1972 Winston Western 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpgNASCAR Winston West Series.jpg
Held on January 23, 1972 at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, CA
149 L, 372.5 M, 599.427 KM - Shortened by Fog

RESULTS
Note: 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers denoted in white rows, 1972 NASCAR Winston West Series in gold.
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 43 Richard Petty STP '72 Plymouth 149 39 running
2 16 12 Bobby Allison Coca-Cola '72 Chevrolet 149 102 running
3 9 71 Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance '71 Dodge 146 0 running
4 4 96 Ray Elder Olympia Brewing Company '72 Dodge 146 0 running
5 6 04 Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson '70 Plymouth 145 0 running
6 12 32 Kevin Terris Black & Decker '72 Plymouth 141 0 running
7 10 48 James Hylton Pop Kola, Madden Food Systems '69 Ford 141 0 running
8 11 64 Elmo Langley '71 Ford 139 0 running
9 7 39 Friday Hassler See Rock City '70 Chevrolet 137 0 running
10 13 24 Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing '71 Mercury 137 0 running
11 25 3 John Soares, Jr. John Soares Racing Enterprises '71 Dodge 136 0 running
12 40 26 Carl Joiner Dean Thorne '72 Chevrolet 135 0 running
13 5 02 Dick Bown Ober Logging '72 Plymouth 134 0 running
14 20 30 Walter Ballard Ballard Racing '71 Ford 132 0 running
15 33 47 Raymond Williams '71 Ford 132 0 running
16 21 88 Don Noel Noel Welding '71 Dodge 132 0 running
17 38 77 Charlie Roberts Sunny King Ford '71 Ford 131 0 running
18 34 70 J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing '71 Chevrolet 128 0 running
19 26 91 Johnny Anderson Star Body Shop '72 Chevrolet 126 0 running
20 36 07 Ivan Baldwin '69 Chevrolet 123 0 running
21 28 19 Henley Gray Fairway Ford '69 Ford 122 0 running
22 27 6 Jerry Oliver Concord Olds '72 Oldsmobile 122 0 running
23 29 4 Dick Kranzler Kranzler Racing '72 Chevrolet 119 0 running
24 15 42 Larry Esau Barnicle Oil '72 Chevrolet 118 0 running
25 14 00 Frank James Varner Brothers '72 Chevrolet 115 0 fan blade
26 31 15 David Pearson Bud Moore '72 Ford 112 0 radiator
27 23 8 Ed Negre '69 Ford 107 0 engine
28 1 21 A.J. Foyt Purolator '71 Mercury 107 8 transmission
29 18 79 Frank Warren Warren Racing '71 Dodge 102 0 running
30 35 61 J.C. Danielsen J&L Body Shop '71 Mercury 98 0 brakes
31 32 57 David Ray Boggs '70 Dodge 94 0 rear end
32 22 27 Chuck Bown Dick Bown '70 Plymouth 88 0 crash
33 24 75 Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity '72 Chevrolet 78 0 ignition
34 30 88 Ron Keselowski Messina Trucking '71 Dodge 60 0 engine
35 37 82 Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Speed Shops '71 Ford 55 0 oil pressure
36 19 7 Jack McCoy Ernie Conn '72 Dodge 37 0 ignition
37 39 06 Neil Castles '71 Dodge 35 0 suspension
38 17 18 Joe Frasson Mario Frasson Cement Company '70 Dodge 30 0 engine
39 3 16 Mark Donohue American Motors, Roger Penske '72 Matador 13 0 rear end
40 8 72 Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt '71 Ford 13 0 crash
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Markey James, Harry Jefferson, John Lyons, Roger Mears, Bill Butts, Bob England, Bill Osborne, Patrick McIntyre, Bob Kauf, Pete Halsmer, Roger Parr, Gene Riniker, D.K. Ulrich, John Hren, Sam Stanley, Ray Wulfenstein, Tru Cheek, Bill Simpson, Dan Geiger, Johnny Steele
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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