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1972 American 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on October 22, 1972 at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC
492 L, 507.744 M, 817.212 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 12 Bobby Allison Coca-Cola '72 Chevrolet 492 217 running
2 3 43 Richard Petty STP '72 Plymouth 490 53 running
3 2 71 Buddy Baker K & K Insurance '72 Dodge 489 83 running
4 1 21 David Pearson Purolator '71 Mercury 488 126 running
5 4 9 Pete Hamilton Housby Racing '72 Plymouth 486 0 running
6 6 28 Cale Yarborough Lemon Tree Inn '72 Chevrolet 485 9 running
7 10 16 Dave Marcis American Motors '72 Matador 475 0 running
8 18 92 Larry Smith Black Label '71 Ford 469 0 running
9 37 05 David Sisco McGee Engineering '72 Chevrolet 466 0 running
10 12 67 Buddy Arrington Kentucky Fried Chicken '70 Dodge 461 0 running
11 19 4 John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air '70 Plymouth 461 0 running
12 25 61 Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah, Charlie's Auto '71 Ford 459 0 running
13 39 64 Elmo Langley '71 Ford 456 0 running
14 28 76 Ben Arnold Arnold Automotive '71 Ford 452 0 running
15 23 30 Walter Ballard Alexander Auto, Ballard Racing '71 Mercury 451 0 running
16 22 7 Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt '71 Mercury 446 0 running
17 35 8 Ed Negre Negre Wrecker '70 Dodge 439 0 running
18 32 77 Charlie Roberts Sunny King '71 Ford 430 0 running
19 21 48 James Hylton Pop Kola '71 Ford 428 0 rear end
20 15 24 Cecil Gordon Collins & Aikman '71 Mercury 428 0 running
21 13 18 Joe Frasson Frasson Cement '72 Dodge 427 0 running
22 33 45 Raymond Williams Seifert Rental '71 Ford 422 0 running
23 34 25 Jabe Thomas Nolens Restaurant '70 Plymouth 418 0 engine
24 16 70 J.D. McDuffie Carver Parts '71 Chevrolet 392 0 running
25 38 79 Frank Warren Stage II Ignition '70 Dodge 360 0 alternator
26 36 42 Marty Robbins Robbins Enterprises '72 Dodge 332 0 battery
27 14 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley '72 Chevrolet 331 0 transmission
28 40 10 Bill Champion '71 Mercury 297 0 oil leak
29 29 23 Roy Mayne Nolens Restaurant '70 Plymouth 267 0 engine
30 24 31 Jim Vandiver Bradford Enterprises '72 Dodge 257 0 engine
31 30 06 Neil Castles Howard Furniture '72 Plymouth 219 0 engine
32 8 17 Bill Dennis Emrick Motors '72 Chevrolet 204 2 alternator
33 26 88 Ron Keselowski Pizza Hut '70 Dodge 139 0 suspension
34 7 15 Dick Brooks Moore Engineering '72 Ford 119 1 engine
35 11 72 Benny Parsons DeWitt Enterprises '71 Mercury 90 0 crash
36 9 27 Bobby Isaac Russell Bennett '71 Chevrolet 67 1 engine
37 27 29 Henley Gray Burlington Motors '71 Mercury 57 0 engine
38 17 55 Tiny Lund Baughman Hi-Speed '71 Chevrolet 45 0 engine
39 31 03 Tommy Gale Gale Trucking '71 Mercury 37 0 engine
40 20 90 Ron Hutcherson Truxmore '71 Ford 29 0 crash
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
Heat Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{HeatWinners}}}|{{{HeatWinners}}}]]
Dash Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{DashWinners}}}|{{{DashWinners}}}]]
Consi Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ConsiWinners}}}|{{{ConsiWinners}}}]]
Non-Qualifiers Race Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{NonQualWinners}}}|{{{NonQualWinners}}}]]
Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available