|Source: Motor Racing Programme Covers|
After a slam-bang affair at Richmond 500 a week earlier (and a handful of other on-track encounters over the years, Petty and Allison were reported by the media to be feudin'. Officially, both competitive drivers declined to take the bait - even in the face of a tight battle for the 1972 Cup.
When the checkers fell, Pearson won over second place Petty by three laps. Though separated by three laps, the finish was the 46th of 63 times Petty and Pearson claimed the top two spots.
|Source: York Daily Record|
- 3rd: Ramo Stott driving for the Virginia gentleman car owner, Junie Donlavey
- 4th: James Hylton
- 5th: future Richard Childress Racing mechanic Cecil Gordon
- 7th: future Winston Cup pace car driver Elmo Langley
- 8th: Walter Ballard (Ballard fielded the car for Dale Earnhardt's second career Cup start)
|Source: The Hour via Google News Archive|
Petty won two of the final five races as did Allison. When the season concluded, however, Petty prevailed over Allison to capture his fourth title.