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1972 Winston 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 31
Sunday, May 7, 1972 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:43:15
Average speed: 134.4 mph
Pole speed: 192.428 mph
Cautions: 9 for 62 laps
Margin of victory: 4.9 sec
Attendance: 71400
Lead changes: 53

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury18823745running59
2 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge18815895running57
3 511   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1889995running32
42828   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Ford1886095running4
5 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1876970running14
62618   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge1862695running0
74045   LeeRoy Yarbrough Porter Ford   (Bill Seifert)'72 Mercury1852895running0
84498   Dick Brooks Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford1852545running0
9 879   Frank Warren TIE Factory Outlets   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge1852370running0
103072   Benny Parsons Madden Food Systems   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury1842245running0
11332   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'70 Dodge1832220running0
123657   David Ray Boggs Boggs Body Shop   (David Ray Boggs)'70 Dodge1821695running0
134225   Jabe Thomas Nolen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1822195running0
141424   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1822170running0
15158   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge1822120running0
16113   Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing   (Crawford Brothers)'72 Plymouth1811695crash0
171676   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1801620out of gas0
183788   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge1791545running0
191030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1792020running0
201792   Larry Smith Smith's Garage   (Harley Smith)'71 Ford1781495running0
21234   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1781970running0
22197   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury1731445running0
233200   Bobby Mausgrover American Jetway Corp.   (Bobby Mausgrover)'70 Dodge1731420running0
243964   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1721895running0
254319   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1721945running0
262247   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford1671345running0
271891   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet1551320throttle0
28 627   Donnie Allison North Georgia Oil Co.   (Monty Myers)'72 Chevrolet1451295engine0
294751   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'70 Chevrolet1361270windshield0
304910   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Mercury1321255running0
312467   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge1221220engine0
322161   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford1211195running0
332948   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1121670crash0
344670   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet881645axle0
352714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet871570engine8
361231   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge831095engine0
371305   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet721095engine0
382595   Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport   (Darrell Waltrip)'71 Mercury69680engine0
39 797   Red Farmer Willie Humphries'72 Ford671020overheating0
402093   Buck Baker Harold Furr'72 Chevrolet67650engine0
414133   Wayne Smith Davie Truckers   (Wayne Smith)'71 Chevrolet591020rear end0
423846   Roy Mayne Hunter's Garage   (Tom Hunter)'72 Chevrolet56945engine0
434577   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Ford   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford56920engine0
443190   Jackie Oliver Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford501395engine0
45 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet343720engine14
463523   Bill Dennis Nolan's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth23845engine0
474806   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'70 Dodge191320clutch0
483463   Robert Wales Pleasant Grove Union   (Charlie Roberts)'70 Dodge13795oil leak0
495053   Bill Ward Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford10770oil leak0
50 942   Marty Robbins Marty Robbins'72 Dodge179745disqualified0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Earle Canavan01Budget TapesEarle CanavanPlymouth
Ramo Stott94-Wheel PerformanceBill MoyerDodge
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
Robert Brown58Allan BrownChevrolet
Homer Newland73Petre EngineeringJohn PetreChevrolet
Bill Shirey74Wings & WheelsBill ShireyPlymouth
Jimmy Vaughn75Roger LubinskiDodge
Les Covey89Kalico KitchensJack MercerChevrolet
Richard Childress96Childress EnterprisesRichard ChildressChevrolet
WDGeorge Altheide0George AltheideDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson133
  Richard Petty441
  Bobby Allison573
  Richard Petty892
  Bobby Allison10123
  Richard Petty13131
  Buddy Baker14163
  Bobby Allison17182
  Buddy Baker19191
  Bobby Allison20212
  Richard Petty22243
  Buddy Baker25262
  Bobby Allison27293
  Richard Petty30301
  Bobby Allison31311
  Richard Petty32321
  Buddy Baker33364
  David Pearson37371
  Buddy Baker38447
  Coo Coo Marlin45495
  David Pearson50534
  Bobby Isaac54541
  Buddy Baker55573
  David Pearson58625
  Richard Petty63631
  Coo Coo Marlin64663
  Buddy Baker67671
  David Pearson68692
  Bobby Isaac70767
  Fred Lorenzen77771
  Bobby Isaac78814
  David Pearson82843
  Bobby Isaac85895
  David Pearson9010011
  Bobby Isaac1011077
  Richard Petty1081081
  Buddy Baker1091124
  Bobby Isaac1131186
  David Pearson1191191
  Buddy Baker1201245
  David Pearson1251306
  Buddy Baker1311322
  Richard Petty1331342
  David Pearson1351373
  Bobby Isaac13814811
  David Pearson1491535
  Bobby Isaac1541629
  David Pearson1631697
  Richard Petty1701701
  Fred Lorenzen1711733
  David Pearson1741796
  Bobby Isaac1801867
  David Pearson1871882