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1972 Tony Bettenhausen 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 10
Sunday, August 13, 1972 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:28
Average speed: 111.652 mph
Pole speed: 127.932 mph
Cautions: 4 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: 4 laps +
Attendance: 24650
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1972 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1972 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 21   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy20015139running93400
2 83   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy1967553running0320
3 916   Johnny Rutherford Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy1934333running0280
41210   Lee Kunzman Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy1923001running0240
51198   Rick Muther Vivitar   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1912547running0200
61994   Johnny Parsons Niagara Falls Wine   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy1852333running0160
72058   Tom Bigelow Midwest Manufacturing Dura-Pot   (Carl Gehlhausen)Gerhardt / Offy1712119running0120
82571   John Hubbard Lloyd GiffordGerhardt / Foyt1492012running0100
9 642   Swede Savage Michner Industries   (Pat Patrick-Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy1461904cut tire080
101436   Bentley Warren Bay State RacingEagle / Offy1221797crash060
11 19   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy1082760locked wheel10740
121388   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Lola / Foyt881583half shaft020
132451   Dee Jones Serendipity   (Pat O'Reilly)Watson / Ford881476heat exhaustion0 
14 515   Steve Krisiloff Grant KingKing / Offy831369cam stud0 
15 34   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy791262suspension0 
161623   Mel Kenyon Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Coyote / Foyt551154valve0 
172161   Lee Brayton Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamCoyote / Foyt401048clutch0 
181029   George Snider MVS Inc.Coyote / Foyt35941valve0 
19 414   Roger McCluskey American Marine   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy23833crash0 
201592   John Martin Automotive TechnologyGilbert / Offy23833fuel tank0 
211863   Larry McCoy Eastern Racing AssociatesGerhardt / Offy21833suspension0 
22 77   Gordon Johncock Sunoco   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy10833transmission0 
232357   Joe Tetz Tetz Racing   (Joe Tetz)Watson / Chevy6833head gasket0 
241728   Bill Simpson Woehle Construction   (Bill Simpson)Eagle / Offy3833throttle link0 
252231   John Mahler Harbor Fuel Oil   (Vanguard Racing)McLaren / Offy1833ignition0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDBobby Unser

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
23308   #14 spun turn 1 
3110777  
1081147   #9 pit crash 
1151184  
1191246   #10 spun turn 2 
1251273  
1281325   #36 accident turn 3 
13320068  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.0%             Average green flag run: 34.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti1107107
  Joe Leonard10820093