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1970 Motor Trend 500 NASCAR Grand National.jpgNASCAR Grand National West.jpg
Held on January 18, 1970 at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, CA
193 L, 505.66 M, 813.688 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Note: 1970 NASCAR Grand National drivers denoted in white rows, 1970 NASCAR Grand National West in gold.
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 3 11 A.J. Foyt Don Wagner Ford 70' Ford 193 35 running
2 13 1 Roger McCluskey Plymouth 70' Plymouth 193 2 running
3 5 98 LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim Robbins Co. 70' Ford 193 5 running
4 8 27 Donnie Allison 70' Ford 190 22 running
5 6 43 Richard Petty Plymouth By Petty 70' Plymouth 186 2 engine
6 1 42 Dan Gurney Plymouth 70' Plymouth 180 0 running
7 18 06 Neil Castles Castles Racing 69' Dodge 178 0 running
8 17 39 Friday Hassler 69' Chevy 176 0 running
9 22 116 Jerry Oliver 70' Olds 176 0 running
10 25 83 Dick Guldstrand 69' Chevy 170 0 running
11 35 21 Parnelli Jones 60 Minute Cleaners 70' Mercury 168 88 clutch
12 34 321 Kevin Terris 69' Plymouth 165 0 running
13 4 22 Bobby Allison Saddleback Dodge 69' Dodge 164 0 bell-housing
14 20 30 Dave Marcis Dodge 69' Dodge 163 0 crash
15 43 09 Sam Rose 68' Ford 157 0 running
16 21 81 Dave Alonzo 68' Plymouth 150 0 running
17 2 17 David Pearson East Tenn. Ford 70' Ford 148 39 transmission
18 28 4 Dick Kranzler 68' Chevy 148 0 running
19 42 15 Paul Dorrity 68' Chevy 143 0 engine
20 11 132 Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Company 70' Dodge 142 0 running
21 40 00 Frank James 69' Chevy 137 0 rear-end
22 39 61 Dick Bown 69' Chevy 135 0 running
23 29 179 Ranny Dodd Workrite Products 69' Chevy 111 0 clutch
24 36 96 Ray Elder Hargis Engineering 69' Dodge 106 0 engine
25 19 38 Jimmy Insolo Ober Logging 68' Chevy 98 0 engine
26 32 18 Jim Cook 68' Ford 94 0 crash
27 41 16 Steve Froines 68' Olds 83 0 crash
28 9 6 Sam Posey Dave Schenk Dodge 69' Dodge 82 0 engine
29 7 71 Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance 69' Dodge 77 0 engine
30 37 7 Jack McCoy Hilton Hyper Lube 69' Dodge 69 0 oil-leak
31 33 23 G.T. Tallas Tallas Racing 69' Ford 49 0 engine
32 44 40 Les Loeser 68' Ford 38 0 clutch
33 15 32 Dick Brooks 69' Plymouth 37 0 engine
34 12 31 Buddy Young 69' Ford 37 0 crash
35 10 48 James Hylton Hylton Engineering 69' Dodge 34 0 engine
36 24 64 Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford 68' Ford 29 0 engine
37 26 126 Carl Joiner 69' Ford 23 0 rear-end
38 16 88 Don Noel Noel-Lewin 68' Ford 18 0 engine
39 14 93 Don White Nichels Engineering 69' Dodge 16 0 brakes
40 31 144 Lothar Motschenbacher 68' Chevy 7 0 clutch
41 23 05 Frank Deiny 68' Chevy 4 0 wheel bearing
42 38 45 Scotty Cain 69' Ford 3 0 transmission
43 27 80 Bob England England Racing 69' Chevy 3 0 transmission
44 30 79 Frank Warren Warren Racing 69' Plymouth 1 0 engine
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Hank Dekker, George Wiltshire, John Soares, Jr.
Time of Race: 5h:11:19
Fast Qualifier: Roger McCluskey
Heat Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{HeatWinners}}}|{{{HeatWinners}}}]]
Dash Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{DashWinners}}}|{{{DashWinners}}}]]
Consi Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ConsiWinners}}}|{{{ConsiWinners}}}]]
Non-Qualifiers Race Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{NonQualWinners}}}|{{{NonQualWinners}}}]]
Margin of Victory: 3.5 seconds
Average Speed: 97.45 mph
Cautions: 3 for 31 laps - not available
Lead Changes: 20 among 7 drivers - David Pearson 1-25, A.J. Foyt 26, Richard Petty 27-28, David Pearson 29-34, LeeRoy Yarbrough 35, A.J. Foyt 36-42, Parnelli Jones 43, LeeRoy Yarbrough 44, Donnie Allison 45-64, A.J. Foyt 65-66, Parnelli Jones 67-84, Donnie Allison 85-86, David Pearson 87-94, LeeRoy Yarbrough 95, Roger McCluskey 96-97, LeeRoy Yarbrough 98, Parnelli Jones 99-109, LeeRoy Yarbrough 110, Parnelli Jones 111-168, A.J. Foyt 169-193