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1973 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 28
Sunday, February 18, 1973 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:50
Average Speed: 157.205 mph
Pole Speed: 185.662 mph
Cautions: 4 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 103,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
4 850   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (A.J. Foyt)'73 Chevrolet1967,020running0
112405   David Sisco McGee Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1902,750running0
192630   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'72 Chevrolet1742,415clutch0
213124   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet1552,175running0
22 311   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet1544,250engine25
252912   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet1413,735engine0
262270   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet1292,260engine0
29 414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1182,775engine0
301372   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet1012,195engine0
353517   Bill Dennis Emrick   (H.J. Brooking)'72 Chevrolet621,225engine0
361955   Tiny Lund Price Construction   (Carl Price)'72 Chevrolet541,510rear end0
38 528   Gordon Johncock Ellington Racing   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet351,800oil leak0
393052   Earl Ross Red Cap Ale   (Allan Brooke)'73 Chevrolet341,385engine0
1 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge20036,100running17
3 96   Dick Brooks John Naughton Insurance   (Cotton Owens)'73 Dodge1979,800running0
6 171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge19414,725engine156
93667   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge1922,900running0
131418   Joe Frasson Krager Motor Homes   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge1882,275running0
153225   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge1872,470running0
163479   Frank Warren Rossmeyer   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1822,435running0
181596   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'72 Dodge1801,985engine0
203988   Ron Keselowski Keselowski Racing   (Roger Lubinski)'72 Dodge1681,500running0
242549   John Utsman G.C. Spencer'72 Dodge1451,780engine0
281831   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge1231,300overheating0
31404   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'73 Dodge652,060steering0
343742   Marty Robbins Marty Robbins   (Marty Robbins)'72 Dodge631,515crash0
373806   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'72 Dodge381,430engine0
21015   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Engine Conditioners   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford19817,300running1
232160   Maynard Troyer Nagle Ford   (Joe Nagle)'73 Ford1501,825engine0
322397   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford651,665transmission0
27332   Dave Marcis AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador1251,325rear end0
71248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1944,525running0
81690   Ramo Stott Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury1934,095running0
102745   Vic Parsons JetWay Products   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury1902,945running0
121195   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury1882,625running0
141792   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury1872,200running0
17288   Ed Negre Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'71 Mercury1822,445running0
332021   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury632,200engine1
5 604   Hershel McGriff K.D. Pauley   (Beryl Jackson)'72 Plymouth1956,025running0
40 29   Pete Hamilton Housby Mack Inc.   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth332,000engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Henley Gray19Gray RacingHenley GrayFord
Larry Dickson44
Johnny Barnes89
Clarence Lovell61
Jerry Cook07
Slick Gardner1
Richard Childress96
Les Covey87
Rick Newsom20Holbrook WaterproofingRick NewsomFord
Steve Arndt81
Andy Hampton00
Gerald Thompson69
Donnie Allison59DiProspero RacingDiGardChevrolet
Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.38
Dick Poling65Joe Phipps
Bob Greeley86
Dean Dalton7
Charlie Roberts77
Elmo Langley64
Eddie Bond0
Bill Champion10
Ben Arnold76
David Ray Boggs53Hopper-CrewsJ.C. CrewsFord
Tom Usry62
Paul Tyler83Smithville FarmsNorris ReedMercury
Sammy Sessions84
H.B. Bailey36
Earle Canavan01
Bob Tullius86
Tommy Gale03
Phil Finney80Finney RacingWallace FinneyChevrolet
Lennie Pond54
Raymond Williams47Jet Way WaxRaymond WilliamsFord
LeeRoy Yarbrough

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker13333
  Cale Yarborough34363
  Richard Petty37382
  Bobby Isaac39391
  Buddy Baker405617
  Cale Yarborough57582
  David Pearson59591
  Richard Petty60612
  Cale Yarborough62709
  Buddy Baker7110232
  Cale Yarborough1031086
  Buddy Baker10913325
  Cale Yarborough1341341
  Buddy Baker1351351
  Cale Yarborough1361394
  Buddy Baker14015415
  Richard Petty1551551
  Buddy Baker15618429
  Richard Petty1851851
  Buddy Baker1861894
  Richard Petty19020011