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1972 Capital City 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 31
Sunday, September 10, 1972 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
500 laps on a .542 mile paved track (271.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:14
Average Speed: 75.899 mph
Pole Speed: 89.669 mph
Cautions: 8 for 57 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.75 lap
Attendance: 17,500
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth5008,775running330
2 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet5004,825running168
3 217   Bill Dennis H.J. Brooking'72 Chevrolet4922,100running0
4 648   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford4821,650running0
5 82   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge4791,400running0
62410   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford4561,175running0
71976   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford4531,025running0
8297   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury451950running0
93025   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth445925running0
101567   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge444650running0
112347   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford439775running0
121730   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury431765running0
13144   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth431770running0
142119   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford425735running0
15 98   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge422750running0
162813   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'70 Plymouth421450running0
17 471   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge3911,970crash1
182579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge352690rear end0
191292   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford289475engine0
201324   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury200700crash0
21 706   Neil Castles Neil Castles'72 Plymouth181400engine0
221064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford142640engine0
23 572   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury124655engine0
241190   David Pearson Junie Donlavey'71 Ford86680overheating1
252796   Richard Childress Richard Childress'71 Chevrolet79360oil leak0
262057   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge78350engine0
272277   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford50575crash0
281688   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge23300driveshaft0
29260   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge4285clutch0
30185   J.D. McDuffie Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth3275transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison14040
  Richard Petty415919
  David Pearson60601
  Bobby Allison6110646
  Richard Petty10715549
  Bobby Allison1561561
  Richard Petty1571571
  Bobby Allison1581625
  Richard Petty16322159
  Buddy Baker2222221
  Richard Petty22323210
  Bobby Allison23324311
  Richard Petty24431269
  Bobby Allison31334331
  Richard Petty34435613
  Bobby Allison35737923
  Richard Petty3803801
  Bobby Allison38139111
  Richard Petty392500109