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1970 Southern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 38 of 48
Monday, September 7, 1970 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:55:03
Average Speed: 128.817 mph
Pole Speed: 150.555 mph
Cautions: 9 for 50 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 4 cl
Attendance: 69,500
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
4 117   David Pearson Purolator   (Holman-Moody)'69 Ford3636,175running15
1 26   Buddy Baker Addy Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge36727,450running88
10 322   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge3481,700running0
6 499   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge3602,150running1
2 571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge36611,825running79
3 640   Pete Hamilton Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth3647,000running0
20 721   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury3311,720crash23
11 827   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Ford3464,100crash151
33 998   Fred Lorenzen Jim Robbins Co.   (Junior Johnson)'69 Ford2091,020crash0
51043   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth3623,100running0
91149   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'69 Plymouth3501,750running0
14125   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge3381,500running0
81332   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth3542,025running8
71448   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford3562,500running2
391572   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford39895crash0
401637   Don Tarr Don Tarr'69 Dodge11845crash0
131761   Hoss Ellington Hoss Ellington'69 Ford3391,525running0
121839   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet3411,550running0
151918   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'69 Dodge3371,475running0
282006   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge2741,145engine0
212164   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury3221,320running0
36228   Ed Negre Pyramid Motors   (Ed Negre)'69 Ford150945engine0
312325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth2351,070engine0
192410   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford3321,370lug bolts0
382536   Bugs Stevens Richard Brown'70 Plymouth42970engine0
352645   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford154970steering0
242776   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford3111,245running0
302868   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford2421,145engine0
292962   Dave Marcis Kaye Engineering   (John Keselowski)'69 Dodge2551,145wheel0
263070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Mercury3011,195ignition0
343138   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'69 Pontiac180995rear end0
253279   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth3101,220lug bolts0
16334   John Sears John Sears'69 Dodge3361,445running0
233457   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge3131,270running0
323533   Wayne Smith Wayne Smith'69 Chevrolet2121,045engine0
183646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'69 Chevrolet3361,395running0
173734   Wendell Scott Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth3361,420running0
223824   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford3181,295running0
273919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford3001,170lug bolts0
374026   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'69 Ford47920ignition0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41Dave Marcis30Dave MarcisDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson11414
  Bobby Isaac153420
  Charlie Glotzbach35351
  Donnie Allison365015
  Cale Yarborough51577
  Bobby Isaac588427
  Donnie Allison85862
  David Pearson87871
  James Hylton88892
  Dick Brooks90978
  Donnie Allison98208111
  Buddy Baker2092091
  Donnie Allison21023223
  Buddy Baker2332331
  Cale Yarborough23424714
  Buddy Baker2482481
  Cale Yarborough2492502
  Buddy Baker25127020
  Bobby Isaac27130232
  Buddy Baker30336765