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1968 Gwyn Staley 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 11 of 49
Sunday, April 21, 1968 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:45:33
Average Speed: 90.425 mph
Pole Speed: 104.993 mph
Cautions: 10 for 67 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 13,500
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 117   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford4005,100running181
2123   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'67 Dodge3992,275running0
3 371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge3991,325running1
4 422   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth396825running0
5 298   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'68 Ford391750engine132
6144   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford390525running0
82276   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford386500running0
92106   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth381500running0
26 643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'68 Plymouth210500engine39
7 814   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth390475running0
101920   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'67 Mercury377325running0
112428   Earl Brooks Clyde Lynn'66 Ford362300running0
122919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford362275running0
131502   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'66 Chevrolet361275engine0
142634   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford359250running0
331108   Jack Ingram Giachetti Brothers   (Richard Giachetti)'66 Chevrolet57250engine0
27 799   Paul Goldsmith Valleydale Meats / Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Plymouth144250engine27
202345   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'66 Ford308250engine0
192088   Buck Baker Buck Baker'67 Oldsmobile326225engine0
183051   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge333225running0
151725   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford342225running0
161850   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'66 Plymouth338225engine0
29 529   Bobby Allison Bondy Long'68 Ford97200engine20
282846   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet117200rear end0
173395   Frog Fagan Henley Gray'66 Ford338200running0
252738   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet215200rear end0
241312   Jim Hurtubise Tom Pistone'68 Mercury243200crash0
231048   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge248200engine0
22 949   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth257200engine0
341639   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet30175engine0
213201   Paul Dean Holt Dennis Holt'67 Ford265175engine0
312564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford71175engine0
303109   Bill Vanderhoff Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac97175engine0
353431   Leonard Brock Newman Long'66 Ford1175engine0
32350   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet62150engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson13232
  Bobby Isaac33331
  Richard Petty345926
  Paul Goldsmith607617
  Bobby Allison779620
  Paul Goldsmith9710610
  Richard Petty10711812
  David Pearson11920890
  Richard Petty2092091
  David Pearson21025748
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2582603
  David Pearson2612611
  LeeRoy Yarbrough262390129
  David Pearson39140010