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1972 Delaware 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 31
Sunday, September 17, 1972 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:57
Average speed: 120.506 mph
Pole speed: 133.323 mph
Cautions: 2 for 22 laps
Margin of victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury50013250running350
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth49710600running1
3 990   Ramo Stott Junie Donlavey'71 Ford4864950running0
41348   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford4783550running0
52124   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury4772885running0
6 776   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford4762185running0
71664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford4672035running0
81830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4671935running0
9377   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury4571810running0
102777   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford4481750running0
11 371   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge4473275rear end115
123325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth4461650running0
131283   Paul Tyler Norris Reed'71 Mercury4411100running0
143540   D.K. Ulrich D.K. Ulrich'71 Ford4241075running0
152401   Earle Canavan Earle Canavan'71 Plymouth4021050engine0
163234   Wendell Scott Scott Engineering   (Wendell Scott)'71 Ford3861025running0
17298   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge3581500ignition0
182674   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth344975engine0
192819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford3441450running0
20 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet3313100engine34
213089   Les Covey Jack Mercer'70 Chevrolet330900oil leak0
222047   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford2991375engine0
231488   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge294850clutch0
243470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet2881325engine0
252579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge2721300engine0
261561   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford267775engine0
27 867   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge261750engine0
28364   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1821225engine0
293826   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'71 Ford163700engine0
302392   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford147700engine0
311084   Harry Schilling Thomas Hynes'70 Chevrolet144650alternator0
322206   Neil Castles Neil Castles'72 Plymouth126675transmission0
333196   Richard Childress Richard Childress'71 Chevrolet111600suspension0
34 672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury921090rear end0
351710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford791085engine0
36 514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet73605hub0
371116   Dave Marcis Roger Penske'72 Matador70575engine0
381957   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge49570engine0
394045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'71 Mercury471065steering0
40390   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge36560transmission0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Dick May5Doc FaustinaPlymouth

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
728514   #16 oil on track 
14014910   debris 
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.8%             Average green flag run: 158.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson122
  Bobby Allison31412
  Buddy Baker157258
  David Pearson73731
  Richard Petty74741
  David Pearson75751
  Buddy Baker7612247
  Bobby Allison1231231
  Buddy Baker1241285
  Bobby Allison12914416
  Buddy Baker1451495
  David Pearson150327178
  Bobby Allison3283325
  David Pearson333500168