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1968 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 49
Sunday, February 25, 1968 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:23:44
Average Speed: 143.251 mph
Pole Speed: 189.222 mph
Cautions: 11 for 60 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 94,800
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
45450   Don Tarr Don Tarr'67 Chevrolet23750head gasket0
393202   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'67 Chevrolet521,055engine0
503606   Dub Simpson Neil Castles'67 Dodge0500oil pressure0
48121   Bud Moore Activated Angels   (A.J. King)'68 Dodge7600crash0
343310   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford791,080overheating0
292011   Mario Andretti Bunnell Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Mercury1051,580crash17
422614   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth321,000crash0
322115   Charlie Glotzbach Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth911,140engine0
9 516   Tiny Lund Mercury   (Bud Moore)'68 Mercury1972,500running0
5 417   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford1994,750running10
353918   Dick Johnson Bob Casperson'67 Ford631,075engine0
194919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford1752,025running0
46462   Paul Lewis Bracken & Bracken   (J.D. Bracken)'67 Dodge14700engine0
142520   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'67 Mercury1822,200running0
1 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury20047,250running76
72322   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth1994,100running0
263725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford1261,120overheating0
2 326   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Mercury20017,525running62
121927   A.J. Foyt Banjo Matthews'68 Ford1832,350transmission0
3 629   Bobby Allison Bondy Long'68 Ford20010,150running7
30133   Buddy Baker Dodge   (Ray Fox)'68 Dodge1031,700crash20
203530   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet1752,015running0
102732   Andy Hampton Harry Ranier'67 Dodge1932,525running0
174234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford1792,045running0
491836   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'66 Pontiac6550engine0
221037   Sam McQuagg K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge1711,140engine0
31284   John Sears Carolina 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'67 Ford1011,145crash0
8 243   Richard Petty Unity Raceway   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth1984,350running4
154045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'67 Ford1812,100running0
182446   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet1792,110running0
441448   James Hylton Dodge   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge24800crash0
16155   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)'68 Dodge1802,275running3
414351   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge34950brakes0
272956   Jim Hurtubise Lyle Stelter'68 Mercury1231,125crash0
4 86   Al Unser Cotton Owens'68 Dodge2006,250running1
251764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford1411,125overheating0
40 766   Donnie Allison Don Wagner Ford Sales   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford481,000crash0
112267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'67 Dodge1862,350running0
37167   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet551,065ignition0
361171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge561,070engine0
213873   Rod Eulenfeld Julian Kline'66 Chevrolet1742,000running0
334175   Earl Brooks Hot Shot Cafe   (Gene Black)'66 Ford891,085crash0
243179   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'66 Chevrolet1431,130running0
133484   Bob Senneker Doug Cutler'66 Chevrolet1823,200running0
47489   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac81,650engine0
384790   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'67 Ford531,060engine0
285095   Don Biederman James Brown'66 Ford1231,110engine0
234496   Charles Burnett Roy Buckner'66 Ford1461,135flagged0
433097   Red Farmer Red Farmer'67 Ford24850engine0
6 999   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Plymouth1994,500running0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Wayne Smith38Archie SmithChevrolet
Gordon Johncock55Lyle StelterFord
Phil Wendt58Ken WatterChevrolet
Ben Arnold76Don CulpepperFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough11212
  David Pearson132210
  Richard Petty23264
  Al Unser27271
  LeeRoy Yarbrough28347
  Buddy Baker35362
  LeeRoy Yarbrough37404
  Buddy Baker41411
  LeeRoy Yarbrough42465
  Mario Andretti47482
  Butch Hartman49513
  Buddy Baker526817
  LeeRoy Yarbrough69713
  Mario Andretti72765
  Bobby Allison77782
  Mario Andretti798810
  Cale Yarborough8914355
  LeeRoy Yarbrough14416623
  Mario Andretti1671715
  Cale Yarborough1721765
  LeeRoy Yarbrough17719620
  Cale Yarborough1972004