HICKORY 276

March 19, 1972
276 laps on 0.363 mile paved oval; 100.188 miles
 

 
HICKORY, N. C. ( A P) - Bobby Allison's experiment with the 366 cubic inch engine in his Junior Johnson Chevrolet paid off Sunday, and the shorter tracks of the Grand National East circuit are likely to see move of the smaller power plant in the f u t u r e. After Allison had driven the Chevy to its first victory of the season in the Hickory 276,chief mechanic Herb Nab said the Johnson team was pleased with the results, which were worth  $1,000.

Allison's victory didn't come easily. He started on the pole but relinquished the lead to Bobby Isaac, driving a Dodge. Isaac fell back on the 153rd lap w h en he pitted under a green flag and eventually finished a lap behind on the .308 mile oval. Third place in the 100-mile chase between the bigger Grand National cars and the smaller machines of what used to be the Grand American circuit went to Dave Marcis, in a Dodge.
 
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Gadsen Times) - Buck Baker, who has won two Grand National driving titles in NASCAR, has pulled to an healthy early season lead in the Grand National East division following Sunday's event at Hickory N.C. Speedway.  The ageless veteran took over first place in the standings with a fifth place finish in his 1971 Pontiac Firebird.  He has a total of 210.50 points.  In second place is Jimmy Vaughn of Greeneville S.C., with 160.25 points.  Mustang driver Wayne Andrews of Siler City N.C., is third in GNE points with 149.  Fourth is Dave Marcis of Wausau Wis. at 116.75.  Veteran driver Neil Castles of Charlotte N.C. is fifth with 115.15 championship points.
 
 
 
Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 1   Bobby Allison   12   Junior Johnson   1971 Chevrolet  276   1,000 

 running 

196 
 2   Bobby Isaac   71    Nord Krauskopf  1970 Dodge  275   600   running  34 
 5   Dave Marcis   2    Dave Marcis  1970 Dodge  275   400   running 
 3   Neil Castles   06    Neil Castles  1971 Dodge  274   350   running  46 
 12   Buck Baker   87    Buck Baker  1971 Pontiac Firebird  272   325   running 
 17   Frank Sessoms   21    W G Barnett  1970 Chevrolet Camaro  270   300   running 
 14   Jim Vaughan   7    Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  268   275   running 
 9   Mike Humphreys   94    Toy Bolton  1970 Chevrolet Camaro  267   270   running 
 20   Wayne Andrews   97    J F St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang  267   265   running 
10   6   Jim Paschal   14    H C Stewart  1972 Pontiac Firebird  267   260   running 
11   9   Gary Myers   41    Taylor Myers  1970 Ford Mustang  267   255   running 
12   22   Baxter Price   3    Patsy Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  262   250   running 
13   21   Roy Stamey   25    Roy Stamey  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  260   245   running 
14   16   Richard Childress   4   Roscoe Leonard   1971 AMC Javelin  195   240   oil pressure 
15   13   Tiny Lund   26    Jimmy Justice  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  116   435  oil leak
16   18   Pee Wee Wentz   5    Jerry Wentz  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  90   230   engine 
17   7   Elmo Langley   64    Elmo Langley  1971 Ford  64   225     Overheating
18   8   Charlie Blanton   95    Toy Bolton  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  62   220     Overheating
19   11   H.B. Bailey   36    H B Bailey  1971 Pontiac Firebird  43   215     Engine
20   4   Richard Brown   91    Ralph McNabb  1972 Chevrolet  32   210     Engine
21   15   Ed Negre   8    Ed Negre  1970 Dodge  26   205     Brakes
22   10   Ronnie Daniels   85  Ronnie Daniels  1970 Chevrolet  16   200     Engine

Time of race: 01:28:17
Average Speed: 68.491 MPH
Pole Speed: 16.407 seconds
6 cautions for 31 laps
Race Purse: $ 6,975

 

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