NASCAR in the 1972 season. Full information

24th season of the NASCAR proved to be an exhilarating ride for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Spanning from 23rd January to 12th November in 1972, this season showcased thrilling races, unexpected twists, and fierce competition. Join us as we relive the excitement and drama that unfolded throughout this unforgettable season of NASCAR!

Beginners of the season: Darrell Waltrip , Larry Esau , J.C. Danielsen , Chuck Bown , Les Covey , Bill Butts , Jim Whitt , Carl Adams , Gene Romero , Jimmy Hensley , Clarence Lovell , Robert Wales , John Hren , Sonny Easley , Paul Jett , Bob Greeley , Rick Newsom

List of races and tracks in the 1972 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
Riverside NASCAR 1972 Riverside NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
Riverside 23rd January 1972
Daytona 500 1972 Daytona 500 AJ Foyt jr , A.J. Foyt
Mercury ?? 1971, #21
Daytona 20th February 1972
Richmond NASCAR 1972 Richmond NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
Richmond 27th February 1972
Ontario NASCAR 1972 Ontario NASCAR AJ Foyt jr , A.J. Foyt
Mercury ?? 1971, #21
Ontario 5th March 1972
North Carolina NASCAR 1972 North Carolina NASCAR Race 1 Bobby Isaac
Dodge Charger, #71
North Carolina 12th March 1972
Atlanta NASCAR 1972 Atlanta NASCAR Race 1 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Atlanta 26th March 1972
Bristol NASCAR 1972 Bristol NASCAR Race 1 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Bristol 9th April 1972
Darlington NASCAR 1972 Darlington NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Darlington 16th April 1972
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1972 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
North Wilkesboro 23rd April 1972
Martinsville NASCAR 1972 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
Martinsville 30th April 1972
Talladega NASCAR 1972 Talladega NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Talladega 7th May 1972
World 600 1972 World 600 Buddy Baker
Dodge Charger, #11
Charlotte 28th May 1972
Dover Downs NASCAR 1972 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 1 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Dover Downs 4th June 1972
Michigan NASCAR 1972 Michigan NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Michigan 11th June 1972
Riverside NASCAR 1972 Riverside NASCAR Race 2 Ray Elder
Dodge Charger, #96
Riverside 18th June 1972
Texas NASCAR 1972 Texas NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
Texas World Speedway 25th June 1972
Daytona NASCAR 1972 Daytona NASCAR David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Daytona 4th July 1972
Bristol NASCAR 1972 Bristol NASCAR Race 2 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Bristol 9th July 1972
Trenton NASCAR 1972 Trenton NASCAR Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Trenton 16th July 1972
Atlanta NASCAR 1972 Atlanta NASCAR Race 2 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Atlanta 23rd July 1972
Talladega NASCAR 1972 Talladega NASCAR Race 2 James Hylton
Mercury Montego, #48
Talladega 6th August 1972
Michigan NASCAR 1972 Michigan NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Michigan 20th August 1972
Nashville NASCAR 1972 Nashville NASCAR Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Nashville Fairgrounds 26th August 1972
Darlington NASCAR 1972 Darlington NASCAR Race 2 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Darlington 4th September 1972
Richmond NASCAR 1972 Richmond NASCAR Race 2 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
Richmond 10th September 1972
Dover Downs NASCAR 1972 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Mercury Montego, #21
Dover Downs 17th September 1972
Martinsville NASCAR 1972 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
Martinsville 24th September 1972
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1972 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 2 Richard Petty
Plymouth Roadrunner, #43
North Wilkesboro 1st October 1972
Charlotte NASCAR 1972 Charlotte NASCAR Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
Charlotte 8th October 1972
North Carolina NASCAR 1972 North Carolina NASCAR Race 2 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet Chevelle, #12
North Carolina 22nd October 1972
Texas NASCAR 1972 Texas NASCAR Race 2 Buddy Baker
Dodge Charger, #71
Texas World Speedway 12th November 1972

