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1974 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 30
Saturday, January 26, 1974 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:56:52
Average Speed: 101.14 mph
Pole Speed: 110.098 mph
Cautions: 2 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 32,500
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1974 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
132756   Carl Adams Marck Motors   (Richard Mummert)'72 Ford1771,350running0
5 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'74 Chevrolet1886,975running33
61688   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'74 Chevrolet1883,025running0
202691   Johnny Anderson Connor Muffler / Adams Machine Shop   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet1291,175engine0
7 516   Gary Bettenhausen AMC   (Roger Penske)'74 Matador1852,275running0
17199   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)'72 Chevrolet1441,250engine0
351503   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'72 Dodge9520engine0
112084   Jim Danielson Danielson Co.   (Louis Nissen)'71 Mercury1781,425running0
122368   Sonny Easley San-Val Roofing   (Vic Kurten)'72 Ford1781,375running0
34 996   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'73 Dodge11570transmission0
293260   Larry Esau Esau Supply'72 Chevrolet47825clutch0
18 415   George Follmer R.C. Cola   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford1434,225brakes0
253573   Jim Gilliam Gilliam Racing'72 Chevrolet761,025transmission0
81324   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'74 Chevrolet1842,625running0
302279   Jerry Grant Earl's Supply'73 Chevrolet45775transmission0
311102   Budd Hagelin Ober Logging   (Budd Hagelin)'72 Dodge44720engine0
23 738   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)'72 Chevrolet1131,100engine1
272497   Harry Jefferson Nall Precision Engineering   (George Jefferson)'71 Ford60925transmission0
152164   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'71 Mercury1641,800running0
28172   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'72 Dodge521,375transmission0
142519   Dick May Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury1761,825running0
21127   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'72 Dodge1231,140transmission4
221870   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1231,625engine0
101004   Hershel McGriff Almost Heaven, West Virginia   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge1811,725running0
263194   Bill Osborne Mollicone Racing Engines   (Larry Mollicone)'72 Chevrolet68975engine0
91498   Richie Panch Tuxedo Plumbing   (Roy Thornley)'74 Chevrolet1832,025running0
4 872   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'74 Chevrolet1888,825running0
3 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1918,525running9
2 643   Richard Petty STP Oil Treatment + Oil Filters   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge19112,825running0
323066   Don Pruitt Pruitt Racing   (Don Pruitt)'72 Chevrolet28670oil leak0
163477   Charlie Roberts Roberts Racing   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1451,775running0
242952   Odie Robertson G.B. Auto Salvage'71 Chevrolet891,075suspension0
333329   Ross Surgenor Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)'72 Chevrolet15620engine0
192842   Richard White Barnicle Oil   (Dean Barnicle)'71 Ford1391,200rear end0
1 211   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'74 Chevrolet19119,325running144

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison122
  David Pearson342
  Bobby Allison5106
  Jimmy Insolo11111
  Jack McCoy12154
  Bobby Allison16161
  Cale Yarborough173923
  David Pearson40412
  Bobby Allison426423
  Cale Yarborough659329
  Bobby Allison94941
  David Pearson95951
  Cale Yarborough9611520
  David Pearson1161194
  Cale Yarborough12019172