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1968 Southeastern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 49
Sunday, March 17, 1968 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:11
Average Speed: 77.247 mph
Pole Speed: 88.582 mph
Cautions: 11 for 81 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 19,800
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
183401   Paul Dean Holt Dennis Holt'67 Ford412375running0
162702   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'66 Chevrolet430415running0
113606   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth467525running0
71509   Jack Ingram Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet481700running0
6291   Bud Moore A.J. King'68 Dodge491800running0
81610   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford469650running0
33 714   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth72200crash0
28 916   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury199265engine0
1 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford5005,725running176
213318   Dick Johnson Bob Casperson'67 Ford338330ball joint0
202419   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford392340running0
10322   Earl Brooks Clyde Lynn'66 Ford467550running0
142320   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'67 Mercury445445rear end0
24 321   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Ford237325rear end48
4 522   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth4921,325running0
172125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford427395running0
3 426   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Ford4992,100running168
30 627   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'68 Ford114245rear end0
36 829   Bobby Allison Bondy Long'68 Ford41200engine0
23103   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'67 Dodge245305overheating0
132030   Dave Marcis Wehrs Chevrolet   (Larry Wehrs)'66 Chevrolet449460running0
192631   Bill Ervin Newman Long'66 Ford396350running0
261839   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet206285sway bar0
29124   John Sears Montgomery Motors   (L.G. DeWitt)'67 Ford191255rear end0
2 143   Richard Petty Clift Chrysler   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth5004,125running108
121945   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'66 Ford454490running0
252848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge227295driver ill0
321449   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth91200crash0
152250   Wendell Scott G.C. Spencer'66 Plymouth436425running0
353051   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge54200engine0
91764   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford468625running0
51171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge491900running0
312576   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford104200oil leak0
223593   Walson Gardner Walson Gardner'67 Ford295320engine0
273195   Doug Cooper Henley Gray'66 Ford206275ball joint0
341399   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Plymouth60200driveshaft0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson13434
  Richard Petty354511
  David Pearson469550
  Richard Petty96961
  LeeRoy Yarbrough9712327
  Cale Yarborough12416744
  Richard Petty1681681
  Cale Yarborough1691724
  Richard Petty17320937
  David Pearson2102101
  Richard Petty2112133
  LeeRoy Yarbrough21428471
  David Pearson28531127
  LeeRoy Yarbrough3123154
  David Pearson31634833
  Richard Petty34940355
  LeeRoy Yarbrough40446966
  David Pearson47050031