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1972 Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 31
Saturday, August 26, 1972 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:14
Average Speed: 92.578 mph
Pole Speed: 116.932 mph
Cautions: 3 for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: 10 cl
Attendance: 19,500
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet4206,925running283
2 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth4205,010running136
31295   Darrell Waltrip Darrell Waltrip'71 Mercury4042,040running0
4 672   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury4001,630running0
5 864   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford3871,400running0
6 424   Cecil Gordon Collins & Aikman   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury3831,125running1
71819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford3811,025running0
8 948   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford369925running0
92530   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury363875running0
101770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet357850running0
111940   D.K. Ulrich D.K. Ulrich'71 Ford320560running0
12284   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth277800engine0
131526   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'71 Ford158540rear end0
142179   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Plymouth153775driveshaft0
152457   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge118485engine0
162396   Richard Childress Richard Childress'71 Chevrolet106445steering0
17 705   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet105415engine0
182747   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford56615crash0
192077   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford46565brakes0
201076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford40515crash0
211658   Robert Brown Allan Brown'70 Chevrolet37245engine0
222625   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth37485crash0
23117   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury34480crash0
24220   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge29225steering0
251410   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford3475engine0
26 314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'71 Chevrolet0300crash0
27 571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge01,750crash0
281345   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert'71 Ford0475quit0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison14242
  Cecil Gordon43431
  Richard Petty44167124
  Bobby Allison168324157
  Richard Petty3253273
  Bobby Allison3283358
  Richard Petty3363449
  Bobby Allison34542076