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1973 Richmond 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 28
Sunday, February 25, 1973 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
500 laps on a .542 mile paved track (271.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:37:29
Average Speed: 74.764 mph
Pole Speed: 90.952 mph
Cautions: 8 for 78 laps
Margin of Victory: 13.6 sec
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge5006,350running227
2 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge5004,050running18
3 611   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet4973,450running151
41015   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford4952,900running20
5202   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge4911,150running0
6 917   Bill Dennis Emrick   (H.J. Brooking)'72 Chevrolet491925running0
71154   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet490835running0
8 424   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet489975running0
91748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury486950running0
10 272   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet484925running16
111830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury479775running0
121464   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford476765running0
132125   Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge459745running0
142210   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford456735running0
15 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet4512,475running66
162619   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford446700running0
172467   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Buddy Arrington)'71 Dodge439445running0
182977   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford432790running0
19194   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'73 Dodge424685running0
202851   Richard D. Brown Strong Racing   (Bill Strong)'72 Chevrolet349425engine0
211282   Sonny Hutchins Harraka Enterprises'72 Chevrolet254440crash0
222579   Frank Warren Rossmeyer   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge237640no tires0
231655   Tiny Lund Price Construction   (Carl Price)'72 Chevrolet229405rear end0
242306   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'73 Dodge210370crash0
25 359   Donnie Allison Professional Realtors   (DiGard)'72 Chevrolet162385engine2
26 790   Ray Hendrick Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury151600engine0
27157   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury126575engine0
283005   David Sisco McGee Racing   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet110300engine0
291370   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet54560engine0
302745   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury1275crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison16666
  Donnie Allison67682
  Bobby Isaac69713
  Benny Parsons728716
  Cale Yarborough8812942
  Bobby Isaac13014314
  Cale Yarborough14416623
  Bobby Isaac1671671
  Buddy Baker1681692
  Cale Yarborough17025283
  Richard Petty25326311
  Bobby Isaac2642652
  Richard Petty266394129
  Buddy Baker3954006
  Cale Yarborough4014033
  Richard Petty40441613
  Buddy Baker4174171
  Richard Petty41842710
  Buddy Baker4284369
  Richard Petty43750064