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1970 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 24 of 48
Saturday, July 4, 1970 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:27:56
Average Speed: 162.235 mph
Pole Speed: 191.64 mph
Cautions: 4 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: 15 sec
Attendance: 55,700
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
102306   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge1481,075running0
341907   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'69 Chevrolet25680engine0
111610   Bill Champion Bill Champion'69 Ford1471,040running0
243616   Roy Mayne Ken Spikes'70 Chevrolet96765oil pump0
8 517   David Pearson Holman-Moody'69 Ford1541,700blew tire34
232418   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'69 Dodge111800oil leak0
404019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'69 Ford0650quit0
35 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury23875engine9
3 922   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1607,005running1
193324   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'68 Ford135820running0
293225   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'69 Plymouth58715oil pan0
11527   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'69 Ford16021,025running7
321228   Fred Lorenzen Piper Trash Can Liners   (Ray Fox)'69 Dodge30765distributor0
221430   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'69 Dodge122810running0
332231   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'69 Dodge27735oil line0
51032   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1582,500running0
263934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'69 Ford88745engine0
62136   Don Tarr Coca-Cola   (Richard Brown)'70 Plymouth1572,050running0
362939   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet15670steering0
13304   John Sears John Sears'69 Dodge143965running0
30 440   Pete Hamilton 7-Up The Uncola   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth46760ignition10
181143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'70 Plymouth139965engine0
202845   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'69 Ford135805running0
71348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1551,400running0
14185   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'69 Dodge143940running0
123157   Johnny Halford Ervin Pruitt'69 Dodge146990running0
2 86   Buddy Baker Cotton Owens'69 Dodge16010,795running71
281764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'69 Mercury59725oil leak0
212668   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford129820running0
162770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'69 Ford142890running0
9 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge1511,250running4
31 772   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford43700engine1
393774   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'69 Plymouth0655overheating0
152576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford143940running0
172079   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth141865running0
37358   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford6665quit0
383484   Bobby Mausgrover Buster Davis'69 Dodge5660engine0
273889   Gary DuPuis Morris Davis'69 Ford78735crash0
25 398   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'69 Mercury90830engine16
4 699   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge1593,825running7

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14545  
46527   #72 oil on track 
537018  
71744   #36 accident 
759319  
94974   #89 accident 
981036  
1041074   #34 blown engine 
10816053  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.9%             Average green flag run: 28.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Pete Hamilton122
  Buddy Baker397
  Cale Yarborough10145
  Buddy Baker15184
  Cale Yarborough19224
  Buddy Baker23231
  Charlie Glotzbach24252
  Pete Hamilton26338
  LeeRoy Yarbrough34374
  Benny Parsons38381
  LeeRoy Yarbrough39457
  Buddy Baker46472
  Charlie Glotzbach48525
  LeeRoy Yarbrough53531
  David Pearson54541
  LeeRoy Yarbrough55562
  David Pearson57582
  Buddy Baker59646
  LeeRoy Yarbrough65662
  Buddy Baker67726
  David Pearson73731
  Buddy Baker748613
  David Pearson87871
  Buddy Baker88947
  Bobby Allison95951
  Buddy Baker96961
  David Pearson971026
  Buddy Baker1031064
  Bobby Isaac1071104
  Buddy Baker11113020
  David Pearson13115323
  Donnie Allison1541607