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1972 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 31
Sunday, September 24, 1972 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:02
Average Speed: 69.989 mph
Pole Speed: 85.89 mph
Cautions: 8 for 58 laps
Margin of Victory: 6 sec
Attendance: 31,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth5007,350running64
2 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet50010,600running432
3 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury4982,775running4
4 371   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'70 Dodge4963,225running0
5 790   Jimmy Hensley Junie Donlavey'71 Ford4931,400running0
61172   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury4881,250running0
71867   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge485900running0
81048   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford4841,100running0
91464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford4781,050running0
101924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury4771,000running0
11 914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'71 Chevrolet476725running0
122510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford468950running0
132147   Raymond Williams JetWay   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford467925running0
141270   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet460900running0
15204   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth459875transmission0
162476   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford457850running0
173106   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'72 Plymouth456875running0
18348   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge450965running0
192877   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford446775running0
202330   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury444750running0
212925   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth433725running0
223623   James Cox Don Robertson'70 Plymouth430595running0
233019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford369675overheating0
242657   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge328400engine0
25172   Ray Hendrick Dave Marcis'70 Dodge311625crash0
262255   Tiny Lund Hank Richardson'71 Chevrolet272350rear end0
27 528   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet216425engine0
28157   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury134550overheating0
291316   Dave Marcis American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador108275rear end0
301645   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert'71 Ford108510crash0
31 617   Bill Dennis Emrick Chevrolet   (H.J. Brooking)'72 Chevrolet105250crash0
323579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge95655rear end0
332796   Richard Childress Richard Childress'71 Chevrolet88250rear end0
343292   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford77450engine0
35 898   Bobby Isaac Junie Donlavey'72 Ford19250overheating0
363374   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth19425overheating0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison1131131
  Richard Petty13214716
  Bobby Allison14822073
  David Pearson2212211
  Bobby Allison2222221
  David Pearson2232242
  Bobby Allison22527854
  David Pearson2792791
  Bobby Allison280435156
  Richard Petty4364405
  Bobby Allison4414411
  Richard Petty4424454
  Bobby Allison44646116
  Richard Petty46250039