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1972 Winston Western 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 31
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 Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth14918170running39
21612   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet14910720running102
3 971   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1467845running0
4 496   Ray Elder Olympia Brewing Company   (Fred Elder)'72 Dodge1464945running0
5 604   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'70 Plymouth1453120running0
61232   Kevin Terris Black & Decker   (Dean Barnicle)'72 Plymouth1412020running0
71048   James Hylton Madden Food Systems   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1412270running0
81164   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1392120running0
9 739   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Friday Hassler)'70 Chevrolet1372020running0
101324   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1371920running0
11253   John Soares, Jr. John Soares Racing Ent.   (John Soares, Jr.)'71 Dodge1361320running0
124026   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'72 Chevrolet1351270running0
13 502   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'72 Plymouth1341345running0
142030   Walter Ballard Hekiman's Foreign Car Sales   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford1321720running0
153347   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford1321195running0
162189   Don Noel Noel's Welding   (Don Noel)'71 Ford1321170running0
173877   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Ford   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1311145running0
183470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet1281640running0
192691   Johnny Anderson Star Body Shop   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet1261130running0
203607   Ivan Baldwin Ivan Baldwin'69 Chevrolet1231120running0
212819   Henley Gray Fairway Ford   (Henley Gray)'69 Ford1221610running0
22276   Jerry Oliver Concord Olds   (Cos Cancilla)'72 Oldsmobile1221100running0
23294   Dick Kranzler Dick Kranzler'72 Chevrolet1191090running0
241542   Larry Esau Barnicle Oil   (Dean Barnicle)'71 Ford1181080running0
251400   Frank James Varner Brothers   (Jim Calder)'72 Chevrolet1151070fan blade0
263115   David Pearson Bud Moore'72 Ford1123060radiator0
27238   Ed Negre Ed Negre'69 Ford1071550engine0
28 121   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1072010transmission8
291879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'71 Dodge1021530running0
303561   J.C. Danielsen J&L Body Shop   (J.C. Danielsen)'71 Mercury981020brakes0
313257   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge941015rear end0
322227   Chuck Bown Dick Bown'70 Plymouth881015crash0
332475   Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity'72 Chevrolet781015ignition0
343088   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'71 Dodge601015engine0
353782   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shops   (Ron Gautsche)'71 Ford551015oil pressure0
36197   Jack McCoy Ernie Conn'72 Dodge371015ignition0
373906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'71 Dodge351515suspension0
381718   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge301015engine0
39 316   Mark Donohue American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador131265rear end0
40 872   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Ford131515crash0
* 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

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.7%             Average green flag run: 35.5 laps

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