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1972 Talladega 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 31
Sunday, August 6, 1972 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:09
Average speed: 148.728 mph
Pole speed: 190.677 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 68000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

12248   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury18824865running106
21490   Ramo Stott Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford1889440running3
3 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet1839465running22
42797   Red Farmer Long-Lewis   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford1804540running0
52967   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge1793615running0
61076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1783015running0
7 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1775115running4
83019   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1752515running0
91947   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford1732265running0
104756   Jim Hurtubise Richard Hammond'72 Ford1711815running0
11324   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1701990running0
12317   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury1671965running0
132557   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge1651465running0
143764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1641915running0
152030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1631890running0
16 914   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1561365running0
171805   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet1561340running0
18280   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge1511315running0
19 79   Pete Hamilton Teleprompter   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth1471590engine7
20 828   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Chevrolet1471265suspension0
214010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Mercury1461730engine0
22 411   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1311715engine8
231391   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet1271690engine0
244261   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford1241240engine0
252672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury1211640engine0
26 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1052115ignition12
272395   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transportation   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury991465engine7
283503   Tommy Gale Frank Vasko'71 Mercury991065wheel bearing0
293983   Paul Tyler Norris Reed'71 Mercury831040overheating0
303823   Mel Larson Astro-Cycles   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth69690engine0
314122   Donnie Allison Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth612090engine19
325077   Charlie Roberts Henley Gray'71 Ford491465transmission0
331545   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert'71 Ford471440engine0
341279   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge461415engine0
353325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth431390suspension0
364470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet421365engine0
371792   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford41840engine0
384853   Bobby Mausgrover Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford36815engine0
39468   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge351290engine0
401173   Dick Brooks Marvin Welty'72 Ford28765clutch0
41 618   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'72 Dodge22760crash0
42 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge223765crash0
431624   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury211250crash0
442188   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge21945crash0
45345   Doc Faustina Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth9740clutch0
46432   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge91285engine0
474974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth5730ignition0
482406   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'72 Plymouth1775engine0
493665   Roy Mayne Joe Phipps'72 Chevrolet1720engine0
504563   Robert Wales Charlie Roberts'70 Dodge1715engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Allison122
  Buddy Baker331
  Richard Petty463
  Buddy Baker771
  Bobby Allison8125
  Richard Petty13131
  Bobby Allison14174
  Buddy Baker18236
  James Hylton24263
  David Pearson27359
  Donnie Allison364611
  James Hylton47471
  Donnie Allison48547
  Pete Hamilton55551
  Donnie Allison56561
  Pete Hamilton57582
  Darrell Waltrip59657
  James Hylton669631
  David Pearson97993
  Bobby Allison1001067
  James Hylton1071104
  Bobby Allison1111133
  Pete Hamilton1141174
  Bobby Allison1181181
  Ramo Stott1191191
  James Hylton12014526
  Ramo Stott1461461
  James Hylton1471504
  Ramo Stott1511511
  James Hylton15218837