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1972 National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 31
Sunday, October 8, 1972 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:37
Average speed: 133.234 mph
Pole speed: 158.539 mph
Cautions: 6 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 73000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet33421450running192
2 271   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge33412400running115
3 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury3326815running7
4 341   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury3324090running8
52690   Butch Hartman Truck Equipment   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford3263570running0
62195   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury3221900running0
71548   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury3222165running0
82067   Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Buddy Arrington)'70 Dodge3201550running0
9 718   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge3191515running0
10 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge3183965crash1
113992   Larry Smith Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Ford3171400running0
122988   Ron Keselowski Pizza Hut   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge3101325running0
134047   Raymond Williams American Jetway   (Raymond Williams)'72 Ford3101845running0
142376   Ben Arnold Fact-O-Bake   (Ben Arnold)'71 Ford3101825running0
152206   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'72 Plymouth3091300running0
16174   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth3061806running0
171024   Cecil Gordon Collins & Aikman   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury3051795running0
184210   Bill Champion Champion Trucking   (Bill Champion)'71 Mercury3051720running0
191630   Walter Ballard Alexander Automotive   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3041729running0
203283   David Ray Boggs Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury3041194running0
214179   Frank Warren SSP Ignition   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge3011651running0
224419   Henley Gray Gray's Garage   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford2981633running0
233003   Tommy Gale Gale Trucking   (Frank Vasko)'71 Mercury2971152running0
24357   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury2711601running0
251215   Donnie Allison Moore Engineering   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford2661106battery0
261416   Dave Marcis American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador2461096engine0
27192   Roger McCluskey Marcis Auto Racing   (Dave Marcis)'72 Dodge2411586engine0
28 527   Bobby Isaac Minolta Cameras   (Banjo Matthews)'71 Chevrolet2241269engine11
292517   Bill Dennis Emrick Motors   (H.J. Brooking)'71 Chevrolet2191024engine0
303104   Harry Schilling Spindrift Marina   (Thomas Hynes)'72 Chevrolet214954handling0
313401   Earle Canavan Buanno Transport   (Earle Canavan)'71 Chevrolet213943transmission0
32119   Pete Hamilton Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth205950crash0
333731   Jim Vandiver Nixon Construction   (O.L. Nixon)'71 Dodge193953engine0
341314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet119894engine0
353364   Elmo Langley Billy The Kid   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford1031293engine0
36270   G.C. Spencer Altheide Racing   (George Altheide)'70 Dodge95785steering0
373605   Jabe Thomas McGee Automotive   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet94814steering0
38 972   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury881273engine0
39 628   Cale Yarborough Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet82757steering0
403845   Dick Brooks Porter Motors   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury811246ignition0
411898   Richard D. Brown Truck Equipment Co.   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford48663steering0
422422   Gordon Johncock Eastern Airlines / Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth44649brakes0
432899   Bobby Unser Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'72 Chevrolet8603engine0
44438   Ed Negre Negre Wrecking   (Ed Negre)'70 Dodge81058engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
?00American JetwayDodge
?5Faustina RacingDoc FaustinaPlymouth
?23Robertson RacingDon RobertsonPlymouth
D.K. Ulrich40Ulrich RacingD.K. UlrichFord
Bobby Mausgrover53Twin Palm Inc.Ford
J.D. McDuffie70McDuffie EngineeringJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet
Les Covey89Kalico KitchenJack MercerChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson133
  Buddy Baker452
  David Pearson694
  Bobby Isaac10156
  Buddy Baker165540
  Bobby Isaac56594
  Buddy Baker607920
  Bobby Isaac80801
  Buddy Baker819616
  Bobby Allison9713034
  Buddy Baker13115424
  Bobby Allison15518026
  Richard Petty1811811
  Bobby Allison18219413
  Buddy Baker1952006
  A.J. Foyt2012088
  Buddy Baker2092124
  Bobby Allison213326114
  Buddy Baker3273282
  Bobby Allison3293291
  Buddy Baker3303301
  Bobby Allison3313344