Yarbrough and car owner Junior Johnson would debut the 1973
Chevrolet Monte Carlo to NASCAR Grand National racing during the
1973 Nashville 420. The basic Monte Carlo body style would
compete until the 1980 season and is regarding by many racing
historians as the most successful short-track race car in the
history of the sport.
Baker won his first and only victory at the Fairgrounds. This
would also be Baker's only short track win in his career total
of 19 victories.
Independent driver Cecil Gordon won
the second of the Winston Points segments and captured a $10,000
prize in doing so.
This would be Rick Newsome's best career
finish in his 82 Grand National Starts.
Race attendance was a record 25,000
Youtube video of the 1973
Music City 420: