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1974 American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 30
Sunday, October 20, 1974 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:21
Average Speed: 118.493 mph
Pole Speed: 135.297 mph
Cautions: 4 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.2 sec
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1974 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
4 612   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Roger Penske)'74 Matador4874,600running1
6 888   Donnie Allison DiGard Racing   (DiGard)'74 Chevrolet4863,500running0
34 215   Buddy Baker R.C. Cola   (Bud Moore)'74 Ford183,770brakes12
152030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'74 Chevrolet4681,875running0
203640   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Noel's Auto Sales   (D.K. Ulrich)'72 Chevrolet4431,300running0
31 528   Dick Brooks Ellington Insulation   (Dick Brooks)'74 Chevrolet52600crash0
142419   Bob Burcham Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)'73 Chevrolet4691,425running0
33315   Neil Castles Castles Racing   (Doc Faustina)'74 Dodge21780transmission0
223210   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'72 Ford436975running0
241996   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet4211,525running0
363518   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'74 Dodge4550steering0
211624   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet4361,600running0
182748   James Hylton Nitro 9   (James Hylton)'74 Chevrolet4511,600running0
321597   Harry Jefferson George Jefferson'72 Ford30890engine0
253364   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford421900running0
291171   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Nord Krauskopf)'74 Dodge1571,020engine0
121714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'73 Chevrolet4752,025running0
193470   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet4471,575engine0
162660   Joe Mihalic Viglione Racing   (Lou Viglione)'74 Chevrolet4621,225running0
172967   Joe Millikan J.R. Stanley Trucking   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth4561,150running0
28288   Ed Negre Horseless Carriage Shop   (Ed Negre)'74 Dodge249830water pump0
271298   Richie Panch Tuxedo Plumbing   (Roy Thornley)'72 Chevrolet3171,550crash0
91072   Benny Parsons King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)'74 Chevrolet4795,300running0
1 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'73 Mercury49216,350running169
3 143   Richard Petty STP Oil Treatment + Oil Filters   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge4909,725running79
111354   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'74 Chevrolet4762,130running0
301490   Jody Ridley Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford851,410engine0
102193   Jackie Rogers Lemon Tree Inns   (Ray Frederick)'74 Chevrolet4791,975running0
8 752   Earl Ross Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet4822,500running0
131807   Jerry Schild Rush Johnson'72 Chevrolet4711,475running0
262205   David Sisco Reliable Plumbing   (David Sisco)'74 Chevrolet3571,525suspension0
352549   G.C. Spencer Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)'74 Dodge12760engine0
7232   Dick Trickle Trickle Racing   (Dave Marcis)'73 Mercury4833,475running0
5 995   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'72 Chevrolet4874,200running0
233079   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)'74 Dodge4211,450running0
2 411   Cale Yarborough Carling   (Junior Johnson)'74 Chevrolet49211,925running231

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty144
  Buddy Baker51612
  Richard Petty17204
  David Pearson215434
  Bobby Allison55551
  Cale Yarborough566813
  Richard Petty698113
  David Pearson82898
  Cale Yarborough9010617
  Richard Petty10714034
  David Pearson14116121
  Cale Yarborough1621621
  David Pearson16318119
  Cale Yarborough18224362
  David Pearson2442474
  Cale Yarborough24833285
  David Pearson3333342
  Cale Yarborough33534511
  David Pearson3463472
  Richard Petty34837124
  Cale Yarborough37241140
  David Pearson41244433
  Cale Yarborough4454462
  David Pearson44749246