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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 (499.216 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: .16 sec
Attendance: 50000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet32831605running142
2 421   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury32810600running9
3 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge32810380running132
4 515   David Pearson Bud Moore'72 Ford3274800running3
5 627   Donnie Allison TIE Factory Outlet   (Monty Myers)'72 Chevrolet3273530running11
6 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth3255480running31
7 972   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury3243225running0
81011   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge3232575running0
91245   LeeRoy Yarbrough Porter Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford3232555running0
10 748   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford3202425running0
112567   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'71 Dodge3181150running0
122314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet3171700running0
133091   Richard D. Brown The Sample House   (Ralph McNabb)'72 Chevrolet3161600running0
141449   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth3161475running0
151116   Mark Donohue American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador3141325running0
162823   Bill Dennis Molen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth3141200running0
172024   Cecil Gordon Jetway Enterprises   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury3121675running0
18378   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge3081625running0
192725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth3071600running0
203277   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Ford   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford3061125running0
21334   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'71 Plymouth3011580running0
22310   George Altheide Dodge   (George Altheide)'70 Dodge2991105running0
23162   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge2861605running0
243919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford2861480running0
251379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'71 Dodge2601480running0
261830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford2531470running0
273403   Tommy Gale Frank Vasko'71 Mercury224935engine0
28297   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury214920oil pan0
293576   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford208910engine0
302418   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge157900engine0
311997   Red Farmer Willie Humphries'72 Ford126920transmission0
32 831   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge112915engine0
332247   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford103885transmission0
343664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford811380clutch0
353853   Dick May Hopper-Crews / Twin Palm, Inc.   (J.C. Crews)'71 Ford66875axle0
362688   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge59870crash0
374005   David Sisco Charlie McGee'71 Chevrolet59865engine0
381592   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford58885crash0
392183   Lem Blankenship Howard's Photo Lab / Bank Americard   (Richard Howard)'72 Dodge50855ignition0
401790   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford111400crash0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
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:
# Of
  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