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1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
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The 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday January 21 and ended on Sunday October 21. Benny Parsons was crowned Winston Cup champion at the end of the season finishing 67 points ahead of Cale Yarborough. Lennie Pond was named NASCAR Rookie of the Year. David Pearson dominated the season winning 11 of the 18 races he entered. [1]

Season recap

Date Event Circuit Winner
January 21 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway Mark Donohue
February 18 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway Richard Petty
February 25 Richmond 500 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Richard Petty
March 18 Carolina 500 North Carolina Speedway David Pearson
March 25 Southeastern 500 Bristol International Speedway Cale Yarborough
April 1 Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway David Pearson
April 8 Gwyn Staley 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Richard Petty
April 15 Rebel 500 Darlington Raceway David Pearson
April 29 Virginia 500 Martinsville Speedway David Pearson
May 6 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway David Pearson
May 12 Music City USA 420 Nashville Speedway Cale Yarborough
May 27 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Buddy Baker
June 3 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway David Pearson
June 10 Alamo 500 Texas World Speedway Richard Petty
June 17 Tuborg 400 Riverside International Raceway Bobby Allison
June 24 Motor State 400 Michigan International Speedway David Pearson
July 4 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway David Pearson
July 8 Volunteer 500 Bristol International Speedway Benny Parsons
July 22 Dixie 500 Atlanta International Raceway David Pearson
August 12 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Dick Brooks
August 25 Nashville 420 Nashville Speedway Buddy Baker
September 3 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Cale Yarborough
September 9 Capital City 500 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Richard Petty
September 16 Delaware 500 Dover Downs International Speedway David Pearson
September 23 Wilkes 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Bobby Allison
September 30 Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway Richard Petty
October 6 National 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Cale Yarborough
October 20 American 500 North Carolina Speedway David Pearson

Final point standings

  1. Benny Parsons 7173
  2. Cale Yarborough 7106
  3. Cecil Gordon 7046
  4. James Hylton 6972
  5. Richard Petty 6877
  6. Buddy Baker 6327
  7. Bobby Allison 6272
  8. Walter Ballard 5955
  9. Elmo Langley 5826
  10. J.D. McDuffie 5743
  11. Jabe Thomas 5637
  12. Buddy Arrington 5483
  13. David Pearson 5382

References

External links

  • http://www.racing-reference.info/raceyear?yr=1973&series=W
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