Hickory 276

 March 4, 1973
260 laps on 0.363 mile paved oval; 94.38 miles

 

HICKORY N.C. (The Danville Bee) - Buddy Baker, who currently ranks 10th in the Winston Cup Grand National standings, won Sunday's Hickory 276 Grand National East race at Hickory, N. C ., assuming the point lead in that division. Driving t he powerful K &K Dodge, the 6 - foot-five Charlotte, N . C ., native battled Bobby Allison of Hueytown, Ala., the entire 100-mile distance before a packed house of 11,000 people.

Baker 's point total stands at 129 while Allison picked up 118 for h is second - place finish. Rookie Vic Parsons of Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, is third with 116.50 points in the Seifert Racing Ford. The Grand National East Division, now entering its second season of competition, also benefits from the Winston Cup program. Winston contributed $15,000 to t he point fund in 1972 with Grand National East champ Neil Castles winning $10,000 and runner - up Elmo Langley receiving $5,000. Winston will continue the same programs in 1973 in the Winston Cup series and Grand National East and West divisions. Two Dan ville drivers, Bobby Fleming and Wendell Scott, competed Sunday at Hickory finishing 15 and 20 respectively. Fleming was in a 1971 Camaro
and Scott in a 1971 Ford

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 1   Buddy Baker   71 

Nord Krauskopf

1973 Dodge  276   1,000 

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 6   Bobby Allison  24 Cecil Gordon  1973 Chevrolet  276   

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   Vic Parsons  45  Bill Seifert 1971 Ford  274   

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 2   Harry Gant   90  Junie Donlevy 1971 Mercury  273   

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   Charlie Blanton   93  Toy Bolton 1973 Chevrolet Camaro   272  

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   Cale Yarborough  11 Junior Johnson 1973 Chevrolet  272   

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   Neil Castles  06 Neil Castles 1973 Dodge   272    running  
   Buck Baker  87 Buck Baker 1972 Pontiac Firebird  271     running  
   Wayne Andrews  97 Jack St Clair 1970 Ford Mustang   270    running  
10     Tiny Lund  55 Toy Bolton 1972 Chevrolet  267     running    
11     Richie Panch  30 Walter Ballard 1971 Mercury   267    running  
12     Richard D Brown 51 William Strong 1971 Chevrolet  267    running  
13    Dave Marcis  2 Dave Marcis 1970 Dodge 267   running  
14    David Ray Boggs 57 David Ray Boggs 1970 Dodge 265   running  
15    Bobby Flemming 54 Robert Flemming 1973 Chevrolet 259   running  
16    Ernie Shaw 17 Ernie Shaw 1970 Ford Mustang 259   running  
17    Eddie Yarboro 13 Eddie Yarboro 1970 Plymouth 252   running  
18    Rick Newsome 20 O.L. Newsome 1971 Ford 137   oil leak  
19    Max Berrier 16   1970 Mercury 79   push rod  
20    Wendell Scott 34 Wendell Scott 1971 Ford 63   bearng  
21    Elmo Lanlgey 79 Frank Warren 1973 Dodge 63   heating  
22    Bill Shirey 74 Bill Shirey 1971 Plymouth 57   oil leak  
23    Richard Childress 96 Richard Childress 1973 Chevrolet 53   rear end  
24    Bill Dennis 17 H. J. Brooking 1972 Chevrolet 0  

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Time of race: 01:25:55
Average Speed: 69.966 MPH
Race Purse: $ 8,950
Attendance: 11,000
 

 

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