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1972 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 31
Sunday, April 30, 1972 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:37:00
Average Speed: 72.657 mph
Pole Speed: 84.163 mph
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 7 laps +
Attendance: 29,500
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
121706   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'71 Dodge464950running0
62010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford4781,250running0
2 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet4935,800running27
173513   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'70 Plymouth425575running0
151819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford455875running0
3112   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge4872,675running0
8 421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Ford4701,050transmission102
25 623   Bill Dennis Molen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth190375overheating0
41324   Cecil Gordon JetWay Enterprises   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury4851,825running0
312525   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth68750engine0
343226   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'71 Ford44250brakes0
91530   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4681,050running0
163434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'71 Ford436850running0
22164   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth255700rear end0
1 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth5008,250running102
23 545   LeeRoy Yarbrough Garrett Ford / JetWay Enterprises   (Bill Seifert)'72 Mercury220775engine1
102647   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford468750running0
72248   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'70 Ford4771,150running0
322451   Jim Vandiver Bill Strong'70 Chevrolet66250wheel0
362157   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge35250ignition0
28 86   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'71 Plymouth115300axle0
112764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford467975running0
27 767   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge118375wheel0
14317   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury461650running0
131970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet462925running0
19 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge4072,525engine268
201472   Benny Parsons Madden Food Systems   (L.G. DeWitt)'70 Mercury344750engine0
262974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth141350engine0
243377   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford204400engine0
182879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Plymouth410800running0
30238   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge80510tie rod0
213689   Les Covey Jack Mercer'70 Chevrolet341475running0
331290   Jimmy Hensley Junie Donlavey'71 Ford55500engine0
5 991   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet4791,250running0
351092   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford40250engine0
293096   Richard Childress Richard Childress'72 Chevrolet81275rear end0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Isaac11919
  Bobby Allison204627
  Richard Petty475812
  LeeRoy Yarbrough59591
  Richard Petty60623
  David Pearson639735
  Richard Petty9812427
  Bobby Isaac1251328
  Richard Petty13316129
  Bobby Isaac162391230
  David Pearson3923954
  Richard Petty3963961
  Bobby Isaac39740711
  David Pearson40847063
  Richard Petty47150030