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1968 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 25 of 49
Thursday, July 4, 1968 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:30
Average Speed: 167.247 mph
Pole Speed: 185.156 mph
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 44,600
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 421   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury16015,400running142
2 398   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Mercury1588,545running7
3 517   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford1575,730running6
21 243   Richard Petty Plymouth By Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth1321,395engine5
4 922   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth1572,975running0
51016   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury1571,875running0
61699   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge1561,525running0
7121   Bud Moore A.J. King'68 Dodge1551,325running0
81171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge1551,225running0
9 16   Charlie Glotzbach Southside Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge1542,100blew tire0
101556   Jim Hurtubise Pistone & Hurtubise   (Lyle Stelter)'68 Mercury1521,050crank0
111314   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth152775running0
121411   Mario Andretti Bunnell Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford151725running0
131948   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge151575running0
14214   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'66 Ford151630running0
15 87   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet151550running0
161875   Butch Hartman Butch Hartman'68 Dodge150545running0
172203   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth145565running0
182464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'68 Ford140560running0
193246   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'68 Chevrolet139530running0
202776   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford135550running0
223020   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford130540running0
233525   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'67 Ford127510running0
243134   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford126530running0
252580   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet126525running0
262352   Lennie Waldo Elmer Buxton'67 Ford114520running0
272969   David Mote Fields Body Shop   (Ken Cline)'66 Chevrolet100525running0
283310   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford80485engine0
292801   Paul Dean Holt Dennis Holt'67 Ford65505overheating0
30 629   A.J. Foyt Long-Lewis   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford64475steering0
31202   Bobby Allison J.D. Bracken'66 Chevrolet49645axle0
32 73   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'68 Dodge23465rear end0
333745   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford23460transmission0
341918   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford22455manifold0
353428   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'66 Ford15450engine0
362638   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet14470rear end0
373670   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick1440engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  LeeRoy Yarbrough122
  Cale Yarborough353
  LeeRoy Yarbrough661
  Richard Petty7115
  LeeRoy Yarbrough12121
  Cale Yarborough133321
  LeeRoy Yarbrough34363
  David Pearson37426
  Cale Yarborough43160118