OTD: Foyt’s final win and record entries

Sunday, March 5, 1972 – A.J. Foyt scored his seventh and final victory in NASCAR competition, winning the Miller High Life 500 at Ontario (Calif.) Motor Speedway. Foyt led 132 of 200 laps in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford.

Five of Foyt’s seven career victories came with the Wood Brothers organization.

The starting lineup for the Miller High Life 500 consisted of 51 cars. Incredibly, 62 cars failed to qualify as 113 total entries attempted to make the field for the race. It’s believed to be the largest turnout of entries for a NASCAR premier series event.

Among those who did not qualify were current team owner and NASCAR Hall of Fame member Richard Childress, fellow Hall of Famer Wendell Scott and Ron Keselowski, uncle of Brad and Brian Keselowski.

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