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1972 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 31
Sunday, August 6, 1972 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:09
Average Speed: 148.728 mph
Pole Speed: 190.677 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 68,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
12248   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury18824,865running106
21490   Ramo Stott Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford1889,440running3
3 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet1839,465running22
42797   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford1804,540running0
52967   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge1793,615running0
61076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1783,015running0
7 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1775,115running4
83019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1752,515running0
91947   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford1732,265running0
104756   Jim Hurtubise Richard Hammond'72 Ford1711,815running0
11324   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1701,990running0
12317   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury1671,965running0
132557   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge1651,465running0
143764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1641,915running0
152030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1631,890running0
16 914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1561,365running0
171805   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet1561,340running0
18280   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge1511,315running0
19 79   Pete Hamilton Teleprompter   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth1471,590engine7
20 828   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet1471,265suspension0
214010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Mercury1461,730engine0
22 411   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1311,715engine8
231391   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet1271,690engine0
244261   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford1241,240engine0
252672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury1211,640engine0
26 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1052,115ignition12
272395   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transportation   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury991,465engine7
283503   Tommy Gale Frank Vasko'71 Mercury991,065wheel bearing0
293983   Paul Tyler Norris Reed'71 Mercury831,040overheating0
303823   Mel Larson Astro-Cycles   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth69690engine0
314122   Donnie Allison Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth612,090engine19
325077   Charlie Roberts Henley Gray'71 Ford491,465transmission0
331545   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert'71 Ford471,440engine0
341279   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge461,415engine0
353325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth431,390suspension0
364470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet421,365engine0
371792   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford41840engine0
384853   Bobby Mausgrover Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford36815engine0
39468   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge351,290engine0
401173   Dick Brooks Marvin Welty'72 Ford28765clutch0
41 618   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'72 Dodge22760crash0
42 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge223,765crash0
431624   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury211,250crash0
442188   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge21945crash0
45345   Doc Faustina Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth9740clutch0
46432   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge91,285engine0
474974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth5730ignition0
482406   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'72 Plymouth1775engine0
493665   Roy Mayne Joe Phipps'72 Chevrolet1720engine0
504563   Robert Wales Charlie Roberts'70 Dodge1715engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison122
  Buddy Baker331
  Richard Petty463
  Buddy Baker771
  Bobby Allison8125
  Richard Petty13131
  Bobby Allison14174
  Buddy Baker18236
  James Hylton24263
  David Pearson27359
  Donnie Allison364611
  James Hylton47471
  Donnie Allison48547
  Pete Hamilton55551
  Donnie Allison56561
  Pete Hamilton57582
  Darrell Waltrip59657
  James Hylton669631
  David Pearson97993
  Bobby Allison1001067
  James Hylton1071104
  Bobby Allison1111133
  Pete Hamilton1141174
  Bobby Allison1181181
  Ramo Stott1191191
  James Hylton12014526
  Ramo Stott1461461
  James Hylton1471504
  Ramo Stott1511511
  James Hylton15218837