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, and the last time the Cup series raced on dirt until the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series.

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 (dirt track) 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 (dirt track) August 6
33 West Virginia 500 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 (dirt track) 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 second 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 3,200 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

Driver's standingsEdit

Finish Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles
1 Bobby Isaac 3911 47 11 32 38 13
2 Bobby Allison 3860 46 3 30 35 5
3 James Hylton 3788 47 1 22 39 1
4 Richard Petty 3447 40 18 27 31 9
5 Neil Castles 3158 47 0 12 24 0
6 Elmo Langley 3154 47 0 1 19 0
7 Jabe Thomas 3120 46 0 0 23 0
8 Benny Parsons 2993 45 0 12 23 1
9 Dave Marcis 2820 47 0 7 15 0
10 Frank Warren 2697 46 0 0 2 0
11 Cecil Gordon 2514 44 0 2 11 0
12 John Sears 2465 40 0 4 7 1
13 Dick Brooks 2460 34 0 15 18 0
14 Wendell Scott 2425 41 0 0 9 0
15 Bill Champion 2350 38 0 0 6 0
16 J.D. McDuffie 2079 36 0 1 10 0
17 Ben Arnold 1997 29 0 0 3 0
18 Bill Seifert 1962 39 0 1 4 0
19 Henley Gray 1871 34 0 0 2 0
20 Friday Hassler 1831 26 0 1 6 0
21 Pete Hamilton 1819 16 3 10 12 1
22 Joe Frasson 1723 21 0 0 2 0
23 David Pearson 1716 19 1 9 11 2
24 Buddy Baker 1555 18 1 6 8 0
25 Bill Dennis 1432 25 0 0 5 0
26 Ed Negre 1413 31 0 0 1 0
27 G.C. Spencer 1410 20 0 3 9 0
28 Charlie Glotzbach 1358 19 2 7 8 4
29 Roy Mayne 1333 16 0 0 3 0
30 Bill Shirey 1244 29 0 0 1 0
31 Raymond Williams 1204 21 0 0 0 0
32 Larry Baumel 1138 23 0 0 1 1
33 Buddy Arrington 1087 19 0 0 2 0
34 Cale Yarborough 1016 19 3 11 13 4
35 Don Tarr 995 17 0 0 5 0
36 Johnny Halford 975 25 0 0 0 0
37 Earl Brooks 884 21 0 0 1 0
38 Coo Coo Marlin 876 13 0 0 4 0
39 Ron Keselowski 855 17 0 0 1 0
40 Donnie Allison 841 19 3 10 12 0
41 Ken Meisenhelder 812 19 0 0 2 0
42 Roy Tyner 631 14 0 0 3 0
43 LeeRoy Yarbrough 625 19 1 8 11 1
44 Dick May 551 16 0 0 0 0
45 Jim Vandiver 519 14 0 0 5 0
46 John Kenney 457 11 0 0 0 0
47 Dub Simpson 367 6 0 0 1 0
48 Lee Roy Carrigg 355 9 0 0 0 0
49 Joe Phipps 325 7 0 0 0 0
50 Wayne Smith 300 8 0 0 0 0
51 Dick Bown 288 6 0 0 1 0
52 Tommy Gale 271 5 0 0 1 0
53 Ray Elder 246 4 0 0 1 0
54 Fred Lorenzen 231 7 0 1 1 1
55 Hoss Ellington 225 3 0 0 0 0
56 Butch Hirst 219 5 0 0 0 0
57 Lee Gordon 208 7 0 0 0 0
58 Richard Brickhouse 181 5 0 1 2 0
59 Buddy Young 174 2 0 0 1 0
