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1968 Volunteer 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 30 of 49
Sunday, July 21, 1968 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:34
Average Speed: 76.31 mph
Pole Speed: 87.421 mph
Cautions: 13 for 92 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.5 laps
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 617   David Pearson Holman-Moody'68 Ford5005,175running257
2 421   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury4992,650running1
3 329   Swede Savage Bondy Long'68 Ford4981,700running0
4 971   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge497900running0
51839   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet488800running0
6103   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'68 Dodge481700engine0
72406   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth467650running0
81216   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury465625engine0
93245   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford464600running0
102970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick463525running0
112064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford460540running0
122120   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford455515running0
133346   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet437460running0
14279   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac421445running0
15154   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford407425rear end0
163457   Ervin Pruitt Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge403415running0
172325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford387420crash0
18 26   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'68 Dodge385425engine74
193134   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford367340wheel0
202893   Walson Gardner Walson Gardner'67 Ford362340engine0
21135   Pete Hamilton Rocky Hinton'68 Ford329330engine14
222650   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'66 Plymouth298320fan belt0
23 799   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge290305rear end154
24 843   Richard Petty Clift Chrysler   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth236800fan belt0
25162   Bobby Allison J.D. Bracken'66 Chevrolet212295battery0
261122   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth206285lug bolt0
272228   Earl Brooks Earl Brooks'66 Ford194300oil pan0
283018   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford187265quit0
291908   Bob Burcham E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet176315engine0
303501   Paul Dean Holt Dennis Holt'67 Ford143250oil leak0
311749   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth135250engine0
32 198   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Ford120750engine0
332551   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge81250rear end0
34 527   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'68 Ford63275rear end0
351448   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge35250engine0
363603   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth8250engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach17474
  Pete Hamilton758511
  David Pearson8611328
  Pete Hamilton1141163
  Paul Goldsmith11718266
  Cale Yarborough1831831
  Paul Goldsmith18427188
  David Pearson272500229