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1972 Delaware 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 31
Sunday, September 17, 1972 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:57
Average Speed: 120.506 mph
Pole Speed: 133.323 mph
Cautions: 2 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury50013,250running350
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth49710,600running1
3 990   Ramo Stott Junie Donlavey'71 Ford4864,950running0
41348   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford4783,550running0
52124   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury4772,885running0
6 776   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford4762,185running0
71664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford4672,035running0
81830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury4671,935running0
9377   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury4571,810running0
102777   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford4481,750running0
11 371   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge4473,275rear end115
123325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth4461,650running0
131283   Paul Tyler Norris Reed'71 Mercury4411,100running0
143540   D.K. Ulrich D.K. Ulrich'71 Ford4241,075running0
152401   Earle Canavan Earle Canavan'71 Plymouth4021,050engine0
163234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'71 Ford3861,025running0
17298   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge3581,500ignition0
182674   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth344975engine0
192819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford3441,450running0
20 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet3313,100engine34
213089   Les Covey Jack Mercer'70 Chevrolet330900oil leak0
222047   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford2991,375engine0
231488   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge294850clutch0
243470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet2881,325engine0
252579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge2721,300engine0
261561   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford267775engine0
27 867   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge261750engine0
28364   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1821,225engine0
293826   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'71 Ford163700engine0
302392   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford147700engine0
311084   Harry Schilling Thomas Hynes'70 Chevrolet144650alternator0
322206   Neil Castles Neil Castles'72 Plymouth126675transmission0
333196   Richard Childress Richard Childress'71 Chevrolet111600suspension0
34 672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury921,090rear end0
351710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford791,085engine0
36 514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet73605hub0
371116   Dave Marcis Roger Penske'72 Matador70575engine0
381957   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge49570engine0
394045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'71 Mercury471,065steering0
40390   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge36560transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson122
  Bobby Allison31412
  Buddy Baker157258
  David Pearson73731
  Richard Petty74741
  David Pearson75751
  Buddy Baker7612247
  Bobby Allison1231231
  Buddy Baker1241285
  Bobby Allison12914416
  Buddy Baker1451495
  David Pearson150327178
  Bobby Allison3283325
  David Pearson333500168