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1972 Winston Western 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 31
Sunday, January 23, 1972 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps* on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:11
Average Speed: 104.016 mph
Pole Speed: 110.033 mph
Cautions: 3 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 61.5 sec
Attendance: 47,200
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   A.J. Foyt21Mercury85.710   110.033    
2   Richard Petty43Plymouth86.224   109.389    
3   Mark Donohue16Matador86.985   108.432    
4   Ray Elder96Dodge87.446   107.860    
5   Dick Bown02Plymouth87.723   107.520    
6   Hershel McGriff04Plymouth88.282   106.839    
7   Friday Hassler39Chevrolet88.425   106.666    
8   Benny Parsons72Ford89.080   105.882    
9   Bobby Isaac71Dodge89.088   105.872    
10   James Hylton48Ford90.385   104.353    
11   Elmo Langley64Ford90.549   104.184    
12   Kevin Terris32Plymouth90.723   103.964    
13   Cecil Gordon24Mercury91.171   103.753    
14   Frank James00Chevrolet91.580   102.991    
15   Larry Esau42Ford91.704   102.852    
16   Bobby Allison12Chevrolet85.580   110.212    
17   George Follmer18Dodge88.864   106.139    
18   Jimmy Insolo79Dodge90.761   103.921    
19   Jack McCoy7Dodge91.296   103.312    
20   Walter Ballard30Ford91.515   103.065    
21   Don Noel88WDodge92.479   101.990    
22   Chuck Bown27Plymouth92.596   101.861    
23   Ed Negre8Ford92.913   101.514    
24   Paul Dorrity75Chevrolet93.046   101.369    
25   John Soares, Jr.3Chevrolet93.419   100.964    
26   Johnny Anderson91Chevrolet93.445   100.936    
27   Jerry Oliver6Oldsmobile93.600   100.789    
28   Henley Gray19Ford93.743   100.615    
29   Dick Kranzler4Chevrolet94.218   100.108    
30   Ron Keselowski88Dodge94.356   99.961    
31   David Pearson15Ford87.389   107.931    
32   David Ray Boggs57Dodge91.548   103.027    
33   Raymond Williams47Ford92.046   102.470    
34   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet92.204   102.294    
35   Jim Danielson61Mercury92.662   101.789    
36   Ivan Baldwin07Chevrolet92.717   101.728    
37   Ron Gautsche82Ford92.988   101.432    
38   Charlie Roberts77Ford93.084   101.327    
39   Neil Castles06Dodge93.355   101.039    
40   Carl Joiner, Jr.26Chevrolet93.723   100.636    
41   Harry Jefferson94Ford93.756   100.601    
42   Markey James31Chevrolet93.991   100.350    
43   John Lyons9WChevrolet   .000    
44   Rod Mears3Chevrolet   .000    
45   Bill Butts06WDodge   .000    
46   Bob England8WChevrolet   .000    
47   Bill Osborne9Ford   .000    
48   Patrick McIntyre09Ford   .000    
49   Bob Kauf95Chevrolet   .000    
50   Pete Halsmer17Ford   .000    
51   Roger Parr21WDodge   .000    
52   Gene Riniker34WChevrolet   .000    
53   D.K. Ulrich40Ford   .000    
54   John Hren46Chevrolet   .000    
55   Sam Stanley47WFord   .000    
56   Ray Wulfenstein51Plymouth   .000    
57   Tru Cheek62Chevrolet   .000    
58   Bill Simpson63Plymouth   .000    
59   Dan Geiger85Plymouth   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   none