OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

TEXAS 500

Buddy Baker won the 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Texas 500 at Texas World Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Texas World Speedway
  • LOCATION: College Station
  • LENGTH: 2.000 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $88,270

RACE

  • NUMBER: 31
  • NAME: Texas 500
  • DATE: 11-12-1972
  • LAPS / MILES: 250 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 29

WINNER

  • NAME: Buddy Baker
  • CAR MAKE: 1971 Dodge
  • AVG SPEED: 147.059
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 23
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 2 71 Buddy Baker Dodge K & K Insurance 0 250 133 Running 14,920
2 1 21 A.J. Foyt Mercury Purolator 0 250 20 Running 7,545
3 3 43 Richard Petty Dodge STP 0 250 97 Running 8,220
4 4 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 249 0 Running 7,345
5 5 04 Hershel McGriff Plymouth Beryl Jackson 0 248 0 Running 3,725
6 8 72 Benny Parsons Mercury L.G. DeWitt 0 246 0 Running 3,320
7 6 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 246 0 Running 2,325
8 12 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 246 0 Running 2,300
9 11 28 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Hoss Ellington 0 245 0 Running 1,450
10 10 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Joe Frasson 0 243 0 Running 1,300
11 14 48 James Hylton Mercury Pop Kola 0 242 0 Running 1,675
12 15 2 Dave Marcis Dodge Dave Marcis 0 240 0 Running 1,600
13 16 45 Ramo Stott Ford Bill Seifert 0 238 0 Running 1,525
14 13 70 J.D. McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 0 237 0 Running 1,400
15 17 76 Ben Arnold Ford Ben Arnold 0 236 0 Running 1,355
16 27 4 John Sears Plymouth J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 235 0 Running 1,340
17 21 1 Dick Brooks Ford Bill Champion 0 232 0 Running 930
18 25 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 232 0 Running 1,320
19 35 42 Jim Whitt Ford Dean Barnicle 0 232 0 Running 815
20 38 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Dean Dalton 0 231 0 Running 1,310
21 24 47 Raymond Williams Ford Raymond Williams 0 231 0 Running 1,330
22 40 98 Rick Newsom Ford Rick Newsom 0 231 0 Running 800
23 34 84 Harry Schilling Chevrolet Thomas Hynes 0 229 0 Running 795
24 42 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 229 0 Running 1,290
25 22 8 Ed Negre Dodge Ed Negre 0 225 0 Running 1,360
26 9 90 Johnny Rutherford Ford Junie Donlavey 0 224 0 Engine 1,280
27 23 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Charlie McGee 0 221 0 Running 825
28 32 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Charlie Roberts 0 213 0 Running 1,200
29 33 57 Bill Shirey Dodge David Ray Boggs 0 212 0 Running 765
30 39 5 Mel Larson Plymouth Doc Faustina 0 209 0 Running 760
31 19 92 Larry Smith Ford Harley Smith 0 199 0 Engine 755
32 31 3 Paul Feldner Plymouth -- 0 198 0 Engine 750
33 26 61 Clarence Lovell Ford Bierschwale-Haverlah 0 196 0 Engine 770
34 18 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Buddy Arrington 0 184 0 Engine 740
35 7 22 Gordon Johncock Plymouth Crawford Racing 0 182 0 Engine 735
36 30 66 H.B. Bailey Pontiac Blank & Kalashian 0 106 0 Rear end 725
37 43 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 93 0 Suspension 1,220
38 41 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 92 0 Engine 1,215
39 44 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 68 0 Engine 1,210
40 28 29 Bill Hollar Mercury Bill Hollar 0 64 0 Engine 705
41 20 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Roger Lubinski 0 38 0 Engine 705
42 29 01 Earle Canavan Plymouth Earle Canavan 0 30 0 Windshield 705
43 37 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 16 0 Engine 1,205
44 36 44 Bill Seifert Mercury Giachetti Brothers 0 1 0 Clutch 705