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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 31
Sunday, May 28, 1972 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:04
Average speed: 142.255 mph
Pole speed: 158.162 mph
Cautions: 3 for 24 laps
Margin of victory: 23.7 sec
Attendance: 81500
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 611   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge40022075running39
2 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet40018950running239
3136   Charlie Glotzbach Ken Wherry's Deluxe Auto Center   (Cotton Owens)'72 Dodge3959625running0
41472   Benny Parsons Pop Kola   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Mercury3917350running0
52645   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert'71 Mercury3826325running0
62292   Larry Smith Harley Smith'72 Ford3814025running0
72367   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge3783575running0
81924   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury3763025running0
91279   Frank Warren Carolina Fire Equipment   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge3703050running0
102176   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford3672775running0
113464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Mercury3622625running0
122488   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge3602025running0
133047   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford3592460running0
143525   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth3562375running0
152830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury3512325running0
162527   Jim Paschal Kmart   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet3381825engine0
17397   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury3362175running0
181028   Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn   (Hoss Ellington)'72 Ford3321670suspension0
19 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge3284230engine0
202048   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford3122025running0
21 518   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co.   (Joe Frasson)'71 Dodge3061600engine0
221134   Wendell Scott Howard Furniture   (Richard Howard)'71 Chevrolet2831710engine0
23 371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge2744750engine93
24384   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth2691850clutch0
25 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury2511750water hose29
263610   Bill Champion Custom Car Motors   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford2471730engine0
271861   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'72 Ford2031220overheating0
28 714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1841235engine0
29312   Ken Rush Dave Marcis'70 Dodge1491625engine0
302791   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'71 Chevrolet1421640suspension0
31 816   Dave Marcis American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador1061120suspension0
321690   Jackie Oliver Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford1031575engine0
333270   J.D. McDuffie Ed Carver Auto Parts   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet981490engine0
341715   Donnie Allison Bud Moore'72 Ford96980heting0
354006   Neil Castles Neil Castles'70 Dodge88895engine0
363773   Dick Brooks Marvin Welty'71 Ford61935transmission0
372933   Wayne Smith Wayne Smith'72 Chevrolet60875transmission0
383357   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge39815engine0
391549   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth33870oil pan0
40 431   Jim Vandiver Bradford Center   (O.L. Nixon)'70 Dodge11925transmission0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1109109  
1101178   #70 engine 
1181247  
1251339   #90 engine 
134332199  
33334210   #43 accident 
34340058  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.8%             Average green flag run: 93.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson133
  Bobby Isaac46259
  Bobby Allison63631
  David Pearson64641
  Bobby Allison657814
  Bobby Isaac7910931
  Bobby Allison1101112
  David Pearson11212110
  Bobby Allison1221243
  David Pearson1251273
  Bobby Isaac1281281
  Buddy Baker1291346
  Bobby Allison13519662
  Bobby Isaac1971982
  Bobby Allison19923840
  David Pearson23925012
  Bobby Allison25133383
  Buddy Baker3343341
  Bobby Allison3353351
  Buddy Baker3363361
  Bobby Allison33736933
  Buddy Baker37040031