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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

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

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