Buddy Shuman 100

Hickory NC (November 11, 1973)
276 laps on 0.363 mile paved oval; 100.188 miles

 

LUND CAPTURES BUDDY SHUMAN 100

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   55   Toy Bolton  1973 Chevrolet Camaro  276   1,000   running  164 
 1   Bobby Isaac  1  Richard Howard   1973 Chevrolet  275  650  running  46
 2   Bobby Allison   12   Edmund Allison  1973 Chevrolet  273  400  running  66
  6   Buddy Baker   71   Nord Krasukopf  1972 Dodge  272   350   
8  Neil Castles   06   Neil Castles  1972 Dodge  270   525   
19  Richie Panch    98   Richie Panch    1972 Ford  268  300   
 6  Ed Negre   8  Ed Negre  1970 Dodge  267  275   
8 14  James Hylton  48  James Hylton  1971 Mercury 266  270   
9 12  Elmo Langley 64  Elmo Langley  1971 Ford 264  265   
10 10   Tommy Houston 73        1972 Dodge 263 260   0
11 21   Earl Brooks 26  Earl Brooks  1971 Ford 258 255   0
12 17   Ernie Shaw 17  Ernie Shaw   1971 Ford Mustang 257 250 0
13 16   Wendell Scott Jr 34  Wendell Scott  1971 Ford 241 245   0
14 20   Bobby Fleming 54  Bobby Flemming  1973 Chevrolet Camaro 199 240 Oil Leak 0
15 18   Jerry Hufflin 37    1972 Chevrolet Camaro 196 235 Rear Gear 0
16 9   Wayne Andrews 97  Jack St. Clair    1971 Mercury 171 230 Overheat 0
17 13   Richard Childress 96  Tom Garn   1971 Chevrolet 74 225 Suspension 0
18 11   Dean Dalton 51  Strong Racing   1971 Chevrolet 38 220 Oil Pan 0
19 15   Rick Newsom 20  Rick Newsom   1971 Ford 30 215 Oil Leak 0
20 7   Harry Gant 90  Junie Donlevy     1971 Mercury 24 210 Transmissn 0
21 4   Cale Yarborough 11  Richard Howard   1973 Chevrolet 17 205 Rear Gear 0

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

 

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