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1972 Miller High Life 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 31
Sunday, March 5, 1972 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:56:04
Average Speed: 127.082 mph
Pole Speed: 153.217 mph
Cautions: 4 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.2 sec
Attendance: 68,498
Lead changes: 36

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 121   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20031,695running132
2 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet20016,945running20
3 411   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge20011,670running6
4 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth1999,970running17
5 896W   Ray Elder Olympia Brewing Company   (Fred Elder)'72 Dodge1945,845running3
6114W   Hershel McGriff The Cousins   (Beryl Jackson)'70 Plymouth1934,470running0
72548   James Hylton Madden Food Systems   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1914,435running0
82242   Marty Robbins KLAC 570 Radio   (Marty Robbins)'72 Dodge1903,445running0
92464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1883,370running0
10109   Ramo Stott Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth1882,575running0
112661   Jimmy Finger Brookehill-Dellcrest Funeral Homes   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford1882,480running0
121517W   Jack McCoy Ernie Conn'71 Dodge1862,420running0
13193W   John Soares, Jr. John Soares Racing Enterprises   (John Soares, Jr.)'70 Dodge1862,345running0
14 972   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury1852,845running13
15406W   Bill Butts Speedway Eng. / Floyd & Howerton Plumbing   (Gary Sigman)'72 Dodge1852,220running0
16481W   Cliff Garner Bill Champion'71 Ford1851,495running0
173391W   Johnny Anderson Conner's Muffler / Adams Machine Shop   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet1842,170running0
18132W   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'72 Plymouth1842,170running0
193584W   Jim Danielson J&L Body Shop   (Jim Danielson)'71 Mercury1842,120running0
201710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford1822,620running0
213176   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1822,085running0
222832W   Kevin Terris Sta-Power / Brunswick Industries   (Dean Barnicle)'72 Plymouth1802,070running0
234370   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Engineering   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet1802,545running0
243934W   Markey James Tony Oddo'72 Chevrolet1791,995running0
25427   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury1792,025running0
263047   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford1791,970flagged0
273744W   Jim Whitt Dean Barnicle'71 Ford1781,920running0
281220   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge1781,920running0
293895W   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron Company   (Paul Stockwell)'72 Chevrolet1741,870engine0
304739W   Carl Adams Paul Burchard'71 Ford1741,845running0
313219   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1732,330running0
323477   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford1731,795running0
334927W   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'70 Plymouth1651,770engine0
344640W   Les Loeser, Jr. San Fernando Valley Lumber Co.   (Jerry Lankford)'72 Chevrolet1641,745tires0
355182W   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shop   (Ron Gautsche)'71 Ford1601,720running0
361424   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1382,220crash0
374514   Dick Kranzler Goodyear Tire Center   (Dick Kranzler)'72 Chevrolet1371,670running0
382199   Don White Housby Mack   (Ray Nichels)'72 Plymouth1141,745fuel pump0
393652W   Gene Romero Sta-Power   (Kevin Terris)'70 Plymouth1051,620engine0
402023W   G.T. Tallas Richard's Service Center   (G.T. Tallas)'71 Ford881,620clutch0
41 697   Red Farmer Long-Lewis Ford   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford691,720engine0
422741   Earle Canavan Budget Tapes / River Oaks Chrysler-Plymouth   (Earle Canavan)'72 Plymouth651,570running0
432979   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge552,040clutch0
