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1968 National 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 49
Sunday, October 20, 1968 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:08
Average Speed: 135.234 mph
Pole Speed: 156.06 mph
Cautions: 6 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: 7 sec
Attendance: 38,300
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 16   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'68 Dodge33419,280running92
2 799   Paul Goldsmith Valleydale Meats   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge3349,505running6
3 217   David Pearson Holman-Moody'68 Ford3346,800running156
4 414   Bobby Allison Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth3324,195running24
5 521   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury3323,335running1
61427   Donnie Allison Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford3312,770running29
7 91   Pete Hamilton A.J. King'68 Dodge3302,070running9
81122   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth3271,775running0
9 871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge3261,700running0
102511   A.J. Foyt Holman-Moody'68 Ford3251,600running0
111575   Butch Hartman Butch Hartman'68 Dodge3231,685running7
123232   Marty Robbins Welch Motors   (Dick Behling)'67 Dodge3121,525running0
131847   Elmo Langley Bill Seifert'68 Ford3091,500running0
14244   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford3071,425running0
153506   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth3031,500running0
162239   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet3011,325running0
172864   Bill Seifert Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford2981,325running0
182710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'67 Ford2981,325running0
193734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford2981,215running0
203080   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet2961,235running0
213820   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford2831,275running0
224176   Ben Arnold Don Culpepper'66 Ford2741,150running0
232130   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet2301,150engine0
244425   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford1931,175engine0
252018   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford1831,100shackle0
261797   Red Farmer Red Farmer'67 Ford1781,100crash0
27425   Earl Brooks Don Robertson'67 Ford1751,100engine0
283345   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford1611,025crank0
29368   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford1471,000flagged0
30439   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac1441,025transmission0
314038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet1441,000engine0
32 643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'68 Plymouth1351,450engine0
331284   Roy Trantham Rocky Hinton'68 Ford115900brakes0
342961   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'67 Mercury110885crash0
352649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth105925engine0
361648   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge83875ignition0
373942   Lennie Waldo Elmer Buxton'66 Ford79850engine0
383446   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet77775head gasket0
39197   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet63750engine0
402303   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth56725fan pulley0
411398   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'68 Ford52825quit0
424509   Bill Vanderhoff Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet30725oil pressure0
43 33   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'68 Dodge18780crash10
443151   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge18625rear end0
451029   Bud Moore Long-Lewis   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford6600quit0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach122
  David Pearson353
  Charlie Glotzbach661
  Buddy Baker71610
  Charlie Glotzbach17215
  Butch Hartman22287
  David Pearson294517
  Donnie Allison46461
  Bobby Allison477024
  Donnie Allison71755
  David Pearson7610227
  Donnie Allison10312523
  David Pearson12613510
  Paul Goldsmith1361383
  Pete Hamilton1391468
  David Pearson14718943
  Pete Hamilton1901901
  David Pearson19123444
  Cale Yarborough2352351
  David Pearson2362449
  Charlie Glotzbach24525612
  David Pearson2572571
  Charlie Glotzbach25829639
  David Pearson2972971
  Charlie Glotzbach2983003
  David Pearson3013011
  Charlie Glotzbach30233433