OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

OLD DOMINION 500

Richard Petty won the 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $46,650

RACE

  • NUMBER: 27
  • NAME: Old Dominion 500
  • DATE: 09-24-1972
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 8 / 58

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: 1972 Plymouth
  • AVG SPEED: 69.989
  • START POSITION: 4th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 4 43 Richard Petty Plymouth STP 0 500 64 Running 7,350
2 1 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 500 432 Running 10,600
3 2 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 498 4 Running 2,775
4 3 71 Buddy Baker Dodge K & K Insurance 0 496 0 Running 3,225
5 7 90 Jimmy Hensley Ford Junie Donlavey 0 493 0 Running 1,400
6 11 72 Benny Parsons Mercury L.G. DeWitt 0 488 0 Running 1,250
7 18 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Buddy Arrington 0 485 0 Running 900
8 10 48 James Hylton Ford Pop Kola 0 484 0 Running 1,100
9 14 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 478 0 Running 1,050
10 19 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 477 0 Running 1,000
11 9 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 476 0 Running 725
12 25 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 468 0 Running 950
13 21 47 Raymond Williams Ford Raymond Williams 0 467 0 Running 925
14 12 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 0 460 0 Running 900
15 20 4 John Sears Plymouth J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 459 0 Transmission 875
16 24 76 Ben Arnold Ford Ben Arnold 0 457 0 Running 850
17 31 06 Neil Castles Plymouth Neil Castles 0 456 0 Running 875
18 34 8 Ed Negre Dodge Ed Negre 0 450 0 Running 965
19 28 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Charlie Roberts 0 446 0 Running 775
20 23 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 444 0 Running 750
21 29 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 433 0 Running 725
22 36 23 James Cox Plymouth Don Robertson 0 430 0 Running 595
23 30 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 369 0 Overheating 675
24 26 57 David Ray Boggs Dodge David Ray Boggs 0 328 0 Engine 400
25 17 2 Ray Hendrick Dodge Dave Marcis 0 311 0 Crash 625
26 22 55 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Hank Richardson 0 272 0 Rear end 350
27 5 28 Fred Lorenzen Chevrolet Hoss Ellington 0 216 0 Engine 425
28 15 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Dean Dalton 0 134 0 Overheating 550
29 13 16 Dave Marcis Matador Roger Penske 0 108 0 Rear end 275
30 16 45 LeeRoy Yarbrough Ford Bill Seifert 0 108 0 Crash 510
31 6 17 Bill Dennis Chevrolet H.J. Brooking 0 105 0 Crash 250
32 35 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 95 0 Rear end 655
33 27 96 Richard Childress Chevrolet Richard Childress 0 88 0 Rear end 250
34 32 92 Larry Smith Ford Harley Smith 0 77 0 Engine 450
35 8 98 Bobby Isaac Ford Junie Donlavey 0 19 0 Overheating 250
36 33 74 Bill Shirey Plymouth Bill Shirey 0 19 0 Overheating 425