OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

AMERICAN 500

David Pearson won the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Series American 500 at North Carolina Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Carolina Speedway
  • LOCATION: Rockingham
  • LENGTH: 1.017 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $99,715

RACE

  • NUMBER: 28
  • NAME: American 500
  • DATE: 10-21-1973
  • LAPS / MILES: 492 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 36

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 117.749
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 20
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 2 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 492 396 Running 16,795
2 16 71 Buddy Baker Dodge K & K Insurance 0 491 0 Running 11,050
3 18 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Kar-Kare 0 491 85 Running 7,925
4 4 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 488 1 Running 6,525
5 9 2 Dave Marcis Matador AMC 0 484 0 Running 4,175
6 3 88 Donnie Allison Chevrolet DiGard Racing 0 484 0 Running 2,725
7 10 32 Dick Brooks Dodge Brooks Racing 0 483 1 Running 2,525
8 13 90 Charlie Glotzbach Mercury Truxmore Industries 0 483 0 Running 2,625
9 7 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Master Chevy Sales 0 481 0 Running 1,625
10 8 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 479 1 Running 1,925
11 19 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Gordon Racing 0 476 0 Running 2,050
12 27 64 Elmo Langley Ford Langley Racing 0 471 0 Running 1,825
13 22 61 Johnny Rutherford Chevrolet Paser 500 0 471 0 Running 1,325
14 14 96 Richard Childress Chevrolet L.C. Newton Trucking 0 466 0 Running 1,775
15 28 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Sisco Racing 0 465 8 Running 1,650
16 35 38 Tony Bettenhausen Jr Chevrolet Vita Fresh Orange Juice 0 463 0 Running 1,125
17 30 19 Henley Gray Mercury Gray Racing 0 460 0 Running 1,600
18 36 25 Jabe Thomas Dodge Robertson Racing 0 458 0 Running 1,575
19 21 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Stott 0 457 0 Running 1,650
20 39 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet McDuffie Racing 0 455 0 Running 1,225
21 43 8 Ed Negre Dodge Negre Racing 0 452 0 Running 1,300
22 12 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 451 0 Running 1,575
23 25 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Belden Asphalt 0 441 0 Running 950
24 41 67 Buddy Arrington Plymouth Cherokee Construction 0 428 0 Running 1,225
25 17 28 Gordon Johncock Chevrolet Pylon Wiper Blades 0 413 0 Transmission 750
26 29 04 Pee Wee Wentz Chevrolet Honda of Danville 0 379 0 Engine 875
27 8 15 Darrell Waltrip Ford Sta-Power Industries 0 342 0 Engine 2,650
28 5 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet DeWitt Racing 0 308 0 Vibration 1,125
29 37 0 Eddie Bond Dodge Bond Racing 0 302 0 Engine 700
30 26 10 Bill Champion Mercury Earl Powell Auto Parts 0 302 0 Running 1,275
31 31 09 Jody Ridley Ford Dahlonega Ford Sales 0 294 0 Clutch 945
32 33 31 Jim Vandiver Dodge Bradford Enterprises 0 219 0 Engine 790
33 32 4 John Sears Dodge J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 207 0 Engine 910
34 34 77 Charlie Roberts Chevrolet Sunny King 0 178 0 Oil pressure 1,255
35 1 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 0 133 0 Cam 3,550
36 20 98 Richie Panch Ford Frazier Camping Center 0 125 0 Motor mount 845
37 15 79 Paul Tyler Dodge Tyler Racing 0 105 0 Engine 1,240
38 23 06 Neil Castles Dodge Howard Furniture 0 91 0 Ignition 835
39 38 44 Richard D. Brown Chevrolet Bob's Mobile Home 0 78 0 Clutch 630
40 24 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Frasson Cement 0 52 0 Engine 725
41 11 49 G.C. Spencer Dodge Spencer Racing 0 12 0 Crash 795
42 40 89 Johnny Barnes Mercury Hopper-Crews 0 11 0 Crash 590
43 42 40 Frank Warren Ford Hinson Construction 0 11 0 Crash 485