OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WINSTON 500

David Pearson won the 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Talladega Superspeedway
  • LOCATION: Talladega
  • LENGTH: 2.660 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $133,700

RACE

  • NUMBER: 11
  • NAME: Winston 500
  • DATE: 05-07-1972
  • LAPS / MILES: 188 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 9 / 62

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 134.400
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 53
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 2 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 188 59 Running 23,745
2 1 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 188 57 Running 15,895
3 5 11 Buddy Baker Dodge STP 0 188 32 Running 9,995
4 28 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford Hoss Ellington 0 188 4 Running 6,095
5 3 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 0 187 14 Running 6,970
6 26 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Joe Frasson 0 186 0 Running 2,695
7 40 45 LeeRoy Yarbrough Mercury Bill Seifert 0 185 0 Running 2,895
8 44 98 Dick Brooks Ford Junie Donlavey 0 185 0 Running 2,545
9 8 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 185 0 Running 2,370
10 30 72 Benny Parsons Mercury L.G. DeWitt 0 184 0 Running 2,245
11 33 2 Dave Marcis Dodge Dave Marcis 0 183 0 Running 2,220
12 36 57 David Ray Boggs Dodge David Ray Boggs 0 182 0 Running 1,695
13 42 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 182 0 Running 2,195
14 14 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 182 0 Running 2,170
15 15 8 Ed Negre Dodge Ed Negre 0 182 0 Running 2,120
16 11 3 Jimmy Crawford Plymouth Crawford Racing 0 181 0 Crash 1,695
17 16 76 Ben Arnold Ford Ben Arnold 0 180 0 Out of gas 1,620
18 37 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Roger Lubinski 0 179 0 Running 1,545
19 10 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 179 0 Running 2,020
20 17 92 Larry Smith Ford Harley Smith 0 178 0 Running 1,495
21 23 4 John Sears Plymouth J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 178 0 Running 1,970
22 19 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Dean Dalton 0 173 0 Running 1,445
23 32 00 Bobby Mausgrover Dodge Bobby Mausgrover 0 173 0 Running 1,420
24 39 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 172 0 Running 1,895
25 43 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 172 0 Running 1,945
26 22 47 Raymond Williams Ford Raymond Williams 0 167 0 Running 1,345
27 18 91 Richard D. Brown Chevrolet Ralph McNabb 0 155 0 Throttle 1,320
28 6 27 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Monty Myers 0 145 0 Engine 1,295
29 47 51 Dub Simpson Chevrolet Bill Strong 0 136 0 Windshield 1,270
30 49 10 Bill Champion Mercury Bill Champion 0 132 0 Running 1,255
31 24 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Buddy Arrington 0 122 0 Engine 1,220
32 21 61 Clarence Lovell Ford Bierschwale-Haverlah 0 121 0 Running 1,195
33 29 48 James Hylton Ford Pop Kola 0 112 0 Crash 1,670
34 46 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 0 88 0 Axle 1,645
35 27 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 87 8 Engine 1,570
36 12 31 Jim Vandiver Dodge O.L. Nixon 0 83 0 Engine 1,095
37 13 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Charlie McGee 0 72 0 Engine 1,095
38 25 95 Darrell Waltrip Mercury Darrell Waltrip 0 69 0 Engine 680
39 7 97 Red Farmer Ford Willie Humphries 0 67 0 Overheating 1,020
40 20 93 Buck Baker Chevrolet Harold Furr 0 67 0 Engine 650
41 41 33 Wayne Smith Chevrolet Wayne Smith 0 59 0 Rear end 1,020
42 38 46 Roy Mayne Chevrolet Tom Hunter 0 56 0 Engine 945
43 45 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Charlie Roberts 0 56 0 Engine 920
44 31 90 Jackie Oliver Ford Junie Donlavey 0 50 0 Engine 1,395
45 4 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 34 14 Engine 3,720
46 35 23 Bill Dennis Plymouth Don Robertson 0 23 0 Engine 845
47 48 06 Neil Castles Dodge Neil Castles 0 19 0 Clutch 1,320
48 34 63 Robert Wales Dodge Pleasant Grove Union 0 13 0 Oil leak 795
49 50 53 Bill Ward Ford Hopper-Crews 0 10 0 Oil leak 770
50 9 42 Marty Robbins Dodge Marty Robbins 0 179 0 Dq 745