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USAC National Championship 1972 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1972

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Joe LeonardParnelli JonesParnelli (OffenhauserTC)
3460
2.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrJerry O'ConnellEagle (Offenhauser TC)
2200
3.Flag Roger McCluskeyHopkins RacingMcLaren M16B (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser TC)
Antares (Offenhauser)




1970
4.Flag Al UnserParnelli JonesColt (Offenhauser TC)
Parnelli (Offenhauser)


1800
5.Flag Mark DonohuePenske RacingMcLaren M16B (Offenhauser TC)
1720
6.Flag Mike HissPage Racing, Penske RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Offenhauser)


1665
7.Flag Johnny RutherfordPatrick-Michner Racing, Don Gerhardt RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)


1620
8.Flag Bobby UnserAll American RacersEagle 72 (Offenhauser TC)
1500
9.Flag Sammy (Allen Dale) SessionsGene White Racing, Foyt RacingLola (Foyt TC)
Coyote (Foyt)


1440
10.Flag Mike MosleyAgajanian-Leader CardEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Watson (Offenhauser)


1250
11.Flag Mario AndrettiParnelli JonesParnelli (Offenhauser TC)
1135
12.Flag Gary BettenhausenPenske RacingMcLaren M16B (Offenhauser TC)
790
13.Flag Wally DallenbachGilmore Racing, STP Oil TreatmentEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lola (Foyt TC)


720
14.Flag Salt WaltherDayton-Walther RacingMorris (FoytTC)
McLaren (Offenhauser)


690
15.Flag Lee KunzmanCaves Buick Company, Gilmore RacingGerhardt (OffenhauserTC)
Eagle (Offenhauser)


670
16.Flag George SniderKing Racing, MVSKing (Offenhauser)
Coyote (FoytTC)


645
17.Flag Sam PoseyChamp CarrEagle 72 (Offenhauser TC)
500
18.Flag Lloyd RubyGene White RacingAtlanta (Foyt TC)
Lola (Foyt TC)


490
19.Flag Mel KenyonHopkins RacingEagle (Foyt)
Kuzma (Foyt)
Coyote (Foyt)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)






460
20.Flag Art PollardQualitiy Racing, STP Oil TreatmentScorpion (Foyt TC)
Lola (Foyt)


450
21.Flag Jimmy CaruthersQuality Racing, Gene White RacingAtlanta (Offenhauser TC)
Scorpion (FoytTC)


415
22.Flag Gordon JohncockMcLaren Cars, Penske RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
360
23.Flag Rick MutherAgajanian-Leader Card, CAMSEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Chevrolet)


250
24.Flag Jim MalloyDon Gerhardt RacingGerhardt (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)


200
25.Flag Swede SavagePatrick RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Brabham (Offenhauser)


200
26.Flag Dick SimonDick SimonEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lola (Foyt TC)


200
27.Flag Bill SimpsonBill SimpsonEagle (Offenhauser TC)
200
28.Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.Niagara Falls WineFinley (Offenhauser)
169
29.Flag Cale YarboroughGene White RacingAtlanta (Foyt TC)
150
30.Flag John MahlerVanguard Racing, Roy Woods RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
130
31.Flag Jerry GrantAll American RacersEagle (Offenhauser TC)
125
32.Flag Tom BigelowMidwest Mfg Dura-PotGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
120
33.Flag Steve KrisiloffGrant KingKing (Offenhauser TC)
120
34.Flag John HubbardGiffordGerhardt (FoytTC)
100
35.Flag Al LoquastoFiore RacingGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser)


80
36.Flag A.J. FoytA. J. Foyt EnterprisesCoyote (Foyt TC)
75
37.Flag Lee BraytonEisenhour-Brayton RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
60
38.Flag Bentley WarrenBay State RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
60
39.Flag Jim McElreathCaves Buick CompanyGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
45
40.Flag George EatonFejer BrothersColt (FoytTC)
30
41.Flag Jim HurtubiseMVSCoyote (Foyt TC)
Mallard FE (Offenhauser)


15
42.Flag Greg WeldCaves Buick Company, KingGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
King (Offenhauser)


6
Flag Merle BettenhausenKingKing (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Bob HarkeyNiagara Falls WineFinley (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Dee JonesMinnesota SerendipityWatson (FoytTC)
0
Flag Jerry KarlAutomotive Technology, Smokey YunickGilbert (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Chevrolet)


0
Flag Arnold KnepperC.H.E.K. RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag John MartinAutomotive TechnologyBrabham (Offenhauser TC)
Gilbert (Offenhauser TC)


