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1973 Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 28
Sunday, March 18, 1973 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:01
Average Speed: 118.649 mph
Pole Speed: 134.021 mph
Cautions: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.8 sec
Attendance: 46,500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
2 911   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet49210,125running0
4 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4906,000running1
91696   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet4741,625running0
101717   Bill Dennis Emrick   (H.J. Brooking)'72 Chevrolet4731,475running0
141014   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet4651,020running0
202554   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet406845engine0
221324   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet3891,295running0
243205   David Sisco McGee Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet379745running0
251128   Gordon Johncock Ellington Racing   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet365720suspension0
273965   Buck Baker Clements Automotive   (Dick Poling)'72 Chevrolet357670crash0
292370   J.D. McDuffie VOTE   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet3021,120engine0
31 272   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet2941,265engine0
382461   Clarence Lovell B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet64555crash0
403155   Tiny Lund Carl Price'72 Chevrolet15570engine0
3 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge4917,325running0
7 731   Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises   (O.L. Nixon)'72 Dodge4781,800running0
82018   Joe Frasson Krager Motor Homes   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge4751,650running0
131925   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge4671,545running0
151579   Frank Warren Cecil's Steak House   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge4621,495running0
16334   Ed Negre Mill Heating   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge4591,445running0
23 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge3863,345engine0
28380   Eddie Bond Bond Racing   (Eddie Bond)'73 Dodge324645wheel0
332749   John Utsman Sheffield Auto-Mart   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge168580engine0
362906   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge122565engine0
52190   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford4853,600running0
174077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford4361,395running0
183719   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford4261,395running0
212864   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford4031,320engine0
30 815   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'73 Ford2972,595engine0
353647   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford1421,070engine0
37 62   Dave Marcis AMC Matador   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador114560engine0
1 121   David Pearson Purolator Special   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury49215,475running491
61295   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury4832,050running0
112248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury4721,795running0
193592   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury414870crash0
26267   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury3651,195engine0
323010   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury2101,085engine0
343445   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury146575exhaust0
391430   Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury191,050engine0
121867   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Plymouth4701,145running0
414122   Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth025did not start0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson17272
  Bobby Allison73731
  David Pearson74492419