The cars of
Darrell Waltrip, Coo Coo Marlin and Richard Childress go
through Pre-Race NASCAR Tech Inspection before the 1973
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.
Columbia, Tennessee's Coo Coo Marlin
would score a career best finish of third. This would tie
his previous record of third scored at the 1972 Lone Star
500 at Texas World Speedway
Race attendance was a track record 25,000
Cunningham - Kelley Team of Coo Coo Marlin, based in
nearby Columbia, Tennessee