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NASCAR Grand National race number 28 of 49
Monday, July 4, 1966 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:02
Average speed: 153.813 mph
Pole speed: 176.66 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 66 sec
Attendance: 46200
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 498   Sam McQuagg Florida Dodge Dealers / Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge16015500running126
21216   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury1608870running0
31314   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth1595985running12
4 313   Curtis Turner Smokey Yunick'66 Chevrolet1593100running2
5 656   Jim Hurtubise Norm Nelson'66 Plymouth1581550running2
6 731   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge1561250running0
71904   Marvin Panch Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'65 Plymouth1541475running0
82024   Tiny Lund Betty Lilly'66 Ford1531375running0
91448   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge1531300running0
10324   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford1521200running0
11 93   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'65 Dodge151830engine8
121679   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet150740running0
132364   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford149650running0
14272   Bobby Allison Donald Brackins'65 Chevrolet149655running0
15116   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge148475running0
162255   Harold Smith Lyle Stelter'64 Ford147595running0
173444   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford146615running0
183689   Eddie MacDonald John C. Hipp'64 Chevrolet144585running0
194034   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford143580running0
202593   Blackie Watt Neal Trucking   (Harry Neal)'64 Ford139750running0
213770   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford133570running0
223306   Jack Lawrence John McCarthy'64 Mercury132590running0
233597   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford126585running0
24 112   LeeRoy Yarbrough Prestone   (Jon Thorne)'66 Dodge126530suspension10
252600   Roy Mayne Emory Gilliam'65 Dodge112525running0
263953   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford111445head gasket0
27 599   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth110490windshield0
282802   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Plymouth96460engine0
29 243   Richard Petty GTX Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'64 Plymouth86530crash0
301071   Earl Balmer K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge94400crash0
31 85   Mario Andretti Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'66 Dodge78395engine0
323038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet78440windshield0
332186   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Chevrolet54410crash0
342439   Bunkie Blackburn J.H. Crawford'66 Chevrolet29380oil pressure0
351749   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'66 Plymouth28375suspension0
362967   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge25370oil pressure0
373119   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet20365valve0
38157   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet16360crash0
393825   Jabe Thomas Jeff Handy'64 Ford13355oil pressure0
401833   Joel Davis Curtis Satterfield'64 Chevrolet4350driveshaft0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
41Clyde Lynn20Clyde LynnFord
42Bill Champion72Bill ChampionFord
43Paul Lewis1Emory GilliamPlymouth
44T.L. Blakely50Bud MooreChevrolet
45Lionel Johnson57Clay EstridgeChevrolet
46Gil Hearne03Edwin AckermanFord
47Neil Castles88Buck BakerOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
584   debris 
31377   #7 accident 
58625   #88 accident 
87937   #43,71 accident 
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.4%             Average green flag run: 27.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Sam McQuagg188
  LeeRoy Yarbrough991
  Sam McQuagg10189
  LeeRoy Yarbrough19268
  Sam McQuagg27326
  Jim Paschal33397
  LeeRoy Yarbrough40401
  Sam McQuagg415919
  Jim Paschal60645
  Sam McQuagg658824
  Jim Hurtubise89891
  Buddy Baker90956
  Curtis Turner96972
  Sam McQuagg9812629
  Buddy Baker1271282
  Jim Hurtubise1291291
  Sam McQuagg13016031