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1972 Rebel 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 31
Sunday, April 16, 1972 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:00
Average Speed: 124.406 mph
Pole Speed: 148.209 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 45,300
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
7 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet2783,520running29
193470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet2551,270running0
301493   Buck Baker Harold Furr'70 Chevrolet45650clutch0
31518   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'71 Dodge2855,475running0
61267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'71 Dodge2791,725running0
16 531   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge260870engine6
20 711   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge2421,245engine27
213379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge2221,220oil pan0
24248   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge1781,210rear end0
25182   Dave Marcis IHRA Drag Races   (Dave Marcis)'70 Dodge1541,145handling0
273100   Bobby Mausgrover Bobby Mausgrover'70 Dodge129620brakes0
28 471   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge76610piston1
312906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge431,095oil leak0
51048   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford2812,875running0
113010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford2691,545running0
132664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford2621,470running0
143647   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford262945running0
152877   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford261920running0
172176   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford258845running0
221390   Jackie Oliver Truck Equipment Corporation   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford2051,320crash0
26 815   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bud Moore'72 Ford145630valve1
29 628   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Ford46605engine0
322553   H.B. Bailey Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford41665ignition0
331692   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford36585suspension0
341719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'72 Ford251,080oil pressure0
1 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury29316,850running202
4 972   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury2844,675running0
101124   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury2741,620running0
12197   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury269995running0
182330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury2581,320running0
2 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth29210,375running27
8224   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth2771,770running0
92725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth2751,710running0
233523   Bill Dennis Don Robertson'70 Plymouth196670engine0
363249   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth7570oil pressure0
352066   Dick Brooks Blank & Kalashian   (Vernon Blank)'71 Pontiac21575brakes0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dub Simpson51Bill StrongChevrolet
Bill Shirey74Bill ShireyPlymouth

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13232  
33375   #92 spun turn 3 
38469  
475610   #28 oil turn 4 
57198142  
1992068   #23 blew engine 
2072082  
2092157   #90 accident turn 4 
21624429  
2452517   #11 accident turn 1 
25229342  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.6%             Average green flag run: 42.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison133
  David Pearson496
  Bobby Allison103324
  LeeRoy Yarbrough34341
  Richard Petty354713
  Bobby Isaac48481
  Jim Vandiver49546
  Bobby Allison55551
  David Pearson566914
  Buddy Baker709627
  David Pearson9718589
  Bobby Allison1861861
  Richard Petty18720014
  David Pearson20129393