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1972 Southeastern 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 31
Sunday, April 9, 1972 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:50:18
Average speed: 92.826 mph
Pole speed: 106.875 mph
Cautions: 2 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: 4 laps +
Attendance: 34700
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet5008325running458
2 371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge4965350running11
3 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth4914225running15
4 545   LeeRoy Yarbrough Garrett Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford4831720running0
5 724   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury4741325running0
6 614   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet473825running16
71264   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford4701065running0
81448   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford470950running0
91149   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth466685running0
102325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth462850running0
111630   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford451810running0
122219   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford442800running0
13177   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury437540running0
142777   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'70 Ford429530running0
153079   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Plymouth423770running0
162110   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford417760running0
17 931   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge407500running0
182896   Richard Childress Richard Childress'71 Chevrolet403490running0
192670   J.D. McDuffie With God, You're Always a Winner!   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet387730ignition0
201057   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge357470rear end0
21 472   Benny Parsons Madden Food Systems   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury320720engine0
22198   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge315700engine0
231505   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet272465engine0
242547   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford221430transmission0
25294   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth147670rear end0
26132   Dave Marcis IHRA   (Dave Marcis)'70 Dodge126690water pump0
272076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford82405vibration0
28 80   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge54395engine0
292485   Ronnie Daniel Ronnie Daniel'70 Chevrolet41385oil leak0
301891   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet32375engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
31Robert Brown58Chevrolet
32John Utsman37Dodge
33Johnny Halford32Dick BrooksPlymouth
34Ron Keselowski88Dodge
35Buddy Arrington67Dodge

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison12626
  Bobby Isaac27326
  Coo Coo Marlin334816
  Bobby Allison49166118
  Bobby Isaac1671715
  Richard Petty17218615
  Bobby Allison187500314