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1972 Richmond 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 31
Sunday, February 27, 1972 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
500 laps on a .542 mile paved track (271.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:32:12
Average Speed: 76.258 mph
Pole Speed: 90.573 mph
Cautions: 3 for 46 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 12,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth5005,300running219
2 112   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet4994,025running240
3 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge4933,175running41
4 72   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'70 Dodge4881,575running0
5 490   Bill Dennis Junie Donlavey'71 Ford4851,400running0
61048   James Hylton James Hylton'70 Dodge4841,175running0
7 564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford4831,050running0
8 972   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Ford483950running0
9 824   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury478925running0
10114   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Dodge468875running0
11 606   Neil Castles Neil Castles'72 Dodge458775running0
121370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet451765running0
131713   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'70 Plymouth406495running0
142491   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet402485rear end0
151579   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Plymouth388725running0
162080   Phil Finney Wallace Finney'72 Chevrolet321450fan belt0
172825   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth263695a frame0
181857   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge233440engine0
191445   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'71 Ford183685transmission0
201210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford136675rear end0
213030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'70 Plymouth130650crash0
221974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth126390crash0
231647   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford82380engine0
242988   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge76370crash0
25277   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury72360suspension0
262551   Dub Simpson Bill Strong'70 Chevrolet36350oil leak0
272389   Les Covey Jack Mercer'70 Chevrolet19325engine0
282131   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge9300transmission0
292296   Richard Childress Richard Childress'71 Chevrolet8285oil leak0
30268   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Chevrolet7525rear end0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison13535
  Bobby Isaac365217
  Richard Petty536210
  Bobby Isaac638523
  Richard Petty86861
  Bobby Allison8711125
  Richard Petty1121143
  Bobby Allison11514228
  Bobby Isaac1431431
  Richard Petty1441441
  Bobby Allison145294150
  Richard Petty29539298
  Bobby Allison3933942
  Richard Petty395500106