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1972 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 31
Sunday, March 26, 1972 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:53:37
Average Speed: 128.214 mph
Pole Speed: 156.245 mph
Cautions: 6 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.16 sec
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 18

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 Chevrolet32831,605running142
5 627   Donnie Allison TIE Factory Outlet   (Monty Myers)'72 Chevrolet3273,530running11
22310   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge2991,105running0
293576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford208910engine0
112567   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'71 Dodge3181,150running0
81011   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge3232,575running0
261830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford2531,470running0
392183   Lem Blankenship Richard Howard'72 Dodge50855ignition0
401790   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford111,400crash0
133091   Richard D. Brown The Sample House   (Ralph McNabb)'72 Chevrolet3161,600running0
28297   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury214920oil pan0
162823   Bill Dennis Molen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth3141,200running0
151116   Mark Donohue American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador3141,325running0
311997   Red Farmer Willie Humphries'72 Ford126920transmission0
2 421   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury32810,600running9
302418   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge157900engine0
273403   Tommy Gale Frank Vasko'71 Mercury224935engine0
172024   Cecil Gordon Jetway Enterprises   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury3121,675running0
243919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford2861,480running0
10 748   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford3202,425running0
3 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge32810,380running132
362688   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge59870crash0
343664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford811,380clutch0
23162   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge2861,605running0
122314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet3171,700running0
353853   Dick May Hopper-Crews / Twin Palm, Inc.   (J.C. Crews)'71 Ford66875axle0
18378   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge3081,625running0
7 972   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury3243,225running0
4 515   David Pearson Bud Moore'72 Ford3274,800running3
6 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth3255,480running31
203277   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Ford   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford3061,125running0
21334   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Plymouth3011,580running0
374005   David Sisco Charlie McGee'71 Chevrolet59865engine0
381592   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford58885crash0
141449   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth3161,475running0
192725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth3071,600running0
32 831   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge112915engine0
251379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'71 Dodge2601,480running0
332247   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford103885transmission0
91245   LeeRoy Yarbrough Porter Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford3232,555running0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bobby Mausgrover00Bobby MausgroverDodge
Neil Castles06Neil CastlesDodge
Bill Champion10Bill ChampionFord
Eddie Yarboro13Eddie YarboroChevrolet
Johnny Halford32Dick BrooksPlymouth
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
Jim Hurtubise44Richard GiachettiFord
Roy Mayne46Tom HunterChevrolet
David Ray Boggs57David Ray BoggsDodge
Jimmy Finger61Don BierschwaleFord
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
Bill Shirey74Bill ShireyPlymouth
Jimmy Vaughn75Wayne VaughnChevrolet
A.J. Cox81A.J. CoxFord
Ronnie Daniel85Ronnie DanielChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison15858
  Bobby Isaac59635
  Richard Petty64652
  Bobby Isaac6611651
  David Pearson1171171
  Donnie Allison11812811
  Bobby Isaac12914113
  Richard Petty14216322
  David Pearson1641641
  A.J. Foyt1651651
  Richard Petty1661727
  Bobby Allison17322351
  David Pearson2242241
  Bobby Allison2252251
  Bobby Isaac22623813
  Bobby Allison23926628
  Bobby Isaac26731650
  A.J. Foyt3173248
  Bobby Allison3253284