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1966 National 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 48 of 49
Sunday, October 16, 1966 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:49:55
Average Speed: 130.576 mph
Pole Speed: 150.533 mph
Cautions: 6 for 46 laps
Margin of Victory: 18 sec
Attendance: 55,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11712   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jon Thorne'66 Dodge33417,455running301
21815   Darel Dieringer Junior Johnson'66 Ford3347,670running5
3 799   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth3344,205running1
4 226   Gordon Johncock Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford3342,865running9
5 871   Earl Balmer K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'66 Dodge3321,975running0
61142   Marvin Panch Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth3291,550running0
7191   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth3281,250running0
82048   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge3201,150crash0
9294   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford3191,075running0
10146   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge3141,025running0
112533   Jack Bowsher Jack Bowsher'66 Ford3131,025engine0
123419   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet313935running0
133586   Neil Castles Buck Baker'64 Dodge313905running0
142278   Butch Hartman Butch Hartman'65 Dodge307875running0
15 956   Jim Hurtubise Norm Nelson'66 Plymouth306905crash0
164038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet305825running0
174234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford302790running0
184375   Henley Gray Gene Black'65 Ford296764running0
194151   George England Tinker Faulkner'65 Chevrolet293745running0
202847   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet290735engine0
213730   Iggy Katona Iggy Katona'65 Dodge286715running0
221331   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge272715engine0
234420   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford265685running0
241214   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth262710engine0
25 128   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'66 Ford248800engine0
26 621   Cale Yarborough Wood Brothers'66 Ford207750wheel bearing9
273905   Donnie Allison Harper FDY and MCH Co.   (Robert Harper)'65 Chevrolet186655engine0
283155   Tiny Lund Hallmark Homes   (Lyle Stelter)'64 Ford161720engine0
293246   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet144685steering0
302164   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford141635engine0
313009   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet130615engine0
323387   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile124630engine0
332479   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet114585engine0
342749   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth98600radiator0
35 53   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'65 Dodge97600engine0
36 313   Curtis Turner Smokey Yunick'66 Chevrolet93635engine9
372611   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long   (Bernard Alvarez)'66 Ford731,095valve0
38 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth48580suspension0
393844   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford41550crash0
401698   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge35620engine0
41367   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet28545oil leak0
421529   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody'66 Ford17535crash0
431027   A.J. Foyt Banjo Matthews'66 Ford12580engine0
442367   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge7525engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Curtis Turner199
  Cale Yarborough10189
  LeeRoy Yarbrough194830
  Paul Goldsmith49491
  LeeRoy Yarbrough5010556
  Gordon Johncock1061116
  Darel Dieringer1121154
  LeeRoy Yarbrough11616045
  Gordon Johncock1611622
  LeeRoy Yarbrough16320139
  Gordon Johncock2022021
  LeeRoy Yarbrough203302100
  Darel Dieringer3033031
  LeeRoy Yarbrough30433431