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1966 Dixie 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 37 of 49
Sunday, August 7, 1966 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:30
Average Speed: 130.244 mph
Pole Speed: 148.331 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth26713,525running90
2 63   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'66 Dodge2678,345running62
3 998   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge2603,505running0
41748   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge2593,000running0
51604   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'65 Plymouth2551,925running1
62067   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge2541,425running0
73834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford2511,330running0
81389   Eddie MacDonald Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet2511,075running0
93387   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile249980running0
10212   Bobby Allison J.D. Bracken'65 Chevrolet248860running0
111451   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'65 Chevrolet242790running0
122919   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet241745running0
132606   Johnny Wynn John McCarthy'64 Mercury233630running0
142844   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford226600running0
152797   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford216595running0
161016   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury211740engine15
173973   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford209655running0
182546   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet207580running0
193088   Neil Castles Buck Baker'66 Chevrolet183625engine0
204195   E.J. Trivette Gene Cline'64 Ford183620running0
212318   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet149565radiator0
224270   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford148600transmission0
23 326   Fred Lorenzen Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford139630crash24
24 113   Curtis Turner Smokey Yunick'66 Chevrolet1301,200distributor60
25117   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet117530engine0
26 714   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth108565engine15
273449   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth106635engine0
28 842   Marvin Panch Petty Enterprises'65 Plymouth98430clutch0
291933   Eldon Yarbrough Curtis Satterfield'65 Chevrolet74500engine0
301864   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford67495engine0
312279   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet66465engine0
323774   Earl Brooks Gene Black'64 Ford58550oil pressure0
331239   Bunkie Blackburn J.H. Crawford'65 Chevrolet52480radiator0
343138   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet44475engine0
35 271   Earl Balmer K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge41470crash0
363524   Tiny Lund Betty Lilly'66 Ford41515engine0
374065   Darrell Bryant Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge17445oil pressure0
38244   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford15380engine0
39 499   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth14400distributor0
403209   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet13395head gasket0
413620   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford12465engine0
421563   Larry Manning Bob Adams'65 Plymouth11460engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Doug Cooper02Bob CooperDodge
Donnie Allison05Robert HarperChevrolet
David Pearson6Cotton OwensDodge
LeeRoy Yarbrough12Jon ThorneDodge
Jabe Thomas25Jeff HandyFord
Joel Davis61Toy BoltonChevrolet
Bill Champion72Bill ChampionFord
Buzz Gregory73Joan PetreFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Curtis Turner13535
  Darel Dieringer364611
  Fred Lorenzen47482
  Jerry Grant49491
  Darel Dieringer50534
  Jim Paschal546815
  Curtis Turner699022
  Richard Petty91911
  Curtis Turner92921
  Richard Petty931019
  Curtis Turner1021032
  Richard Petty1041041
  Fred Lorenzen1051051
  Richard Petty10611813
  Fred Lorenzen11913921
  Buddy Baker14020061
  Richard Petty20123030
  Buddy Baker2312311
  Richard Petty23226736