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1972 Firecracker 400

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 31
Tuesday, July 4, 1972 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:29:14
Average Speed: 160.821 mph
Pole Speed: 186.277 mph
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 feet
Attendance: 67,200
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
3 512   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet1608,925running13
81215   Donnie Allison Bud Moore'72 Ford1521,750running0
20230   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge1251,075overheating0
162476   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1431,675running0
172267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge1371,150engine0
24 311   Buddy Baker STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1071,050oil cooler23
233830   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1121,400running0
263157   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge90890engine0
142091   Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb'72 Chevrolet1441,750running0
371906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'71 Dodge42735engine0
183310   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Mercury1361,675running0
31347   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury611,250engine0
40 818   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'72 Dodge4670engine0
111724   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1501,900running0
223519   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1121,500running0
101432   Johnny Halford Dick Brooks'70 Plymouth1501,350running0
33 69   Pete Hamilton Housby Racing   (Jack Housby)'72 Plymouth51705engine1
51148   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'70 Ford1573,600running0
27 171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge863,755engine1
71088   Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking   (Roger Lubinski)'70 Dodge1521,850running0
354064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford491,195wheel bearing0
153223   Mel Larson Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1441,275running0
301861   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford61805engine0
13212   Dave Marcis Dave Marcis'72 Dodge1451,750running0
4 714   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet1574,275running0
393746   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'72 Chevrolet38675engine0
283670   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet841,245engine0
251590   Jackie Oliver Junie Donlavey'72 Ford1061,275engine0
36 972   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury481,190engine0
1 221   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury16015,650running93
2 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge16011,725running29
122577   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford1481,775running0
32294   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth601,210engine0
343974   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth51700engine0
292705   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet77735ignition0
382892   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford42680fuel line0
92633   Wayne Smith Wayne Smith'71 Chevrolet1511,550running0
193025   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1281,600running0
211379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge1221,550engine0
61645   LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert'71 Mercury1532,750running0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buddy Baker111
  David Pearson221
  Buddy Baker331
  David Pearson441
  Buddy Baker5106
  David Pearson11155
  Buddy Baker162712
  Bobby Allison28303
  Pete Hamilton31311
  Bobby Allison32332
  Bobby Isaac34341
  David Pearson356228
  Richard Petty63675
  Bobby Allison68703
  David Pearson718818
  Buddy Baker89913
  Richard Petty9210110
  David Pearson10213534
  Richard Petty13614611
  Bobby Allison1471504
  Richard Petty1511533
  Bobby Allison1541541
  David Pearson1551606