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1972 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 31
Monday, September 4, 1972 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:54:46
Average Speed: 128.124 mph
Pole Speed: 152.228 mph
Cautions: 5 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 cl
Attendance: 72,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
43   Frank Warren79Dodge   .000    
41   Robert Davis84Dodge   .000    
42   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet   .000    
13   David Pearson21Mercury32.280   152.342    
1   Bobby Allison12Chevrolet32.304   152.228    
2   Fred Lorenzen28Chevrolet32.983   149.094    
3   Richard Petty43Dodge32.988   149.072    
4   Buddy Baker11Dodge33.122   148.469    
5   Dave Marcis16Matador33.284   147.746    
6   Dick Brooks45Mercury33.318   147.595    
14   Joe Frasson18Dodge33.420   147.145    
7   Bobby Isaac71Dodge33.477   146.894    
8   Benny Parsons72Mercury33.561   146.527    
9   James Hylton48Mercury33.573   146.474    
10   LeeRoy Yarbrough90Ford33.652   146.130    
15   Buddy Arrington67Dodge33.662   146.087    
11   Donnie Allison15Ford33.687   145.979    
12   Cecil Gordon24Mercury33.721   145.831    
16   Jim Vandiver31Dodge33.754   145.689    
25   Larry Smith92Ford33.760   145.663    
17   G.C. Spencer49Plymouth33.900   145.061    
18   H.B. Bailey66Pontiac33.904   145.044    
19   Coo Coo Marlin14Chevrolet33.999   144.639    
20   Clarence Lovell61Ford34.135   144.062    
21   Marty Robbins42Dodge34.209   143.751    
22   Ben Arnold76Ford34.259   143.541    
23   John Sears4Plymouth34.332   143.236    
24   Buck Baker65Chevrolet34.333   143.232    
26   David Ray Boggs57Dodge34.380   143.036    
27   Jabe Thomas25Plymouth34.440   143.787    
28   Walter Ballard30Mercury34.476   142.683    
29   Henley Gray19Ford34.553   142.320    
30   Tommy Gale03Mercury34.602   142.118    
31   Dean Dalton7Ford34.627   142.016    
32   Elmo Langley64Ford34.642   141.954    
33   Earl Brooks5Plymouth34.649   141.926    
34   Ed Negre8Dodge34.682   141.791    
35   Eddie Yarboro13Plymouth34.685   141.778    
36   George Altheide0Dodge34.717   141.643    
37   Neil Castles06Plymouth34.725   141.615    
38   Bill Champion10Mercury34.742   141.546    
39   Paul Tyler83Mercury34.743   141.542    
40   Ron Keselowski88Dodge34.747   141.525    

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:   Bob Davis (#84), J.D. McDuffie (#70), Earl Brooks (#5)