Skip to content
Links for this race (some data may be unavailable):

Race Results

Qualifying Results

Loop Data Stats

Pit Stops

Video Links (0)

Crew Chiefs

1972 Yankee 400

Previous race results / Next race results                     Previous at this track / Next at this track


NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 31
Sunday, August 20, 1972 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:58:31
Average speed: 134.416 mph
Pole speed: 157.607 mph
Cautions: 3 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 27404
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

1 421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20013385running124
2 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet2009230running26
3 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge1996525running34
4 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1995475running6
52098   Cale Yarborough Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1962150running0
61048   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1952050running2
72272   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury1951875running0
82345   Bill Seifert Porter Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Mercury1941825running0
9272   Dave Marcis AMC Matador   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador1941725running0
101192   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford1931125running0
111430   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1921550running0
121564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1911525running0
133205   David Sisco LOF Glass   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1911000running0
141361   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford190975running0
151224   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1891450running0
16344   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1881415running0
173323   Mel Larson Mel Larson's Astro Cycles   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth187905running0
181976   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1871375running0
193010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford1851380running0
202447   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford1851365running0
212125   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1851350running0
22188   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge1841335running0
23167   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury1841320running0
243719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1841305running0
251784   Dick May Buster Davis'70 Dodge178790running0
263877   Charlie Roberts Henley Gray'72 Ford1771275running0
27365   Doc Faustina Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth171765running0
282879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge1551280running0
293570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet1541245running0
30 718   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'72 Dodge151735crash7
312557   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge145720engine0
32 688   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge110715water pump0
33 867   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge104710engine0
34 514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet91705rear end1
35290   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge87700transmission0
362631   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'72 Dodge34770engine0
374055   Ron Grana Ron Grana'70 Chevrolet31690transmission0
383949   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth19685engine0
393101   Earle Canavan Buanno Transportation   (Earle Canavan)'71 Plymouth12680engine0
40 990   Dick Brooks Truxmore / Hendrick Construction   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford91175engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Earl Brooks26Brooks RacingEarl BrooksFord
Bill Shirey74Wings and WheelsBill ShireyPlymouth

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Isaac11919
  Bobby Allison20201
  Bobby Isaac213515
  Coo Coo Marlin36361
  James Hylton37382
  Joe Frasson39457
  Bobby Allison46516
  Richard Petty52576
  David Pearson5815497
  Bobby Allison1551551
  David Pearson1561561
  Bobby Allison1571582
  David Pearson15917315
  Bobby Allison1741774
  David Pearson1781825
  Bobby Allison1831853
  David Pearson1861872
  Bobby Allison1881969
  David Pearson1972004