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1972 Southern 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 31
Monday, September 4, 1972 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:54:46
Average speed: 128.124 mph
Pole speed: 152.228 mph
Cautions: 5 for 43 laps
Margin of victory: 4 cl
Attendance: 72000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet36723990running229
21321   David Pearson Purolator Special   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury36711065running123
3 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge3608990running4
4 228   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet3544940running0
51866   H.B. Bailey Blank & Kalashian / Monk King Co.   (Vernon Blank)'71 Pontiac3514630running6
61567   Buddy Arrington Arrington Automotive   (Buddy Arrington)'70 Dodge3483325running0
7 516   Dave Marcis AMC Matador   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador3482865running0
81631   Jim Vandiver Nixon Co.   (O.L. Nixon)'71 Dodge3432665running0
92142   Marty Robbins Robbins Enterprises   (Marty Robbins)'71 Dodge3392465running0
101914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet3372415running2
11 948   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury3352665running0
122830   Walter Ballard Heikimian's Cars / Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3282365running0
133810   Bill Champion Champion Trucking   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford3272265running0
14348   Ed Negre Negre Wrecker Services   (Ed Negre)'70 Dodge3242165running0
15360   J.D. McDuffie Altheide Automotive   (George Altheide)'70 Dodge3181515running0
163003   Tommy Gale Gale Trucking   (Frank Vasko)'71 Mercury3051365running0
173379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge2861765running0
182657   David Ray Boggs Boggs Racing   (David Ray Boggs)'70 Dodge2801715oil leak0
191749   G.C. Spencer Spencer Antiques   (G.C. Spencer)'70 Plymouth2581165crash0
202725   Jabe Thomas Nolen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth2491715crash0
21317   Dean Dalton Sunny King Motors   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury2451560crash0
223264   Elmo Langley Woodfield Motors   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford2281485crash0
233706   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'72 Plymouth205960engine0
242919   Henley Gray Gray's Garage   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford1671450engine0
252592   Larry Smith Black Label   (Harley Smith)'71 Ford165940crash0
262465   Buck Baker Poling Racing   (Joe Phipps)'72 Chevrolet157935engine0
273513   Eddie Yarboro Rumple Furniture   (Eddie Yarboro)'70 Plymouth147930engine0
281224   Cecil Gordon Collins & Aikman   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury1451425crash0
29 411   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge139920crash1
30234   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1381415overheating0
313983   Paul Tyler Smithville Farms   (Norris Reed)'71 Mercury135810engine0
32 645   Dick Brooks Porter Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury1331300crash2
332061   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford104795engine0
344088   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge58790engine0
35 872   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury431285engine0
362276   Ben Arnold Speed Engineering   (Ben Arnold)'71 Ford371280engine0
371418   Joe Frasson Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge34775crash0
381115   Donnie Allison Moore Engineering   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford12770crash0
391090   LeeRoy Yarbrough Truxmore Bodies   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford121265crash0
40 771   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge122760crash0

To the back:
J.D. McDuffie0driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Earl Brooks5Hickory SmokehouseDoc FaustinaPlymouth
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffieChevrolet
Bob Davis84Berlin RacewayBuster DavisDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison11414
  Dick Brooks15151
  H.B. Bailey16216
  Coo Coo Marlin22232
  Bobby Allison243613
  David Pearson37404
  Bobby Allison41466
  Dick Brooks47471
  Buddy Baker48481
  David Pearson497325
  Bobby Allison74796
  David Pearson80801
  Bobby Allison8110727
  David Pearson10812215
  Bobby Allison12313715
  Richard Petty1381381
  David Pearson13915113
  Richard Petty1521543
  Bobby Allison15518531
  David Pearson18619611
  Bobby Allison19721822
  David Pearson21924022
  Bobby Allison24127535
  David Pearson2762783
  Bobby Allison2792802
  David Pearson28129313
  Bobby Allison29431118
  David Pearson3123121
  Bobby Allison31334634
  David Pearson34736115
  Bobby Allison3623676