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1966 Southern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 42 of 49
Monday, September 5, 1966 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:31
Average Speed: 114.83 mph
Pole Speed: 140.058 mph
Cautions: 8 for 80 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
8 112   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jon Thorne'66 Dodge3581,650running35
2 243   Richard Petty GTX Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'66 Plymouth3648,975running131
1 316   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury36420,900running105
16 499   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth345605engine9
9 598   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge358900running23
30 671   Earl Balmer K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge185470crash0
11 721   Cale Yarborough Wood Brothers'66 Ford356700running33
33 83   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'65 Dodge97455throttle0
5 928   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'66 Ford3602,300running0
71029   Dick Hutcherson East Tennessee Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'65 Ford3581,280running1
61114   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth3602,595running0
141226   Curtis Turner Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford348600crash12
3136   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge3614,700running1
41442   Marvin Panch Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth3602,725running14
431504   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'65 Plymouth7405transmission0
151648   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge348800running0
37177   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet56535engine0
101849   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'66 Plymouth3581,180running0
171936   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'66 Pontiac341840running0
132011   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long   (Bernard Alvarez)'66 Ford3501,375running0
12211   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth353925running0
352247   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet78445valve0
182364   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford336710running0
282424   Tiny Lund Betty Lilly'66 Ford248580engine0
192519   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet333725running0
272620   Bunkie Blackburn  '64 Mercury287615running0
412787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile22435engine0
292809   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet196575wheel bearing0
392967   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'65 Dodge50425engine0
263079   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet305590engine0
313193   Blackie Watt Harry Neal'64 Ford172465engine0
343289   Eddie MacDonald Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet97450engine0
36332   Bobby Allison J.D. Bracken'65 Chevrolet71640engine0
403438   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet26520engine0
423525   Doug Cooper Jeff Handy'64 Ford16460engine0
233688   Neil Castles Buck Baker'66 Chevrolet321655running0
253772   Bill Champion Bill Champion'64 Ford308645running0
223897   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford323660running0
383951   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'65 Chevrolet51480cam0
20404   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford327695running0
444173   Jimmy Helms Joan Petre'64 Ford1450driveshaft0
324275   Earl Brooks Gene Black'66 Ford120510engine0
244334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford317650running0
214444   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford326665running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Paul Goldsmith155
  Richard Petty661
  LeeRoy Yarbrough74135
  Curtis Turner425312
  Sam McQuagg547623
  Darel Dieringer778711
  Dick Hutcherson88881
  Richard Petty89968
  Cale Yarborough971059
  Darel Dieringer1061094
  Cale Yarborough11012617
  David Pearson1271271
  Paul Goldsmith1281281
  Darel Dieringer12916335
  Paul Goldsmith1641663
  Richard Petty16718014
  Cale Yarborough1811877
  Marvin Panch1881936
  Darel Dieringer1941941
  Marvin Panch1952028
  Richard Petty20321513
  Darel Dieringer21624530
  Richard Petty2462494
  Darel Dieringer25026112
  Richard Petty26228726
  Darel Dieringer2882925
  Richard Petty29335765
  Darel Dieringer3583647