OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

CAPITAL CITY 500

Richard Petty won the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Capital City 500 at Richmond International Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Richmond International Raceway
  • LOCATION: Richmond
  • LENGTH: 0.542 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $43,020

RACE

  • NUMBER: 23
  • NAME: Capital City 500
  • DATE: 09-09-1973
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 271
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 123

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: 1973 Dodge
  • AVG SPEED: 63.215
  • START POSITION: 5th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 6
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 5 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 0 500 429 Running 6,775
2 3 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Kar-Kare 0 498 17 Running 4,425
3 1 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 497 54 Running 4,150
4 7 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet DeWitt Racing 0 492 0 Running 1,750
5 20 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Cherokee Construction 0 482 0 Running 1,580
6 6 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 477 0 Running 1,250
7 11 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Gordon Racing 0 477 0 Running 1,210
8 14 48 James Hylton Mercury Hylton Engineering 0 476 0 Running 1,300
9 16 19 Henley Gray Mercury Warren Lindsey 0 473 0 Running 1,225
10 26 47 Raymond Williams Ford Jug 0 461 0 Running 975
11 21 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Sunny King 0 461 0 Running 875
12 24 96 Richard Childress Chevrolet L.C. Newton Trucking 0 459 0 Running 865
13 28 20 Rick Newsom Ford Holbrook Waterproofing 0 457 0 Running 505
14 31 79 Frank Warren Dodge Warren Racing 0 452 0 Running 835
15 23 64 Elmo Langley Ford Langley Racing 0 411 0 Engine 825
16 9 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Sisco Racing 0 383 0 Crash 1,025
17 4 71 Buddy Baker Dodge K & K Insurance 0 348 0 Running 2,070
18 32 25 Jabe Thomas Dodge Robertson Racing 0 347 0 Crash 790
19 30 73 Mel Larson Dodge ThermaSol 0 305 0 Engine 535
20 18 4 John Sears Dodge J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 203 0 Overheating 675
21 25 8 Ed Negre Dodge Negre Racing 0 175 0 Engine 750
22 33 26 Earl Brooks Ford Brooks Racing 0 114 0 Head gasket 490
23 29 85 Ronnie Daniel Chevrolet Daniel Racing 0 66 0 Transmission 480
24 22 29 Dick May Mercury Hollar Racing 0 33 0 Rear end 470
25 27 40 D.K. Ulrich Ford Noel's Auto Sales 0 13 0 Engine 460
26 2 15 Darrell Waltrip Ford Sta-Power Industries 0 4 0 Crash 1,995
27 10 90 Dick Brooks Mercury Truxmore Industries 0 4 0 Crash 620
28 12 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Master Chevy Sales 0 4 0 Crash 440
29 13 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet McDuffie Racing 0 4 0 Crash 665
30 19 10 Bill Champion Ford Earl Powell Auto Parts 0 4 0 Crash 770
31 8 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Belden Asphalt 0 4 0 Crash 885
32 15 45 Vic Parsons Ford Seifert Racing 0 4 0 Crash 530
33 17 44 Richard D. Brown Chevrolet Brown Racing 0 4 0 Crash 500
34 34 33 Baxter Price Chevrolet Price Racing 0 3 0 Crash 325