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1966 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 49
Sunday, March 27, 1966 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:49:02
Average Speed: 131.247 mph
Pole Speed: 147.742 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 71,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 556   Jim Hurtubise Plymouth   (Norm Nelson)'66 Plymouth33417,920running139
2 328   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'66 Ford3338,290running28
3 229   Dick Hutcherson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'66 Ford3334,825running0
4 499   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth3312,750running0
51714   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth3301,925running0
25 143   Richard Petty Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'66 Plymouth1851,530engine131
61427   Cale Yarborough Banjo Matthews'66 Ford3291,250running0
71898   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge3271,150running0
81107   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Dodge3261,115running8
18 711   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long'66 Ford2901,050engine2
92855   Tiny Lund Lyle Stelter'64 Ford318975running0
101924   Bobby Allison Betty Lilly'66 Ford315875running0
123119   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet309850running0
112279   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet313750running0
14 96   David Pearson Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'65 Dodge304715running3
13 841   Curtis Turner Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford305700engine10
192571   Gordon Johncock K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge278685engine12
233452   Wayne Woodward Bill Church'65 Chevrolet258640running0
363257   Lionel Johnson Clay Eastridge'64 Ford28625engine0
273738   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet156610oil cooler0
291026   Bobby Isaac Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford73600crash0
17361   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth296600running0
37339   Roy Tyner Truett Rodgers'65 Chevrolet20600engine0
223853   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford268600running0
284073   Buddy Arrington Joan Petre'64 Ford88580engine0
443574   Bunkie Blackburn Gene Black'64 Ford1580engine0
152048   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge301575engine0
433687   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile1570engine0
21 412   LeeRoy Yarbrough Atlanta Dodge   (Jon Thorne)'66 Dodge273555engine1
342404   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford39550engine0
35217   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet34550oil leak0
333018   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet48550clutch0
321349   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth58550handling0
204220   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford278550running0
16 621   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'66 Ford297550engine0
241559   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'64 Ford220550engine0
262946   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet162550headers0
301664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'65 Ford66550ignition0
312344   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford58550engine0
383925   Jabe Thomas Jeff Handy'64 Ford11540steering0
412767   E.J. Trivette Hub Motors   (Buddy Arrington)'64 Dodge2525steering0
404197   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford2500engine0
424495   Gene Cline Gene Cline'64 Ford2500engine0
394386   Neil Castles Buck Baker'66 Chevrolet6500engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12929  
30356   #57 blew engine 
36405  
41455   #04 blew engine 
467328  
74807   #26 accident turn 4 
81222142  
2232297   oil on track 
23027445  
2752806   #12 oil on track 
28133454  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.3%             Average green flag run: 50.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty13131
  Jim Hurtubise32321
  Don White33408
  Richard Petty41433
  David Pearson44463
  Richard Petty477731
  Gordon Johncock78803
  Jim Hurtubise81855
  LeeRoy Yarbrough86861
  Curtis Turner87871
  Jim Hurtubise88892
  Curtis Turner90901
  Jim Hurtubise91966
  Curtis Turner971048
  Gordon Johncock1051139
  Richard Petty11415340
  Jim Hurtubise1541563
  Ned Jarrett1571582
  Richard Petty15918426
  Jim Hurtubise18520925
  Fred Lorenzen21021910
  Jim Hurtubise22025839
  Fred Lorenzen25927618
  Jim Hurtubise27733458