OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

David Pearson won the 1973 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $58,681

RACE

  • NUMBER: 9
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 04-29-1973
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 49

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 70.251
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 11
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 1 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 0 0 500 180 Running 11,250
2 6 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Kar-Kare 0 0 0 500 312 Running 11,500
3 8 15 Bobby Isaac Ford Sta-Power Industries 0 0 0 495 0 Running 4,500
4 10 71 Buddy Baker Dodge K & K Insurance 0 0 0 494 8 Running 3,500
5 3 24 Cecil Gordon Chevrolet Gordon Racing 0 0 0 490 0 Running 1,750
6 12 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet DeWitt Racing 0 0 0 488 0 Running 1,650
7 15 90 Jimmy Hensley Mercury Truxmore Industries 0 0 0 485 0 Running 1,550
8 13 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 0 0 471 0 Running 1,450
9 16 45 Vic Parsons Ford Seifert Rent-A-Racer 0 0 0 469 0 Running 1,100
10 20 48 James Hylton Ford Hylton Engineering 0 0 0 468 0 Running 1,250
11 21 64 Elmo Langley Ford Langley Racing 0 0 0 464 0 Running 1,150
12 28 20 Rick Newsom Ford Holbrook Waterproofing 0 0 0 461 0 Running 800
13 25 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet McDuffie Racing 0 0 0 459 0 Running 950
14 24 19 Henley Gray Ford Gray Racing 0 0 0 453 0 Running 926
15 29 26 Earl Brooks Ford Brooks Racing 0 0 0 440 0 Running 650
16 33 40 Frank Warren Ford Winston 500 0 0 0 440 0 Running 625
17 11 17 Bill Dennis Chevrolet Emrick 0 0 0 404 0 Rear end 600
18 27 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Kentucky Fried Chicken 0 0 0 397 0 Running 575
19 7 54 Lennie Pond Chevrolet Master Chevy Sales 0 0 0 375 0 Crash 550
20 30 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Sunny King 0 0 0 339 0 Crash 775
21 5 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 0 0 0 334 0 Engine 2,250
22 31 8 Ed Negre Mercury Negre Racing 0 0 0 257 0 Suspension 740
23 32 85 Ronnie Daniel Chevrolet Daniel Racing 0 0 0 251 0 Ignition 480
24 14 96 Richard Childress Chevrolet L.C. Newton Trucking 0 0 0 223 0 Brakes 470
25 17 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Sisco Racing 0 0 0 212 0 Brakes 450
26 9 2 Dave Marcis Matador AMC 0 0 0 114 0 Engine 450
27 2 88 Donnie Allison Chevrolet DiGard Racing 0 0 0 45 0 Oil leak 940
28 19 4 John Sears Dodge J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 0 0 45 0 Engine 680
29 26 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Belden Asphalt 0 0 0 45 0 Oil leak 670
30 22 25 Jabe Thomas Dodge Robertson Racing 0 0 0 35 0 Oil leak 660
31 23 47 Raymond Williams Ford Jet Way Wax 0 0 0 35 0 Engine 900
32 4 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 0 0 30 0 Oil leak 1,890
33 34 44 Richard D Brown Chevrolet Brown Racing 0 0 0 15 0 Alternator 380
34 18 10 Bill Champion Ford Champion Racing 0 0 0 2 0 Engine 620