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1970 Motor Trend 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 1 of 48
Sunday, January 18, 1970 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
193 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (505.7 miles)

Time of race: 5:11:19
Average Speed: 97.45 mph
Pole Speed: 112.06 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.5 sec
Attendance: 43,200
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1970 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1970 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
113521   Parnelli Jones 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'70 Mercury1681,275clutch88
17 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Ford   (Holman-Moody)'70 Ford1481,925transmission39
1 311   A.J. Foyt Don Wagner Ford   (Jack Bowsher)'70 Ford19319,700running35
4 827   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'70 Ford1904,475running22
3 598   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim Robbins Co.   (Junior Johnson)'70 Ford1936,275running5
2131   Roger McCluskey Plymouth   (Norm Nelson)'70 Plymouth1939,000running2
5 643   Richard Petty Plymouth By Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth1863,000engine2
6 142   Dan Gurney Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'70 Plymouth1802,400running0
71806   Neil Castles Neil Castles'69 Dodge1781,750running0
81739   Friday Hassler James Hanley'69 Chevrolet1761,550running0
922116   Jerry Oliver Cos Cancilla'70 Oldsmobile1761,400running0
102583   Dick Guldstrand James Good'69 Chevrolet1701,350running0
1234321   Kevin Terris Gary Sigman'69 Plymouth1651,250running0
13 422   Bobby Allison Saddleback Dodge   (Mario Rossi)'69 Dodge1641,225bell housing0
142030   Dave Marcis Dodge   (Dave Marcis)'69 Dodge1631,200crash0
154309   Sam Rose Sam Rose'68 Ford1571,175running0
162181   Dave Alonzo Dave Alonzo'68 Plymouth1501,150running0
18284   Dick Kranzler Dick Kranzler'68 Chevrolet1481,100running0
194215   Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity'68 Chevrolet1431,075engine0
2011132   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'70 Dodge1421,050running0
214000   Frank James Jim Calder'69 Chevrolet1371,025rear end0
223961   Dick Bown Mike Ober'69 Chevrolet1351,025running0
2329179   Ranny Dodd Workrite Products   (Wally Vandertoorn)'69 Chevrolet1111,000clutch0
243696   Ray Elder Hargis Engineering   (Fred Elder)'69 Dodge106975engine0
251938   Jimmy Insolo Ober Logging   (Marvin Rowley)'68 Chevrolet98950engine0
263218   Jim Cook Bob Bristol'68 Ford94925crash0
274116   Steve Froines Cos Cancilla'68 Oldsmobile83900crash0
28 96   Sam Posey Dave Schenk Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'69 Dodge82900engine0
29 771   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'69 Dodge77885engine0
30377   Jack McCoy Hilton Hyper Lube   (Ernie Conn)'69 Dodge69850oil leak0
313323   G.T. Tallas G.T. Tallas'69 Ford49840engine0
324440   Les Loeser, Jr. Les Loeser, Sr.'68 Ford38830clutch0
331532   Dick Brooks Dick Brooks'69 Plymouth37895engine0
341231   Buddy Young L.G. DeWitt'69 Ford37810crash0
351048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'69 Dodge34820engine0
362464   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'68 Ford29800engine0
3726126   Carl Joiner, Jr. Dean Thorne'69 Ford23800rear end0
381688   Don Noel Noel-Lewin   (Don Noel)'68 Ford18800engine0
391493   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'69 Dodge16880brakes0
4031144   Lothar Motschenbacher Lothar Motschenbacher'68 Chevrolet7800clutch0
412305   Frank Deiny Frank Deiny'68 Chevrolet4800wheel bearing0
423845   Scotty Cain Bill Clinton'69 Ford3800transmission0
432780   Bob England Bob England'69 Chevrolet3800transmission0
443079   Frank Warren Frank Warren'69 Plymouth1800engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Hank Dekker, Jr.44Joseph WilliamsDodge
John Soares, Jr.421John Soares, Sr.Plymouth

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson12525
  A.J. Foyt26261
  Richard Petty27282
  David Pearson29346
  LeeRoy Yarbrough35351
  A.J. Foyt36427
  Parnelli Jones43431
  LeeRoy Yarbrough44441
  Donnie Allison456420
  A.J. Foyt65662
  Parnelli Jones678418
  Donnie Allison85862
  David Pearson87948
  LeeRoy Yarbrough95951
  Roger McCluskey96972
  LeeRoy Yarbrough98981
  Parnelli Jones9910911
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1101101
  Parnelli Jones11116858
  A.J. Foyt16919325