OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WINSTON WESTERN 500

Richard Petty won the 1972 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Riverside International Raceway
  • LOCATION: Riverside
  • LENGTH: 2.620 Miles
  • SURFACE: Road Course
  • PURSE: $94,725

RACE

  • NUMBER: 1
  • NAME: Winston Western 500
  • DATE: 01-23-1972
  • LAPS / MILES: 149 / 390
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 3 / 7

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: 1972 Plymouth
  • AVG SPEED: 104.016
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 9
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 2 43 Richard Petty Plymouth STP 0 149 39 Running 18,170
2 16 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Coca-Cola 0 149 102 Running 10,720
3 9 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 146 0 Running 7,845
4 4 96 Ray Elder Dodge Fred Elder 0 146 0 Running 4,945
5 6 04 Hershel McGriff Plymouth Beryl Jackson 0 145 0 Running 3,120
6 12 32 Kevin Terris Plymouth Dean Barnicle 0 141 0 Running 2,020
7 10 48 James Hylton Ford Pop Kola 0 141 0 Running 2,270
8 11 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 139 0 Running 2,120
9 7 39 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Friday Hassler 0 137 0 Running 2,020
10 13 24 Cecil Gordon Mercury Cecil Gordon 0 137 0 Running 1,920
11 25 3 John Soares Jr Dodge John Soares, Jr. 0 136 0 Running 1,320
12 40 26 Carl Joiner Chevrolet Dean Thorne 0 135 0 Running 1,270
13 5 02 Dick Bown Plymouth Mike Ober 0 134 0 Running 1,345
14 20 30 Walter Ballard Ford Ballard Racing 0 132 0 Running 1,720
15 33 47 Raymond Williams Ford Raymond Williams 0 132 0 Running 1,195
16 21 88 Don Noel Dodge Don Noel 0 132 0 Running 1,170
17 38 77 Charlie Roberts Ford Charlie Roberts 0 131 0 Running 1,145
18 34 70 JD McDuffie Chevrolet J.D. McDuffie 0 128 0 Running 1,640
19 26 91 Johnny Anderson Chevrolet Don Nuzum 0 126 0 Running 1,130
20 36 07 Ivan Baldwin Chevrolet Ivan Baldwin 0 123 0 Running 1,120
21 28 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 122 0 Running 1,610
22 27 6 Jerry Oliver Oldsmobile Coz Concilla 0 122 0 Running 1,100
23 29 4 Dick Kranzler Chevrolet Dick Kranzler 0 119 0 Running 1,090
24 15 42 Larry Esau Chevrolet -- 0 118 0 Running 1,080
25 14 00 Frank James Chevrolet Jim Calder 0 115 0 Fan blade 1,070
26 31 15 David Pearson Ford Bud Moore 0 112 0 Radiator 3,060
27 23 8 Ed Negre Ford Ed Negre 0 107 0 Engine 1,550
28 1 21 AJ Foyt Mercury Purolator 0 107 8 Transmission 2,010
29 18 79 Frank Warren Dodge Frank Warren 0 102 0 Running 1,530
30 35 61 Jim Danielson Mercury Jim Danielson 0 98 0 Brakes 1,020
31 32 57 David Ray Boggs Dodge David Ray Boggs 0 94 0 Rear end 1,015
32 22 27 Chuck Bown Plymouth Dick Bown 0 88 0 Crash 1,015
33 24 75 Paul Dorrity Chevrolet Glen Dorrity 0 78 0 Ignition 1,015
34 30 88 Ron Keselowski Dodge Roger Lubinski 0 60 0 Engine 1,015
35 37 82 Ron Gautsche Ford Ron Gautsche 0 55 0 Oil pressure 1,015
36 19 7 Jack McCoy Dodge Ernie Conn 0 37 0 Ignition 1,015
37 39 06 Neil Castles Dodge Neil Castles 0 35 0 Suspension 1,515
38 17 18 Joe Frasson Dodge Joe Frasson 0 30 0 Engine 1,015
39 3 16 Mark Donohue Matador Roger Penske 0 13 0 Rear end 1,265
40 8 72 Benny Parsons Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 13 0 Crash 1,515