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1972 Carolina 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 31
Sunday, March 12, 1972 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:23:50
Average speed: 113.895 mph
Pole speed: 137.539 mph
(Pole won by Bobby Allison )
Cautions: 8 for 57 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 42500
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge49217250running210
2 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth49111825running12
31631   Jim Vandiver Englewood Speedway   (O.L. Nixon)'70 Dodge4795550running0
4 945   LeeRoy Yarbrough Garrett Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford4776250running0
5 52   Dave Marcis Schwedes Const. Co.   (Dave Marcis)'70 Dodge4773300running0
61948   James Hylton Madden Food Systems   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury4742500running0
7 372   Benny Parsons Carolina 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Ford4732300running0
81767   Buddy Arrington Arrington Garage   (Buddy Arrington)'70 Dodge4691725running0
9 864   Elmo Langley Woodfield Motors   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford4662125running0
103206   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'70 Dodge4631925running0
111292   Larry Smith DeHart Motor Lines   (Harley Smith)'71 Ford4621350running0
12 718   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge4621325running0
131425   Jabe Thomas Nolen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth4601800running0
14278   Ed Negre Negre Garage   (Ed Negre)'70 Dodge4591775running0
152976   Ben Arnold American Jetway   (Ben Arnold)'71 Ford4551275running0
16134   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth4531725running0
172457   David Ray Boggs Boggs Racing   (David Ray Boggs)'70 Dodge4441200running0
18347   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury4421175running0
193379   Frank Warren A-1 Auto Parts   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge4411650running0
202519   Henley Gray Cayuga Speedway   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford4401625running0
212153   H.B. Bailey Hopper-Crews / Twin Palm, Inc.   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford4391100running0
22280   George Altheide River Oaks Motors   (George Altheide)'70 Dodge4381075running0
231891   Richard D. Brown The Sample House   (Ralph McNabb)'72 Chevrolet4361050running0
242377   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Motors   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford4301025running0
251188   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge4181000running0
263124   Cecil Gordon American Jetway   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Ford4091475engine0
273912   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet3452925engine260
283632   Johnny Halford Brooks Racing   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth337925engine0
292010   Bill Champion Champion Trucks   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford3071400crash0
301549   G.C. Spencer Spencer Antiques   (G.C. Spencer)'70 Plymouth259900engine0
314074   Bill Shirey Wings & Wheels   (Bill Shirey)'70 Plymouth177870clutch0
323865   Walter Ballard S&L Enterprises   (Joe Phipps)'70 Chevrolet167865rear end0
333789   Les Covey Kalico Kitchen   (Jack Mercer)'70 Chevrolet127860clutch0
34 411   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge901430engine10
352247   Raymond Williams Wheaton VL   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford85850water pump0
36 693   Buck Baker Furr Engineering   (Harold Furr)'72 Chevrolet59535engine0
373096   Richard Childress Childress Enterprises   (Richard Childress)'70 Chevrolet56840engine0
382651   Dub Simpson Reliable Plumbing   (Bill Strong)'70 Chevrolet11835engine0
393500   Bobby Mausgrover American Jetway   (Bobby Mausgrover)'70 Dodge10830ignition0
401090   Jackie Oliver Truxmore Truck Body   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford11325engine0

To the back:
Bobby Allison12driver protest
Walter Ballard65driver change
Bill Shirey74unknown

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Eddie Yarboro13Rumple FurnitureEddie YarboroPlymouth
Walter Ballard30Ballard RacingVic BallardFord
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
Ronnie Chumley35Gordon Van LiewChevrolet
Roy Mayne46Hunter's GarageTom HunterChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Ned Young RealtyJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet
DCDick Poling65S&L EnterprisesJoe PhippsChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Isaac11313
  Richard Petty14229
  Bobby Isaac236745
  Bobby Allison68681
  Buddy Baker697810
  Bobby Allison7912850
  Bobby Isaac1291291
  Bobby Allison13017849
  Bobby Isaac1791857
  Bobby Allison186345160
  Bobby Isaac34637833
  Richard Petty3793813
  Bobby Isaac382492111