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1973 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 28
Wednesday, July 4, 1973 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:27
Average Speed: 158.468 mph
Pole Speed: 179.619 mph
Cautions: 2 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: 6 cl
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 621   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury16016,100running51
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge16011,875running29
32971   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge1569,375running0
41628   Gordon Johncock Pylon Wiper Blades   (Hoss Ellington)'73 Chevrolet1564,350running0
5 772   Benny Parsons Mercy Life   (L.G. DeWitt)'73 Chevrolet1564,200running0
6232   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge1543,450running0
72045   Vic Parsons Thundercraft Boat   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford1533,005running0
83642   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)'73 Dodge1531,500running0
92190   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford1532,650running0
102418   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge1521,510running0
111305   David Sisco Sisco Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1512,300running0
123548   James Hylton Union76 20W/50 Motor Oil   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1501,775running0
131224   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet1502,270running0
142249   G.C. Spencer Camcraft   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge1501,625running0
153025   Roy Mayne Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1481,850running0
161564   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1471,975running0
17387   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1471,650running0
183467   Buddy Arrington Cherokee Construction   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth1461,625running0
194079   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1461,600running0
202654   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet1461,075running0
213992   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury1461,050running0
222797   Raymond Williams Jug   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford1461,005running0
233719   Henley Gray Warren Lindsey   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury145900running0
242810   Bill Champion Earl Powell Auto Parts   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury1451,300running0
25 995   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury1431,325running0
261130   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1431,790running0
271496   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet1321,730overheating0
281088   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'73 Chevrolet1311,060windshield0
29338   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'73 Dodge1261,210running0
30 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1253,730engine45
312523   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'73 Dodge123820running0
32 831   Jim Vandiver Nixon Racing   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge1181,260overheating0
33324   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge1021,300engine0
341961   Ed Sczech B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet871,280oil leak0
35315   Dick Simon TravelLodge Motels   (Doc Faustina)'73 Dodge82895handling0
36 211   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet653,190crash33
371850   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (A.J. Foyt)'73 Chevrolet46550rear end0
38 514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet35730engine0
39 315   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford132,925engine2
401770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet21,270engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison111
  Bobby Isaac232
  Bobby Allison441
  Cale Yarborough573
  Bobby Allison881
  Cale Yarborough9102
  Bobby Allison11133
  Cale Yarborough143421
  David Pearson35351
  Bobby Allison36361
  Cale Yarborough37415
  Bobby Allison42443
  Cale Yarborough45462
  Bobby Allison476519
  David Pearson667813
  Richard Petty79824
  Bobby Allison839513
  Richard Petty96994
  David Pearson1001012
  Bobby Allison1021043
  Richard Petty1051095
  David Pearson1101156
  Richard Petty11612813
  David Pearson1291379
  Richard Petty1381403
  David Pearson14116020