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1972 Atlanta 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 31
Sunday, March 26, 1972 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:53:37
Average Speed: 128.214 mph
Pole Speed: 156.245 mph
Cautions: 6 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.16 sec
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Bobby Allison12Chevrolet35.068   156.245    
2   Bobby Isaac71Dodge35.108   156.066    
3   Richard Petty43Plymouth35.226   155.544    
4   A.J. Foyt21Mercury35.624   153.806    
5   David Pearson15Ford35.808   153.016    
6   Donnie Allison27Chevrolet35.837   152.892    
7   James Hylton48Ford35.848   152.845    
8   Jim Vandiver31Dodge35.886   152.683    
9   Benny Parsons72Mercury35.948   152.420    
10   Buddy Baker11Dodge36.123   151.681    
11   Mark Donohue16Matador36.138   151.618    
12   Bill Seifert45Ford36.181   151.438    
13   Frank Warren79Dodge36.519   150.036    
14   G.C. Spencer49Plymouth36.686   149.353    
15   Larry Smith92Ford36.721   149.211    
16   Dave Marcis2Dodge35.940   152.454    
17   Dick Brooks90Ford36.008   152.166    
18   Walter Ballard30Ford36.182   151.434    
19   Red Farmer97Ford36.258   151.117    
20   Cecil Gordon24Mercury36.278   151.033    
21   Lem Blankenship83Dodge36.301   150.937    
22   Raymond Williams47Ford36.399   150.531    
23   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet36.429   150.407    
24   Joe Frasson18Dodge36.516   150.049    
25   Buddy Arrington67Dodge36.517   150.045    
26   Ron Keselowski88Dodge36.660   149.459    
27   Jabe Thomas25Plymouth36.689   149.342    
28   Bill Dennis23Ford36.721   149.211    
29   Dean Dalton7Mercury36.732   149.166    
30   Richard D. Brown91Chevrolet36.780   148.972    
31   George Altheide0Dodge   .000    
32   Charlie Roberts77Ford   .000    
33   John Sears4Plymouth   .000    
34   Tommy Gale03Mercury   .000    
35   Ben Arnold76Ford   .000    
36   Elmo Langley64Ford   .000    
37   Ed Negre8Dodge   .000    
38   Dick May53Ford   .000    
39   Henley Gray19Ford   .000    
40   David Sisco05Chevrolet   .000    
41   Bobby Mausgrover00Dodge   .000    
42   Neil Castles06Dodge   .000    
43   Bill Champion10Ford   .000    
44   Eddie Yarboro13Chevrolet   .000    
45   Johnny Halford32Plymouth   .000    
46   Wendell Scott34Ford   .000    
47   Jim Hurtubise44Ford   .000    
48   Roy Mayne46Chevrolet   .000    
49   David Ray Boggs57Dodge   .000    
50   Jimmy Finger61Ford   .000    
51   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet   .000    
52   Bill Shirey74Plymouth   .000    
53   Jimmy Vaughn75Chevrolet   .000    
54   A.J. Cox81Ford   .000    
55   Ronnie Daniel85Chevrolet   .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:   Bobby Mausgrover (#00), A.J. Cox (#81), Jimmy Vaughn (#75), Bill Shirey (#74), J.D. McDuffie (#70), Jimmy Finger (#61), David Ray Boggs (#57), Roy Mayne (#46), Jim Hurtubise (#44), Wendell Scott (#34), Johnny Halford (#32), Eddie Yarboro (#13), Bill Champion (#10), Neil Castles (#06), Ronnie Daniel (#85)