OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

AMERICAN 500

David Pearson won the 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Series American 500 at North Carolina Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Carolina Speedway
  • LOCATION: Rockingham
  • LENGTH: 1.017 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $99,465

RACE

  • NUMBER: 29
  • NAME: American 500
  • DATE: 10-20-1974
  • LAPS / MILES: 492 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 37

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1973 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 118.493
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 23
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 3 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 492 169 Running 16,350
2 4 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Carling 0 492 231 Running 11,925
3 1 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP Oil Treatment + Oil Filters 0 490 79 Running 9,725
4 6 12 Bobby Allison Matador Coca-Cola 0 487 1 Running 4,600
5 9 95 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Terminal Transport 0 487 0 Running 4,200
6 8 88 Donnie Allison Chevrolet DiGard Racing 0 486 0 Running 3,500
7 23 2 Dick Trickle Dodge Trickle Racing 0 483 0 Running 3,475
8 7 52 Earl Ross Chevrolet Carling 0 482 0 Running 2,500
9 10 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet King's Row Fireplace 0 479 0 Running 5,300
10 21 93 Jackie Rogers Chevrolet Lemon Tree Inns 0 479 0 Running 1,975
11 13 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Master Chevy Sales 0 476 0 Running 2,130
12 17 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 475 0 Running 2,025
13 18 07 Jerry Schild Chevrolet Rush Johnson 0 471 0 Running 1,475
14 24 19 Bob Burcham Chevrolet Belden Asphalt 0 469 0 Running 1,425
15 20 30 Walter Ballard Chevrolet Ballard Racing 0 468 0 Running 1,875
16 26 60 Joe Mihalic Chevrolet Viglione Racing 0 462 0 Running 1,225
17 29 67 Joe Millikan Plymouth J.R. Stanley Trucking 0 456 0 Running 1,150
18 27 48 James Hylton Chevrolet Nitro 9 0 451 0 Running 1,600
19 34 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet McDuffie Racing 0 447 0 Engine 1,575
20 36 40 Tony Bettenhausen Jr Chevrolet Noel's Auto Sales 0 443 0 Running 1,300
21 16 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Gordon Racing 0 436 0 Running 1,600
22 32 10 Bill Champion Ford Champion Racing 0 436 0 Running 975
23 30 79 Frank Warren Dodge Warren Racing 0 421 0 Running 1,450
24 19 96 Richard Childress Chevrolet L.C. Newton Trucking 0 421 0 Running 1,525
25 33 64 Elmo Langley Ford Langley Racing 0 421 0 Running 900
26 22 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Reliable Plumbing 0 357 0 Suspension 1,525
27 12 98 Richie Panch Chevrolet Tuxedo Plumbing 0 317 0 Crash 1,550
28 28 8 Ed Negre Dodge Horseless Carriage Shop 0 249 0 Water pump 830
29 11 71 Dave Marcis Dodge Marcis Racing 0 157 0 Engine 1,020
30 14 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore Industries 0 85 0 Engine 1,410
31 5 28 Dick Brooks Chevrolet Ellington Insulation 0 52 0 Crash 600
32 15 97 Harry Jefferson Ford George Jefferson 0 30 0 Engine 890
33 31 5 Neil Castles Dodge Castles Racing 0 21 0 Transmission 780
34 2 15 Buddy Baker Ford R.C. Cola 0 18 12 Brakes 3,770
35 25 49 G.C. Spencer Dodge Spencer Racing 0 12 0 Engine 760
36 35 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Joe Frasson 0 4 0 Steering 550