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1972 Wilkes 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 31
Sunday, October 1, 1972 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:33
Average Speed: 95.816 mph
Pole Speed: 105.922 mph
Cautions: 1 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 16,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Buddy Baker71Dodge21.228   105.992    
2   Bobby Allison12Chevrolet21.258   105.843    
3   Richard Petty43Plymouth21.282   105.723    
4   James Hylton48Ford21.518   104.564    
5   Cecil Gordon24Mercury21.615   104.094    
6   Benny Parsons72Mercury21.625   104.046    
7   Max Berrier90Ford21.699   103.691    
8   Fred Lorenzen28Chevrolet21.722   103.582    
9   Ron Keselowski88Dodge21.725   103.567    
10   Raymond Williams47Ford21.859   102.932    
11   Coo Coo Marlin07Chevrolet21.940   102.552    
12   Neil Castles06Plymouth21.940   102.552    
13   Frank Warren79Plymouth21.957   102.473    
14   Elmo Langley64Ford21.988   102.329    
15   Tiny Lund55Chevrolet21.991   102.315    
16   Richard Childress96Chevrolet22.000   102.273    
17   Buddy Arrington67Dodge22.037   102.101    
18   David Ray Boggs57Dodge22.042   102.078    
19   Vic Parsons45Ford22.046   102.059    
20   Walter Ballard30Mercury22.068   101.958    
21   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet22.081   101.898    
22   Ben Arnold76Ford22.082   101.893    
23   Don Tarr37Dodge22.100   101.810    
24   Jabe Thomas25Plymouth22.166   101.507    
25   Bill Champion10Ford22.197   101.365    
26   Larry Smith92Ford22.327   100.775    
27   Dean Dalton7Mercury22.327   100.775    
28   James Cox23Plymouth22.409   100.406    
29   Charlie Roberts77Ford22.419   100.361    
30   Bill Shirey74Plymouth22.524   99.893    
31   Ed Negre8Dodge22.603   99.546   *
32   Henley Gray19Ford22.730   98.988   *
33   John Sears4Plymouth22.843   98.500   *
34   D.K. Ulrich40Ford23.042   97.648   *
35   Roy Mayne46Chevrolet   .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