OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

ATLANTA 500

David Pearson won the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Atlanta 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Atlanta
  • LENGTH: 1.522 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $103,485

RACE

  • NUMBER: 6
  • NAME: Atlanta 500
  • DATE: 04-01-1973
  • LAPS / MILES: 328 / 499
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 31

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 139.351
  • START POSITION: 9th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 23
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 9 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 328 155 Running 16,625
2 2 15 Bobby Isaac Ford Sta-Power Industries 0 326 6 Running 11,325
3 5 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet DeWitt Racing 0 323 0 Running 6,700
4 8 71 Buddy Baker Dodge K & K Insurance 0 322 0 Running 6,525
5 4 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Kar-Kare 0 321 154 Running 6,575
6 15 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 319 0 Running 2,625
7 35 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore Industries 0 319 0 Running 2,875
8 11 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Gordon Racing 0 317 0 Running 2,625
9 25 61 Clarence Lovell Chevrolet Lovell Racing 0 317 0 Running 2,025
10 3 31 Jim Vandiver Dodge Nixon Racing 0 317 0 Running 1,975
11 1 28 Gordon Johncock Chevrolet L'eggs 0 315 0 Running 1,875
12 13 2 Dave Marcis Dodge Marcis Racing 0 313 0 Running 1,775
13 33 96 Richard Childress Chevrolet L.C. Newton Trucking 0 311 0 Running 1,675
14 27 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 310 0 Running 2,025
15 37 67 Buddy Arrington Plymouth Kentucky Fried Chicken 0 309 0 Running 1,375
16 34 79 Frank Warren Dodge Warren Racing 0 309 0 Running 1,775
17 19 47 Raymond Williams Ford Jet Way Wax 0 303 0 Running 1,725
18 40 09 Charles Barrett Ford Dahlonega Ford Sales 0 302 0 Running 1,200
19 32 89 Johnny Barnes Mercury Hopper-Crews 0 299 0 Running 1,175
20 20 92 Larry Smith Mercury Carling Black Label 0 299 0 Running 1,150
21 14 48 James Hylton Mercury Hylton Engineering 0 288 0 Running 1,605
22 28 01 Earle Canavan Plymouth Kosin's Auto Parts 0 282 0 Running 1,080
23 23 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Belden Asphalt 0 274 0 Transmission 1,555
24 38 8 Ed Negre Mercury Negre Racing 0 274 0 Running 1,530
25 21 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Sunny King 0 272 0 Running 1,505
26 30 64 Elmo Langley Ford Langley Racing 0 259 0 Running 1,495
27 17 50 A.J. Foyt Chevrolet Purolator 0 225 0 Overheating 985
28 7 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Frasson Cement 0 222 0 Oil line 970
29 26 10 Bill Champion Mercury Champion Racing 0 209 0 Engine 1,460
30 12 16 Mark Donohue Matador AMC 0 202 0 Engine 950
31 31 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Lubinski Racing 0 192 0 Engine 945
32 39 25 Roy Mayne Dodge Robertson Racing 0 179 0 Clutch 1,440
33 18 95 Darrell Waltrip Mercury Terminal Transport 0 160 0 Spindle 935
34 16 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 0 140 13 Engine 3,430
35 6 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 103 0 Engine 2,925
36 36 4 John Sears Dodge J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 80 0 Engine 1,420
37 22 07 Bobby Mausgrover Chevrolet Gohr Distributors 0 58 0 Engine 915
38 29 55 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Price Construction 0 40 0 Vibration 910
39 10 22 Pete Hamilton Plymouth Land Harbors of America 0 38 0 Engine 905
40 24 84 Tony Bettenhausen Jr Dodge Vita Fresh Orange Juice 0 9 0 Oil leak 900