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1966 Wilkes 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 49
Sunday, October 2, 1966 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:31
Average Speed: 89.012 mph
Pole Speed: 103.069 mph
Cautions: 5 for 52 laps
Margin of Victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 15,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Junior Johnson26Ford21.830   103.069    
2   Richard Petty43Plymouth21.950   102.505    
3   Fred Lorenzen28Ford21.960   102.459    
4   Dick Hutcherson29Ford22.010   102.226    
5   Darel Dieringer16Mercury22.050   102.041    
6   Cale Yarborough21Ford22.070   101.948    
7   Paul Lewis1Plymouth22.110   101.760    
8   Elmo Langley64Ford22.240   101.169    
9   G.C. Spencer49Plymouth22.300   100.897    
10   Bobby Allison2Chevrolet22.310   100.852    
11   David Pearson6Dodge22.370   100.581    
12   J.T. Putney19Chevrolet22.460   100.178    
13   Friday Hassler09Chevrolet22.750   98.901    
14   John Sears4Ford22.780   98.771    
15   James Hylton48Dodge22.860   98.425    
16   Buddy Baker73Ford22.880   98.339    
17   Curtis Turner47Chevrolet23.100   97.403    
18   Buck Baker87Oldsmobile23.340   96.401    
19   Wendell Scott34Ford23.350   96.360    
20   Don Biederman94Chevrolet23.470   95.867    
21   Tom Pistone59Ford   .000   QR
22   Buddy Arrington67Dodge   .000   QR
23   Joel Davis61Chevrolet   .000   QR
24   Earl Brooks75Ford   .000   QR
25   Roy Mayne46Chevrolet   .000   QR
26   Neil Castles86Chevrolet   .000   QR
27   Clyde Lynn20Mercury   .000   QR
28   Wayne Smith38Chevrolet   .000   QR
29   Jabe Thomas25Ford   .000   QR
30   Larry Manning63Plymouth   .000   QR
31   Henley Gray97Ford   .000   QR
32   Max Ledbetter35Oldsmobile   .000   QR
33   Bill Seifert95Ford   .000   QR
34   Ernest Eury60Chevrolet   .000   QR
35   Jim Paschal14Plymouth   .000   QR
36   J.D. McDuffie70Ford   .000    
37   Stick Elliott18Chevrolet   .000    
38   Larry Hess44Ford   .000    
39   Tom Cox96Ford   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   J.D. McDuffie (#70), Stick Elliott (#18), Larry Hess (#44), Tom Cox (#96)