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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 (501.000 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: 71000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 556   Jim Hurtubise Plymouth   (Norm Nelson)'66 Plymouth33418370running139
2 328   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'66 Ford3338290running28
3 229   Dick Hutcherson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'66 Ford3334825running0
41299   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth3312750running0
51714   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth3301925running0
61427   Cale Yarborough Banjo Matthews'66 Ford3291250running0
71898   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge3271150running0
81107   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Dodge3261115running8
92855   Tiny Lund Lyle Stelter'64 Ford318975running0
101924   Bobby Allison Betty Lilly'66 Ford315875running0
112279   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet313750running0
123119   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet309850running0
13 841   Curtis Turner Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford305700engine10
14 96   David Pearson Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'65 Dodge304715running3
152048   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge301575engine0
16 621   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'66 Ford297550engine0
17261   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth296600running0
18 711   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long'66 Ford2901050crash2
192571   Gordon Johncock K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge278685engine12
204220   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford278550running0
21 412   LeeRoy Yarbrough Atlanta Dodge   (Jon Thorne)'66 Dodge273555oil pressure1
223853   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford268600running0
233452   Wayne Woodward Bill Church'65 Chevrolet258640running0
241559   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'64 Ford220550engine0
25 143   Richard Petty Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'66 Plymouth1851530oil pressure131
262946   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet162550exhaust pipe0
273738   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet156610oil cooler0
284073   Buddy Arrington Joan Petre'64 Ford88580engine0
291026   Bobby Isaac Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford73600crash0
301664   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'65 Ford66550ignition0
312344   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford58550engine0
321349   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth58550flat tire0
333018   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet48550clutch0
342404   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford39550engine0
35217   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet34550oil leak0
363257   Lionel Johnson Clay Eastridge'64 Ford28625engine0
37339   Roy Tyner Truett Rodgers'65 Chevrolet20600head gasket0
383925   Jabe Thomas Jeff Handy'64 Ford11540handling0
394386   Neil Castles Buck Baker'66 Chevrolet6500engine0
404197   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford2500engine0
412767   E.J. Trivette Hub Motors   (Buddy Arrington)'64 Dodge2525vibration0
424495   Gene Cline Gene Cline'64 Ford2500oil pressure0
433687   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile1570valves0
443574   Bunkie Blackburn Gene Black'64 Ford1580engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
30356   #57 engine 
41455   #04 engine 
74807   #26 accident turn 4 
2232297   oil on track 
2752806   #12 oil on track 
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.3%             Average green flag run: 50.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  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