OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

TALLADEGA 500

James Hylton won the 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Talladega 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Talladega Superspeedway
  • LOCATION: Talladega
  • LENGTH: 2.660 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $121,700

RACE

  • NUMBER: 21
  • NAME: Talladega 500
  • DATE: 08-06-1972
  • LAPS / MILES: 188 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 37

WINNER

  • NAME: James Hylton
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 148.728
  • START POSITION: 22nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 30
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 22 48 James Hylton Mercury Pop Kola 0 188 106 Running 24,865
2 14 90 Ramo Stott Ford Junie Donlavey 0 188 3 Running 9,440
3 5 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 183 22 Running 9,465
4 27 97 Red Farmer Ford Willie Humphries 0 180 0 Running 4,540
5 29 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Buddy Arrington 0 179 0 Running 3,615
6 10 76 Ben Arnold Ford Ben Arnold 0 178 0 Running 3,015
7 3 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 0 177 4 Running 5,115
8 30 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 175 0 Running 2,515
9 19 47 Raymond Williams Ford Raymond Williams 0 173 0 Running 2,265
10 47 56 Jim Hurtubise Ford Richard Hammond 0 171 0 Running 1,815
11 32 4 John Sears Plymouth J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 170 0 Running 1,990
12 31 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Dean Dalton 0 167 0 Running 1,965
13 25 57 David Ray Boggs Dodge David Ray Boggs 0 165 0 Running 1,465
14 37 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 164 0 Running 1,915
15 20 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 163 0 Running 1,890
16 9 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 156 0 Running 1,365
17 18 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Charlie McGee 0 156 0 Running 1,340
18 28 0 George Altheide Dodge George Altheide 0 151 0 Running 1,315
19 7 9 Pete Hamilton Plymouth Housby Racing 0 147 7 Engine 1,590
20 8 28 Fred Lorenzen Chevrolet Hoss Ellington 0 147 0 Suspension 1,265
21 40 10 Bill Champion Mercury Bill Champion 0 146 0 Engine 1,730
22 4 11 Buddy Baker Dodge STP 0 131 8 Engine 1,715
23 13 91 Richard D. Brown Chevrolet Ralph McNabb 0 127 0 Engine 1,690
24 42 61 Clarence Lovell Ford Bierschwale-Haverlah 0 124 0 Engine 1,240
25 26 72 Benny Parsons Mercury L.G. DeWitt 0 121 0 Engine 1,640
26 2 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 105 12 Ignition 2,115
27 23 95 Darrell Waltrip Mercury Darrell Waltrip 0 99 7 Engine 1,465
28 35 03 Tommy Gale Mercury Frank Vasko 0 99 0 Wheel bearing 1,065
29 39 83 Paul Tyler Mercury Norris Reed 0 83 0 Overheating 1,040
30 38 23 Mel Larson Plymouth Don Robertson 0 69 0 Engine 690
31 41 22 Donnie Allison Plymouth Crawford Racing 0 61 19 Engine 2,090
32 50 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Henley Gray 0 49 0 Transmission 1,465
33 15 45 LeeRoy Yarbrough Ford Bill Seifert 0 47 0 Engine 1,440
34 12 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 46 0 Engine 1,415
35 33 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 43 0 Suspension 1,390
36 44 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 0 42 0 Engine 1,365
37 17 92 Larry Smith Ford Harley Smith 0 41 0 Engine 840
38 48 53 Bobby Mausgrover Ford Hopper-Crews 0 36 0 Engine 815
39 46 8 Ed Negre Dodge Ed Negre 0 35 0 Engine 1,290
40 11 73 Dick Brooks Ford Marvin Welty 0 28 0 Clutch 765
41 6 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Joe Frasson 0 22 0 Crash 760
42 1 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 22 0 Crash 3,765
43 16 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 21 0 Crash 1,250
44 21 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Roger Lubinski 0 21 0 Crash 945
45 34 5 Doc Faustina Plymouth Doc Faustina 0 9 0 Clutch 740
46 43 2 Dave Marcis Dodge Dave Marcis 0 9 0 Engine 1,285
47 49 74 Bill Shirey Plymouth Bill Shirey 0 5 0 Ignition 730
48 24 06 Neil Castles Plymouth Neil Castles 0 1 0 Engine 775
49 36 65 Roy Mayne Chevrolet Joe Phipps 0 1 0 Engine 720
50 45 63 Robert Wales Dodge Charlie Roberts 0 1 0 Engine 715