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1972 National 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 31
Sunday, October 8, 1972 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:37
Average Speed: 133.234 mph
Pole Speed: 158.539 mph
Cautions: 6 for 40 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 73,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   David Pearson21Mercury34.061   158.539    
2   Buddy Baker71Dodge34.080   158.450    
3   A.J. Foyt41Mercury34.227   157.770    
4   Bobby Allison12Chevrolet34.279   157.530    
5   Bobby Isaac27Chevrolet34.485   156.589    
6   Fred Lorenzen28Chevrolet34.555   156.272    
7   Joe Frasson18Dodge34.556   156.268    
8   Richard Petty43Dodge34.675   155.731    
9   Benny Parsons72Mercury34.803   155.159    
10   Cecil Gordon24Mercury35.122   153.749    
11   Pete Hamilton9Plymouth35.124   153.741    
12   Donnie Allison15Ford35.166   153.557    
13   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet34.742   155.431    
14   Dave Marcis16Matador34.960   154.462    
15   James Hylton48Mercury35.136   153.688    
16   Walter Ballard30Mercury35.289   153.022    
17   John Sears4Plymouth35.305   152.952    
18   Cale Yarborough98Ford35.320   152.887    
19   Roger McCluskey2Dodge35.329   152.848    
20   Buddy Arrington67Dodge35.337   152.814    
21   Darrell Waltrip95Mercury35.365   152.695    
22   Neil Castles06Plymouth35.534   151.968    
23   Ben Arnold76Ford35.607   151.655    
24   Gordon Johncock22Plymouth35.642   151.508    
25   Bill Dennis17Chevrolet34.949   154.510    
26   Butch Hartman90Ford35.265   153.126    
27   G.C. Spencer0Dodge35.440   152.370    
28   Bobby Unser99Chevrolet35.544   151.924    
29   Ron Keselowski88Dodge35.640   151.515    
30   Tommy Gale03Mercury35.715   151.196    
31   Harry Schilling04Chevrolet35.864   150.568    
32   Paul Tyler83Mercury35.939   150.254    
33   Earl Brooks64Ford35.979   150.087    
34   Earle Canavan01Plymouth36.009   149.962    
35   Dean Dalton7Mercury36.025   149.895    
36   David Sisco05Chevrolet36.035   149.852    
37   Jim Vandiver31Dodge35.103   153.833    
38   Dick Brooks45Mercury35.431   152.408    
39   Larry Smith92Ford35.540   151.941    
40   Raymond Williams47Ford35.580   151.770    
41   Frank Warren79Plymouth35.963   150.154    
42   Bill Champion10Mercury36.185   149.233    
43   Ed Negre8Dodge36.548   147.750    
44   Henley Gray19Ford36.558   147.710    

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:   none