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1973 Winston 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on May 6, 1973 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
188 L, 500.08 M, 804.828 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 21 David Pearson Purolator '71 Mercury 188 111 running
2 17 08 Donnie Allison DiGard Racing '72 Chevrolet 187 0 running
3 20 72 Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing '72 Chevrolet 187 10 running
4 12 61 Clarence Lovell B & B Racing '73 Chevrolet 185 0 running
5 19 24 Cecil Gordon R.W. Hill & Sons '73 Chevrolet 184 2 running
6 18 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley '72 Chevrolet 183 6 running
7 52 5 Dick Simon TraveLodge '73 Dodge 182 0 running
8 16 31 Jim Vandiver Moss Thornton '72 Dodge 182 0 running
9 33 45 Vic Parsons Seifert Rent-A-Racer '71 Mercury 180 0 crash
10 30 09 Charles Barrett Dahlonega Ford Sales '71 Ford 180 9 running
11 29 8 Ed Negre Negre Racing '73 Dodge 176 0 running
12 24 0 Eddie Bond Bond Racing '73 Dodge 175 0 running
13 38 03 Tommy Gale McCaig Motel '71 Mercury 172 0 running
14 46 52 Earl Ross Red Cap Ale '72 Chevrolet 167 0 ignition
15 51 25 Jabe Thomas Robertson Racing '73 Dodge 167 0 running
16 41 7 Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt '71 Mercury 163 0 running
17 49 2 Dave Marcis Attalla Speedway '71 Dodge 152 0 running
18 31 70 J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing '72 Chevrolet 147 6 oil pan
19 37 64 Elmo Langley Langley Racing '72 Ford 142 0 running
20 47 4 John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air '71 Dodge 141 0 running
21 56 35 Dick May HeKimian Foreign Cars '71 Mercury 139 0 engine
22 25 96 Richard Childress L.C. Newton Trucking '73 Chevrolet 109 0 engine
23 48 22 Dick Brooks Crawford Racing '72 Plymouth 107 5 rear end
24 32 79 Frank Warren Winston 500 '73 Dodge 107 0 engine
25 14 83 Paul Tyler Smithville Farms '71 Mercury 90 0 engine
26 7 15 Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries '73 Ford 89 3 engine
27 39 89 Johnny Barnes Hopper-Crews '71 Mercury 89 0 engine
28 44 47 Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax '72 Ford 84 0 engine
29 43 98 Mel Larson L.C. Newton '72 Chevrolet 84 0 overheating
30 40 38 Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. Vita Fresh Orange Juice '73 Chevrolet 79 0 windshield
31 8 95 Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport '71 Mercury 77 26 oil leak
32 15 97 Red Farmer Long-Lewis '72 Ford 76 0 engine
33 42 40 D.K. Ulrich Noel's Auto Sales '71 Ford 73 0 engine
34 50 19 Henley Gray Gray Racing '72 Mercury 68 0 clutch
35 3 43 Richard Petty STP '73 Dodge 51 0 crash
36 27 05 David Sisco Sisco Racing '72 Chevrolet 49 0 engine
37 26 10 Bill Champion Champion Racing '71 Mercury 32 0 engine
38 6 28 Gordon Johncock Ellington Racing '73 Chevrolet 23 0 crash
39 54 3 Alton Jones Crimson Dale Nursery '73 Chevrolet 14 0 no tires
40 1 71 Buddy Baker K & K Insurance '73 Dodge 10 10 crash
41 4 11 Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare '73 Chevrolet 10 0 crash
42 5 12 Bobby Allison Coca-Cola '73 Chevrolet 10 0 crash
43 9 18 Joe Frasson Frasson Cement '73 Dodge 10 0 crash
44 13 90 Ramo Stott Truxmore Industries '72 Mercury 9 0 engine
45 34 48 James Hylton Pugmire Lincoln-Mercury '71 Mercury 9 0 crash
46 23 54 Lennie Pond Master Chevy Sales '73 Chevrolet 9 0 crash
47 11 75 Slick Gardner Gardner Racing '71 Mercury 9 0 crash
48 35 30 Walter Ballard HeKimian Foreign Cars '71 Mercury 9 0 crash
49 21 67 Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken '72 Plymouth 9 0 crash
50 22 88 Ron Keselowski Lubinski Racing '72 Dodge 9 0 crash
51 10 82 Bill Ward Bama Auto Sales '72 Chevrolet 9 0 crash
52 53 76 Ben Arnold Arnold Racing '71 Mercury 9 0 crash
53 59 77 Charlie Roberts Sunny King '71 Ford 9 0 crash
54 60 53 Bobby Mausgrover Hopper-Crews '72 Ford 9 0 crash
55 58 34 Wendell Scott Scott Racing '71 Mercury 8 0 crash
56 55 26 Earl Brooks Brooks Racing '71 Ford 8 0 crash
57 57 85 Ronnie Daniel Daniel Racing '72 Chevrolet 8 0 crash
58 36 92 Larry Smith Carling Black Label '71 Mercury 8 0 crash
59 28 6 Eddie Yarboro Yarboro Racing '72 Dodge 4 0 vibration
60 45 44 Richard D. Brown Brown Racing '72 Chevrolet 1 0 windshield
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Neil Bonnett, John Utsman, Bob Davis
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
Heat Winners:
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:
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available