1972 USAC National Championship Trail

Joe Leonard - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
3/18/72 Jimmy Bryan 150 Phoenix 150 PO Bobby Unser
4/23/72 Trentonian 200 Trenton 201 PO Gary Bettenhausen
5/27/72 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis 500 PO Mark Donohue
6/4/72 Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 150 PO Bobby Unser
7/16/72 Michigan 200 MIS 200 PO Joe Leonard
7/29/72 Schaefer 500 Pocono 500 PO Joe Leonard
8/13/72 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee 200 PO Joe Leonard
9/3/72 California 500 Ontario 500 PO Roger McCluskey
9/24/72 Trenton 300 Trenton 300 PO Bobby Unser
11/4/72 Best Western 150 Phoenix 150 PO Bobby Unser

 

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Joe Leonard 9 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 3460
2 Billy Vukovich, Jr. 10 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 2200
3 Roger McCluskey 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1970
4 Al Unser 10 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1800
5 Mark Donohue 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1720
6 Mike Hiss 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1665
7 Johnny Rutherford 9 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1620
8 Bobby Unser 9 1 4 0 0 0 0 7 1500
9 Sam Sessions 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1440
10 Mike Mosley 6 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1250
11 Mario Andretti 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1135
12 Gary Bettenhausen 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 790
13 Wally Dallenbach 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 720
14 Salt Walther 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 690
15 Lee Kunzman 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 670
16 George Snider 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 645
17 Sam Posey 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 500
18 Lloyd Ruby 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 490
19 Mel Kenyon 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 460
20 Art Pollard 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 450
21 Jimmy Caruthers 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 415
22 Gordon Johncock 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 360
23 Rick Muther 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 250
24 Jim Malloy 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 200
25 Swede Savage 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 200
26 Dick Simon 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 200
27 Bill Simpson 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 200
28 Johnny Parsons 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 169
29 Cale Yarborough 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 150
30 John Mahler 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 130
31 Jerry Grant 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 125
32 Tom Bigelow 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 120
33 Steve Krisiloff 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 120
34 John Hubbard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 100
35 Al Loquasto 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 80
36 A. J. Foyt 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 75
37 Bentley Warren 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 60
38 Lee Brayton 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 60
39 Jim McElreath 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 45
40 George Eaton 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 30
41 Jim Hurtubise 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 15
42 Greg Weld 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 6
NR John Martin 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Dee Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Carl Williams 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Joe Tetz 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
NR Larry McCoy 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
NR Denny Zimmerman 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
NR Peter Revson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Gig Stephens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Merle Bettenhausen 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0
NR Arnie Knepper 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0
NR Jerry Karl 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0
NR Bob Harkey 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0
NR Don Brown 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Larry Dickson 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR George Follmer 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR David Hobbs 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Parnelli Jones 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dennis Ott 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Puterbaugh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Eldon Rasmussen 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jigger Sirois 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Tom Sneva 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ned Spath 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bud Tingelstad 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bruce Walkup 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Lee Brayton
Mike Hiss
John Hubbard
Larry McCoy
Dennis Ott
Joe Tetz
Merle Bettenhausen
Don Brown
George Eaton
Parnelli Jones
Jim Malloy
Dennis Ott
Ned Spath
Bruce Walkup
Carl Williams
Cale Yarborough

 

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