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1970 American 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 48
Sunday, November 15, 1970 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:24
Average Speed: 117.811 mph
Pole Speed: 136.496 mph
Cautions: 7 for 46 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 sec
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
123006   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'69 Dodge4571,045running0
251810   Bill Champion Champion Trucking   (Bill Champion)'69 Ford395795fan pulley0
101413   Buddy Young Mallory Speed Shop   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford4641,170running0
2 617   David Pearson Holman-Moody'69 Ford49211,170running180
112018   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'69 Dodge4581,270running0
283719   Henley Gray Gray Auto   (Henley Gray)'69 Ford347645running0
1 221   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare / 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'69 Mercury49220,445running205
3 322   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge4896,195running0
213124   Cecil Gordon Sahara Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'68 Ford420795running0
143425   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'69 Plymouth450995running0
41627   Donnie Allison Sunny King Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'69 Ford4863,045running0
32 830   Dave Marcis Lunda Construction   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge273955crash0
161731   Jim Vandiver Moss-Thornton   (O.L. Nixon)'69 Dodge4481,045running0
39 432   Dick Brooks Thornton Motors   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth431,320engine0
203934   Wendell Scott Scott & Sons   (Wendell Scott)'69 Ford427845engine0
231936   Roy Mayne Brown & Associates   (Richard Brown)'70 Plymouth420795running0
92139   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (James Hanley)'69 Chevrolet4641,145running0
30264   John Sears Mills Heating   (John Sears)'69 Dodge336595ignition0
151040   Pete Hamilton 7-Up   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth4491,145crash0
6 743   Richard Petty Southern Chrysler & Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth4811,920running24
192445   Raymond Williams MARC Times   (Bill Seifert)'69 Ford428870running0
342347   Bill Seifert Garrett Motors   (Bill Seifert)'70 Ford117545driveshaft0
82248   James Hylton Mullins Motors   (James Hylton)'70 Ford4691,245running0
40255   Buddy Arrington Mobile Home Courts   (Buddy Arrington)'69 Dodge10540rear end0
351355   Tiny Lund McConnell Racing   (John McConnell)'69 Dodge87565engine0
222957   Johnny Halford Play Golf   (Ervin Pruitt)'69 Dodge420795running0
5 96   Buddy Baker Royal Motors   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge4852,190running0
272761   Hoss Ellington Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'69 Ford356670rear end0
132864   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'69 Mercury4551,020running0
243368   Larry Baumel Auto Lad   (Allan Schlauer)'69 Ford402745running0
183870   J.D. McDuffie Welker Construction   (J.D. McDuffie)'69 Mercury435895running0
7 571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge4782,020running0
331272   Benny Parsons Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'69 Ford119695rear end0
363674   Bill Shirey Shirley's Garage   (Bill Shirey)'69 Plymouth81585engine0
173276   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'69 Ford436895running0
264079   Frank Warren Atlas Transmission   (Frank Warren)'69 Plymouth384695running0
371590   Bill Dennis Danville Lincoln-Mercury   (Junie Donlavey)'69 Mercury53630transmission0
383592   Roy Tyner Pepsi-Cola   (Roy Tyner)'69 Ford52550clutch0
291198   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim Robbins Co.   (Junior Johnson)'69 Mercury343695engine2
31 199   Charlie Glotzbach Dow Chemicals   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge3242,160engine81

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roy Mayne46Hunter's GarageTom HunterChevrolet
Dick Poling65Cox Auto SalesJoe PhippsChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach18181
  Cale Yarborough82854
  David Pearson86188103
  Cale Yarborough1891902
  David Pearson19125565
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2562561
  Richard Petty25728024
  Cale Yarborough2812822
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2832831
  Cale Yarborough28432542
  David Pearson3263294
  Cale Yarborough330441112
  David Pearson4424498
  Cale Yarborough45049243