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1966 Fireball 300


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NASCAR Grand National race number 25 of 49
Sunday, June 12, 1966 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
300 laps on a .500 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:50:32
Average Speed: 81.423 mph
Pole Speed: 86.455 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 5 sec
Attendance: 6,200
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth3001,400running176
2 26   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge3001,000running124
3 41   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth298700running0
41687   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile290575running0
5124   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford289425running0
6 548   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge285325running0
7 819   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet280275running0
82818   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet279225running0
92092   Hank Thomas W.S. Jenkins'64 Ford277300running0
101886   Neil Castles Buck Baker'65 Dodge273175running0
11 664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford273100running0
122134   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford270100running0
132370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford270100running0
14279   Roy Tyner Truett Rodgers'66 Chevrolet266100running0
15 755   Tiny Lund Lyle Stelter Ford264100running0
161593   Blackie Watt Harry Neal'64 Ford262100running0
171906   Johnny Wynn John McCarthy'64 Mercury261100running0
181002   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Plymouth261100running0
191720   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford260100running0
202695   Henley Gray Gene Cline'64 Ford237100running0
212253   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford224100ignition0
222996   Sonny Lamphear Homer O'Dell'64 Ford213100ignition0
231373   Buddy Baker Joan Petre'64 Ford210100overheating0
24 316   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury180100oil pressure0
252440   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'65 Dodge164 differential0
26 997   Ned Jarrett Henley Gray'66 Ford150200brakes0
271477   Joel Davis Harold Mays'64 Plymouth18 overheating0
281446   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet9 crash0
292535   Max Ledbetter Ken Carpenter'65 Oldsmobile9 engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty1134134
  David Pearson1351417
  Richard Petty14218241
  David Pearson183299117
  Richard Petty3003001