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1972 Michigan 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 5 of 10
Sunday, July 16, 1972 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: n/a
Average Speed: 140.685 mph
Pole Speed: 189.778 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1972 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1111   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy10017,892running2400
2 740   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lola / Foyt10010,234running0320
3 923   Mel Kenyon Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Foyt985,729out of fuel24280
41584   Sammy Sessions ITT / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Foyt984,119running0240
51310   Lee Kunzman Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy983,477running0200
62229   George Snider MVS Inc.Coyote / Foyt973,368running0160
71244   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Lola / Foyt962,859running0120
82414   Roger McCluskey American Marine   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy952,705running0100
9 224   Gordon Johncock Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy942,550running1580
102361   Lee Brayton Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamEagle / Offy912,396running060
11 53   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy902,242running040
12 69   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy802,087ring / pinion1220
132028   Bill Simpson Higginson   (Bill Simpson)Eagle / Offy721,933running0 
14 16   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy621,778oil pressure47 
15 84   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy591,624handling0 
161416   Johnny Rutherford Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy521,470oil leak0 
17 418   Swede Savage Michner Petroleum   (Pat Patrick-Walt Michner)Brabham / Offy501,315valve0 
181015   Steve Krisiloff Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Grant King)King / Offy491,161valve0 
192563   Larry McCoy Eastern Racing AssociatesGerhardt / Offy391,007oil pressure0 
201798   Rick Muther Vivitar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy361,007piston0 
212158   Tom Bigelow Midwest Manufacturing Dura-Pot   (Carl Gehlhausen)Gerhardt / Offy321,007valve0 
221611   Jimmy Caruthers U.S. Armed Forces   (Quality Racing Team)Scorpion / Foyt131,007piston0 
232656   Jim Hurtubise Miller High Life   (MVS Inc.)Mallard / Offy121,007valve0 
24 37   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy61,007withdrew0 
251835   Merle Bettenhausen Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Grant King)King / Offy31,007crash0 
261972   Mike Hiss Page Racing EnterprisesEagle / Offy31,007crash0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133  
496   #72,35 accident 
10123  
132513   oil on track 
263914  
40478   #98,3 stalled on track 
4810053  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.0%             Average green flag run: 18.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser111
  Gordon Johncock21615
  Bobby Unser176246
  Mario Andretti63697
  Mel Kenyon70745
  Mario Andretti75795
  Mel Kenyon809819
  Joe Leonard991002