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1966 Daytona 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 49
Sunday, February 27, 1966 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:54
Average Speed: 160.927 mph
Pole Speed: 175.163 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 90,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 143   Richard Petty Plymouth GTX   (Petty Enterprises)'66 Plymouth19828,150running108
21927   Cale Yarborough Abingdon Motor   (Banjo Matthews)'66 Ford19712,800running33
3126   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge1967,950running0
4 928   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'66 Ford1964,250running0
51198   Sam McQuagg Florida Dodge Dealers   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge1953,600running0
6 656   Jim Hurtubise Norm Nelson'66 Plymouth1952,700running4
71011   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'66 Ford1952,100running0
8 812   LeeRoy Yarbrough Dodge   (Jon Thorne)'66 Dodge1931,750running0
92348   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge1931,500running0
10179   Larry Frank Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth1921,425running0
111614   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth1921,350running0
121516   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury1921,275running0
132834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford1841,250running0
143719   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'65 Chevrolet1841,225running0
154325   Jabe Thomas Jeff Handy'64 Ford1821,200running0
162079   Frank Warren Harison-Gulley Chevrolet   (Harold Rhodes)'64 Chevrolet1771,170running0
173197   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford1721,165running0
18 399   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth1532,060running43
193338   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet1481,155fuel line0
204424   Bobby Allison Betty Lilly'65 Ford1431,150engine0
211426   Bobby Isaac Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford1411,145crash0
223287   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile1361,140ignition0
23450   Johnny Allen Reid Shaw'64 Ford1321,135overheating0
241849   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth1291,130engine0
252141   Curtis Turner Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford1221,125windshield0
26 721   Marvin Panch Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford1191,820windshield8
27 507   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Dodge1151,115ignition0
284233   Johnny Rutherford Satterfield Construction Co.   (Curtis Satterfield)'66 Chevrolet1151,110crash0
291371   Gordon Johncock K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge1121,105engine0
302961   Ned Setzer Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet1101,100wheel0
314893   Blackie Watt Harry Neal'64 Ford1071,095piston0
323688   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet691,090oil leak0
332247   A.J. Foyt Junior Johnson'66 Ford461,085head gasket0
343504   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford401,080head gasket0
35 229   Dick Hutcherson East Tennessee Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'66 Ford381,075windshield2
364022   Bunkie Blackburn Rosenthal Chevrolet   (Bob Rosenthal)'65 Chevrolet361,070engine0
373913   Mario Andretti Smokey Yunick'66 Chevrolet311,065crash0
383072   Bill Champion Bill Champion'64 Ford291,060head gasket0
394657   Lionel Johnson Clay Eastridge'64 Ford281,055engine0
404718   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet281,050transmission0
41 43   Earl Balmer Ray Fox'65 Dodge211,045engine0
423844   Larry Hess Zero Blast-N-Peen   (Larry Hess)'64 Ford191,040engine0
432546   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet131,035transmission0
444976   Ronnie Chumley H.B. Bailey'64 Pontiac81,030engine0
452664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'65 Chevrolet41,025oil pressure0
462723   Calvin Kelly Hubert Howard'64 Ford41,020clutch0
475090   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'64 Ford31,015oil pressure0
483408   Bob Derrington Bub Strickler'64 Ford21,010clutch0
492436   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'66 Pontiac11,005engine0
504103   Rene Charland Ed Ackerman'64 Ford11,000vibration0
* Race shortened to 198 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Jack Goodwin00
Gene Petro06
Bub Strickler7Shorty JohnsPontiac
Cy Fairchild09Larry DeBeauFord
Tiny Lund10Gary Weaver
Rock Harn32Hallmark Homes
Blaine Kauffman45
T.L. Blakely50Jim Bangsberry
Jimmy Helms53
Paul Connors55
Jim Malloy67
Gene Black74
Doug Cooper75Gene BlackFord
Nick Rampling78
Neil Castles85
Gene Cline95

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Richard Petty166
  Paul Goldsmith7115
  Richard Petty12176
  Paul Goldsmith183316
  Dick Hutcherson34352
  Marvin Panch36405
  Cale Yarborough416727
  Paul Goldsmith687811
  Cale Yarborough79813
  Jim Hurtubise82854
  Paul Goldsmith869611
  Richard Petty9710610
  Marvin Panch1071093
  Cale Yarborough1101123
  Richard Petty11319886