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1972 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 31
Tuesday, July 4, 1972 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:29:14
Average speed: 160.821 mph
Pole speed: 186.277 mph
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Margin of victory: 4 feet
Attendance: 67200
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury16015650running93
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge16011725running29
3 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet1608925running13
4 714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1574275running0
51148   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'70 Ford1573600running0
61645   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert'71 Mercury1532750running0
71088   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge1521850running0
81215   Donnie Allison Bud Moore'72 Ford1521750running0
92633   Wayne Smith Wayne Smith'71 Chevrolet1511550running0
101432   Johnny Halford Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1501350running0
111724   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1501900running0
122577   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford1481775running0
13212   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge1451750running0
142091   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet1441750running0
153223   Mel Larson Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1441275running0
162476   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1431675running0
172267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge1371150engine0
183310   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Mercury1361675running0
193025   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1281600running0
20230   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge1251075overheating0
211379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge1221550engine0
223519   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1121500running0
233830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1121400running0
24 311   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1071050oil cooler23
251590   Jackie Oliver Junie Donlavey'72 Ford1061275engine0
263157   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge90890engine0
27 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge863755engine1
283670   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet841245engine0
292705   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet77735ignition0
301861   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford61805engine0
31347   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury611250engine0
32294   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth601210engine0
33 69   Pete Hamilton Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth51705engine1
343974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth51700engine0
354064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford491195wheel bearing0
36 972   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury481190engine0
371906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'71 Dodge42735engine0
382892   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford42680fuel line0
393746   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'72 Chevrolet38675engine0
40 818   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'72 Dodge4670engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41Dub Simpson51Chevrolet
42Bobby Johns41Chevrolet
43Doc Faustina5Plymouth

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1108108  
1091157   #11 fluid on track 
11613419  
1351417   #79 engine 
14216019  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.8%             Average green flag run: 48.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker111
  David Pearson221
  Buddy Baker331
  David Pearson441
  Buddy Baker5106
  David Pearson11155
  Buddy Baker162712
  Bobby Allison28303
  Pete Hamilton31311
  Bobby Allison32332
  Bobby Isaac34341
  David Pearson356228
  Richard Petty63675
  Bobby Allison68703
  David Pearson718818
  Buddy Baker89913
  Richard Petty9210110
  David Pearson10213534
  Richard Petty13614611
  Bobby Allison1471504
  Richard Petty1511533
  Bobby Allison1541541
  David Pearson1551606