44 716   Mark Donohue American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador451,615crash0
45 571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge453,665crash9
465029W   Bill Osborne Paul Burchard'72 Ford361,440a frame0
474430   Walter Ballard Hekiman Foreign Car Service   (Vic Ballard)'70 Plymouth331,915crash0
481689W   Don Noel Rainbow Western Sales Co.   (Don Noel)'71 Ford271,415engine0
494118W   George Follmer Norris Industries / Roy Woods Racing   (Joe Frasson)'72 Dodge41,440engine0
501857   David Ray Boggs Boggs Racing Enterprises   (David Ray Boggs)'70 Dodge21,365clutch0
512331   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge11,375engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Pat Fay99Phillips 66Martin FrayFord
Bill Shirey74Wings and WheelsBill ShireyPlymouth
Perry Cottingham73Kenny-Bell EnterprisesPerry CottinghamBuick
Dale Lee65Mr. Quick Drive-InsDale ShirleyPlymouth
Tru Cheek62Empire AutomotiveWalt PriceChevrolet
Don Graham57WSierra Tire CompanyDon GuyChevrolet
Ken Shoemaker56Chester PapienskiChevrolet
Jerry Barnett55Joe BarnettChevrolet
John Fairchild50Thousandaire EstatesHomer WoodsDodge
Sam Stanley47WSpeedy EnterprisesCharles WagonerFord
Bill Seifert45Garrett FordBill SeifertFord
D.K. Ulrich40Gus Davis MarinautomotiveMike AustinFord
George Wiltshire39Wiltshire BrothersDodge
Jimmy Insolo38Stock Car ProductsMarvin RowleyChevrolet
Joe Frasson78Frasson CementMario FrassonDodge
Marion Collins78WOildale TirePete CollinsDodge
Dick May84Bob DavisDodge
Richard Childress96Judy ChildressChevrolet
Harry Jefferson94Ram Race CarsGeorge JeffersonFord
Larry Smith92Harley SmithFord
Verlin Eaker91Des Moines DodgeBill MoyerDodge
Richard D. Brown91Ralph McNabbChevrolet
Bill Dennis90Truck Equipment Corp.Junie DonlaveyFord
Clint Hutchins89WB&B Racing EnterprisesRobert WainscottChevrolet
Les Covey89Kalico KitchenJack MercerChevrolet
Mike Saint88WRed LawsonFord
Ron Keselowski88Roger LubinskiDodge
Allen Jennings86Manuel Figuereido- A. JenningsOldsmobile
Dan Geiger85Universal CraneM.J. BakerPlymouth
Harry Schilling84WThomas HynesChevrolet
Don Tarr37Pepsi / Biscayne DodgeLee TarrDodge
Frank Burnett36Paul JenkinsPlymouth
Ed Negre8Ed NegreDodge
Bob England8WBob EnglandChevrolet
Steve Pfeifer08Grand Prix RacingSteve PfeiferChevrolet
Ivan Baldwin07GB Glass CompanyIvan BaldwinChevrolet
Charlie Glotzbach6Cotton OwensDodge
Jerry Oliver6WConcord OldsmobileCoz ConcillaOldsmobile
Neil Castles06Howard Furniture CompanyNeil CastlesDodge
Doc Faustina5Doc FaustinaPlymouth
John Sears4J. Marvin MillsPlymouth
Emiliano Zapata04Beryl JacksonPlymouth
Tommy Gale03Frank VaskoMercury
Johnny Steele2Johnny SteeleFord
Frank James00WVarner Bros.James CalderChevrolet
John Lyons910,000 RPM Speed EquipmentDave TennantChevrolet
Phillip Pedlar11WMaverick RestaurantJ.A. DelvecchioDodge
Larry Esau12WBarnicle Oil CompanyDean BarnicleFord
Bub Strickler35Bub StricklerChevrolet
Gene Riniker34WThomas McKennaChevrolet
Wendell Scott34William ScottFord
Glenn Francis33L.J. Associates / Isky CamsWilliam AndersenChevrolet
Johnny Halford32Dick BrooksPlymouth
Carl Joiner26Ron AilChevrolet
Chuck Hetrick25WH&H AutomotiveDonald HetrickChevrolet
Jabe Thomas25Don RobertsonPlymouth
Jim Gilliam24WDaniel RosenfeldChevrolet
Nels Miller21WContinental AccessoriesRoger ParrDodge
Paul Dorrity15Glen Dorrity TruckingGlen DorrityChevrolet
Arnie Krueger14WKrueger RacingArnie KruegerChevrolet
Willie McNeal14F&W RestaurantFrances McNealFord
Bobby Mausgrover00American Jetway Corp.Bobby MausgroverDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt144
  Bobby Isaac5139
  Ray Elder14163
  A.J. Foyt173216
  Bobby Allison33331
  A.J. Foyt34352
  Bobby Allison36394
  Benny Parsons405112
  Richard Petty52521
  Bobby Allison53531
  Benny Parsons54541
  A.J. Foyt55584
  Richard Petty59591
  A.J. Foyt60601
  Richard Petty61611
  A.J. Foyt62665
  Richard Petty67682
  A.J. Foyt698517
  Buddy Baker86872
  Bobby Allison88892
  Richard Petty90978
  A.J. Foyt9811922
  Buddy Baker1201223
  Bobby Allison1231275
  Richard Petty1281314
  A.J. Foyt13214918
  Bobby Allison1501501
  A.J. Foyt1511555
  Bobby Allison1561561
  A.J. Foyt1571571
  Bobby Allison1581581
  A.J. Foyt1591624
  Bobby Allison1631653
  A.J. Foyt16618318
  Bobby Allison1841841
  Buddy Baker1851851
  A.J. Foyt18620015