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1970 Rebel 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 48
Saturday, May 9, 1970 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
291 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (400.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:07
Average Speed: 129.688 mph
Pole Speed: 153.822 mph
Cautions: 4 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 317   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody)'69 Ford29115,650running117
2 532   Dick Brooks Bestline Products   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth2888,170running0
3 971   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge2845,580running77
41348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford2823,350running0
5 872   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford2792,600running0
6175   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge2721,950running0
72637   Don Tarr Don Tarr'69 Dodge2701,675running0
83646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet2671,500running0
92125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth2651,425running0
103454   Bill Dennis Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet2611,350running0
11284   John Sears John Sears'69 Dodge2551,300running0
122319   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford2511,225running0
13 727   Cale Yarborough Banjo Matthews'69 Ford2501,200clutch0
142576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford2421,225running0
15 66   Buddy Baker Cotton Owens'69 Dodge2341,150engine0
162934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford2331,100clutch0
171906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge2061,075clutch0
181243   Richard Petty Southern Chrysler & Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth1761,050crash3
19 440   Pete Hamilton Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth1501,000engine3
20 222   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1461,050engine85
211839   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet144950oil leak0
22 199   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge1371,050overheating4
232010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford136900engine0
243053   Paul Connors Gilbert Hildebrant'69 Dodge134890engine0
251649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth116875engine0
261098   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Ford107860crash2
271179   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth96850engine0
283584   Bobby Mausgrover Buster Davis'69 Dodge73840engine0
293224   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford67835engine0
303389   Butch Hirst Morris Davis'69 Ford55830overheating0
312764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury37825clutch0
321430   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge34870engine0
332223   Earl Brooks Don Robertson'69 Plymouth29815vibration0
343168   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford11810windshield0
351531   Jim Vandiver Jim Vandiver'69 Dodge3830engine0
362445   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford3800quit0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ed Negre8Ed NegreFord
Bill Shirey74Bill ShireyPlymouth
Dick May67Ron RonacherFord
Hoss Ellington16Ken SpikesChevrolet
Johnny Halford57Ervin PruittDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
1107107  
10811710   #98 accident turn 4 
11812912  
1301334   #72 spun turn 4 
13414815  
1491557   #40 accident turn 3 
15617520  
17619116   #43 accident turn 4 
192291100  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.7%             Average green flag run: 50.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach144
  Bobby Allison56056
  Pete Hamilton61622
  Richard Petty63642
  LeeRoy Yarbrough65662
  Bobby Allison678115
  David Pearson8210928
  Bobby Isaac1101101
  Richard Petty1111111
  Pete Hamilton1121121
  David Pearson11313119
  Bobby Allison13214514
  David Pearson1461538
  Bobby Isaac1541541
  David Pearson1551551
  Bobby Isaac15618025
  David Pearson18119010
  Bobby Isaac19123747
  David Pearson23825518
  Bobby Isaac2562583
  David Pearson25929133