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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 31
Sunday, February 20, 1972 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:42
Average speed: 161.55 mph
Pole speed: 186.632 mph
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 98600
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 221   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20045400running167
2 66   Charlie Glotzbach American Brakeblok / Signal Stat   (Cotton Owens)'71 Dodge19916250running0
3 831   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge19410475running0
43372   Benny Parsons Carolina 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'70 Mercury1947150running0
53548   James Hylton Madden Food Systems   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1915925running0
6163   Cale Yarborough Woolco   (Ray Fox)'71 Plymouth1884660running0
72305   David Sisco DeLong   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1864215running0
82125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1844365running0
9154   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1834145running0
101323   Vic Elford Nolen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1823445running0
112603   Tommy Gale Alray Tires   (Frank Vasko)'71 Mercury1822405running0
123864   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1812700running0
13 591   Richard D. Brown Dogwood Valley Golf Course   (Ralph McNabb)'72 Chevrolet1793525running0
143719   Henley Gray Cayuga Speedway   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford1792395running0
15340   George Altheide Rossmeyer Dodge   (George Altheide)'70 Dodge1771750running0
16 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet1774900running2
172076   Ben Arnold Jetway Enterprises   (Ben Arnold)'71 Ford1761760running0
18 779   Frank Warren Talladega 500 / SSP   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge1702300engine0
192557   David Ray Boggs Sponsor Wanted   (David Ray Boggs)'70 Dodge1651630running0
202786   Ed Hessert Jetway Corp.   (Neil Castles)'70 Dodge1071170distributor0
213044   Larry Dickson Custom Trim Products   (Richard Giachetti)'71 Ford1031535engine0
22 956   Jim Hurtubise Miller High Life   (Richard Hammond)'70 Chevrolet1001700engine0
231490   Bill Dennis Tecorp 10 Refuse Bodies   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford852120valve0
241970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet842010oil pressure0
25 314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet811975valve0
263243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth805060valve31
27122   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge572025engine0
282888   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge441370piston0
293645   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'71 Ford441830steering0
301897   Red Farmer Long-Lewis Ford   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford321375engine0
311761   Jimmy Finger Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford261350head gasket0
322267   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken / Bacon Enterprises   (Buddy Arrington)'70 Plymouth211300crash0
33 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge1910230engine0
343111   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge182300crash0
351016   Mark Donohue American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador181375push rod0
362930   Walter Ballard Hekimian's Foreign Car Sales   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford161660crash0
37249   Ramo Stott Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Dodge131165oil pressure0
383910   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford131585crank0
391124   Cecil Gordon Casa Linda Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury111725valve0
404047   Raymond Williams Jet Way Products   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford4800steering0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bobby Mausgrover00American JetwayBobby MausgroverDodge
Earle Canavan01River Oaks Chrysler-PlymouthEarle CanavanPlymouth
Mark Saunders04Mercury
Doc Faustina5Doc FaustinaPlymouth
Neil Castles06Neil CastlesDodge
Dean Dalton7Dean DaltonMercury
Ed Negre8Ed NegreFord
David Pearson15Palm Coast FordBud MooreFord
Ramo Stott17Bill MoyerDodge
Joe Frasson18Joe FrassonDodge
Earl Brooks26Earl BrooksFord
Johnny Halford32Dick BrooksPlymouth
Wayne Smith33Wayne SmithChevrolet
Wendell Scott34William ScottFord
Bub Strickler35Bub StricklerChevrolet
Don Tarr37Pepsi of Johnson CityDon TarrDodge
Friday Hassler39See Rock City in ChattanoogaFriday HasslerChevrolet
Dick Kranzler40Millwee ConstructionDick KranzlerChevrolet
Ken Meisenhelder41Ken MeisenhelderChevrolet
Roy Mayne46Hunter's GarageTom HunterChevrolet
G.C. Spencer49G.C. SpencerPlymouth
Dave Chase50Race Car Eng.Chevrolet
Dub Simpson51W.S. StrongChevrolet
Rod Eulenfeld53Hopper-CrewsFord
Jimmy Crawford54Crawford EnterprisesJimmy CrawfordDodge
Ron Grana55Ron GranaDodge
Don Tarr59Tom PistoneFord
Dick Poling65Joe PhippsChevrolet
Donnie Allison67Kosin's Auto PartsJames MasonMercury
Dick Beinlich68Donna BeinlichFord
Bill Shirey74Wings and WheelsBill ShireyPlymouth
Jimmy Vaughn75Wayne VaughnChevrolet
Charlie Roberts77Charlie RobertsFord
Jackie Oliver78Joe FrassonDodge
Phil Finney80Wallace FinneyChevrolet
A.J. Cox81Cox Auto SalesA.J. CoxDodge
Darwin Sandstrom82Darwin SandstromFord
Lem Blankenship83Howard RacingRichard HowardDodge
Dick May84Buster DavisDodge
Bobby Johns87Chevrolet
Les Covey89Jack MercerChevrolet
Larry Smith92Harley SmithFord
Buck Baker93Harold Furr EngineeringHarold FurrChevrolet
Verlin Eaker94DodgeBilly MoyerDodge
Leonard Blanchard95Leonard BlanchardFord
Ray Elder96Olympia BeerFred ElderDodge
LeeRoy Yarbrough99L&MRay NichelsPlymouth

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
20267   #11,30,67 accident turn 4 
96994   #70 stalled pit entry 
1151206   #56 engine 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.5%             Average green flag run: 45.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt133
  Bobby Allison452
  A.J. Foyt62015
  Richard Petty21211
  A.J. Foyt22265
  Richard Petty27271
  A.J. Foyt28336
  Richard Petty34396
  A.J. Foyt40412
  Richard Petty425817
  A.J. Foyt597416
  Richard Petty75806
  A.J. Foyt81200120