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1972 Schaefer 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 10
Saturday, July 29, 1972 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: n/a
Average Speed: 154.781 mph
Pole Speed: 189.473 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1972 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 61   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy20080,280running371000
21316   Johnny Rutherford Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy20041,880running0800
3 44   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy19924,945running7700
4283   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy19816,003running0600
51434   Sam Posey Norris Industries   (Champ Carr Inc.)Eagle / Offy19811,560running0500
61672   Mike Hiss Page Racing EnterprisesEagle / Offy1968,781running0400
7 39   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy18810,883running105300
81277   Salt Walther Dayton Steel Wheel   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1879,017running0250
91710   Lee Kunzman Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy1747,052running0200
101811   Jimmy Caruthers U.S. Armed Forces   (Quality Racing Team)Scorpion / Foyt1607,586crash0150
11 914   Roger McCluskey American Marine   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy1356,121turbocharger0100
121198   Rick Muther Vivitar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1466,155overheating050
132523   Mel Kenyon Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Coyote / Foyt1305,539pinion gear0 
141540   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lola / Foyt1295,422rear end0 
152084   Sammy Sessions ITT / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1185,306crash0 
162244   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Lola / Foyt1275,189rear end0 
171989   John Martin Automotive TechnologyBrabham / Offy895,073turbocharger0 
183036   Bentley Warren Bay State RacingEagle / Offy824,957oil leak0 
19 57   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy776,140ignition40 
20 16   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy776,524gear6 
212929   George Snider MVS Inc.Coyote / Foyt684,608valve0 
22 224   Gordon Johncock Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy644,891connecting rod5 
232742   Swede Savage Michner Industries   (Pat Patrick-Walt Michner)Brabham / Offy634,375gearbox0 
242128   Bill Simpson Woehle Bros.   (Bill Simpson)Eagle / Offy414,259connecting rod0 
253117   Dennis Zimmerman Patriot   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy364,142throttle0 
26 85   Lloyd Ruby Wynn's   (Gene White)Lola / Foyt344,026crash0 
271031   John Mahler Harbor Fuel Oil   (Vanguard Racing)McLaren / Offy343,909connecting rod0 
282492   Jerry Karl Trailer Train   (Automotive Technology)Gilbert / Offy203,793fuel tank0 
292394   Bob Harkey Niagara Falls Wine   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy133,677piston0 
303295   Carl Williams City of Terre Haute   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy83,560piston0 
312612   Peter Revson Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy73,444connecting rod0 
32 715   Steve Krisiloff Grant KingKing / Offy43,328engine block0 
333335   Greg Weld Grant KingKing / Offy13,328vibration0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti111
  Gordon Johncock243
  Bobby Unser5106
  Mario Andretti112313
  Gordon Johncock24241
  Mario Andretti25306
  Al Unser31377
  Gordon Johncock38381
  Gary Bettenhausen397840
  Mario Andretti7916385
  Joe Leonard16420037