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1970 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 18 of 48
Sunday, May 31, 1970 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps* on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:20
Average Speed: 68.584 mph
Pole Speed: 82.609 mph
(Pole won by Donnie Allison )
Cautions: 7 for 46 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 1,700
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
26 127   LeeRoy Yarbrough Sunny King Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'70 Ford102700clutch19
1 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge37710,795running223
2 322   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'69 Dodge3775,140running84
3 421   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'70 Mercury3763,100running51
33 530   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge37560transmission0
36 639   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet22545engine0
4 798   David Pearson Junior Johnson'70 Ford3751,525running0
38 872   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford19535overheating0
5 932   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth3731,025running0
71048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford369875running0
221106   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge132655rear end0
19125   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge273685head gasket0
91354   Bill Dennis Bill Dennis'69 Chevrolet363800running0
241464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Ford112635oil pan0
181579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth329695running0
351657   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge30550engine0
101724   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford359775running0
61849   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth3701,000running0
81925   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth365825running0
322051   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'69 Chevrolet37565ignition0
112110   Bill Champion Bill Champion'68 Ford358790running0
282245   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford74595brakes0
13234   John Sears John Sears'69 Dodge356745running0
302474   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth61575transmission0
162576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford337715running0
202646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet231675running0
122734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford357755running0
23288   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford116645ignition0
172919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford333705running0
373026   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford19535overheating0
313104   Ken Meisenhelder Ken Meisenhelder'69 Chevrolet51570brakes0
143262   Ron Keselowski Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge355735running0
213370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Buick141665engine0
293467   Dick May Ron Ronacher'69 Ford73685oil leak0
153547   Raymond Williams Bill Seifert'68 Ford352725running0
253623   James Cox Don Robertson'69 Plymouth110625engine0
273777   John Kenney Bob Freeman'68 Ford99605brakes0
393833   Wayne Smith Wayne Smith'69 Chevrolet18530brakes0
343992   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'69 Pontiac35555engine0
* Race shortened to 377 laps due to rain.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  LeeRoy Yarbrough11919
  Bobby Isaac2010788
  Cale Yarborough10815851
  Bobby Allison15924284
  Bobby Isaac243377135