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1968 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 12 of 49
Sunday, April 28, 1968 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:56
Average Speed: 66.686 mph
Pole Speed: 78.23 mph
Cautions: 10 for 72 laps
Margin of Victory: 50 yards
Attendance: 19,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 321   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury5005,476running51
2 117   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford5002,797running97
3 527   Donnie Allison Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford4981,245running0
4 826   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'68 Ford498800running20
5 712   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'68 Ford497725running0
6121   Bud Moore A.J. King'68 Dodge494675running0
7 916   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury494575running0
8114   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford489525running0
91048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge489500running0
101464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford485475running0
112306   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth479460running0
123044   Blaine Kauffman Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'67 Chevrolet461400running0
133480   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet459390running0
143919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford459380running0
15 243   Richard Petty Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth4491,004rear end284
161571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge432385running0
173701   Paul Dean Holt Dennis Holt'67 Ford388380running0
182439   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet381365engine0
191834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford370355oil pressure0
202025   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford349345a frame0
211649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth335325ignition0
221720   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford328325oil line0
232876   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford309300engine0
242946   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet268300rear end0
251970   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick237325overheating0
26 429   Bobby Allison Bondy Long'68 Ford235375engine48
272602   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'66 Chevrolet217300oil pressure0
282210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford148325crash0
292190   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'67 Ford133375rear end0
303251   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge126275steering0
31133   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'67 Dodge109275transmission0
322528   Earl Brooks Clyde Lynn'66 Ford103275brakes0
332745   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'66 Ford94275engine0
343609   Bill Vanderhoff Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet72250oil leak0
35 614   Paul Goldsmith Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth63275crash0
363595   Frog Fagan Henley Gray'66 Ford62250brakes0
37388   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford47250wheel0
383338   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'67 Chevrolet18250engine0
394088   Buck Baker Buck Baker'67 Oldsmobile15250oil leak0
40310   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet14250clutch0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson16666
  LeeRoy Yarbrough678620
  Richard Petty8710115
  David Pearson10213130
  Richard Petty13216029
  Bobby Allison16120848
  Richard Petty20924436
  David Pearson2452451
  Richard Petty246449204
  Cale Yarborough45050051