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1968 World 600


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NASCAR Grand National race number 18 of 49
Sunday, May 26, 1968 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps* on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:14
Average Speed: 104.207 mph
Pole Speed: 159.223 mph
Cautions: 6 for 110 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1123   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'68 Dodge25527,780running98
2 127   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'68 Ford25512,975running25
3 298   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Mercury2549,290running49
4 417   David Pearson Holman-Moody'68 Ford2546,300running0
51471   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge2535,475running0
6106   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'68 Dodge2524,025running0
7 716   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury2523,525running0
82148   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge2513,125running0
9 814   Curtis Turner Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth2512,525running0
101737   Sam McQuagg K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge2502,025running0
11164   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford2501,950running0
121315   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth2481,955running1
13222   Paul Lewis Bobby Allison'67 Dodge2471,900running0
142439   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet2451,800running0
153955   Harold Smith Lyle Stelter'66 Ford2441,850running0
162508   Don Tarr E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet2421,685running0
173780   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet2411,625running0
182064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford2401,525running0
193652   Lennie Waldo Elmer Buxton'67 Ford2391,550running0
204025   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford2391,600running0
212379   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'66 Chevrolet2381,550running0
223306   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth2351,525running0
234334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford2351,500running0
243028   Clyde Lynn Earl Brooks'66 Ford2351,425running0
252995   Frog Fagan Henley Gray'66 Ford2351,400running0
264496   Bob Moore Roy Buckner'66 Ford2341,420running0
272658   Phil Wendt Ken Watter'66 Chevrolet2301,350running0
28 529   Bobby Allison Ford by Bowani   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford2291,520engine13
293510   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford2291,310running0
304219   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford2271,330running0
313245   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford2131,325running0
32 922   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth2121,225crash0
333476   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford2121,225running0
344138   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet2051,240running0
352730   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet2021,150running0
362846   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet1991,125running0
371990   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'67 Ford1901,100transmission0
38 643   Richard Petty Terry's Chrysler Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth1861,705ignition1
39151   Bud Moore A.J. King'68 Dodge1821,205transmission24
403802   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'66 Chevrolet1531,025oil leak0
411199   Paul Goldsmith Frosty Morn Meats / Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge911,125engine0
423112   Earl Balmer Thorne Pistone   (Tom Pistone)'68 Mercury591,075handling0
431849   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth56950valve0
44 321   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury451,220crash44
* Race shortened to 255 laps due to rain.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough14444
  Donnie Allison45473
  Jerry Grant48481
  Donnie Allison496921
  LeeRoy Yarbrough7010031
  Buddy Baker10114242
  LeeRoy Yarbrough14315210
  Donnie Allison1531531
  Richard Petty1541541
  Bud Moore1551606
  Buddy Baker1611622
  Bud Moore16318018
  Buddy Baker18120424
  Bobby Allison20521713
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2182258
  Buddy Baker22625530