Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1972

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 6 Bobby Unser (W) Olsonite Eagle Eagle/Offy 195.940
2 12 Peter Revson Gulf McLaren McLaren/Offy 192.885
3 66 Mark Donohue Sunoco McLaren McLaren/Offy 191.408
4 7 Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco McLaren McLaren/Offy 188.877
5 9 Mario Andretti (W) Viceroy Parnelli/Offy 187.617
6 1 Joe Leonard Samsonite Parnelli/Offy 185.223
7 34 Sam Posey (R) Norris Eagle Eagle/Offy 184.379
8 18 Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum Brabham/Offy 183.234
9 42 Swede Savage (R) Michner Industries Eagle/Offy 181.726
10 15 Steve Krisiloff Ayr-Way/Lloyd's Kingfish/Offy 181.433
11 5 Lloyd Ruby Wynn's Atlanta/Foyt 181.415
12 23 Mel Kenyon Gilmore Racing Coyote/Ford 181.388
13 56 Jim Hurtubise Miller High Life Coyote/Foyt 181.050
14 89 John Martin (R) Unsponsored Brabham/Offy 179.614
15 48 Jerry Grant Mystery Eagle Eagle/Offy 189.294
16 98 Mike Mosley Vivitar Eagle/Offy 189.145
17 2 A.J. Foyt (W) ITT-Thompson Coyote/Foyt 188.996
18 3 Bill Vukovich II Sugaripe Prune Eagle/Offy 184.814
19 4 Al Unser (W) Viceroy Parnelli/Offy 183.617
20 14 Roger McCluskey American Marine Underwriters Antares/Offy 182.685
21 84 George Snider ITT-Thompson Coyote/Foyt 181.855
22 95 Carl Williams City of Terre Haute Eagle/Offy 180.469
23 44 Dick Simon TraveLodge Sleeper Lola/Foyt 180.424
24 52 Sam Sessions Gene White Firestone Lola/Ford 180.415
25 60 Mike Hiss (R) STP Pylon Windshield Wiper Blade Eagle/Offy 179.015
26 24 Gordon Johncock Gulf McLaren McLaren/Offy 188.511
27 33 Salt Walther (R) Dayton Disc Brakes P.J. Colt/Foyt 180.542
28 17 Denny Zimmerman Bryant Heating & Cooling McLaren/Offy 180.027
29 31 John Mahler (R) Harbor Fuel Oil McLaren/Offy 179.497
30 37 Lee Kunzman (R) Caves Buick Company Gerhardt/Offy 179.265
31 11 Jimmy Caruthers (R) US Armed Forces/Steed Scorpion/Foyt 178.909
32 21 Cale Yarborough Bill Daniels GOP Atlanta/Foyt 178.864
33 40 Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment Lola/Foyt 181.626