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1972 Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 31
Sunday, March 12, 1972 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:23:50
Average Speed: 113.895 mph
Pole Speed: 137.539 mph
Cautions: 8 for 57 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 42,500
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge49217,250running210
2 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth49111,825running12
31631   Jim Vandiver Englewood Speedway   (O.L. Nixon)'70 Dodge4915,550running0
4 945   LeeRoy Yarbrough Everett Ford   (Bill Seifert)'71 Ford4776,250running0
5 52   Dave Marcis Schwedes Const. Co.   (Dave Marcis)'70 Dodge4773,300running0
61948   James Hylton Madden Food Systems   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury4742,500running0
7 372   Benny Parsons Carolina 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'71 Ford4732,300running0
81767   Buddy Arrington Arrington Garage   (Buddy Arrington)'70 Dodge4691,725running0
9 864   Elmo Langley Woodfield Motors   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford4662,125running0
103206   Neil Castles Howard Furniture   (Neil Castles)'70 Dodge4631,925running0
111292   Larry Smith DeHart Motor Lines   (Harley Smith)'71 Ford4621,350running0
12 718   Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement   (Joe Frasson)'70 Dodge4621,325running0
131425   Jabe Thomas Nolen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth4601,800running0
14278   Ed Negre Negre Garage   (Ed Negre)'70 Dodge4591,775running0
152976   Ben Arnold American Jetway   (Ben Arnold)'71 Ford4551,275running0
16134   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth4531,725running0
172457   David Ray Boggs Boggs Racing   (David Ray Boggs)'70 Dodge4441,200running0
18347   Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt   (Dean Dalton)'71 Mercury4421,175running0
193379   Frank Warren A-1 Auto Parts   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge4411,650running0
202519   Henley Gray Cayuga Speedway   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford4401,625running0
212153   H.B. Bailey Hopper-Crews   (J.C. Crews)'72 Ford4391,100running0
22280   George Altheide River Oaks Motors   (George Altheide)'70 Dodge4381,075running0
231891   Richard D. Brown The Sample House   (Ralph McNabb)'72 Chevrolet4361,050running0
242377   Charlie Roberts Sunny King Motors   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford4301,025running0
251188   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge4181,000running0
263124   Cecil Gordon American Jetway   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Ford4091,475engine0
273912   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet3452,925engine260
283632   Johnny Halford Brooks Racing   (Dick Brooks)'70 Plymouth337925engine0
292010   Bill Champion Champion Trucks   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford3071,400crash0
301549   G.C. Spencer Spencer Antiques   (G.C. Spencer)'70 Plymouth259900engine0
314074   Bill Shirey Wings & Wheels   (Bill Shirey)'70 Plymouth177870clutch0
323865   Walter Ballard S&L Enterprises   (Joe Phipps)'70 Chevrolet167865rear end0
333789   Les Covey Kalico Kitchen   (Jack Mercer)'70 Chevrolet127860clutch0
34 411   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge901,430engine10
352247   Raymond Williams Wheaton VL   (Raymond Williams)'71 Ford85850water pump0
36 693   Buck Baker Furr Engineering   (Harold Furr)'72 Chevrolet59535engine0
373096   Richard Childress Childress Enterprises   (Richard Childress)'70 Chevrolet56840engine0
382651   Dub Simpson Reliable Plumbing   (Bill Strong)'70 Chevrolet11835engine0
393500   Bobby Mausgrover American Jetway   (Bobby Mausgrover)'70 Dodge10830ignition0
401090   Jackie Oliver Truxmore Truck Body   (Junie Donlavey)'71 Ford11,325engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roy Mayne46Hunter's GarageTom HunterChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Ned Young RealtyJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Isaac11313
  Richard Petty14229
  Bobby Isaac236745
  Bobby Allison68681
  Buddy Baker697810
  Bobby Allison7912850
  Bobby Isaac1291291
  Bobby Allison13017849
  Bobby Isaac1791857
  Bobby Allison186345160
  Bobby Isaac34637833
  Richard Petty3793813
  Bobby Isaac382492111