Sandlapper 200

July 28, 1972
200 laps on 0.510 mile paved oval; 102 miles

Yarborough Returns To NASCAR Racing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)Cale Yarborough of Timmonsville, S.C., will be making his first NASCAR Grand National racing start since October of 1970
when he competes Thursday night in the Columbia Speedway's Sandlapper 200. Yarborough will drive a 1972 Ford Torino. The entry of the star driver was confirmed Saturday by speedway manager Buck Baker. Yarborough won his most recent NASCAR contest at Rockingham, N.C., in October 1970
when he took first in the American 500. For the past 18 months he has been a regular of the U.S.Au to Club's championship car circuit, but recently resigned  from the Gene White racing tea m. In addition to Yarborough, early entries include Lee Roy Yarbrough of Columbia, Buddy Baker of Charlotte, N.C., and
Tin y  Lund of Cross, S.C. Time trials for the 102-mile event will be run Wednesday night, marking the first time  NASCAR has permitted qualifying runs the day before arace of this distance. The $10,000 race will begin at 8:30 p.m. In previous years on the NASCAR circui t, 'Yarborough
won more t h an $100,000 in  two separate seasons, 1968 and 1970

 

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
   Buddy Baker   90    Junie Donlevy  1971 Ford  200   1,300   running   
   Bobby Allison   49    Melvin Joesph  1969 Chevrolet     800      
   Elmo Langley   64    Elmo Langley  1971 Ford     500      
   Gary Myers       1970 Ford Mustang     350      
   Wayne Andrews   97    J.F. St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang     325      
   Neil Castles   06   Neil Casltes  1971 Dodge     300      
   Cale Yarborough       1970 Plymouth     275      
   Jim Vaughan    7   Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     270      
   Pee Wee Wentz    5   Jerry Wentz  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     265      
10     Jim Paschal    14   H.C. Stewart  1972 Chevrolet Camaro     260      
11     Joe Hollingsworth       1970 Ford Mustang     255      
12     Frank Sessoms   21    1970 Chevrolet Camaro     250      
13     Richard Childress  96     1969 Chevrolet Camaro     245      
14     Joe Childress       1971 AMC Javelin     235      
15     E.J. Trivette   0   E.J. Trivette  1972 Chevrolet Camaro     230      
16     Rick Newsom  07   O.L. Newsome  1969 Mercury Cougar     225      
17     Ernie Shaw   17   Reid Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang     220      
18     Jerry Hufflin       1969 Chevrolet Camarpo     215      
19     Baxter Price    Patsy Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro     210      
20     Earl Brooks  26    1971 Ford     205      
21     Butch Lindley       1972 Pontiac Firebird     200      
22     Bobby Fleming    54   Robert Fleming  1972 Chevrolet Camaro     200      
23     D.K. Ulrich  40    D.K. Ulrich  1971 Ford     200      
24     Wendell Scott  34    Wendell Scott  1971 Ford     200      
25     Walter Ballard  30   Walter Ballard  1971 Ford     200      
26     Randy Bannister       1969 Chevrolet Camaro     200      
27     Ed Negre   8    Ed Negre  1969 Ford     200      
28     Ronnie Childress       1972 Chevrolet     200      

Time of race: 01:29:10
Average Speed: 68.507 MPH
3 cautions for 21 laps
Race Purse: $ 8,535
No qualifications held. Starting order determined by sign-in time at the track.

 

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