Saturday 27 may 1972

56th INDY 500

BOX SCORE
Time of Race : 3 h 04 m 05 s 54
Average Speed : 162,962
Cautions : 5 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory :  3 m 10 s 55
Fastest Lap : Mark DONOHUE 187,539 (47 s 99) on lap 150
Purse for the Winner : 218.763 $
Total Purse : 1.008.334 $
Pace car : Hurst-Oldsmobile Cutlass (driven by Jim RATHMANN)
                                       
01-Mark Donohue (Penske Cars) 200 laps.jpg
02-Al Unser (Parnelli Jones Racing Team) 200 laps.jpg
03-Joe Leonard (Parnelli Jones Racing Team) 200 laps.jpg
04-Sam Sessions (Gene White Racing) 200 laps.jpg
05- (R) Sam Posey (Champ Carr, Inc.) 198 laps.jpg
06-Lloyd Ruby (Gene White Racing) 196 laps.jpg
07- (R) Mike Hiss (Pylon Windshield) 196 laps.jpg
08-Mario Andretti (Parnelli Jones Racing Team) 194 laps IN PITS (FUEL).jpg
09- (R) Jimmy Caruthers (Quality Racing) 194 laps.jpg
10-Cale Yarborough (Gene White Racing) 193 laps.jpg
11-George Snider (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 190 laps.jpg
12-Jerry Grant (All American Racers) 188 laps.jpg
13-Dick Simon (Dick Simon Racing) 186 laps.jpg
14-Gary Bettenhausen (Penske Cars) 182 laps IGNITION.jpg
15-Wally Dallenbach (STP Corporation) 182 laps.jpg
16- (R) John Martin (Automotive Technology) 161 laps FUEL LEAK.jpg
17- (R) Lee Kunzman (Caves Buick Compagny) 131 laps LOST TIRE.jpg
18-Mel Kenyon (Lindsey Hopkins) 126 laps INJECTION.jpg
19-Denny Zimmerman (Vollstedt Enterprises) 116 laps DISTRIBUTOR.jpg
20-Gordon Johncock (McLaren Cars) 113 laps EXHAUST VALVE.jpg
21-Steve Krisiloff (Grant King Racers) 102 laps TURBOCHARGER.jpg
22- (R) John Mahler (Vanguard Racing) 99 laps PISTON.jpg
23-Jim Hurtubise (M.V.S., Inc.) 94 laps OFF COURSE.jpg
24-Roger McCluskey (Lindsey Hopkins) 92 laps VALVES.jpg
25-AJ Foyt (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 60 laps ENGINE.jpg
26-Mike Mosley (Leader Cards) 56 laps CRASH.jpg
27-Johnny Rutherford (Michner-Patrick Racing Team) 55 laps CONNECTING ROD.jpg
28-Billy Vukovich (Jerry O'Connell) 54 laps REAREND.jpg
29-Carl Williams (Vatis Enterprises) 52 laps OIL COOLER.jpg
30-Bobby Unser (All American Racers) 31 laps DISTRIBUTOR.jpg
31-Peter Revson (McLaren Cars) 23 laps GEARBOX.jpg
32- (R) Swede Savage (Michner-Patrick Racing Team) 5 laps CONNECTING ROD.jpg
33- (R) Salt Walther (Walmotor, Inc.) 0 lap MAGNETO.jpg


Laps Leaders :

Gary  BETTENHAUSEN   138 laps
Bobby  UNSER   30 laps
Jerry  GRANT   16 laps
Mark  DONOHUE   13 laps
Mike  MOSLEY   3 laps

               
Rookie of the year :

Mike HISS