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1966 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 14 of 49
Sunday, April 24, 1966 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:54
Average Speed: 69.156 mph
Pole Speed: 76.345 mph
Cautions: 1 for 6 laps
Margin of Victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 10,500
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 114   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth5004,550running368
9 56   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge474575running75
222059   Tom Pistone Shoney's Big Boy Restaurant   (Tom Pistone)'64 Ford357450engine42
2 299   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Plymouth5002,150running15
3 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth4951,250running0
4 664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford488775running0
52149   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth486725running0
6241   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth485675running0
72324   Bobby Allison Betty Lilly'66 Ford483575running0
82248   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge476535running0
102888   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet469450running0
112787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile467425running0
121816   Johnny Wynn John McCarthy'64 Mercury464425running0
132577   Joel Davis Harold Mays'65 Plymouth462390running0
14349   Roy Tyner Truett Rodgers'65 Chevrolet453380engine0
151797   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford450395running0
16 398   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge449435engine0
173783   Worth McMillion Allen McMillion'65 Pontiac444350running0
181234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford439365running0
19 77   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet437355differential0
203638   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet429320running0
213935   J.T. Putney Ken Carpenter'65 Oldsmobile419300running0
231072   Bill Champion Bill Champion'64 Ford315325u joint0
241902   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Plymouth290350differential0
251470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford251325clutch0
263895   Gene Cline Gene Cline'64 Ford242275differential0
271653   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford170300brakes0
282992   Hank Thomas W.S. Jenkins'64 Ford167275wheel0
291525   Jabe Thomas Jeff Handy'64 Ford158300differential0
301320   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford130300differential0
313273   Pee Wee Ellwanger Joan Petre'64 Ford127250differential0
323018   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet124250brakes0
331145   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'64 Ford69275brakes0
34 966   Wayne Woodward Wayne Woodward'66 Chevrolet68275differential0
353386   Neil Castles Buck Baker'65 Plymouth43250oil leak0
362667   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge36275vibration0
37 804   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford18275engine0
38355   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'65 Plymouth4250vibration0
394096   Sonny Lamphear Homer O'Dell'64 Ford4250clutch0
403150   Ed Jordan  '64 Ford1250handling0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jim Paschal1152152
  Paul Goldsmith1531564
  David Pearson15723175
  Tom Pistone23227342
  Jim Paschal274391118
  Paul Goldsmith39240211
  Jim Paschal40350098