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1972 Wilkes 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 31
Sunday, October 1, 1972 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:33
Average Speed: 95.816 mph
Pole Speed: 105.922 mph
Cautions: 1 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 16,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
2 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet4004,550running239
1 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Plymouth4007,200running160
3 171   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge3963,950running1
4 672   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury3921,475running0
5 828   John Sears Hoss Ellington'72 Chevrolet388950running0
61206   Dave Marcis Neil Castles'72 Plymouth382650running0
7 524   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury382875running0
81464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford381825running0
91945   Vic Parsons Bill Seifert'71 Ford380800running0
101047   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford378795running0
111767   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge376535running0
122425   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth375775running0
132276   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford371790running0
142510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford370755running0
15277   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury367745running0
161379   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge359760running0
17 448   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford351750crash0
18 790   Max Berrier Junie Donlavey'71 Ford349740engine0
192030   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury349705running0
203074   Bill Shirey Bill Shirey'70 Plymouth332420running0
212977   Charlie Roberts Charlie Roberts'71 Ford274660engine0
222337   Ed Negre Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge167425vibration0
232170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet116665engine0
241857   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge99380engine0
251696   Richard Childress Richard Childress'72 Chevrolet95345rear end0
261555   Tiny Lund Hank Richardson'71 Chevrolet92365transmission0
272823   Henley Gray Don Robertson'70 Plymouth81330brakes0
282692   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford69320vibration0
29 98   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge15410driveshaft0
301114   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet6350axle0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker111
  Bobby Allison21514
  Richard Petty167358
  Bobby Allison749724
  Richard Petty9813033
  Bobby Allison131295165
  Richard Petty29635055
  Bobby Allison35136212
  Richard Petty3633642
  Bobby Allison3653651
  Richard Petty3663661
  Bobby Allison3673759
  Richard Petty3763761
  Bobby Allison37738812
  Richard Petty3893979
  Bobby Allison3983992
  Richard Petty4004001