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1966 Daytona 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 49
Sunday, February 27, 1966 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:54
Average speed: 160.927 mph
Pole speed: 175.163 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 90000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 143   Richard Petty Plymouth GTX   (Petty Enterprises)'66 Plymouth19828150running108
21927   Cale Yarborough Abingdon Motor   (Banjo Matthews)'66 Ford19712800running33
3126   David Pearson Southeastern Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'66 Dodge1967950running0
4 928   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'66 Ford1964250running0
51198   Sam McQuagg Florida Dodge Dealers   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge1953600running0
6 656   Jim Hurtubise Plymouth   (Norm Nelson)'66 Plymouth1952700running4
71011   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'66 Ford1952100running0
8 812   LeeRoy Yarbrough Dodge   (Jon Thorne)'66 Dodge1931750running0
92348   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge1931500running0
10179   Larry Frank Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth1921425running0
111614   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth1921350running0
121516   Darel Dieringer Mercury Comet   (Bud Moore)'66 Mercury1921275running0
132834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford1841250running0
143719   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'65 Chevrolet1841225running0
154325   Jabe Thomas Handy's Engineering   (Jeff Handy)'64 Ford1821200running0
162079   Frank Warren Harison-Gulley Chevrolet   (Harold Rhodes)'64 Chevrolet1771170running0
173197   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford1721165running0
18 399   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth1532060running43
193338   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet1481155fuel line0
204424   Bobby Allison Betty Lilly'65 Ford1431150engine0
211426   Bobby Isaac Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford1411145crash0
223287   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile1361140ignition0
23450   Johnny Allen Reid Shaw Enterprises   (Reid Shaw)'64 Ford1321135overheating0
241849   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth1291130engine0
252141   Curtis Turner Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford1221125windshield0
26 721   Marvin Panch Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford1191820windshield8
27 507   Don White Florida Dodge Dealers   (Ray Nichels)'65 Dodge1151115ignition0
284233   Johnny Rutherford Satterfield Construction Co.   (Curtis Satterfield)'66 Chevrolet1151110crash0
291371   Gordon Johncock K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge1121105engine0
302961   Ned Setzer Howard Furniture   (Toy Bolton)'66 Chevrolet1101100wheel0
314893   Blackie Watt Neal Trucking / Blairsville Transport   (Harry Neal)'64 Ford1071095piston0
323688   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet691090oil leak0
332247   A.J. Foyt Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford461085head gasket0
343504   John Sears Peach Blossom 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'64 Ford401080head gasket0
35 229   Dick Hutcherson East Tennessee Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'66 Ford381075windshield2
364022   Bunkie Blackburn Rosenthal Chevrolet   (Bob Rosenthal)'65 Chevrolet361070engine0
373913   Mario Andretti Smokey Yunick'66 Chevrolet311065crash0
383072   Bill Champion Bill Champion'64 Ford291060head gasket0
394657   Lionel Johnson Clay Eastridge'64 Ford281055engine0
404718   Stick Elliott Howard Furniture   (Toy Bolton)'66 Chevrolet281050transmission0
41 43   Earl Balmer Ray Fox'65 Dodge211045engine0
423844   Larry Hess Zero Blast-N-Peen   (Larry Hess)'64 Ford191040engine0
432546   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet131035transmission0
444976   Ronnie Chumley H.B. Bailey'64 Pontiac81030engine0
452664   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield)'65 Chevrolet41025oil pressure0
462723   Calvin Kelly Howard's Metal Works   (Hubert Howard)'64 Ford41020clutch0
475090   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'64 Ford31015oil pressure0
483408   Bob Derrington Bub Strickler'64 Ford21010clutch0
492436   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'66 Pontiac11005engine0
504103   Rene Charland Ed Ackerman'64 Ford11000vibration0
* Race shortened to 198 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Jack Goodwin00
Gene Petro06Johnson & Sons State St. Sunoco
Bub Strickler7Shorty JohnsPontiac
Cy Fairchild09Larry DeBeauFord
Tiny Lund10Gary Weaver
Rock Harn32Hallmark Homes
Blaine Kauffman45
T.L. Blakely50Jim Bangsberry
Jimmy Helms53
Paul Connors55
Jim Malloy67
Gene Black74
Doug Cooper75Gene BlackFord
Nick Rampling78
Neil Castles85
Gene Cline95

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Richard Petty166
  Paul Goldsmith7115
  Richard Petty12176
  Paul Goldsmith183316
  Dick Hutcherson34352
  Marvin Panch36405
  Cale Yarborough416727
  Paul Goldsmith687811
  Cale Yarborough79813
  Jim Hurtubise82854
  Paul Goldsmith869611
  Richard Petty9710610
  Marvin Panch1071093
  Cale Yarborough1101123
  Richard Petty11319886