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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 2 of 30
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, March 5, 1972 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:56:04
Average speed: 127.082 mph
Pole speed: 153.217 mph
Cautions: 4 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 4.2 sec
Attendance: 68498
Lead changes: 36

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1972 standings

1 121   A.J. Foyt   (Cup)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20031695running1320
2 212   Bobby Allison   (Cup)Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet20016945running200
3 411   Buddy Baker   (Cup)STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge20011670running60
4 343   Richard Petty   (Cup)STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth1999970running170
5 896W   Ray Elder Olympia Brewing Co.   (Fred Elder)'72 Dodge1945845running3334
6114W   Hershel McGriff The Cousins   (Beryl Jackson)'70 Plymouth1934470running0331
72548   James Hylton   (Cup)Madden Food Systems / Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1914435running00
82242   Marty Robbins   (Cup)KLAC 570 Radio   (Marty Robbins)'72 Dodge1903445running00
92464   Elmo Langley   (Cup)Elmo Langley'71 Ford1883370running00
10109   Ramo Stott   (Cup)Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth1882575running00
112661   Jimmy Finger   (Cup)Brookehill-Dellcrest Funeral Homes   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford1882480running00
121517W   Jack McCoy Rebel Shops / House of Lords   (Ernie Conn)'71 Dodge1862420running0310
13193W   John Soares, Jr. John Soares Racing Enterprises   (John Soares, Jr.)'70 Dodge1862345running0308
14 972   Benny Parsons   (Cup)Carolina 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury1852845running130
15406W   Bill Butts Speedway Eng. / Floyd & Howerton Plumbing   (Gary Sigman)'72 Dodge1852220running0303
16481W   Cliff Garner Anderson Pea Soup   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford1851495running0301
173391W   Johnny Anderson Conner's Muffler / Adams Machine Shop   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet1842170running0298
18132W   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'72 Plymouth1842170running0296
193584W   J.C. Danielsen J&L Body Shop   (Jim Danielson)'71 Mercury1842120running0294
201710   Bill Champion   (Cup)Bill Champion'71 Ford1822620running00
213176   Ben Arnold   (Cup)Ben Arnold'71 Ford1822085running00
222832W   Kevin Terris Sta-Power / Brunswick Industries   (Dean Barnicle)'72 Plymouth1802070running0283
234370   J.D. McDuffie   (Cup)McDuffie Engineering   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet1802545running00
243934W   Markey James Tony Oddo'72 Chevrolet1791995running0278
25427   Dean Dalton   (Cup)Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1792025running00
263047   Raymond Williams   (Cup)Wheaton Van Lines   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford1791970flagged00
273744W   Jim Whitt   (Cup)Barnacle Oil   (Dean Barnicle)'71 Ford1781920running00
281220   George Altheide   (Cup)George Altheide'70 Dodge1781920running00
293895W   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron Co.   (Paul Stockwell)'72 Chevrolet1741870engine0262
304739W   Carl Adams Marck Motors   (Paul Burchard)'71 Ford1741845running0260
313219   Henley Gray   (Cup)Cayuga Speedway   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford1732330running00
323477   Charlie Roberts   (Cup)Sunny King Ford   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1731795running00
334927W   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'70 Plymouth1651770engine0242
344640W   Les Loeser, Jr. San Fernando Valley Lumber Co.   (Jerry Lankford)'72 Chevrolet1641745tires0239
355182W   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shop   (Ron Gautsche)'71 Ford1601720running0232
361424   Cecil Gordon   (Cup)Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1382220crash00
374514   Dick Kranzler John Millwee Racing Special   (Dick Kranzler)'72 Chevrolet1371670running0199
382199   Don White   (Cup)Nichels-Goldsmith   (Ray Nichels)'72 Plymouth1141745fuel pump00
393652W   Gene Romero Sta-Power   (Kevin Terris)'70 Plymouth1051620engine0155
402023W   G.T. Tallas   (Cup)Richard's Service Center   (G.T. Tallas)'71 Ford881620clutch00
41 697   Red Farmer   (Cup)Long-Lewis Ford   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford691720engine00
