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1972 Winston Western 500

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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 1 of 30
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
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Sunday, January 23, 1972 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps* on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:11
Average Speed: 104.016 mph
Pole Speed: 110.033 mph
Cautions: 3 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 61.5 sec
Attendance: 47,200
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1972 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 243   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth14918,170running39
21612   Bobby Allison   (WC)Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet14910,720running102
3 971   Bobby Isaac   (WC)K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'71 Dodge1467,845running0
4 496   Ray Elder Fred Elder'72 Dodge1464,945running0
5 604   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'70 Plymouth1453,120running0
61232   Kevin Terris Dean Barnicle'72 Plymouth1412,020running0
71048   James Hylton   (WC)Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'69 Ford1412,270running0
81164   Elmo Langley   (WC)Elmo Langley'71 Ford1392,120running0
9 739   Friday Hassler   (WC)Friday Hassler'70 Chevrolet1372,020running0
101324   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1371,920running0
11253   John Soares, Jr. John Soares, Jr.'71 Dodge1361,320running0
124026   Carl Joiner, Jr. Dean Thorne'72 Chevrolet1351,270running0
13 502   Dick Bown Mike Ober'72 Plymouth1341,345running0
142030   Walter Ballard   (WC)Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford1321,720running0
153347   Raymond Williams   (WC)Raymond Williams'71 Ford1321,195running0
162188   Don Noel Don Noel'71 Dodge1321,170running0
173877   Charlie Roberts   (WC)Charlie Roberts'71 Ford1311,145running0
183470   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet1281,640running0
192691   Johnny Anderson Don Nuzum'72 Chevrolet1261,130running0
203607   Ivan Baldwin Ivan Baldwin'69 Chevrolet1231,120running0
212819   Henley Gray   (WC)Henley Gray'69 Ford1221,610running0
22276   Jerry Oliver   (WC)Cos Concilla'72 Oldsmobile1221,100running0
23294   Dick Kranzler Dick Kranzler'72 Chevrolet1191,090running0
241542   Larry Esau  '72 Chevrolet1181,080running0
251400   Frank James Jim Calder'72 Chevrolet1151,070fan blade0
263115   David Pearson   (WC)Bud Moore'72 Ford1123,060radiator0
27238   Ed Negre   (WC)Ed Negre'69 Ford1071,550engine0
28 121   A.J. Foyt   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury1072,010transmission8
291879   Frank Warren   (WC)Frank Warren'71 Dodge1021,530running0
303561   Jim Danielson Jim Danielson'71 Mercury981,020brakes0
313257   David Ray Boggs   (WC)David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge941,015rear end0
322227   Chuck Bown Dick Bown'70 Plymouth881,015crash0
332475   Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity'72 Chevrolet781,015ignition0
343088   Ron Keselowski   (WC)Roger Lubinski'71 Dodge601,015engine0
353782   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shop   (Ron Gautsche)'71 Ford551,015oil pressure0
36197   Jack McCoy Ernie Conn'72 Dodge371,015ignition0
373906   Neil Castles   (WC)Neil Castles'71 Dodge351,515suspension0
381718   Joe Frasson   (WC)Joe Frasson'70 Dodge301,015engine0
39 316   Mark Donohue   (WC)Roger Penske'72 Matador131,265rear end0
40 872   Benny Parsons   (WC)L.G. DeWitt'71 Ford131,515crash0
* Race shortened to 149 laps due to fog.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Markey James31Chevrolet
Harry Jefferson94Ford

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt122
  Richard Petty342
  A.J. Foyt562
  Bobby Allison77367
  A.J. Foyt74774
  Bobby Allison7611035
  Richard Petty1111177
  Bobby Allison1181192
  Richard Petty12014930