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1968 Fireball 300


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NASCAR Grand National race number 14 of 49
Sunday, May 5, 1968 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
300 laps on a .500 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:44
Average Speed: 75.167 mph
Pole Speed: 89.708 mph
Cautions: 6 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 7,800
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 117   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford3001,400running299
2 471   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge2981,000running0
3 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'68 Plymouth297900running0
4 748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge295575running0
52664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford291425running0
61420   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'68 Ford291325running0
71625   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford278275running0
81795   Frog Fagan Henley Gray'66 Ford259225running0
91319   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford257200running0
101551   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge243175running0
111076   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford225100engine0
12115   Pete Hamilton Rocky Hinton'68 Ford215100wheel0
13 54   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford207100push rod0
142106   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth197100crash0
151245   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'66 Ford149100crash0
162828   Earl Brooks Clyde Lynn'67 Mercury148100valve0
171846   Max Ledbetter Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet134100rear end0
18 93   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'67 Dodge106100crash1
192770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick98100oil pressure0
20 312   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'68 Mercury81100engine0
211993   Walson Gardner Walson Gardner'67 Ford74100engine0
22230   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet63100oil pressure0
232434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford61100engine0
242588   Buck Baker Buck Baker'67 Oldsmobile51100rear end0
252208   Jack Ingram Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'66 Chevrolet25 engine0
262001   Paul Dean Holt Dennis Holt'67 Ford15 engine0
27 649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth13 suspension0
28 875   Gene Black Gene Black'66 Ford4 engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson18686
  Buddy Baker87871
  David Pearson88300213