60 Ramo Stott 172 3 0 0 3 0
61 Bugs Stevens 168 3 0 0 1 0
62 E.J. Trivette 160 4 0 0 0 0
63 Jim Hurtubise 154 2 0 0 1 0
64 James Cox 154 7 0 0 0 0
65 Bobby Mausgrover 153 3 0 0 0 0
66 Bill Hollar 145 3 0 0 1 0
67 Dave Alonzo 141 2 0 0 0 0
68 Freddy Fryar 135 1 0 0 1 0
69 Jimmy Crawford 127 3 0 0 0 0
70 Jerry Oliver 126 2 0 0 1 0
71 John Jennings 126 6 0 0 0 0
72 Kevin Terris 117 2 0 0 0 0
73 Cliff Tyler 114 4 0 0 0 0
74 Sam Rose 108 1 0 0 0 0
75 Dick Kranzler 99 1 0 0 0 0
76 Charlie Roberts 98 3 0 0 0 0
77 Paul Dorrity 96 2 0 0 0 0
78 Sonny Hutchins 92 2 0 1 1 0
79 Frank James 90 2 0 0 0 0
80 Bob Senneker 90 1 0 0 0 0
81 Pete Hazelwood 86 3 0 0 0 0
82 Ed Hessert 85 2 0 0 0 0
83 Ranny Dodd 84 2 0 0 0 0
84 Paul Connors 81 1 0 0 0 0
85 Jimmy Insolo 78 2 0 0 0 0
86 Jim Cook 75 1 0 0 0 0
87 Ron Grana 72 3 0 0 1 0
88 Steve Froines 72 2 0 0 0 0
89 Gary DuPuis 72 1 0 0 0 0
90 Morgan Shepherd 69 3 0 0 0 0
91 Bub Strickler 64 1 0 0 0 0
92 Jack McCoy 63 2 0 0 1 0
93 G.T. Tallas 60 2 0 0 0 0
94 Les Loeser 57 1 0 0 0 0
94 Marty Robbins 57 1 0 0 0 0
96 Frog Fagan 54 2 0 0 0 0
97 Harry Shipe 54 2 0 0 0 0
98 Harold Smith 54 1 0 0 0 0
99 Rod Eulenfeld 50 1 0 0 0 0
100 Larry Manning 48 1 0 0 0 0
101 Bobby Watson 46 1 0 0 0 0
102 James Sears 44 2 0 0 2 0
103 Pop McGinnis 42 1 0 0 1 0
104 Ken Spikes 42 1 0 0 0 0
104 Carl Joiner 42 1 0 0 0 0
106 Don Noel 39 2 0 0 0 0
107 Joe Hines 34 1 0 0 0 0
108 Bob Ashbrook 31 1 0 0 0 0
109 Bill Kimmel 31 1 0 0 0 0
110 Frank Deiny 30 1 0 0 0 0
111 Scotty Cain 27 2 0 0 0 0
112 Bob England 24 2 0 0 0 0
113 Arnold Bennett 21 1 0 0 0 0
Tiny Lund 5 0 2 2 0
Clyde Lynn 1 0 0 1 0
Roger McCluskey 1 0 1 1 0
Lothar Motschenbacher 1 0 0 0 0
Jim Paschal 1 0 0 0 0
Lennie Pond 1 0 0 0 0
Sam Posey 1 0 0 0 0
Bill Pratt 1 0 0 0 0
Talmadge Prince 1 0 0 0 0
Bill Scott 1 0 0 0 0
Don Simkins 1 0 0 0 0
John Soares, Jr. 1 0 1 1 0
Dick Trickle 2 0 0 0 0
Tom Usry 1 0 0 0 0
Jimmy Watson 1 0 0 0 0
Don White 1 0 0 0 0
Eddie Yarboro 1 0 0 1 0
Mel Larson 1 0 0 1 0
Parnelli Jones 1 0 0 0 0
Alton Jones 1 0 0 0 0
Buck Baker 1 0 0 0 0
Bunkie Blackburn 1 0 0 0 0
Len Blanchard 2 0 0 0 0
Bobby Boyles 1 0 0 0 0
Rodney Bruce 1 0 0 0 0
Joe Clark 1 0 0 1 0
Pat Fay 1 0 0 0 0
Paul Feldner 2 0 0 1 0
A.J. Foyt 3 1 1 1 0
Glenn Francis 1 0 0 0 0
Jerry Griffin 1 0 0 0 0
Dick Guldstrand 2 0 1 2 0
Dan Gurney 1 0 0 1 1
Robert Hale 1 0 0 0 0
Ed Howland 1 0 0 0 0
Ray Johnstone 1 0 0 0 0
H.B. Bailey 1 0 0 0 0

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1970 NASCAR Grand National Central - The Third Turn". www.thethirdturn.com. Retrieved 2021-04-29.