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1972 Winston 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on May 7, 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 2 21 David Pearson Purolator '71 Mercury 188 59 running
2 1 71 Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance '72 Dodge 188 57 running
3 5 11 Buddy Baker STP '72 Dodge 188 32 running
4 28 28 Fred Lorenzen Lemon Tree Inn '72 Ford 188 4 running
5 3 43 Richard Petty STP '72 Dodge 187 14 running
6 26 18 Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Co. '72 Dodge 186 0 running
7 40 45 LeeRoy Yarbrough Porter Ford '72 Mercury 185 0 running
8 44 98 Dick Brooks Truxmore '71 Ford 185 0 running
9 8 79 Frank Warren TIE Factory Outlets '70 Dodge 185 0 running
10 30 72 Benny Parsons Madden Food Systems '71 Mercury 184 0 running
11 33 2 Dave Marcis '70 Dodge 183 0 running
12 36 57 David Ray Boggs '70 Dodge 182 0 running
13 42 25 Jabe Thomas Don Robertson '70 Plymouth 182 0 running
14 14 24 Cecil Gordon '71 Mercury 182 0 running
15 15 8 Ed Negre '70 Dodge 182 0 running
16 11 3 Jimmy Crawford Crawford Racing '72 Plymouth 181 0 crash
17 16 76 Ben Arnold '71 Ford 180 0 out of gas
18 37 88 Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski '70 Dodge 179 0 running
19 10 30 Walter Ballard Ballard Racing '71 Mercury 179 0 running
20 17 92 Larry Smith Smith's Garage '71 Ford 178 0 running
21 23 4 John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air '70 Plymouth 178 0 running
22 19 7 Dean Dalton Belden Asphalt '71 Mercury 173 0 running
23 32 00 Bobby Mausgrover '70 Dodge 173 0 running
24 39 64 Elmo Langley '71 Ford 172 0 running
25 43 19 Henley Gray '71 Ford 172 0 running
26 22 47 Raymond Williams '71 Ford 167 0 running
27 18 91 Richard D. Brown Ralph McNabb '72 Chevrolet 155 0 throttle
28 6 27 Donnie Allison North Georgia Oil Co. '72 Chevrolet 145 0 engine
29 47 51 Dub Simpson Bill Strong '70 Chevrolet 136 0 windshield
30 49 10 Bill Champion '71 Mercury 132 0 running
31 24 67 Buddy Arrington '70 Dodge 122 0 engine
32 21 61 Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah '71 Ford 121 0 running
33 29 48 James Hylton Pop Kola '71 Ford 112 0 crash
34 46 70 J.D. McDuffie '71 Chevrolet 88 0 axle
35 27 14 Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley '72 Chevrolet 87 8 engine
36 12 31 Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon '70 Dodge 83 0 engine
37 13 05 David Sisco Charlie McGee '72 Chevrolet 72 0 engine
38 25 95 Darrell Waltrip Terminal Transport '71 Mercury 69 0 engine
39 7 97 Red Farmer Willie Humphries '72 Ford 67 0 overheating
40 20 93 Buck Baker Harold Furr '72 Chevrolet 67 0 engine
41 41 33 Wayne Smith '71 Chevrolet 59 0 rear end
42 38 46 Roy Mayne Tom Hunter '72 Chevrolet 56 0 engine
43 45 77 Charlie Roberts '71 Ford 56 0 engine
44 31 90 Jackie Oliver Truxmore '72 Ford 50 0 engine
45 4 12 Bobby Allison Coca-Cola '72 Chevrolet 34 14 engine
46 35 23 Bill Dennis Don Robertson '70 Plymouth 23 0 engine
47 48 06 Neil Castles '70 Dodge 19 0 clutch
48 34 63 Robert Wales Pleasant Grove Union '70 Dodge 13 0 oil leak
49 50 53 Bill Ward Hopper-Crews '72 Ford 10 0 oil leak
50 9 42 Marty Robbins '72 Dodge 179 0 disqualified
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