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1972 Gwyn Staley 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 31
Sunday, April 23, 1972 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:19
Average Speed: 86.381 mph
Pole Speed: 107.506 mph
Cautions: 5 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.0 sec
Attendance: 16,000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Bobby Isaac71Dodge20.929   107.506    
2   Bobby Allison12Chevrolet21.280   105.733    
3   Richard Petty43Plymouth21.280   105.733    
4   Cecil Gordon24Mercury21.447   104.910    
5   Benny Parsons72Mercury21.543   104.442    
6   Dave Marcis2Dodge21.545   104.433    
7   Jim Vandiver31Dodge21.609   104.123    
8   Neil Castles06Dodge21.727   103.558    
9   Jabe Thomas25Plymouth21.757   103.415    
10   James Hylton48Ford21.796   103.230    
11   Larry Smith92Ford21.878   102.843    
12   Buck Baker93Chevrolet21.880   102.834    
13   Raymond Williams47Ford21.893   102.773    
14   Richard D. Brown91Chevrolet21.908   102.702    
15   Bill Champion10Ford21.961   102.454    
16   Bill Dennis23Plymouth21.983   102.352    
17   LeeRoy Yarbrough45Ford21.999   102.277    
18   Elmo Langley64Ford22.001   102.268    
19   Walter Ballard30Mercury22.034   102.115    
20   Ed Negre8Dodge22.067   101.962    
21   Frank Warren79Dodge22.123   101.704    
22   Dub Simpson51Chevrolet22.148   101.589    
23   John Sears4Plymouth22.160   101.534    
24   Ben Arnold76Ford22.201   101.347    
25   Eddie Yarboro13Plymouth22.206   101.324    
26   Richard Childress96Chevrolet22.221   101.256    
27   Henley Gray19Ford22.223   101.246    
28   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet22.253   101.110    
29   Charlie Roberts77Ford22.313   100.839    
30   Dean Dalton7Mercury22.382   100.526    
31   Earl Brooks26Ford22.402   100.437    
32   Bobby Mausgrover00Dodge22.403   100.433    
33   G.C. Spencer49Plymouth22.441   100.263    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Earl Brooks (#26), Bobby Mausgrover (#00), G.C. Spencer (#49)