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1972 Daytona 500

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 31
Sunday, February 20, 1972 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:42
Average Speed: 161.55 mph
Pole Speed: 186.632 mph
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 98,600
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
16 412   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet1774,900running2
15340   George Altheide Rossmeyer Dodge   (George Altheide)'70 Dodge1771,750running0
172076   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1761,760running0
322267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Plymouth211,300crash0
343111   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge182,300crash0
362930   Walter Ballard Hekimian's Foreign Car Sales   (Vic Ballard)'71 Ford161,660crash0
192557   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge1651,630running0
13 591   Richard D. Brown Dogwood Valley Golf Course   (Ralph McNabb)'72 Chevrolet1793,525running0
383910   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford131,585crank0
231490   Bill Dennis Tecorp 10 Refuse Bodies   (Junie Donlavey)'72 Ford852,120valve0
213044   Larry Dickson Custom Trim Products   (Richard Giachetti)'71 Ford1031,535engine0
351016   Mark Donohue American Motors   (Roger Penske)'72 Matador181,375push rod0
101323   Vic Elford Nolen's Restaurant   (Don Robertson)'70 Plymouth1823,445running0
301897   Red Farmer Long-Lewis Ford   (Willie Humphries)'72 Ford321,375engine0
311761   Jimmy Finger Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford261,350head gasket0
1 221   A.J. Foyt Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20045,400running167
112603   Tommy Gale Alray Tires   (Frank Vasko)'71 Mercury1822,405running0
2 66   Charlie Glotzbach American Brakeblok / Signal Stat   (Cotton Owens)'71 Dodge19916,250running0
391124   Cecil Gordon Casa Linda Motel   (Cecil Gordon)'71 Mercury111,725valve0
143719   Henley Gray Cayuga Speedway   (Henley Gray)'71 Ford1792,395running0
202786   Ed Hessert Neil Castles'70 Dodge1071,170distributor0
22 956   Jim Hurtubise Richard Hammond'70 Chevrolet1001,700engine0
53548   James Hylton Madden Food Systems   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1915,925running0
33 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge1910,230engine0
282888   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge441,370piston0
123864   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1812,700running0
27122   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge572,025engine0
25 314   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet811,975valve0
241970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet842,010oil pressure0
43372   Benny Parsons Carolina 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'70 Mercury1947,150running0
263243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth805,060valve31
9154   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1834,145running0
293645   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'71 Ford441,830steering0
72305   David Sisco DeLong   (Charlie McGee)'72 Chevrolet1864,215running0
37249   Ramo Stott Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Dodge131,165oil pressure0
82125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1844,365running0
3 831   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'70 Dodge19410,475running0
18 779   Frank Warren Talladega 500 / SSP   (Frank Warren)'70 Dodge1702,300engine0
404047   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford4800steering0
6163   Cale Yarborough Woolco   (Ray Fox)'71 Plymouth1884,660running0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Doc Faustina5
Neil Castles06
Dean Dalton7
Ed Negre8
Joe Frasson18
Johnny Halford32Dick BrooksPlymouth
Wendell Scott34William ScottFord
Bub Strickler35
Friday Hassler39
G.C. Spencer49
Dave Chase50
Rod Eulenfeld53
Jimmy Crawford54
Ron Grana55
Don Tarr59
Dick Poling65Joe Phipps
Dick Beinlich68
Bill Shirey74Wings and WheelsBill ShireyPlymouth
Charlie Roberts77Charlie RobertsFord
Jackie Oliver78
Phil Finney80
Darwin Sandstrom82
Lem Blankenship83
Dick May84
Bobby Johns87
Les Covey89
Larry Smith92
Verlin Eaker94
Leonard Blanchard95
LeeRoy Yarbrough99

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt133
  Bobby Allison452
  A.J. Foyt62015
  Richard Petty21211
  A.J. Foyt22265
  Richard Petty27271
  A.J. Foyt28336
  Richard Petty34396
  A.J. Foyt40412
  Richard Petty425817
  A.J. Foyt597416
  Richard Petty75806
  A.J. Foyt81200120