Drivers championship 1972

Richard Petty

United States

Champion

Bobby Allison

United States

2nd place

James Hylton

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1972 season

Name Points
Richard Petty 8701.4
Bobby Allison 8573.5
James Hylton 8158.7
Cecil Gordon 7326.05
Benny Parsons 6844.15
Walter Ballard 6781.45
Elmo Langley 6656.25
John Sears 6298.5
Dean Dalton 6295.05
Ben Arnold 6179
Frank Warren 5788.6
Jabe Thomas 5772.55
Bill Champion 5470.7
Raymond Williams 5712.65
Dave Marcis 5459.65
Charlie Roberts 5354.45
Henley Gray 5093.65
J.D. McDuffie 5075.85
Bobby Isaac 5050.85
David Pearson 4718
Ed Negre 4696.9
Buddy Arrington 4555.9
Larry Smith 4173.7
Buddy Baker 3936.7
Coo Coo Marlin 3852.9
David Ray Boggs 3739
Ron Keselowski 3475.6
Joe Frasson 3152.8
Richard D. Brown 2939
Neil Castles 2789.6
Jim Vandiver 2514.35
Clarence Lovell 2630.3
David Sisco 2310.75
LeeRoy Yarbrough 2157.5
George Altheide 1916.75
Donnie Allison 1849.15
Richard Childress 1521.25
Bill Shirey 1468.5
Fred Lorenzen 1333.55
Wendell Scott 1317.5
Tommy Gale 1298
Bill Dennis 1279.25
G.C. Spencer 1238.25
Dick May 1229.25
Hershel McGriff 1199.75
Les Covey 1128
Johnny Halford 1103.75
Pete Hamilton 1083.25
Dick Brooks 1023.5
Eddie Yarboro 1007.65
Cale Yarborough 949.5
Ray Elder 902.25
Paul Tyler 893.75
Marty Robbins 860.8
Bobby Mausgrover 833.05
Darrell Waltrip 827
Jim Whitt 813.5
H.B. Bailey 792.2
Dick Bown 791.75
Kevin Terris 783.5
Doc Faustina 770.5
Earle Canavan 755.5
Red Farmer 749.5
D.K. Ulrich 749
Charlie Glotzbach 739
Ramo Stott 675.25
Johnny Anderson 672.25
Dick Kranzler 642.75
Chuck Bown 636.75
John Soares, Jr. 609.25
Harry Schilling 599.5
Paul Jett 581.75
Earl Brooks 568.25
Bill Seifert 551.25
Carl Adams 530
Bill Butts 525.25
Carl Joiner 523.75
Dub Simpson 507.5
Frank James 459.75
J.C. Danielsen 458.5
Wayne Smith 439.5
Jack McCoy 419
Jimmy Finger 387.5
Paul Dorrity 362
Ronnie Daniel 344.75
Roy Mayne 338.25
Ron Gautsche 332.75
Markey James 301
Jimmy Crawford 296.25
Bob Kauf 290.5
Rick Newsom 289
Don Noel 274.75
Friday Hassler 255.25
Ronnie Chumley 252
Mel Larson 251
Les Loeser, Jr. 239
Jimmy Insolo 226.5
Ivan Baldwin 215.75
Jimmy Hensley 215.25
Bob Greeley 212.5
Jerry Oliver 210.5
Larry Esau 201.5
Robert Brown 201
Tiny Lund 191
James Cox 165.5
Gene Romero 155.25
Phil Finney 150.25
G.T. Tallas 132
Ray Johnstone 127.5
John Hren 100.25
Clem Proctor 88.25
Bill Hollar 86
Sonny Easley 83.75
Ed Hessert 83.5
Dick Guldstrand 73
Sam Stanley 55.25
Bill Osborne 55
Robert Wales 25.5
Bill Ward 16.5
George Follmer 9

List of all cars in the 1972 season