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1970 NASCAR Grand National Series

1970 NASCAR Grand National Series
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The 1970 NASCAR Grand National Series season began on Sunday January 18 and ended on Sunday November 22. Bobby Isaac was the champion of the series as NASCAR transitioned from the Grand National era to the Winston Cup era. Only one foreigner was racing that year, a Canadian named Frog Fagan (who finished 96th in the championship standings). It was also the last NASCAR national touring series season to feature a dirt track race until the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

No. Race Title Track Date
1 Motor Trend 500 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside January 18
2 125 Mile Qualifying Races Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 19
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4 Daytona 500 February 22
5 Richmond 500 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond March 1
6 Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham March 8
7 Savannah 200 Savannah Speedway, Savannah March 15
8 Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton March 29
9 Southeastern 500 Bristol International Speedway, Bristol April 5
10 Alabama 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega April 12
11 Gwyn Staley 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 18
12 Columbia 200 Columbia Speedway, Columbia April 30
13 Rebel 400 Darlington Raceway, Darlington May 9
14 Beltsville 300 Beltsville Speedway, Beltsville May 15
15 Tidewater 300 Langley Speedway, Hampton May 18
16 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 24
17 Maryville 200 Smoky Mountain Raceway, Maryville May 28
18 Virginia 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway May 31
19 Motor State 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 7
20 Falstaff 400 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside June 14
21 Hickory 276 Hickory Speedway, Hickory June 20
22 Kingsport 100 Kingsport Speedway, Kingsport June 26
23 Greenville 200 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville June 27
24 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 4
25 Albany-Saratoga 250 Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta July 7
26 Thompson 200 Thompson Speedway, Thompson July 9
27 Schaefer 300 Trenton Speedway, Trenton July 12
28 Volunteer 500 Bristol International Speedway, Bristol July 19
29 East Tennessee 200 Smoky Mountain Raceway, Maryville July 24
30 Nashville 420 Nashville Speedway, Nashville July 25
31 Dixie 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton August 2
32 Sandlapper 200 Columbia Speedway, Columbia August 6
33 West Virginia 300 International Raceway Park, Ona August 11
34 Yankee 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn August 16
35 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega August 23
36 Myers Brothers 250 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem August 28
37 Halifax County 100 South Boston Speedway, South Boston August 29
38 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 7
39 Buddy Shuman 276 Hickory Speedway, Hickory September 11
40 Capital City 500 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond September 13
41 Mason-Dixon 300 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover September 20
42 Home State 200 North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh September 30
43 Wilkes 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro October 4
44 National 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 11
45 Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway October 18
46 Georgia 500 Middle Georgia Raceway, Macon November 8
47 American 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham November 15
48 Tidewater 300 Langley Speedway, Hampton November 22

RacesEdit

Daytona 500Edit

The 1970 Daytona 500 was a stock car automobile race run on February 22, 1970, and was the first race for the winged Plymouth Superbird. Pete Hamilton won the race in a Plymouth Superbird.

  1. 40- Pete Hamilton
  2. 17- David Pearson
  3. 22- Bobby Allison -1
  4. 99- Charlie Glotzbach -1
  5. 71- Bobby Isaac -2
  6. 14- Richard Brickhouse -2
  7. 59- Jim Hurtubise -3
  8. 7- Ramo Stott -6
  9. 98- LeeRoy Yarbrough -7
  10. 30- Dave Marcis -7

Alabama 500Edit

The 1970 Alabama 500 was held on April 12, 1970, at Alabama International Motor Speedway. Pete Hamilton won his second race of the season.

  1. 40- Pete Hamilton
  2. 71- Bobby Isaac
  3. 17- David Pearson
  4. 72- Benny Parsons
  5. 21- Cale Yarborough
  6. 14- Freddy Fryar
  7. 43- Richard Petty
  8. 48- James Hylton
  9. 06- Neil Castles
  10. 07- Coo Coo Marlin

Rebel 400Edit

The 1970 Rebel 400 was a NASCAR Grand National Series race that took place in May 1970 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. David Pearson won the race in 3:05:07. Richard Petty had a huge crash on the homestretch, which inspired the window net that is now mandated by NASCAR.

  1. 17- David Pearson
  2. 32- Dick Brooks -3
  3. 71- Bobby Isaac -7
  4. 48- James Hylton -9
  5. 72- Benny Parsons -11
  6. 5- Buddy Arrington -19
  7. 37- Don Tarr -21
  8. 46- Roy Mayne -24
  9. 25- Jabe Thomas -26
  10. 54- Bill Dennis -30

Georgia 500Edit

The 1970 Georgia 500 is a NASCAR Grand National race that took place on November 8, 1970, at Middle Georgia Raceway in Macon, Georgia. Richard Petty (racing for Petty Enterprises) defeated Bobby Isaac by fourteen seconds.

  1. 43- Richard Petty
  2. 71- Bobby Isaac
  3. 32- Dick Brooks -2
  4. 22- Bobby Allison -3
  5. 4- John Sears -13
  6. 48- James Hylton -15
  7. 72- Benny Parsons -15
  8. 64- Elmo Langley -17
  9. 25- Jabe Thomas -18
  10. 24- Cecil Gordon -25

American 500Edit

The 1970 American 500 was a 500-mile race that took place on November 15, 1970, at the North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina. Cale Yarborough was the winner of the race.

  1. 21- Cale Yarborough
  2. 17- David Pearson
  3. 22- Bobby Allison -3
  4. 27- Donnie Allison -6
  5. 6- Buddy Baker -7
  6. 43- Richard Petty -11
  7. 71- Bobby Isaac -14
  8. 48- James Hylton -23
  9. 39- Friday Hassler -28
  10. 13- Buddy Young -28

Tidewater 300Edit

The 1970 Tidewater 300 was the final NASCAR race held during its Grand National era. Held at the Langley Field Speedway in Hampton, Virginia (.395 mile paved oval track), the race was decided in a time of one hour and forty minutes with Bobby Allison as the race winner. There were 2 cautions (for 10 laps) and 3200 people attended this race.

  1. 22- Bobby Allison
  2. 72- Benny Parsons
  3. 32- Pete Hamilton -1
  4. 4- John Sears -2
  5. 48- James Hylton -3
  6. 06- Neil Castles -5
  7. 64- Elmo Langley -7
  8. 70- J.D. McDuffie -7
  9. 79- Frank Warren -10
  10. 25- Jabe Thomas -10

Final points standingsEdit

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