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1972 Richmond 500


Race 3 of 31


Richmond
500 laps
Time of race: 3:32:12
Average speed of winner: 76.258 mph
Margin of victory: 1 lap
Lead changes: 13 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 46 laps
Lap leaders: Allison 1-35, Isaac 36-52, Petty 53-62, Isaac 63-85, Petty 86, Allison 87-111, Petty 112-114, Allison 115-142, Isaac 143, Petty 144, Allison 145-294, Petty 295-392, Allison 393-394, Petty 395-500

Race notes: Debut for Les Covey.



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
13Richard Petty43STP'72 PlymouthPettyInman5006219running53000
21Bobby Allison12Coca-Cola'72 ChevroletHowardNab90.5734995240running40250
32Bobby Isaac71K&K Insurance'72 DodgeKrauskopfHyde493341running31750
47Dave Marcis2'70 DodgeMarcis48800running15750
54Bill Dennis90'71 FordDonlavey48500running14000
610James Hylton48'70 DodgeHylton48400running11750
75Elmo Langley64'71 FordLangley48300running10500
89Benny Parsons72'71 FordL.G. DeWitt48300running9500
98Cecil Gordon24'71 MercuryCecil Gordon47800running9250
1011John Sears4'70 DodgeJ. Marvin Mills46800running8750
116Neil Castles06'72 DodgeCastles45800running7750
1213J.D. McDuffie70'71 ChevroletMcDuffie45100running7650
1317Eddie Yarboro13'70 PlymouthYarboro40600running4950
1424Richard D. Brown91'72 ChevroletMcNabb40200rear end4850
1515Frank Warren79'70 PlymouthFrank Warren38800running7250
1620Phil Finney80'72 ChevroletWallace Finney32100fan belt4500
1728Jabe Thomas25'70 PlymouthDon Robertson26300a-frame6950
1818David Ray Boggs57'70 DodgeBoggs23300engine4400
1914Bill Seifert45'71 FordSeifert18300transmission6850
2012Bill Champion10'71 FordBill Champion13600rear end6750
2130Walter Ballard30'70 PlymouthVic Ballard13000accident6500
2219Bill Shirey74'70 PlymouthShirey12600accident3900
2316Raymond Williams47'71 FordRaymond Williams8200engine3800
2429Ron Keselowski88'70 DodgeLubinski7600accident3700
2527Dean Dalton7'71 MercuryDean Dalton7200suspension3600
2625Dub Simpson51'70 ChevroletStrong3600oil leak3500
2723Les Covey89'70 ChevroletJack Mercer1900engine3250
2821Jim Vandiver31'70 DodgeO.L. Nixon900transmission3000
2922Richard Childress96'71 ChevroletChildress800oil leak2850
3026Ed Negre8'70 ChevroletNegre700rear end5250