
143547   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford4191,050running0
152110   Bill Champion Bill Champion'68 Ford4161,035running0
16 871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge3911,020timing chain43
172508   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'69 Chevrolet3881,005suspension0
183257   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge3691,015running0
193969   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford366975engine0
20270   J.D. McDuffie Don Tarr'67 Chevrolet329960running0
21369   Earl Brooks Roy Tyner'69 Pontiac313945water pump0
222241   Elmo Langley Bill Champion'67 Ford304930brakes0
23 199   Charlie Glotzbach Nichels Engineering / J&J Dodge   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge2811,265engine80
241749   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth240975engine0
254051   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet239885wheel bearing0
261831   Buddy Young Fred Bear'67 Chevrolet186820crash0
27297   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet183830engine0
281548   James Hylton James Hylton'69 Dodge174740engine0
29 321   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury168750crash55
30 527   Donnie Allison Torino Talladega   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford143710crash0
311188   Richard Brickhouse Bill Ellis'69 Dodge124720suspension0
32 743   Richard Petty Torino Talladega / 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'69 Ford113680crash6
332654   Ben Arnold Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet105665engine0
343844   Lennie Pond Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'67 Chevrolet73650engine0
351267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge72635rear end0
361964   Clyde Lynn Elmo Langley'68 Ford40645overheating0
371639   Friday Hassler Friday Hassler'67 Chevrolet37605engine0
383419   Henley Gray Harry Melton'68 Ford29590driveshaft0
39 222   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola / Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge20650crash0
402029   John Kennedy John Kennedy'67 Chevrolet17560crash0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ed Hessert15Ed HessertPlymouth

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11919  
20278   #22,29 accident turn 1 
2812497  
12514016   #88 accident turn 2 
1411466  
1471559   #27,99 accident turn 4 
15616712  
1681769   #21 accident turn 2 
1771826  
1831864   #48 blew engine turn 1 
1871948  
19520915   #31 accident turn 4 
21028273  
2832875   #99 blew engine turn 3 
288492205  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.4%             Average green flag run: 53.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach13939
  Cale Yarborough405213
  LeeRoy Yarbrough53619
  Cale Yarborough62654
  Bobby Isaac6610439
  Richard Petty1051106
  Cale Yarborough11113020
  David Pearson1311377
  Buddy Baker1381447
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1451484
  Bobby Isaac1491491
  Cale Yarborough15016718
  Bobby Isaac1681703
  Charlie Glotzbach17118111
  Buddy Baker1821876
  Charlie Glotzbach18821124
  Buddy Baker21222211
  LeeRoy Yarbrough22326442
  Buddy Baker2652717
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2722743
  Charlie Glotzbach2752806
  David Pearson28132646
  LeeRoy Yarbrough32735428
  David Pearson3553562
  LeeRoy Yarbrough35742670
  David Pearson4274359
  LeeRoy Yarbrough43649257