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1966 Atlanta 300


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 16
Sunday, June 26, 1966 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:09:12
Average Speed: 139.319 mph
Pole Speed: 169.014 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 27,000
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1966 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 11   Mario Andretti Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Brawner / Ford20012,000running200600
212811   Joe Leonard Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)Huffaker / Offy74575fuel line0 
4 612   Chuck Hulse Wynn's   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Ford1964,000running0360
28 922   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy34450fuel line0 
16 824   Al Unser American Red Ball   (John Mecom)Lola / Ford149750oil pressure0 
51525   Al Smith Dayton Steel Wheel   (George Walther)Watson / Offy1913,000running0300
2 427   Billy Foster Jim RobbinsVollstedt / Ford1998,500running0480
12203   Jim McElreath John ZinkBrabham / Ford1721,050running030
191934   Larry Dickson Michner Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Lola / Ford123625engine0 
132439   Bobby Grim Racing AssociatesWatson / Offy172950magneto0 
6 34   Don Branson Bob WilkeGerhardt / Ford1882,500running0240
72141   Johnny Boyd Prestone   (George Bryant)BRP / Ford1862,100running0180
252244   Bruce Jacobi Heger & Compton   (Dick Compton)Vollstedt / Offy50450rear end0 
241254   Gary Congdon Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Huffaker / Offy59500engine0 
182755   Ron Lux Barnett BrothersKuzma / Offy140650engine0 
261756   Jim Hurtubise Fred GerhardtGerhardt / Offy48450fuel leak0 
142366   Bobby Unser Jim RobbinsVollstedt / Ford164850engine0 
3 272   Gordon Johncock Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Gerhardt / Ford1975,500running0420
22 576   Art Pollard Pure Firebird   (GCR)Gerhardt / Offy64550fire0 
151877   Carl Williams Dayton Steel Wheel   (George Walther)Gerhardt / Ford159800running0 
27138   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Ford34450fuel pump0 
112680   Chuck Arnold California Speed Shop   (Joe Barzda)Halibrand / Offy1731,150running060
201181   Bob Harkey Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Gerhardt / Offy99600rear end0 
29 782   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Lotus / Ford5450rear end0 
101485   Al Miller Caves Buick   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy1761,350running090
91686   Sammy Sessions Bob WilkeWatson / Offy1821,550running0120
302594   Tommy Copp Fred GerhardtGerhardt / Offy0450crash0 
82995   Arnie Knepper Bob WilkeWatson / Offy1841,775running0150
171096   Ronnie Duman J. Frank HarrisonEisert / Ford141700engine0 
233098   Dick Atkins REV 500   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy64525hose0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Wally Dallenbach24Kenny Brenn
Leo Caldwell84Gehlhausen
Gig Stephens71Hall
Gary Bettenhausen61McManus Brothers
Greg Weld59STP
Dick Guldstrand49Anson
Arnie Knepper26Lucy
Dave Paul23Valiant Homes
John Hollansworth20S & D
Ray Duckworth97Stoye Racing

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti1200200