Albany - Saratoga 250

July 11, 1972
250 laps on 0.362 mile paved oval; 90.5 miles

 

MALTA  (Amsterdam Recorder ) Monday, July 3,1972 - Bobby Allison, who has captured three Winston Cup Grand National and three Grand National East races through the first half of the NASCAR season, has become the first entry for the Albany - Saratoga "250", Tuesday. July, 11th. The racer of Hueytown. Ala.,will be driving the Coco-Cola Mustang for the $10,500 event at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Last year in the Albany-Saratoga " 2 5 0 " . Allison qualified third fastest but was forced to leave the fray with an expended engine at the end of 144 l a p s. However, 1972 has been all good for the native of Miami, F l a.  Allison has won five pole positions for superspeedway  events and was the first stock car driver this year to top $100,000 in winnings
His victories include t he Southeastern "500" at Bristol. Tenn., the Mason-Dixon "500" at Dover. Del., and his unforgettable match with the great A. J. Foyt in the Atlanta "500" which Allison won by a scant two feet.

"We a re very pleased that Bobby again chose to compete in the Albany-Sa r a toga "250", said speedway  President  Larry Mendelsohn.  " He 's the hottest
thing going in stock car racing this year and I 'm sure our northern fans will get a kick out of his p e r f o r m a n c e ."  The Albany race will go for 250 laps over the 362-mile oval with a starting time of 8:30 p. m.  Practice will be at five in the afternoon with time trials starting at 7:30 p. m.

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 4   Bobby Isaac   71    K & K Insurance  1972 Dodge  250   1,300   running    43
 6  Neil Castles   06    Neil Castles  1971 Dodge  250   800   running    46
  3  James Hylton   48   James Hylton  1970 Ford  249   500     running  23
  5  Elmo Langley   64    Elmo Langley  1971 Ford  248   350   running   
  2  Tiny Lund   55    John McConnell  1972 Chevrolet  247   525   running   16
  24  Jim Vaughan    7   Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  245   300    running    
  7  Phil Spiak   99     1969 Chevrolet Camaro  241   275   running   
  9  Baxter Price  3   Patsy Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  240   270   running   
  12  E.J. Trivette   0    E.J. Trivette  1972 Chevrolet Camaro  240   265   running   
10    14  Roy Hallquist   58    1971 Chevrolet Camaro  238   260   running    
11    20  Ernie Shaw    17   Reid Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang  237   255    running    
12    96  Richard Childress    96   Judy Childress  1972 Chevrolet  235   250   Overheating   
13    61  Tommy Lechlider    61    1969 Chevrolet Camaro  222   245      running   
14   1   Bobby Allison    49   Melvin Joseph  1970 Ford Mustang  146   240   engine  121
15    11  Ed Negre    8   Ed Negre  1970 Dodge  132  235      running   
16    16  Jerry Hufflin    75    1969 Chevrolet Camaro  130   230      running   
17    13  Wendell Scott  34   Wendell Scott  1971 Ford  79   225     Clutch  
18    10  Bill Hollar  29   Bill Hollar  1971 Ford  53   220  Overheating  
19    22  Les Covey    89    1970 Chevrolet  46   215  Engine    
20    23  D.K. Ulrich    40   D.K. Ulrich  1971 Ford  40   210  Brake    
21    17  Bill Chevalier  82     1971 Chevrolet Camaro  32   205  Engine    
22    19  Frank Warren    79    Frank Warren  1971 Dodge  20   200  Battery    
23    25  Rick Newsom   07   O.L. Newsome  1971 Chevrolet Camaro  19   200  Oil Leak    
24  21   Don Haupt    18    1970 Dodge  15  200  Carburetor    

25 

15   Jabe Thomas    25   Don Robertson  1970 Plymouth    8  200    Steering

 Time of race: 01:24:50
Average Speed: 63.894 MPH
Pole Speed: 17.54 seconds
2 cautions for 20 laps
Race Purse: $ 10,000

SIGN UPS CONTINUE FOR GRAND NATIONAL - Amsterdam (NY) Recorder (July 6, 1972)

MALTA Veteran stock car
ace Neil Castles and popular
young Chevrolet driver Richard
Brown have become the latest
two drivers to sign up for the
July 11 Albany-Saratoga "250"
MASCAR Grand National East
race at Albany-Saratoga Speed-
way
Castles has one of the longest
track records of any Grand Na-
tional driver, covering some 20
years, but it wasn't until April
that he finally won his first
race, this coming at Greenville.
S.C.
Since then, the Dodge driver
from Charlotte. N.C.. has gone
simply wild, winning yet an-
other race and aiming for the
driving championship of the
Grand National East division
Castles is currently in third
position behind Elmo Langley
and the leading Jimmy Vaughn
Brown, who earned the
Rookie of the Race honors in the
prestigious Daytona "500" last
February, will be driving a car
prepared by Ralph McNabb.
Brown has evolved into one of
the most promising young
drivers in the Winston Series
this year In 11 starts he has
won more than $12,000.
And when he's-not racing on a
track, he's working on one.
Brown. 29. is the assistant
general manager of the Hickory
Speedway in North Carolina
and he spends much of his time
involved in the promotion of the
events at that track. By the
way. his boss at Hickory is two-
time Grand National champion
Ned Jarrett, and he's not a bad
man to have around when ad-
vice is needed on racing.
The Albany-Saratoga "250"
will get underway promptly at
8:30 p.m following time trials
which begin at 7:30 p.m. Prac-
tice for the Grand National cars
will start at 5 p.m.

MALTA Veteran stock ca racer Neil Castles and popular young Chevrolet driver Richard Brown have become the latest two drivers to sign up for the July 11 Albany-Saratoga "250"MASCAR Grand National East race at Albany-Saratoga Speed-way Castles has one of the longest track records of any Grand National driver, covering some 20years, but it wasn't until April that he finally won his first race, this coming at Greenville.S.C. Since then, the Dodge driver from Charlotte. N.C.. has gone simply wild, winning yet an-other race and aiming for the driving championship of the Grand National East division Castles is currently in third position behind Elmo Langley and the leading Jimmy Vaughn Brown, who earned the Rookie of the Race honors in the prestigious Daytona "500" last February, will be driving a car prepared by Ralph McNabb. Brown has evolved into one of the most promising young drivers in the Winston Series this year In 11 starts he has won more than $12,000.And when he's-not racing on a track, he's working on one. Brown. 29. is the assistant general manager of the Hickory Speedway in North Carolina and he spends much of his time involved in the promotion of the events at that track. By the way. his boss at Hickory is two-time Grand National champion Ned Jarrett, and he's not a bad man to have around when ad-vice is needed on racing. The Albany-Saratoga "250"will get underway promptly at8:30 p.m following time trials which begin at 7:30 p.m. Practice for the Grand National cars will start at 5 p.m.
 

 

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