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    0 
  4  Charlie Blanton   95   Toy Bolton  1969 Chevrolet Camaro   194  325  running    0
  16  Jim Vaughan   7   Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro   194  300   running   0
  13  Max Berrier   15   Reid Shaw  1972 Ford Mustang   193  275   running   0
  17  Randy Bannister   26   Jimmy Justice  1969 Chevrolet Camaro   191  270   running   0
  21  Baxter Price   3   Patsy Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro   191  265    running     0
10    23  Wendell Scott   34   Wendell Scott  1971 Ford   190  260   running    0
11    22  Glenn Brewer   19   Robby Brewer  1969 Chevrolet Camaro   190  255   running     0
12    26  Ernie Shaw   17   Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang   189  250   running     0
13    28  Bobby Fleming   54   Robert Fleming  1972 Chevrolet Camaro   171  245   running    0
14    27  Gordon Brickett   50   Ray Carnel  1969 Chevrolet   158  240  running   0
15    11  Buck Baker   57   R L Boggs  1970 Dodge   150  235  Headgasket   0
16    18  Pee Wee Wentz   5   Jerry Wentz  1969 Chevrolet Camaro   114  230   distributor    0
17    20  Phil Gibson   60   Phil Gibson  1969 Chevrolet Camaro   108  225     wreck   0
18    8  Jim Paschal   14   H C Stewart  1972 Pontiac Firebird    49  220     oil pan   0
19    5  Wayne Andrews   97   J F St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang    25  215     distribuor shaft   0
20    12  Johnny Halford   33   Johnny Halford  1970 Plymouth    16  210     oil pressure   0
21    15  Frank Warren   79   Frank Warren  1970 Plymouth    15  205     oil pressure   0
22    9  Tiny Lund   8   Ed Negre  1969 Ford    14  400     oil pressure   0
23    14  Ronnie Daniels   85   Ronnie Daniel  1970 Chevrolet    13  200     oil pressure   0
24    10  Richard Childress   96   Judy Childress  1972 Chevrolet    12  200     valve   0
25    6  Cecil Gordon   24   Cecil Gordon  1971 Mercury    4  200     fuel pump   0
26    19  James Hylton   48   James Hylton  1971 Ford    3  200     water in gas   0
27    24  Bob Williams   76   T V Garraway  1970 Ford Mustang    2  200     overheating   0
28    25  Bill Shirey   74   Bill Shirey  1970 Plymouth    1  200     spring shackle   0
29    30  Walter Ballard   30   Walter Ballard  1971 Mercury    1  200     oil leak   0
30    29  David Boggs   87   Buck Baker  1971 Pontiac Firebird    1  200  bent valve   0

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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