Buddy Shuman 300

July 30, 1972
300 laps on 0.363 mile paved oval; 108.9 miles

 

ISAAC CAPTURES HICKORY EVENT

HICKORY N.C. (AP) - Bobby Isaac scampered out front on the green flag and held the lead for all but 12 laps to win the Buddy Shuman Memorial Grand National East stock car race.  Isaac, gunning his Dodge to an average speed of 70.208 miles per hour, finished 13.5 seconds ahead of Ford driver Cale Yarborough of Timonsville S.C., to gain his fifth Hickory Speedway win.

Benny Parsons of Ellerbe was third in a Ford, followed by Gary Myers of Huntsville, Ala, .in a Mustang and Elmo Langley of Charlotte in a Ford.  Isaac, a Catawba driver who got his start on the track before it was ever paved, won the pole position of the rain-delayed race and led for the first 73 laps.  Only when a caution flag came out did he drop behind.  He regained the lead with easse and held it for the remainder of the 300 lap event.  The caution flag that shoved Isaac out of the lead, came when Jim Paschal's Camaro hit the wall in the fourth turn.

The only other caution flag in the race came on lap 154, when Bobby Allison went out with a blown engine while running third.  The $11,025 race, originally scheduled for Saturday night, was postponed a day due to steady rain at the .363 mile oval,

 

 

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 1   Bobby Isaac   71   Nord Krauskopf  1972 Dodge  300   1,700   running  288 
   Cale Yarborough   90   Junie Donlevy  1971 Ford  300   1,100   running   
   Benny Parsons  72  L.G. DeWitt  1971 Ford     700      
   Gary Myers   41  Taylor Myers  1970 Ford Mustang     500      
   Elmo Langley   64   Elmo Langley  1971 Ford     400      
   Neil Castles   06  Neil Castles  1971 Dodge     375      
   Wayne Andrews    97  Jack St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang     350      
   Baxter Price  3  Baxter Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     340      
   Walter Ballard  30   Walter Ballaed  1971 Ford     330      
10     Ed Negre   08  Ed Negre  1970 Dodge     320      
11     Ernie Shaw  43  Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang     310      
12     Joe Childress       1971 AMC Javelin     300      
13     E.J. Trivette   0  E J Trivette  1972 Chevrolet Camaro     290      
14     Jabe Thomas  25   Don Robertson  1970 Plymouth     280      
15     Rick Newsom   07  O.L. Newsome  1969 Mercury Cougar     270      
16     Harry Gant       1970 Merucry Cougar     260      
17     Wendell Scott   30  Wendell Scott  1971 Ford     250      
18     D.K. Ulrich  40  D K Ulrich  1971 Ford     240      
19     Bobby Allison  12  Bobby Allison  1969 Chevrolet  153   235   engine   
20     Randy Bannister  26  Jimmy Justice  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     230      
21     Jim Paschal  14  H C Stewart  1971 Pontiac Firebird     225   accident   
22     Pee Wee Wentz   Jerry Wentz  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     220      
23     Jim Vaughan   Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     215      
24     Richard D. Brown  51  Richard Brown  1971 Chevrolet     210      

Time of race: 01:33:04
Average Speed: 70.208 MPH
Pole Speed: 16.505 seconds
2 cautions for 21 laps
Race Purse: $ 11,025
 

 

Home | 1972 | 1973 | Drivers | Tracks |  Races


Website is property of Jeff Droke