0
Flag Larry McCoyEastern RacingGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Peter RevsonMcLaren CarsMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Leonard StephensStephensHalibrand (Ford)
0
Flag Joe TetzTetz RacingWatson (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Carl WilliamsVatis Enterprises, Eisenhour-Brayton RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Coyote (Foyt TC)


0
Flag Dennis ZimmermanVollstedt RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser TC)


0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Bobby Unser
4
Most pole positionsFlag Bobby Unser
7
Most podium positionsFlag Joe Leonard
5
Most podium positions without a winFlag Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr
2
Flag Al Unser
2
Flag Johnny Rutherford
2
Flag Mike Mosley
2
Flag Mario Andretti
2

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
98.1%U.S.A.Flag Rick Muther, Joe Leonard, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Roger McCluskey, Al Unser, Mark Donohue, Mike Hiss, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Sammy (Allen Dale) Sessions, Mike Mosley, Mario Andretti, Gary Bettenhausen, Wally Dallenbach, Salt Walther, Lee Kunzman, George Snider, Sam Posey, Lloyd Ruby, Mel Kenyon, Art Pollard, Jimmy Caruthers, Gordon Johncock, Jim Malloy, Swede Savage, Dick Simon, Bill Simpson, Johnny Parsons Jr., Cale Yarborough, John Mahler, Jerry Grant, Tom Bigelow, Steve Krisiloff, John Hubbard, Al Loquasto, A.J. Foyt, Lee Brayton, Bentley Warren, Jim McElreath, Jim Hurtubise, Greg Weld, Merle Bettenhausen, Bob Harkey, Dee Jones, Jerry Karl, Arnold Knepper, John Martin, Larry McCoy, Peter Revson, Leonard Stephens, Joe Tetz, Carl Williams, Dennis Zimmerman53
1.9%CanadaFlag George Eaton1

Individual driver statistics for the 1972 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Andretti, MarioFlag 32 y/o10021
Bettenhausen, GaryFlag 30 y/o6120
Bettenhausen, MerleFlag 29 y/o1000
Bigelow, TomFlag 32 y/o3000
Brayton, LeeFlag 38 y/o2000
Caruthers, JimmyFlag 27 y/o5000
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 35 y/o8010
Donohue, MarkFlag 35 y/o6131
Eaton, GeorgeFlag 26 y/o1000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 37 y/o5000
Grant, JerryFlag 37 y/o5001
Harkey, BobFlag 42 y/o1000
Hiss, MikeFlag 30 y/o8010
Hubbard, JohnFlag 30 y/o1000
Hurtubise, JimFlag 39 y/o4000
Johncock, GordonFlag 35 y/o7000
Jones, DeeFlag 39 y/o1000
Karl, JerryFlag 31 y/o2000
Kenyon, MelFlag 39 y/o10010
Knepper, ArnoldFlag 41 y/o1000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 25 y/o8000
Kunzman, LeeFlag 27 y/o9000
Leonard, JoeFlag 39 y/o9350
Loquasto, AlFlag 32 y/o1000
Mahler, JohnFlag 35 y/o6000
Malloy, JimFlag 40 y/o2000
Martin, JohnFlag 33 y/o6000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 41 y/o10120
McCoy, LarryFlag 29 y/o3000
McElreath, JimFlag 44 y/o1000
Mosley, MikeFlag 25 y/o6020
Muther, RickFlag 36 y/o6000
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 27 y/o3000
Pollard, ArtFlag 45 y/o4000
Posey, SamFlag 28 y/o3000
Revson, PeterFlag 33 y/o3000
Ruby, LloydFlag 44 y/o7000
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 34 y/o9020
Savage, SwedeFlag 25 y/o10000
Sessions, Sammy (Allen Dale)Flag 36 y/o4000
Simon, DickFlag 38 y/o9000
Simpson, BillFlag 32 y/o6000
Snider, GeorgeFlag 31 y/o9000
Stephens, LeonardFlag 46 y/o1000
Tetz, JoeFlag n/a2000
Unser, AlFlag 33 y/o10020
Unser, BobbyFlag 38 y/o9447
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 28 y/o10020
Walther, SaltFlag 24 y/o5000
Warren, BentleyFlag 31 y/o5000
Weld, GregFlag 28 y/o2000
Williams, CarlFlag 41 y/o4000
Yarborough, CaleFlag 33 y/o1000
Zimmerman, DennisFlag 31 y/o3000
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