Race Results for the 1972 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 3 66 Mark Donohue Sunoco McLaren McLaren/Offy 162.962 200 13 $218,763
2 19 4 Al Unser (W) Viceroy Parnelli/Offy 160.192 200 0 $95,258
3 6 1 Joe Leonard Samsonite Parnelli/Offy 159.327 200 0 $58,793
4 24 52 Sam Sessions Gene White Firestone Lola/Ford 158.411 200 0 $39,583
5 7 34 Sam Posey (R) Norris Eagle Eagle/Offy Running 198 0 $37,411
6 11 5 Lloyd Ruby Wynn's Atlanta/Foyt Running 196 0 $29,557
7 25 60 Mike Hiss (R) STP Pylon Windshield Wiper Blade Eagle/Offy Running 196 0 $30,814
8 5 9 Mario Andretti (W) Viceroy Parnelli/Offy Out of fuel 194 0 $24,822
9 31 11 Jimmy Caruthers (R) US Armed Forces/Steed Scorpion/Foyt Running 194 0 $23,094
10 32 21 Cale Yarborough Bill Daniels GOP Atlanta/Foyt Running 193 0 $22,133
11 21 84 George Snider ITT-Thompson Coyote/Foyt Running 190 0 $23,080
12 15 48 Jerry Grant Mystery Eagle Eagle/Offy Penalty 188 16 $24,156
13 23 44 Dick Simon TraveLodge Sleeper Lola/Foyt Out of fuel 186 0 $19,759
14 4 7 Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco McLaren McLaren/Offy Ignition 182 138 $41,284
15 33 40 Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment Lola/Foyt Running 182 0 $19,645
16 14 89 John Martin (R) Unsponsored Brabham/Offy Fuel leak 161 0 $18,084
17 30 37 Lee Kunzman (R) Caves Buick Company Gerhardt/Offy Lost tire 131 0 $17,901
18 12 23 Mel Kenyon Gilmore Racing Coyote/Ford Fuel injection 126 0 $17,146
19 28 17 Denny Zimmerman Bryant Heating & Cooling McLaren/Offy Ignition rotor 116 0 $17,320
20 26 24 Gordon Johncock Gulf McLaren McLaren/Offy Exhaust valve 113 0 $17,823
21 10 15 Steve Krisiloff Ayr-Way/Lloyd's Kingfish/Offy Ignition rotor 102 0 $15,954
22 29 31 John Mahler (R) Harbor Fuel Oil McLaren/Offy Piston 99 0 $16,013
23 13 56 Jim Hurtubise Miller High Life Coyote/Foyt Penalty 94 0 $15,350
24 20 14 Roger McCluskey American Marine Underwriters Antares/Offy Valve 92 0 $15,016
25 17 2 A.J. Foyt (W) ITT-Thompson Coyote/Foyt Turbocharger 60 0 $15,611
26 16 98 Mike Mosley Vivitar Eagle/Offy Accident 56 3 $15,984
27 8 18 Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum Brabham/Offy Rod 55 0 $14,535
28 18 3 Bill Vukovich II Sugaripe Prune Eagle/Offy Rear end 54 0 $14,364
29 22 95 Carl Williams City of Terre Haute Eagle/Offy Oil cooler 52 0 $14,022
30 1 6 Bobby Unser (W) Olsonite Eagle Eagle/Offy Ignition rotor 31 30 $30,830
31 2 12 Peter Revson Gulf McLaren McLaren/Offy Gearbox 23 0 $15,924
32 9 42 Swede Savage (R) Michner Industries Eagle/Offy Rod 5 0 $13,767
33 27 33 Salt Walther (R) Dayton Disc Brakes P.J. Colt/Foyt Magneto 0 0 $14,538

* - complete car name/entrant data not available for all entries
(R) - Indicated Rookie
(W) - Indicates Past Winner