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1968 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 44 of 49
Sunday, September 22, 1968 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:47:56
Average Speed: 65.808 mph
Pole Speed: 77.279 mph
Cautions: 7 for 60 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 21,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
14132   Bobby Allison J.D. Bracken'66 Chevrolet468415engine13
8 527   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'68 Ford491550running0
22 23   Buddy Baker Royal Dodge   (Ray Fox)'68 Dodge436400engine0
253476   Earl Brooks Don Culpepper'66 Ford405300rear end0
272006   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth374375engine0
371810   Bill Champion Bill Champion'67 Ford96275crash0
351022   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth143275clutch0
243793   Walson Gardner Walson Gardner'67 Ford408300running0
39116   Charlie Glotzbach Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge21275crash0
383647   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford65250oil pan0
293819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford325275running0
34 41   Pete Hamilton Dodge   (A.J. King)'68 Dodge154319crash19
111539   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet475450running0
7 714   Ray Hendrick Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth492575running0
402557   Paul Dean Holt Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge1275oil pressure0
211248   James Hylton Dodge   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge439325running0
5 871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge494725running0
282918   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford366275oil pressure0
321964   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford235275clutch0
202220   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford451335running0
364066   Larry Manning John Glazebrook'66 Chevrolet130250overheating0
172130   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet462499flat tire0
162370   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick465385running0
263583   Worth McMillion Allen McMillion'67 Pontiac391275radiator0
183351   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge457340running0
43929   Bud Moore Long-Lewis / Ford by Bowani   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford494775running0
6 317   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co. Ford   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford492850running125
1 643   Richard Petty Wynn's / Pure   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth5005,999running324
152834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford465370running0
9174   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'66 Ford488500running0
333245   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford192250overheating0
132638   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet470415running0
301649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth249300ignition0
31300   Don Tarr Golden Nugget Motel   (Don Tarr)'66 Chevrolet237250crash0
233125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford417300running0
101484   Roy Trantham Rocky Hinton'68 Ford485475running0
12249   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac474425running0
2 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury4972,700running1
192750   Eddie Yarboro West End Motors   (Eddie Yarboro)'66 Plymouth455330running0
3 998   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co. Ford   (Junior Johnson)'68 Ford4971,244running18

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
111  
21312   #1,3,14,21,22 accident turn 2 
14207  
21266   #6 accident turn 2 
274014  
41466   #3,29 accident turn 1 
4710256  
1031086   #10 accident turn 1 
10915749  
1581669   #21,1 accident frontstretch 
16725892  
25927113   #0 accident turn 4 
272379108  
3803878   #20 accident turn 1 
388500113  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 55.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough111
  LeeRoy Yarbrough21918
  Pete Hamilton203718
  David Pearson3810366
  Pete Hamilton1041041
  Bobby Allison1051051
  David Pearson10613833
  Richard Petty13915719
  Bobby Allison15816912
  David Pearson17019324
  Richard Petty19425966
  David Pearson2602612
  Richard Petty262500239