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1972 Talladega 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on August 6, 1972 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
188 L, 500.08 M, 804.828 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 22 48 James Hylton Pop Kola '71 Mercury 188 106 running
2 14 90 Ramo Stott Truxmore '72 Ford 188 3 running
3 5 12 Bobby Allison Coca-Cola '72 Chevrolet 183 22 running
4 27 97 Red Farmer Long-Lewis '72 Ford 180 0 running
5 29 67 Buddy Arrington '70 Dodge 179 0 running
6 10 76 Ben Arnold '71 Ford 178 0 running
7 3 43 Richard Petty STP '72 Dodge 177 4 running
8 30 19 Henley Gray '71 Ford 175 0 running
9 19 47 Raymond Williams '71 Ford 173 0 running
10 47 56 Jim Hurtubise Richard Hammond '72 Ford 171 0 running
11 32 4 John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air '70 Plymouth 170 0 running
12 31 7 Dean Dalton '71 Mercury 167 0 running
13 25 57 David Ray Boggs '70 Dodge 165 0 running
14 37 64 Elmo Langley '71 Ford 164 0 running
15 20 30 Walter Ballard Ballard Racing '71 Mercury 163 0 running
16 9 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley '72 Chevrolet 156 0 running
17 18 05 David Sisco Charlie McGee '72 Chevrolet 156 0 running
18 28 0 George Altheide '70 Dodge 151 0 running
19 7 9 Pete Hamilton Teleprompter '72 Plymouth 147 7 engine
20 8 28 Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn '72 Chevrolet 147 0 suspension
21 40 10 Bill Champion '71 Mercury 146 0 engine
22 4 11 Buddy Baker STP '72 Dodge 131 8 engine
23 13 91 Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb '72 Chevrolet 127 0 engine
24 42 61 Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah '71 Ford 124 0 engine
25 26 72 Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt '71 Mercury 121 0 engine
26 2 21 David Pearson Purolator '71 Mercury 105 12 ignition
27 23 95 Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transportation '71 Mercury 99 7 engine
28 35 03 Tommy Gale Frank Vasko '71 Mercury 99 0 wheel bearing
29 39 83 Paul Tyler Norris Reed '71 Mercury 83 0 overheating
30 38 23 Mel Larson Astro-Cycles '70 Plymouth 69 0 engine
31 41 22 Donnie Allison Crawford Racing '72 Plymouth 61 19 engine
32 50 77 Charlie Roberts Henley Gray '71 Ford 49 0 transmission
33 15 45 LeeRoy Yarbrough Bill Seifert '71 Ford 47 0 engine
34 12 79 Frank Warren '70 Dodge 46 0 engine
35 33 25 Jabe Thomas Don Robertson '70 Plymouth 43 0 suspension
36 44 70 J.D. McDuffie '71 Chevrolet 42 0 engine
37 17 92 Larry Smith Harley Smith '71 Ford 41 0 engine
38 48 53 Bobby Mausgrover Hopper-Crews '72 Ford 36 0 engine
39 46 8 Ed Negre '70 Dodge 35 0 engine
40 11 73 Dick Brooks Marvin Welty '72 Ford 28 0 clutch
41 6 18 Joe Frasson '72 Dodge 22 0 crash
42 1 71 Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance '72 Dodge 22 0 crash
43 16 24 Cecil Gordon '71 Mercury 21 0 crash
44 21 88 Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski '70 Dodge 21 0 crash
45 34 5 Doc Faustina '70 Plymouth 9 0 clutch
46 43 2 Dave Marcis '72 Dodge 9 0 engine
47 49 74 Bill Shirey '70 Plymouth 5 0 ignition
48 24 06 Neil Castles Howard Furniture '72 Plymouth 1 0 engine
49 36 65 Roy Mayne Joe Phipps '72 Chevrolet 1 0 engine
50 45 63 Robert Wales Charlie Roberts '70 Dodge 1 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