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1972 Motor State 400

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 31
Sunday, June 11, 1972 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:40
Average speed: 146.639 mph
Pole speed: 160.764 mph
Cautions: 2 for 12 laps
Margin of victory: 16 sec
Attendance: 33000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 321   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20012935running155
2 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet2008980running10
3 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge2006925running18
4 948   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'70 Ford1953350running2
53088   Ron Keselowski Messina Truck   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge1942150running0
61192   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford1911550running0
71676   Ben Arnold Jack Dykstra Ford   (Ben Arnold)'71 Ford1891875running0
8297   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury1891775running0
91067   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)'70 Dodge1891175running0
101510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Mercury1881575running0
111224   Cecil Gordon Collins & Aikman   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury1871550running0
122830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1861550running0
13174   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1851500running0
141947   Raymond Williams Jet Way Wax   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford1841475running0
152105   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet1841450running0
162470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet181915running0
171432   Johnny Halford Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth180905running0
183753   Dick May Twin Palm / Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford180895running0
193396   Richard Childress Frank Warren'70 Plymouth179880running0
20355   Doc Faustina Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth178865running0
21188   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge1661360running0
22269   Pete Hamilton Air Kaddy / Housby Racing   (Jim Ruggles)'72 Plymouth155910engine0
234089   Les Covey Kalico Kitchen   (Jack Mercer)'70 Chevrolet154820rear end0
242325   Jabe Thomas Nolen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1471305suspension0
253172   Benny Parsons Pop-Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury1401290engine0
26 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge1383000suspension14
27 890   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford129765engine0
28 745   LeeRoy Yarbrough Porter Ford   (Bill Seifert)'72 Mercury961255engine0
292264   Elmo Langley Henry Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford921245engine0
303687   Dave Marcis Kosins Auto Parts   (Hammer Mason)'71 Mercury90735clutch0
313274   Bill Shirey Wings & Wheels   (Bill Shirey)'70 Plymouth62720engine0
322577   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford541215transmission0
33 615   Donnie Allison Moore Engineering   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford44710transmission1
342791   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet421255ignition0
35 518   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge15700engine0
361379   Frank Warren Stage II Ignitions   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge111195engine0
373826   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'71 Ford11690suspension0
383900   Bobby Mausgrover American Jetway   (Bobby Mausgrover)'70 Dodge9685engine0
39202   Bill Seifert A&A Fiberglass   (Dave Marcis)'72 Dodge31180engine0
403406   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'70 Dodge1675engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Ken Meisenhelder03Frank VaskoMercury
Steve Pfeifer08Uecker Racing EngineeringSteve PfeiferChevrolet
Bill Dennis23Nolen's RestaurantDon RobertsonPlymouth
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
Tommy Gale44Custom TrimRichard GiachettiFord
David Ray Boggs57David Ray BoggsDodge
Jimmy Vaughn75Poinsett Auto SupplyJimmy VaughnChevrolet
Bob Davis84Berlin RacewayBuster DavisDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Isaac122
  David Pearson31614
  Donnie Allison17171
  James Hylton18192
  Bobby Allison20223
  Richard Petty23242
  Bobby Allison25262
  Bobby Isaac27271
  Richard Petty283912
  Bobby Isaac40423
  David Pearson43475
  Bobby Isaac48547
  David Pearson5510652
  Bobby Isaac1071071
  David Pearson1081114
  Bobby Allison1121132
  David Pearson1141152
  Richard Petty1161194
  David Pearson12015435
  Bobby Allison1551573
  David Pearson15820043