Buddy Shuman 100

November 11, 1973
276 laps on 0.363 mile paved oval; 100.188 miles

 

LUND CAPTURES RACE

Hickory N.C. (AP) - Tiny Lund has won his fourth national stock car driving title.  The Cross S.C., driver clinched the title with room to spare by winning Sunday's 100-mile Grand National East race at Hickory Speedway.  Lund wheeled his 1973 Camaro around the .363-mile paved oval at an average speed of 73.550 miles per hour.  He needed to only finish the race to win the Grand National East title of the National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR).

The race victory was worth $1,000 to Lund.  He gets another $10,000 for the driving championship.  Bobby Isaac of Catawba N.C., finished second, a full lap behind, in a Chevrolet.  Isaac came out of retirement briefly to run in this event, the Buddy Shuman Memorial race.  In third, three laps back of Lund, was Bobby Allison in a Chevelle.  Allison led the first 66 laps of the 276-lap race.  Isaac took over then and held on until Lund moved into the lead on the 113 circuit and remained there until the finish. 

Fourth place went to Buddy Baker of Charlotte in a Dodge, and fifth place went to Neil Castles, also of Charlotte, in another Dodge.  Allison and Isaac started on the front row of the 24-car field after identical record-setting qualifying speeds of 80.56 mph.

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
   Tiny Lund   93  Toy Bolton  1973 Chevrolet Camaro  276   1,000   running  164 
 2   Bobby Isaac       1973 Chevrolet  275       46
 1   Bobby Allison   12  Edmund Allison  1973 Chevrolet  272       66
   Buddy Baker   71  Nord Krasukopf  1972 Dodge        
   Neil Castles   06  Neil Castles  1972 Dodge        
   Richie Panch  98     1972 Ford        
   Ed Negre   08    1970 Dodge        
8    James Hylton  48    1971 Mercury       
9    Elmo Langley 64 Elmo Langley  1971 Ford       
10   Tommy Houston     Dodge       0
11   Earl Brooks 26 Earl Brooks 1971 Ford       0
12   Ernie Shaw     Mercury       0
13   Wendell Scott Jr 30 Wendell Scott 1971 Ford       0
14   Bobby Fleming 54 Bobby Flemming Chevrolet       0
15   Jerry Hufflin     Chevrolet       0
16   Wayne Andrews     Mercury       0
17   Richard Childress 96   1973 Chevrolet       0
18   Dean Dalton 7   1972 Chevrolet       0
19   Rick Newsom 20   1971 Ford       0
20   Harry Gant     Mercury       0
21   Cale Yarborough     Chevrolet       0

Time of race: 01:21:43
Average Speed: 73.55 MPH
Pole Speed: 16.22 seconds

 

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