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1973 Rebel 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 28
Sunday, April 15, 1973 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:04:14
Average Speed: 122.655 mph
Pole Speed: 153.463 mph
Cautions: 11 for 71 laps
Margin of Victory: 13 laps +
Attendance: 48,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 121   David Pearson Purolator Special   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury36716,335running246
2 672   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet3548,885running12
3 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet3497,585engine96
42196   Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'73 Chevrolet3464,035running0
52670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet3443,685running0
6107   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury3412,580running0
7 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge3404,380crash4
8 571   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'73 Dodge3323,780running0
91925   Roy Mayne Clyde Lynn Inc.   (Don Robertson)'73 Dodge3312,180running0
103347   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford3302,080running0
112598   Dick Brooks Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford3281,555crash0
122201   Earle Canavan Kosin's Auto Parts   (Earle Canavan)'72 Plymouth3261,380running0
131667   Buddy Arrington KFC Bacon Center Fries Special   (Buddy Arrington)'72 Dodge3241,280crash0
143934   Wendell Scott Scott Racing   (Wendell Scott)'71 Ford3191,180running0
152849   G.C. Spencer Sheffield Auto Mart   (G.C. Spencer)'72 Dodge3171,130crash0
163019   Jabe Thomas Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury3151,605running0
171790   Richie Panch Truxmore Industries   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Mercury3091,530running0
183889   Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'71 Mercury2911,005running0
19 211   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'73 Chevrolet2753,080engine0
20318   Ed Negre Clyde Lynn's Inc.   (Clyde Lynn)'71 Mercury2561,455oil line0
21 724   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'72 Chevrolet2511,425engine0
22354   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Dodge2501,400engine0
231148   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury2501,325running0
241395   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury199925engine9
252730   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1781,275engine0
263477   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Ford   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1701,265engine0
272083   Paul Tyler Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury159755overheating0
282345   Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford150745overheating0
292979   David Ray Boggs Winston 500   (Frank Warren)'73 Dodge1161,235engine0
301861   Clarence Lovell B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)'73 Chevrolet95725engine0
31 928   Charlie Glotzbach Ellington Racing   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet86625engine0
324084   Frank Warren Davis Racing   (Buster Davis)'71 Dodge78680brakes0
33 415   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford772,670engine0
341218   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'73 Dodge67660engine0
353264   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford541,150oil pan0
361454   Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales   (Ronnie Elder)'73 Chevrolet39690crash0
372492   Larry Smith Carling Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Mercury23630overheating0
383626   Earl Brooks Brooks Racing   (Earl Brooks)'71 Ford20620oil leak0
393710   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury181,110engine0
40152   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'71 Dodge2625crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson11010
  Bobby Allison114838
  Benny Parsons49491
  Darrell Waltrip50501
  Bobby Allison516919
  Darrell Waltrip70712
  David Pearson72787
  Benny Parsons798911
  David Pearson90923
  Darrell Waltrip93986
  David Pearson991057
  Bobby Allison10612722
  David Pearson12815831
  Richard Petty1591613
  David Pearson1621654
  Bobby Allison1661705
  Richard Petty1711711
  David Pearson1721787
  Bobby Allison17918810
  David Pearson1891891
  Bobby Allison1901912
  David Pearson192367176