Gamecock 200

 August 23, 1972
200 laps on 0.510 mile paved oval; 102 miles

 

COLUMBIA SC (AP) - Bobby Allison of Hueytown, Ala. won the Gamecock 200 NASCAR Grand National East race Wednesday night in a Chevrolet after pole winner Bobby Isaac of Catawba, N.C. had to retire his Dodge 35 laps from the end of the 200-lap affair because oŁ engine failure.

Neil Castles of Charlotte, N.C., finished a lap behind in a Dodge to maintain a slim lead in season-long point standings over Elmo Langley, also of Charlotte, whose Ford placed third.

Isaac qualified at 85.313 miles per hour over the .510-mile course at the Columbia Speedway and built a sizeable lead before retiring. Allison's winning speed average 75.478 m.p.h. despite two caution flags

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led

 

 Bobby Allison   12    Junior Johnson  1972 Chevrolet  200   1,300   running   
   Neil Castles   06    Neil Castles  1970 Plymouth  199   800   running   
   Elmo Langley   64    Elmo Langley  1971 Ford     500      
   Frank Sessoms   21    Frank Sessoms  1970 Chevrolet Camaro     350      
   Butch Lindley  16    Butch Lindley  1971 Pontiac Firebird     325      
   Wayne Andrews    97   J.F. St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang     300      
   Jim Vaughan   7   Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     275      
   Wendell Scott    34   Wendell Scott  1971 Ford     270      
   Marty Robbins   42   Marty Robbins  1969 Dodge     265      
10     Baxter Price   3   Patsy Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     260      
11     Richard Childress    96   Judy Childress  1972 Chevrolet     255      
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 Bobby Isaac    71   Nord Krauskopf  1970 Dodge  165   250   engine   
13     Rick Newsom   07   O.L. Newsome  1969 Mercury Cougar     245      
14     Ernie Shaw    17   Reid Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang     240      
15     David Pearson  15     Bud Moore  1971 Ford     235      
16     Jim Paschal  14    H.C. Stewart  1972 Chevrolet Camaro     230      
17     James Cox  65   James Cox  1970 Plymouth     225      
18     D.K. Ulrich   40   D.K. Ulrich  1971 Ford     220      
19     Bobby Fleming   54   Robert Flemming  1972 Chevrolet Camaro     215      
20     Bill Shirey   74   Bill Shirey  1970 Plymouth     210      
21     Ed Negre    8   Ed Negre  1970 Dodge     205      
22     Pee Wee Wentz    5   Jerry Wentz  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     200      

Time of race: 01:21:05
Average Speed: 75.478 MPH
Pole Speed: 21.38 seconds
3 cautions for 26 laps
Race Purse: $ 7,375

 

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