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1972 Texas 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 31 of 31
Sunday, November 12, 1972 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:24:00
Average Speed: 147.059 mph
Pole Speed: 170.273 mph
Cautions: 5 for 29 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.5 cl
Attendance: 33,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 271   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge25014,920running133
3 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge2508,220running97
2 121   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury2507,545running20
4 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet2497,345running0
5 504   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'72 Plymouth2483,725running0
6 872   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury2463,320running0
7 614   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet2462,325running0
81224   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury2462,300running0
91128   Cale Yarborough Hoss Ellington'72 Chevrolet2451,450running0
101018   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'72 Dodge2431,300running0
111448   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury2421,675running0
12152   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge2401,600running0
131645   Ramo Stott Bill Seifert'71 Ford2381,525running0
141370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet2371,400running0
151776   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford2361,355running0
16274   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth2351,340running0
17211   Dick Brooks Bill Champion'71 Ford232930running0
182530   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury2321,320running0
193542   Jim Whitt Dean Barnicle'71 Ford232815running0
20387   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury2311,310running0
212447   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford2311,330running0
224098   Rick Newsom Rick Newsom'71 Ford231800running0
233484   Harry Schilling Thomas Hynes'72 Chevrolet229795running0
244264   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford2291,290running0
25228   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge2251,360running0
26 990   Johnny Rutherford Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford2241,280engine0
272305   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet221825running0
283277   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford2131,200running0
293357   Bill Shirey David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge212765running0
30395   Mel Larson Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth209760running0
311992   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford199755engine0
32313   Paul Feldner  '70 Plymouth198750engine0
332661   Clarence Lovell Lone Star Special / Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford196770engine0
341867   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge184740engine0
35 722   Gordon Johncock Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth182735engine0
363066   H.B. Bailey Blank & Kalashian   (Vernon Blank)'71 Pontiac106725rear end0
374325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth931,220suspension0
384179   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge921,215engine0
394419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford681,210engine0
402829   Bill Hollar Bill Hollar'71 Mercury64705engine0
412088   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge38705engine0
422901   Earle Canavan Buanno Transportation   (Earle Canavan)'71 Plymouth30705windshield0
433710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford161,205engine0
443644   Bill Seifert Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'71 Mercury1705clutch0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt111
  Richard Petty221
  Buddy Baker31715
  A.J. Foyt18192
  Buddy Baker204425
  Richard Petty458541
  Buddy Baker86916
  Richard Petty9210514
  Buddy Baker10614237
  Richard Petty1431431
  Buddy Baker1441463
  Richard Petty1471482
  Buddy Baker14917224
  Richard Petty17318311
  Buddy Baker1841841
  A.J. Foyt1851873
  Richard Petty1881881
  A.J. Foyt1891946
  Richard Petty1952006
  A.J. Foyt2012011
  Richard Petty20221211
  A.J. Foyt2132197
  Richard Petty2202289
  Buddy Baker22925022