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1972 Dixie 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 31
Sunday, July 23, 1972 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:47:08
Average speed: 131.295 mph
Pole speed: 158.353 mph
Cautions: 5 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: 11.4 sec
Attendance: 35000
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet32817955running104
2 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge32811005running10
3 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury3256380running181
41672   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury3235230running0
51890   LeeRoy Yarbrough Truxmore Solid Waste Bodies   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford3224230running2
6 628   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn / Black Label   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet3213030running0
7 92   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge3193330running3
81295   Darrell Waltrip Darrell Waltrip'71 Mercury3172530running0
91124   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury3122780running0
101430   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3112530running0
11234   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth3102255running0
121376   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford3102030running0
131067   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge3101330running0
143077   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford3091705running0
152432   Johnny Halford Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth3051105running0
161788   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge3051055running0
173410   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Mercury3051405running0
183947   Raymond Williams Jet Way Car Products   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford3001305running0
193353   Bobby Mausgrover Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford298730running0
203864   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford2921155running0
212913   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'70 Plymouth287625running0
223206   Neil Castles Neil Castles'71 Dodge283660running0
232679   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge2661100running0
242161   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford257590engine0
25408   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge2191080engine0
263757   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge201575engine0
272291   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet1821070overheating0
283118   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge172640engine0
29 414   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet157585engine4
302819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1551055engine0
31 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge1482650engine19
32 715   Donnie Allison Bud Moore'72 Ford132570ignition4
33195   Doc Faustina Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth123565engine0
343625   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1181035engine0
353548   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'70 Ford1141030engine1
36 892   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford102550engine0
37157   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury881045engine0
382073   Dick Brooks Marvin Welty'72 Ford12540steering0
392751   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'70 Chevrolet8510engine0
402549   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth6505engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
George Altheide0George AltheideDodge
David Sisco05Charlie McGeeChevrolet
Mel Larson23Don RobertsonPlymouth
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
Paul Jett56Paul JettFord
Dick Poling65Joe PhippsChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffieChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson122
  Bobby Isaac3119
  Bobby Allison12154
  Coo Coo Marlin16194
  Richard Petty20256
  Donnie Allison26294
  LeeRoy Yarbrough30312
  Bobby Isaac32354
  Bobby Allison36372
  James Hylton38381
  Dave Marcis39413
  David Pearson428847
  Richard Petty89902
  Bobby Isaac91966
  Bobby Allison97982
  David Pearson991068
  Bobby Allison1071071
  David Pearson10812013
  Bobby Allison1211233
  David Pearson1241241
  Bobby Allison1251262
  David Pearson127236110
  Bobby Allison2372371
  Richard Petty2382392
  Bobby Allison24032889