Official Box Score
56th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Saturday, May 27, 1972

FP SP Car #   Driver Car Name Chassis/Engine Laps Status Prize Money
1 3 66 Mark Donohue Sunoco McLaren McLaren/Offy 200 162.962 $218,763
2 19 4 W Al Unser Viceroy Parnelli/Offy 200 160.192 $95,258
3 6 1 Joe Leonard Samsonite Parnelli/Offy 200 159.327 $58,793
4 24 52 Sam Sessions Gene White Firestone Lola/Ford 200 158.411 $39,583
5 7 34 R Sam Posey Norris Eagle Eagle/Offy 198 Running $37,411
6 11 5 Lloyd Ruby Wynn's Atlanta/Foyt 196 Running $29,557
7 25 60 R Mike Hiss STP Pylon Windshield Wiper Blade Eagle/Offy 196 Running $30,814
8 5 9 W Mario Andretti Viceroy Parnelli/Offy 194 Out of fuel $24,822
9 31 11 R Jimmy Caruthers US Armed Forces/Steed Scorpion/Foyt 194 Running $23,094
10 32 21 Cale Yarborough Bill Daniels GOP Atlanta/Foyt 193 Running $22,133
11 21 84 George Snider ITT-Thompson Coyote/Foyt 190 Running $23,080
12 15 48 Jerry Grant Mystery Eagle Eagle/Offy 188 Penalty $24,156
13 23 44 Dick Simon TraveLodge Sleeper Lola/Foyt 186 Out of fuel $19,759
14 4 7 Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco McLaren McLaren/Offy 182 Ignition $41,284
15 33 40 Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment Lola/Foyt 182 Running $19,645
16 14 89 R John Martin Unsponsored Brabham/Offy 161 Fuel leak $18,084
17 30 37 R Lee Kunzman Caves Buick Company Gerhardt/Offy 131 Lost tire $17,901
18 12 23 Mel Kenyon Gilmore Racing Coyote/Ford 126 Fuel injection $17,146
19 28 17 Denny Zimmerman Bryant Heating & Cooling McLaren/Offy 116 Ignition rotor $17,320
20 26 24 Gordon Johncock Gulf McLaren McLaren/Offy 113 Exhaust valve $17,823
21 10 15 Steve Krisiloff Ayr-Way/Lloyd's Kingfish/Offy 102 Ignition rotor $15,954
22 29 31 R John Mahler Harbor Fuel Oil McLaren/Offy 99 Piston $16,013
23 13 56 Jim Hurtubise Miller High Life Coyote/Foyt 94 Penalty $15,350
24 20 14 Roger McCluskey American Marine Underwriters Antares/Offy 92 Valve $15,016
25 17 2 W A.J. Foyt ITT-Thompson Coyote/Foyt 60 Turbocharger $15,611
26 16 98 Mike Mosley Vivitar Eagle/Offy 56 Accident $15,984
27 8 18 Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum Brabham/Offy 55 Rod $14,535
28 18 3 Bill Vukovich II Sugaripe Prune Eagle/Offy 54 Rear end $14,364
29 22 95 Carl Williams City of Terre Haute Eagle/Offy 52 Oil cooler $14,022
30 1 6 W Bobby Unser Olsonite Eagle Eagle/Offy 31 Ignition rotor $30,830
31 2 12 Peter Revson Gulf McLaren McLaren/Offy 23 Gearbox $15,924
32 9 42 R Swede Savage Michner Industries Eagle/Offy 5 Rod $13,767
33 27 33 R Salt Walther Dayton Disc Brakes P.J. Colt/Foyt 0 Magneto $14,538
- - -   Other Awards         $ 3,511
  Total Purse: $1,011,845


Time of Race: 3:04:05.54 Average Speed: 162.962 Margin of Victory: 190.55
Pole: #6 Bobby Unser (195.940, 3:03.73) Fastest Race Lap: #66 Mark Donohue (Race Lap 150, 187.539 mph, 47.99 sec.)
Winning Car Owner: Roger Penske Enterprises Winning Chief Mechanic Karl Kainhofer Winning Tire: Goodyear
Rookie of the Year: Mike Hiss
Legend: R=Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Rookie; W=Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Former Winner;

Lap Leaders: B. Unser 1-30, Bettenhausen 31-53, Mosley 54-56, Bettenhausen 57-161, Grant 162-165, Bettenhausen 166-175, Grant 176-187, Donohue 188-200
Lap Leader Summary: B. Unser 1 for 30 laps, Bettenhausen 3 for 138 laps, Mosley 1 for 3 laps, Grant 2 for 16 laps, Donohue 1 for 13 laps .
Lead Changes: 7 among 5 drivers.

Caution Laps:
Cautions: 0 for 0 laps.