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1972 Winston Western 500

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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 1 of 30
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, January 23, 1972 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps* on a 2.620 mile road course (500.420 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:11
Average speed: 104.016 mph
Pole speed: 110.033 mph
Cautions: 3 for 7 laps
Margin of victory: 61.5 sec
Attendance: 47200
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1972 standings

1 243   Richard Petty   (Cup)STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth14918170running390
21612   Bobby Allison   (Cup)Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet14910720running1020
3 971   Bobby Isaac   (Cup)K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1467845running00
4 496   Ray Elder Fred Elder'72 Dodge1464945running0276
5 604   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'70 Plymouth1453120running0273
61232   Kevin Terris Dean Barnicle'72 Plymouth1412020running0266
71048   James Hylton   (Cup)Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1412270running00
81164   Elmo Langley   (Cup)Elmo Langley'71 Ford1392120running00
9 739   Friday Hassler   (Cup)Friday Hassler'70 Chevrolet1372020running00
101324   Cecil Gordon   (Cup)Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1371920running00
11253   John Soares, Jr. John Soares Racing Ent.   (John Soares, Jr.)'71 Dodge1361320running0250
124026   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'72 Chevrolet1351270running0247
13 502   Dick Bown Mike Ober'72 Plymouth1341345running0244
142030   Walter Ballard   (Cup)Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford1321720running00
153347   Raymond Williams   (Cup)Raymond Williams'71 Ford1321195running00
162188   Don Noel Don Noel'71 Dodge1321170running0235
173877   Charlie Roberts   (Cup)Charlie Roberts'71 Ford1311145running00
183470   J.D. McDuffie   (Cup)J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet1281640running00
192691   Johnny Anderson Don Nuzum'72 Chevrolet1261130running0222
203607   Ivan Baldwin Ivan Baldwin'69 Chevrolet1231120running0216
212819   Henley Gray   (Cup)Henley Gray'69 Ford1221610running00
22276   Jerry Oliver   (Cup)Cos Concilla'72 Oldsmobile1221100running00
23294   Dick Kranzler John Millwee Racing Special   (Dick Kranzler)'72 Chevrolet1191090running0205
241542   Larry Esau '72 Chevrolet1181080running0202
251400   Frank James Jim Calder'72 Chevrolet1151070fan blade0196
263115   David Pearson   (Cup)Bud Moore'72 Ford1123060radiator00
27238   Ed Negre   (Cup)Ed Negre'69 Ford1071550engine00
28 121   A.J. Foyt   (Cup)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1072010transmission80
291879   Frank Warren   (Cup)Frank Warren'71 Dodge1021530running00
303561   J.C. Danielsen Jim Danielson'71 Mercury981020brakes0164
313257   David Ray Boggs   (Cup)David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge941015rear end00
322227   Chuck Bown Dick Bown'70 Plymouth881015crash0148
332475   Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity'72 Chevrolet781015ignition0134
343088   Ron Keselowski   (Cup)Roger Lubinski'71 Dodge601015engine00
353782   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shop   (Ron Gautsche)'71 Ford551015oil pressure0101
36197   Jack McCoy Ernie Conn'72 Dodge371015ignition076
373906   Neil Castles   (Cup)Neil Castles'71 Dodge351515suspension00
381718   Joe Frasson   (Cup)Joe Frasson'70 Dodge301015engine00
39 316   Mark Donohue   (Cup)Roger Penske'72 Matador131265rear end00
40 872   Benny Parsons   (Cup)L.G. DeWitt'71 Ford131515crash00
* Race shortened to 149 laps due to fog.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
41Markey James31Tony OddoChevrolet
42Harry Jefferson94Ram Race CarGeorge JeffersonFord
43John Lyons9W10,000 RPM Speed ShopDave TennantChevrolet
44Roger Mears3Stock Car Specialties/ Isky CamsRoger MearsChevrolet
45Bill Butts06WFloyd & Howerton PlumbingGary SigmanDodge
46Bob England8WBob EnglandChevrolet
47Bill Osborne9Rialto ToolPaul BurchardFord
48Patrick McIntyre09Marck Motors FordSam RoseFord
49Bob Kauf95Wrought Iron Co.Paul StockwellChevrolet
50Pete Halsmer17Stancil-SeeleyPete HalsmerFord
51Roger Parr21WContinental AccessoriesRoger ParrDodge
52Gene Riniker34WThomas McKennaChevrolet
53D.K. Ulrich40Gus Davis MarinautomotiveMike AustinFord
54John Hren46American TireRoger BrackenChevrolet
55Sam Stanley47WSpeedy EnterprisesCharles WagonerFord
56Ray Wulfenstein51Dennis WilliamsPlymouth
57Tru Cheek62Empire AutomotiveWalt PriceChevrolet
58Bill Simpson63Action / AmericanBill SimpsonPlymouth
59Dan Geiger85Universal Crane ServiceM.J. BakerPlymouth
60Johnny Steele2Johnny SteeleFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt122
  Richard Petty342
  A.J. Foyt562
  Bobby Allison77367
  A.J. Foyt74774
  Bobby Allison7611035
  Richard Petty1111177
  Bobby Allison1181192
  Richard Petty12014930