OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

AMERICAN 500

Bobby Allison won the 1972 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES American 500 at North Carolina Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Carolina Speedway
  • LOCATION: Rockingham
  • LENGTH: 1.017 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $89,450

RACE

  • NUMBER: 30
  • NAME: American 500
  • DATE: 10-22-1972
  • LAPS / MILES: 492 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 35

WINNER

  • NAME: Bobby Allison
  • CAR MAKE: 1972 Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 118.275
  • START POSITION: 5th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 20
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 5 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 0 0 492 217 Running 19,400
2 3 43 Richard Petty Plymouth STP 0 0 0 490 53 Running 12,050
3 2 71 Buddy Baker Dodge K & K Insurance 0 0 0 489 83 Running 8,425
4 1 21 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 0 0 0 488 126 Running 5,400
5 4 9 Pete Hamilton Plymouth Housby Racing 0 0 0 486 0 Running 3,850
6 6 28 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Hoss Ellington 0 0 0 485 9 Running 2,650
7 10 16 Dave Marcis Matador Roger Penske 0 0 0 475 0 Running 2,250
8 18 92 Larry Smith Ford Harley Smith 0 0 0 469 0 Running 1,850
9 39 05 David Sisco Chevrolet Charlie McGee 0 0 0 466 0 Running 1,650
10 12 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Buddy Arrington 0 0 0 461 0 Running 1,550
11 19 4 John Sears Plymouth J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air 0 0 0 461 0 Running 1,775
12 24 61 Clarence Lovell Ford Bierschwale-Haverlah 0 0 0 459 0 Running 1,150
13 38 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 0 0 456 0 Running 1,525
14 29 76 Ben Arnold Ford Ben Arnold 0 0 0 452 0 Running 1,500
15 23 30 Walter Ballard Mercury Ballard Racing 0 0 0 451 0 Running 1,475
16 22 7 Dean Dalton Mercury Dean Dalton 0 0 0 446 0 Running 1,450
17 37 8 Ed Negre Dodge Ed Negre 0 0 0 439 0 Running 1,425
18 30 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Charlie Roberts 0 0 0 430 0 Running 1,400
19 21 48 James Hylton Ford Pop Kola 0 0 0 428 0 Rear end 1,375
20 15 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 0 0 428 0 Running 1,350
21 13 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Joe Frasson 0 0 0 427 0 Running 825
22 35 45 Raymond Williams Ford Bill Seifert 0 0 0 422 0 Running 1,300
23 32 25 Jabe Thomas Plymouth Don Robertson 0 0 0 418 0 Engine 1,275
24 16 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 0 0 0 392 0 Running 1,325
25 36 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 0 0 360 0 Alternator 1,225
26 34 42 Marty Robbins Dodge Marty Robbins 0 0 0 332 0 Battery 700
27 14 14 Coo Coo Marlin Chevrolet Cunningham-Kelley 0 0 0 331 0 Transmission 675
28 40 10 Bill Champion Mercury Bill Champion 0 0 0 297 0 Oil leak 1,125
29 31 23 Roy Mayne Plymouth Don Robertson 0 0 0 267 0 Engine 650
30 25 31 Jim Vandiver Dodge O.L. Nixon 0 0 0 257 0 Engine 600
31 28 06 Neil Castles Plymouth Neil Castles 0 0 0 219 0 Engine 595
32 8 17 Bill Dennis Chevrolet H.J. Brooking 0 0 0 204 2 Alternator 590
33 27 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Roger Lubinski 0 0 0 139 0 Suspension 585
34 7 15 Dick Brooks Ford Bud Moore 0 0 0 119 1 Engine 580
35 11 72 Benny Parsons Mercury L.G. DeWitt 0 0 0 90 0 Crash 1,075
36 9 27 Bobby Isaac Chevrolet Banjo Matthews 0 0 0 67 1 Engine 570
37 26 29 Henley Gray Mercury Bill Hollar 0 0 0 57 0 Engine 565
38 17 55 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Hank Richardson 0 0 0 45 0 Engine 585
39 33 03 Tommy Gale Mercury Frank Vasko 0 0 0 37 0 Engine 555
40 20 90 Ron Hutcherson Ford Junie Donlavey 0 0 0 29 0 Crash 550