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1966 American 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 49 of 49
Sunday, October 30, 1966 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:47:30
Average Speed: 104.348 mph
Pole Speed: 115.988 mph
Cautions: 4 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 laps +
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 128   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'66 Ford50014,550running320
2 831   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge4967,350running0
31811   Ned Jarrett Abingdon Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'66 Ford4964,700running0
6 73   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'65 Dodge4922,700running0
41221   Cale Yarborough Wood Brothers'66 Ford4942,250running0
8 514   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'65 Plymouth4852,050running0
92705   Donnie Allison Robert Harper'65 Chevrolet4781,525running0
52547   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'66 Ford4941,475running0
102048   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge4751,150running0
113119   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet4711,125running0
7136   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge4881,100running0
121649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth468940running0
163379   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet455925running0
131415   Darel Dieringer Junior Johnson'66 Ford464905alternator0
173787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile452850running0
233209   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet438825engine0
203446   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet447810running0
183897   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford450805running0
14291   Buddy Arrington Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth463805running0
213544   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford442795engine0
263670   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford402755running0
192264   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford449725engine0
243038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet438725running0
224394   Don Biederman Ron Stotten'64 Chevrolet440710running0
254245   Clyde Lynn Bill Seifert'64 Ford417690running0
151933   Jack Bowsher Jack Bowsher'66 Ford462685engine0
291542   Paul Lewis Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth308670engine0
32 971   Earl Balmer K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge188655oil pressure0
28 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth320650engine180
30265   Bobby Isaac Cotton Owens'65 Dodge293615vibration0
27 326   Gordon Johncock Junior Johnson'66 Ford375605engine0
341013   Curtis Turner Smokey Yunick'66 Chevrolet126595engine0
391712   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jon Thorne'66 Dodge67595crash0
311198   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge270585engine0
403986   Neil Castles Buck Baker'64 Dodge58555distributor0
33 429   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody'66 Ford127550crash0
354059   Wendell Scott Tom Pistone'64 Ford119540engine0
36214   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford110535engine0
37 699   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth80530cont arm0
38247   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet78525carburetor0
41282   Bobby Allison Delk Pest Control   (J.D. Bracken)'65 Chevrolet57510engine0
424453   Don Tilley George Elliott'64 Ford48505steering0
434122   Tommy Bostick Crawford Brothers'65 Chevrolet42500engine0
442355   Tiny Lund Lyle Stelter'64 Ford2500clutch0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fred Lorenzen111
  Richard Petty265
  Fred Lorenzen782
  Richard Petty9135
  Fred Lorenzen142512
  Richard Petty267045
  Fred Lorenzen719121
  Richard Petty9213140
  Fred Lorenzen1321321
  Richard Petty1331331
  Fred Lorenzen1341418
  Richard Petty1421476
  Fred Lorenzen1481514
  Richard Petty15216413
  Fred Lorenzen16517612
  Richard Petty1771848
  Fred Lorenzen18519612
  Richard Petty1972059
  Fred Lorenzen20623227
  Richard Petty23328048
  Fred Lorenzen281500220