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1968 Wilkes 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 45 of 49
Sunday, September 29, 1968 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:24
Average Speed: 94.103 mph
Pole Speed: 104.525 mph
Cautions: 3 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 16,000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'68 Plymouth4005,975running318
2 217   David Pearson Holman-Moody'68 Ford3992,500running5
3 698   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'68 Mercury3991,450running8
4 114   Bobby Allison Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth3971,150running69
5 421   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury395625running0
6 922   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth392600running0
7 571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge391475running0
81248   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge390425running0
9144   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'66 Ford389375running0
101564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford388375running0
111349   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth388350running0
12 81   Pete Hamilton A.J. King'68 Dodge388325running0
131630   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet377300running0
142320   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford373325rear end0
152025   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford367275running0
162934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford366250running0
17 73   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'68 Dodge354275ignition0
181745   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford352275running0
19195   Earl Brooks Don Robertson'66 Ford350275running0
202476   Stan Meserve Don Culpepper'66 Ford346275running0
212850   Eddie Yarboro West End Motors   (Eddie Yarboro)'66 Plymouth329250running0
222106   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth265325engine0
231184   Roy Trantham Rocky Hinton'68 Ford243250vibration0
24106   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'68 Dodge224275engine0
252257   Roy Tyner Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge80325overheating0
262718   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford25250engine0
273047   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford23250oil leak0
281838   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet16250engine0
292502   Walson Gardner Bob Cooper'66 Chevrolet2250crash0
302670   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick1250engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison16969
  Richard Petty7012253
  David Pearson1231275
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1281325
  Richard Petty13322997
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2302301
  Richard Petty231352122
  LeeRoy Yarbrough3533542
  Richard Petty35540046