422741   Earle Canavan   (Cup)Budget Tapes / River Oaks Chrysler-Plymouth   (Earle Canavan)'72 Plymouth651570running00
432979   Frank Warren   (Cup)Frank Warren'70 Dodge552040clutch00
44 716   Mark Donohue   (Cup)American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador451615crash00
45 571   Bobby Isaac   (Cup)K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge453665crash90
465029W   Bill Osborne Paul Burchard'72 Ford361440a frame055
474430   Walter Ballard   (Cup)Hekiman Foreign Car Service   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford331915crash00
481689W   Don Noel Rainbow Western Sales Co.   (Don Noel)'71 Ford271415engine040
494118W   George Follmer   (Cup)Norris Industries / Roy Woods Racing   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge41440engine00
501857   David Ray Boggs   (Cup)Boggs Racing Enterprises   (David Ray Boggs)'70 Dodge21365clutch00
512331   Jim Vandiver   (Cup)O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge11375engine00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Frank James00WVarner Bros.James CalderChevrolet
Bobby Mausgrover00American Jetway Corp.Bobby MausgroverDodge
Johnny Steele2Johnny SteeleFord
Tommy Gale03Frank VaskoMercury
Emiliano Zapata03Beryl JacksonPlymouth
John Sears4J. Marvin MillsPlymouth
Doc Faustina5Doc FaustinaPlymouth
Neil Castles06Howard Furniture CompanyNeil CastlesDodge
Charlie Glotzbach6Cotton OwensDodge
Jerry Oliver6WConcord OldsmobileCoz ConcillaOldsmobile
Ivan Baldwin07GB Glass CompanyIvan BaldwinChevrolet
Bob England8WBob EnglandChevrolet
Ed Negre8Ed NegreDodge
Steve Pfeifer08Grand Prix RacingSteve PfeiferChevrolet
John Lyons910,000 RPM Speed EquipmentDave TennantChevrolet
Phillip Pedlar11WMaverick RestaurantJ.A. DelvecchioDodge
Larry Esau12WBarnicle Oil CompanyDean BarnicleFord
Arnie Krueger14WKrueger RacingArnie KruegerChevrolet
Willie McNeal14F&W RestaurantFrances McNealFord
Paul Dorrity15Glen Dorrity TruckingGlen DorrityChevrolet
Nels Miller21WContinental AccessoriesRoger ParrDodge
Jim Gilliam24WDaniel RosenfeldChevrolet
Chuck Hetrick25WH&H AutomotiveDonald HetrickChevrolet
Jabe Thomas25Don RobertsonPlymouth
Carl Joiner26Ron AilChevrolet
Johnny Halford32Dick BrooksPlymouth
Glenn Francis33L.J. Associates / Isky CamsWilliam AndersenChevrolet
Gene Riniker34WThomas McKennaChevrolet
Wendell Scott34William ScottFord
Bub Strickler35Bub StricklerChevrolet
Frank Burnett36Paul JenkinsPlymouth
Don Tarr37Pepsi / Biscayne DodgeLee TarrDodge
Jimmy Insolo38Stock Car ProductsMarvin RowleyChevrolet
George Wiltshire39Wiltshire BrothersDodge
D.K. Ulrich40Gus Davis MarinautomotiveMike AustinFord
Bill Seifert45Garrett FordBill SeifertFord
Sam Stanley47WSpeedy EnterprisesCharles WagonerFord
John Fairchild50Thousandaire EstatesHomer WoodsDodge
Jerry Barnett55Joe BarnettChevrolet
Ken Shoemaker56Chester PapienskiChevrolet
Don Graham57WSierra Tire CompanyDon GuyChevrolet
Tru Cheek62Empire AutomotiveWalt PriceChevrolet
Dale Lee65Mr. Quick Drive-InsDale ShirleyPlymouth
Perry Cottingham73Kenny-Bell EnterprisesPerry CottinghamBuick
Bill Shirey74Wings and WheelsBill ShireyPlymouth
Marion Collins78WOildale TirePete CollinsDodge
Joe Frasson78Frasson CementMario FrassonDodge
Dick May84Bob DavisDodge
Harry Schilling84WThomas HynesChevrolet
Dan Geiger85Universal CraneM.J. BakerPlymouth
Allen Jennings86Manuel Figuereido- A. JenningsOldsmobile
Ron Keselowski88Roger LubinskiDodge
Mike Saint88WRed LawsonFord
Les Covey89Kalico KitchenJack MercerChevrolet
Clint Hutchins89WB&B Racing EnterprisesRobert WainscottChevrolet
Bill Dennis90Truck Equipment Corp.Junie DonlaveyFord
Richard D. Brown91Ralph McNabbChevrolet
Verlin Eaker91Des Moines DodgeBill MoyerDodge
Larry Smith92Harley SmithFord
Harry Jefferson94Ram Race CarsGeorge JeffersonFord
Richard Childress96Judy ChildressChevrolet
Pat Fay99Phillips 66Martin FrayFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt144
  Bobby Isaac5139
  Ray Elder14163
  A.J. Foyt173216
  Bobby Allison33331
  A.J. Foyt34352
  Bobby Allison36394
  Benny Parsons405112
  Richard Petty52521
  Bobby Allison53531
  Benny Parsons54541
  A.J. Foyt55584
  Richard Petty59591
  A.J. Foyt60601
  Richard Petty61611
  A.J. Foyt62665
  Richard Petty67682
  A.J. Foyt698517
  Buddy Baker86872
  Bobby Allison88892
  Richard Petty90978
  A.J. Foyt9811922
  Buddy Baker1201223
  Bobby Allison1231275
  Richard Petty1281314
  A.J. Foyt13214918
  Bobby Allison1501501
  A.J. Foyt1511555
  Bobby Allison1561561
  A.J. Foyt1571571
  Bobby Allison1581581
  A.J. Foyt1591624
  Bobby Allison1631653
  A.J. Foyt16618318
  Bobby Allison1841841
  Buddy Baker1851851
  A.J. Foyt18620015