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1966 Gwyn Staley 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 49
Sunday, April 17, 1966 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:50:22
Average Speed: 89.045 mph
Pole Speed: 102.693 mph
Cautions: 8 for 48 laps
Margin of Victory: 6 laps +
Attendance: 6,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 114   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth4004,950running308
11 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'65 Plymouth347400running92
2 749   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth3942,225running0
3 26   David Pearson Southeastern Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'66 Dodge3821,350engine0
42634   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford378825running0
52597   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford375625running0
61504   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford371525running0
72970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford370475running0
83586   Neil Castles Buck Baker'65 Plymouth362400running0
92745   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'64 Ford357375running0
103295   Gene Cline Gene Cline'64 Ford350300running0
123692   Hank Thomas W.S. Jenkins'64 Ford345250running0
131866   Wayne Woodward Wayne Woodward'65 Chevrolet331250differential0
14 974   Buddy Baker Gene Black'64 Ford317225running0
151746   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet287200running0
163038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet267200engine0
17 698   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge266200engine0
182025   Jabe Thomas Jeff Handy'64 Ford246200differential0
192463   Larry Manning Bob Adams'65 Plymouth245200running0
202820   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford239200differential0
211464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford228175engine0
221973   Buddy Arrington Joan Petre'64 Ford210175differential0
23379   Roy Tyner Truett Rodgers'65 Chevrolet198150differential0
241199   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Plymouth193250brakes0
253353   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford152150flat tire0
26 524   Bobby Allison Betty Lilly'66 Ford146175engine0
272387   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile143200engine0
28227   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet112250overheating0
291677   Joel Davis Harold Mays'64 Plymouth111175differential0
30 802   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Plymouth92175differential0
311219   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet8950engine0
321040   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'65 Dodge7725differential0
33131   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth4925engine0
343435   Max Ledbetter Ken Carpenter'65 Oldsmobile47 oil leak0
352148   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge30150engine0
363160   Ernest Eury Joan Petre'64 Chevrolet22 steering0
37 359   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'64 Ford525crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jim Paschal1117117
  Richard Petty1181236
  Jim Paschal12414421
  Richard Petty14518945
  Jim Paschal190306117
  Richard Petty30734741
  Jim Paschal34840053