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1972 Firecracker 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on July 4, 1972 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
160 L, 400 M, 643.68 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 21 David Pearson Purolator '71 Mercury 160 93 running
2 4 43 Richard Petty STP '72 Dodge 160 29 running
3 5 12 Bobby Allison Coca-Cola '72 Chevrolet 160 13 running
4 7 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley '72 Chevrolet 157 0 running
5 11 48 James Hylton Pop Kola '70 Ford 157 0 running
6 16 45 LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert '71 Mercury 153 0 running
7 10 88 Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking '70 Dodge 152 0 running
8 12 15 Donnie Allison Bud Moore '72 Ford 152 0 running
9 26 33 Wayne Smith '71 Chevrolet 151 0 running
10 14 32 Johnny Halford Dick Brooks '70 Plymouth 150 0 running
11 17 24 Cecil Gordon '71 Mercury 150 0 running
12 25 77 Charlie Roberts '71 Ford 148 0 running
13 21 2 Dave Marcis '72 Dodge 145 0 running
14 20 91 Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb '72 Chevrolet 144 0 running
15 32 23 Mel Larson Don Robertson '70 Plymouth 144 0 running
16 24 76 Ben Arnold '71 Ford 143 0 running
17 22 67 Buddy Arrington '70 Dodge 137 0 engine
18 33 10 Bill Champion '71 Mercury 136 0 running
19 30 25 Jabe Thomas Don Robertson '70 Plymouth 128 0 running
20 23 0 George Altheide '70 Dodge 125 0 overheating
21 13 79 Frank Warren '70 Dodge 122 0 engine
22 35 19 Henley Gray '71 Ford 112 0 running
23 38 30 Walter Ballard Ballard Racing '71 Mercury 112 0 running
24 3 11 Buddy Baker STP '72 Dodge 107 23 oil cooler
25 15 90 Jackie Oliver Junie Donlavey '72 Ford 106 0 engine
26 31 57 David Ray Boggs '70 Dodge 90 0 engine
27 1 71 Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance '72 Dodge 86 1 engine
28 36 70 J.D. McDuffie '71 Chevrolet 84 0 engine
29 27 05 David Sisco Charlie McGee '72 Chevrolet 77 0 ignition
30 18 61 Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah '71 Ford 61 0 engine
31 34 7 Dean Dalton '71 Mercury 61 0 engine
32 29 4 John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air '70 Plymouth 60 0 engine
33 6 9 Pete Hamilton Housby Racing '72 Plymouth 51 1 engine
34 39 74 Bill Shirey '70 Plymouth 51 0 engine
35 40 64 Elmo Langley '71 Ford 49 0 wheel bearing
36 9 72 Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt '71 Mercury 48 0 engine
37 19 06 Neil Castles '71 Dodge 42 0 engine
38 28 92 Larry Smith Harley Smith '71 Ford 42 0 fuel line
39 37 46 Roy Mayne Tom Hunter '72 Chevrolet 38 0 engine
40 8 18 Joe Frasson '72 Dodge 4 0 engine
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