Skip to content
Links for this race (some data may be unavailable):

Race Results

Qualifying Results

Loop Data Stats

Pit Stops

Video Links (0)

Crew Chiefs

1972 Golden State 400

Previous race results / Next race results                     Previous at this track / Next at this track


NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 31
Sunday, June 18, 1972 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
153 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (400.860 miles)

Time of race: 4:03:32
Average speed: 98.761 mph
Pole speed: 108.688 mph
Cautions: 3 for 11 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 28200
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 796W   Ray Elder Olympia Brewing Company   (Fred Elder)'71 Dodge15312375running47
2 872   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury1526850running0
3 616   Donnie Allison American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador1504025running0
41248   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'70 Ford1493300running0
52226W   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'72 Chevrolet1482150running0
6 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet1473550running2
71809W   Carl Adams Marck Motors / Quaker State   (Paul Burchard)'71 Ford1461325running0
81324   Cecil Gordon Collins & Aikman   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury1451725running0
91900W   Frank James Jim Calder'72 Chevrolet1441125running0
101664   Dick May Elmo Langley'71 Ford1411525running0
112977   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Ford   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1411500running0
12 404W   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'70 Plymouth141975running3
13 502W   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'72 Plymouth141950running0
14 927W   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'70 Plymouth138925suspension0
153519   Henley Gray Richard Rice Travel Trailers & Mobile Homes   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford1361400running0
16204W   Dick Kranzler Millwee Construction / Goodyear Tire   (Dick Kranzler)'72 Chevrolet135875running0
171532W   Kevin Terris Dean Barnicle'70 Plymouth133855running0
183315W   Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity'72 Chevrolet130845engine0
191038W   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76 / Stock Car Products   (Roger Paquette)'72 Chevrolet130835running0
202306W   Bill Butts Speedway Eng. / Floyd Howerton Plumbing   (Gary Sigman)'72 Dodge128840running0
21 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge1092875transmission16
22287   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury1021285transmission0
23 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth963295engine85
242410   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford871255running0
253830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury691240transmission0
26256W   Ray Johnstone Concord Olds   (Cos Cancilla)'72 Oldsmobile62725engine0
271791W   Johnny Anderson Conner Muffler / Adams Machine Shop   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet47715engine0
283170   J.D. McDuffie Ed Carver's Auto Parts   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet461205transmission0
293946W   John Hren American Tire   (Roger Bracken)'70 Chevrolet45720engine0
301478W   Clem Proctor Clem Proctor'72 Oldsmobile37685engine0
313686W   Sonny Easley San Fernando Valley Lumber / Life Tile   (Charles Heckert)'72 Chevrolet35670ignition0
32219W   Dick Guldstrand Paramount Chevrolet   (Dick Guldstrand)'72 Chevrolet28740engine0
331173   Dick Brooks Marvin Welty'72 Ford21660transmission0
342647W   Sam Stanley Speedy Enterprises   (Charles Wagoner)'71 Ford17655engine0
35323W   John Soares, Jr. John Soares, Jr.'70 Dodge15650engine0
363062W   Tru Cheek Walt Price'70 Ford12645engine0
37378   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge61140suspension0
38277W   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'72 Dodge5635engine0
394095W   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron Co.   (Paul Stockwell)'72 Chevrolet4630oil line0
403431W   Markey James Tony Oddo'72 Chevrolet1625engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
41Jim Danielson84WDanielson Dist.Jim DanielsonMercury
42Ron Gautsche82WTognotti's Speed ShopRon GautscheFord
43Don Noel88WRainbow Western SalesDon NoelFord
44Clint Hutchins89WB&B Racing EnterpriseRobert WainscottChevrolet
45Dan Geiger85WUniversal Crane ServiceM.J. BakerPlymouth
46D.K. Ulrich40Jak-TrakD.K. UlrichFord

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
58614   #9 oil on track 
63653   #6 spun turn 3 
1211233   #16 spun turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.5%             Average green flag run: 35.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Richard Petty133
  Bobby Allison452
  Richard Petty62419
  Bobby Isaac25262
  Hershel McGriff27271
  Richard Petty285831
  Bobby Isaac59591
  Hershel McGriff60612
  Richard Petty62632
  Ray Elder64663
  Richard Petty679630
  Bobby Isaac9710913
  Ray Elder11015344