July 25, 1970 - 250 Miles - Purse $29,475

  Bobby Isaac (pictured at right in Victory Lane) captured his first and only win at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.  The Catawba, North Carolina driver would go on to win the 1970 NASCAR Grand National title.  

The race was broadcast live by ABC on The Wide World of Sports and was hosted by Jim McKay and Chris Economaki.

This race marked the debut of the 5/8 mile - 35 degree banking configuration.

The Grand National series had raced the night before at Maryville TN in a 200 lap event captured by Richard Petty.

Yarbrough blew a tire and crashed into the retaining wall on lap 45 of the 400 lap race.  This would be the last pole captured by Yarbrough.

Jacksonville, Florida's Lee Roy Yarbrough (photo at left) sat on the pole for the race in his 1970 Ford Torino owned by Junior Johnson.

Average Speed:   87.943 mph Time of Race:       2:57:40 Margin:  2 Laps
Pole Winner:        Lee Roy Yarbrough /114.115 Attendance:          17,000 Cautions:  4 for 39
Lap Leaders:    Lee Roy Yarbrough 1-16, Richard Petty 17-150, Friday Hassler 151-164, Bobby Isaac 165-167, Hassler 168-209,           Isaac 210-420
 
Driver Fin Str Car

Team  /  Owner

Car Laps Money Status Led
Bobby Isaac 1 2 71 K & K Insurance  -  Nord Krauskopf 69 Dodge 420 3,310 running 214
Bobby Allison 2 8 22 Bobby Allison 69 Dodge 418 1,910 running 0
Neil Castles 3 16 6 Neil Castles 69 Dodge 394 1,310 running 0
Cecil Gordon 4 15 24 Cecil Gordon 68 Ford 391 1,010 running 0
J.D. McDuffie 5 26 70 J.D. McDuffie 69 Mercury 385 910 running 0
Coo Coo Marlin 6 6 7 Cunningham-Kelley   - H.B. Cunningham 69 Chev 384 860 running 0
Ben Arnold 7 10 76 Ben Arnold 69 Ford 380 835 running 0
Jabe Thomas 8 23 25 Don Robertson 69 Ply 365 810 running 0
Eddie Yarboro 9 36 3 Eddie Yarboro 69 Ply 338 800 running 0
Dave Marcis 10 13 30 Dave Marcis 69 Dodge 336 790 crash 0
Frank Warren 11 25 79 Frank Warren 69 Ply 318 780 rear end 0
  John Kenney 12 29 77 Bob Freeman 68 Ford 242 770 crash 0
Bill Champion 13 28 10 Bill Champion 69 Ford 221 760 crash 0
Friday Hassler 14 7 39 James Hanley 69 Chev 209 750 ignition 56
Bill Shirey 15 34 74 Bill Shirey 69 Ply 167 740 quit 0
Richard Petty 16 3 43 Plymouth  -  Petty Enterprises 70 Ply 154 730 crash 134
Ed Negre 17 21 8 Ed Negre 69 Ford 151 720 engine 0
Dick May 18 19 67 Ron Ronacher 69 Ford 139 710 crash 0
Johnny Halford 19 27 57 Ervin Pruitt 69 Dodge 111 700 vibration 0
Raymond Williams 20 31 45 Bill Seifert 69 Ford 78 690 engine 0
Dick Bown 21 9 2 Mike Ober 70 Ply 63 680 sway bar 0
Benny Parsons 22 12 72 L.G. DeWitt 69 Ford 59 670 wheel 0
LeeRoy Yarbrough 23 1 98 Junior Johnson 70 Ford 45 660 crash 16
Henley Gray 24 30 19 Henley Gray 69 Ford 45 650 quit 0
  Charlie Roberts 25 32 60 Charlie Roberts 69 Dodge 39 640 oil leak 0
Earl Brooks 26 14 26 Earl Brooks 69 Ford 35 635 engine 0
John Sears 27 24 4 John Sears 69 Dodge 34 625 engine 0
James Hylton 28 5 48 James Hylton 69 Ford 17 615 crash 0
Wendell Scott 29 17 34 Don Robertson 69 Plymouth 10 605 oil line 0

Ron Keselowski 30 22 62 John Keselowski 69 Dodge 8 590 engine 0
  Lee Gordon 31 35 97 Cecil Gordon 68 Ford 7 570 quit 0
Buddy Arrington 32 11 5 Buddy Arrington 69 Dodge 5 550 rear end 0
Bill Dennis 33 18 54 Bill Dennis 69 Chev 5 530 heating 0
Elmo Langley 34 33 64 Elmo Langley 69 Mercury 3 525 engine 0
Dick Brooks 35 4 32 Dick Brooks 70 Plymouth 1 520 axle 0
G.C. Spencer 36 20 49 G.C. Spencer 69 Plymouth 1 515 engine 0