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Motor State 400

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Stock Car Racing

Motor State 400

A former NASCAR Winston Cup race held in the spring at Michigan Speedway.

DateWinnerWinner's Car
11 June 1972David PearsonMercury1972 Race Information & Results
24 June 1973David PearsonMercury1973 Race Information & Results
15 June 1975David PearsonMercury1975 Race Information & Results

1972 Results

June 11, 1972
Time of race 2:43:40
Average speed 146.639 mph

1David PearsonMercury
2Bobby AllisonChevrolet
3Richard PettyDodge
4James HyltonFord
5Ron KeselowskiDodge
6Larry SmithFord
7Ben ArnoldFord
8Dean DaltonMercury
9Buddy ArringtonDodge
10Bill ChampionMercury
11Cecil GordonMercury
12Walter BallardMercury
13John SearsPlymouth
14Raymond WilliamsFord
15David SiscoChevrolet
16J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
17Johnny HalfordPlymouth
18Dick MayFord
19Richard ChildressPlymouth
20Doc FaustinePlymouth
21Ed NegreDodge
22Pete HamiltonPlymouth
23Les CoveyChevrolet
24Jabe ThomasPlymouth
25Benny ParsonsMercury
26Bobby IsaacDodge
27Dick BrooksFord
28LeeRoy YarbroughMercury
29Elmo LangleyFord
30Dave MarcisMercury
31Bill ShireyPlymouth
32Charlie RobertsFord
33Donnie AllisonFord
34Richard BrownChevrolet
35Joe FrassonDodge
36Frank WarrenDodge
37Earl BrooksFord
38Bobby MausgroverDodge
39Bill SiefertDodge
40Neil CastlesDodge

1973 Results

June 24, 1973
Time of race 2:36:22
Average speed 163.485 mph

1David PearsonMercury
2Buddy BakerDodge
3Richard PettyDodge
4Bobby AllisonChevrolet
5Ron KeselowskiDodge
6Cale YarboroughChevrolet
7Donnie AllisonChevrolet
8Cecil GordonChevrolet
9Benny ParsonsChevrolet
10J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
11Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet
12Earle CanavanPlymouth
13Larry SmithMercury
14Richard ChildressChevrolet
15James HyltonFord
16Buddy ArringtonDodge
17David SiscoChevrolet
18Ed NegreDodge
19Elmo LangleyFord
20Vic ParsonsChevrolet
21Johnny Benson, Sr.Dodge
22Frank WarrenDodge
23Dean DaltonMercury
24Jabe ThomasDodge
25Tommy GaleMercury
26D.K. UlrichFord
27Charlie RobertsFord
28Rick NewsomFord
29Bill ChampionMercury
30Walter BallardMercury
31Eddie BondDodge
32Tony BettenhausenChevrolet
33Earl RossChevrolet
34Henley GrayMercury
35Joe FrassonDodge
36Dave MarcisDodge
37Lennie PondChevrolet
38John SearsDodge
39Raymond WilliamsFord
40Richard BrownChevrolet


June 15, 1975
Michigan International Speedway


Average Speed:  131.398 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 car lengths
Time of Race:  3:02:39
Lead Changes:  44
Cautions:  5 for 36 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running185/10$14,405
24Richard PettyDodge43STP200Running175/5$10,130
35Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance199Out (Accident)170/5$6,205
41Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry199Running165/5$4,180
535Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Terminal Transport199Running160/5$3,030
66Richie PanchChevrolet98Elmer's Auto Salvage197Running155/5$2,330
79Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries196Running146/0$2,030
815Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing196Running147/5$1,930
918James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9194Running138/0$1,830
1011Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking193Running134/0$1,730
1120Walter BallardChevrolet30Ballard Racing193Running130/0$1,630
128Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley192Running132/5$1,530
1327Ferrel HarrisDodge82Dan Walters Forever192Running124/0$1,280
1424Elmo LangleyFord64Independent Auto Salvage191Running121/0$1,205
1526Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Arrington Racing190Running118/0$1,110
1613Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing190Running115/0$1,030
1721Salt WaltherChevrolet97Walther Racing188RunningPE$1,005
1822J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's/Glenn's Landscaping188Running109/0$980
1917Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt187Running106/0$955
2034John BanksDodge55Banks Alignment186Running103/0$930
2125Carl AdamsFord65Travelodge184Running100/0$900
227Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC172Out (Engine Failure)102/5$875
2336Travis TillerDodge46Skip's Auto Parts129Out (Engine Failure)94/0$850
2410Johnny RayChevrolet77H.C. Blackwell Kenworth98Out (Cracked Head)91/0$825
2532Bruce JacobiChevrolet37Opal's Truck Stop92Out (No Oil Pressure)88/0$800
2629D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body86Out (Blown Head Gasket)85/0$775
2730Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment76Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)82/0$750
2828Harold MillerChevrolet91Day's Chevrolet60Out (Broken Shock Mounts)79/0$725
2916Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby51Out (Alternator)76/0$710
3012Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill Racing48Out (Engine Failure)73/0$690
3131Joe FrassonDodge18Frasson Racing44Out (Engine Failure)70/0$675
3223Mel LarsonChevrolet9Larson Racing36Out (Fuel Pump)PE$665
3319Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet32Out (Engine Failure)64/0$655
3414Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces28Out (Blown Head Gasket)61/0$645
352Donnie AllisonChevrolet88Digard Racing27Out (Broken Push Rod)58/0$935
3633Rick NewsomFord20Newsom Racing15Out (No Oil Pressure)55/0$625

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