Greenville 200

April 1, 1972 - 200 laps on 0.5 mile paved oval; 100 miles

 
GREENVILLE (The Danville Bee) April 7. 1972 - Neil Castles, after 14 years of trying, won last Saturday's 100-mile Grand National East race at Greenville, S.C. Castles, who started second in a 30-car field, finished in photo fashion with the Ford of Elmo Langley. Castles, who currently ranks third in Grand N a t i o n al East standings, picked up $1,300 for his win. He drove a 1971 Dodge Danville 's Wendell Scott was 10th; Bobby Fleming, 13th; and Pee Wee Wentz, 16th. Scott and Fleming were running at the finish while Wentz had distributor. problems. - Bill Dyer
 
GREENVILLE (The Gastonia Gazette) April 1, 1972 - The Grand National East series resumes tonight in Greenville. S.C., with the running of a
200-lap, 100-mile event at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. The race, with a mixed field of Grand National and Grand American cars, will be high
lighted by the appearance of such names as David Pearson, L e e Roy Yarbrough, Buck Baker, Tiny Lund, Jim Paschal and James Hylton.

Pearson, a three-time GN champ who won the GN East opener earlier this season at Jacksonville, Fla., will drive a 1972 Camaro owned by Shelby's
Toy Bolton. Yarbrough will be in Bill Seifert's 1971 Ford while Baker will handle a 1972 Firebird. The winner will earn $1,000 of a $10,000 purse.
 
Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 2   Neil Castles   06    Neil Castles  1971 Dodge  200   1,300   running    69
 1   Elmo Langley   64    Elmo Langley  1971 Ford  200   900   running    124
7  David Pearson   96    Toy Bolton  1972 Chevrolet Camaro  200  550  running 7
  3  LeeRoy Yarbrough   45    Bill Seifert  1971 Ford    199  350   running  
  4  Charlie Blanton    95   Toy Bolton  1969 Chevrolet Camaro    194  325  running  
  16  Jim Vaughan    7   Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro    194  300   running  
  13  Max Berrier    15   Reid Shaw  1972 Ford Mustang    193  275   running  
  17  Randy Bannister    26   Jimmy Justice  1969 Chevrolet Camaro    191  270   running  
  21  Baxter Price    3   Patsy Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro    191  265    running    
10    23  Wendell Scott    34   Wendell Scott  1971 Ford    190  260   running   
11    22  Glenn Brewer    19   Robby Brewer  1969 Chevrolet Camaro    190  255   running    
12    26  Ernie Shaw    17   Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang    189  250   running    
13    28  Bobby Fleming    54   Robert Fleming  1972 Chevrolet Camaro    171  245   running   
14    27  Gordon Brickett    50   Ray Carnel  1969 Chevrolet    158  240  running  
15    11  Buck Baker    57   R L Boggs  1970 Dodge    150  235  Headgasket  
16    18  Pee Wee Wentz    5   Jerry Wentz  1969 Chevrolet Camaro    114  230   distributor   
17    20  Phil Gibson    60   Phil Gibson  1969 Chevrolet Camaro    108  225     wreck  
18    8  Jim Paschal    14   H C Stewart  1972 Pontiac Firebird    49  220     oil pan  
19    5  Wayne Andrews    97   J F St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang    25  215     distribuor shaft  
20    12  Johnny Halford    33   Johnny Halford  1970 Plymouth    16  210     oil pressure  
21    15  Frank Warren    79   Frank Warren  1970 Plymouth    15  205     oil pressure  
22    9  Tiny Lund    8   Ed Negre  1969 Ford    14  400     oil pressure  
23    14  Ronnie Daniels    85   Ronnie Daniel  1970 Chevrolet    13  200     oil pressure  
24    10  Richard Childress    96   Judy Childress  1972 Chevrolet    12  200     valve  
25    6  Cecil Gordon    24   Cecil Gordon  1971 Mercury    4  200     fuel pump  
26    19  James Hylton    48   James Hylton  1971 Ford    3  200     water in gas  
27    24  Bob Williams    76   T V Garraway  1970 Ford Mustang    2  200     overheating  
28    25  Bill Shirey    74   Bill Shirey  1970 Plymouth    1  200     spring shackle  
29    30  Walter Ballard    30   Walter Ballard  1971 Mercury    1  200     oil leak  
30    29  David Boggs    87   Buck Baker  1971 Pontiac Firebird    1  200  bent valve  

Time of race: 01:25:00
Average Speed: 70.546 MPH
Pole Speed: 22.159 seconds
2 cautions for 16 laps
Race Purse: $ 9,325
 

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