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NASCAR Grand National race number 2 of 49
Sunday, January 23, 1966 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
185 laps on a 2.700 mile road course (499.500 miles)

Time of race: 5:05:58
Average speed: 97.952 mph
Pole speed: 106.078 mph
Cautions: 2
Margin of victory: 70 sec
Attendance: 73331
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 2121   Dan Gurney Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford18518445running148
2 16   David Pearson Southeastern Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'65 Dodge1858395running10
3 699   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Plymouth1835055running0
4 341   Curtis Turner Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford1833445running27
51029   Dick Hutcherson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'66 Ford1822120running0
6 956   Jim Hurtubise Hub Auto Sales   (Norm Nelson)'65 Plymouth1821335running0
71222   Billy Foster Illinois Dodge Dealers   (Rudy Hoerr)'64 Dodge1811275running0
8 811   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'66 Ford1781575running0
9141   Norm Nelson Hub Auto Sales   (Norm Nelson)'65 Plymouth1761000running0
101918   Ron Hornaday Frank Galpin'64 Mercury171900running0
11164   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises / Bardahl   (Tom Friedkin)'65 Chevrolet171850running0
123424   Bobby Allison Ford / Lilly   (Betty Lilly)'65 Ford169650running0
13232   Johnny Steele Delk Pest Control   (Kyle Gibson)'64 Mercury164625running0
14 598   Don White California Dodge Dealers   (Ray Nichels)'65 Dodge162680running0
152710   Don Walker Don Walker'64 Ford154590ignition0
162571   Mario Andretti Vel's Ford   (Bondy Long)'66 Ford154580crash0
173863   Walt Price Walt Price'65 Buick154575running0
184461   J.T. Putney Toy Bolton'65 Oldsmobile150570running0
194168   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'63 Ford146565running0
20408   Jerry Oliver Cos Cancilla'65 Chevrolet144560gear shift0
211748   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge128630transmission0
22307W   Jack McCoy Charles Bell'64 Dodge123540crash0
233545   Carl Cardey Bill Seifert'64 Ford119530ball joint0
241833   Clem Proctor Clem Proctor'64 Ford114600engine0
25 743   Richard Petty Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'65 Plymouth105550engine0
261127   Cale Yarborough Abingdon Motor   (Banjo Matthews)'66 Ford103650transmission0
272989   Cliff Garner J.R. Van Curren'64 Mercury98500crash0
283100   Dick Guldstrand Bardahl   (Irwin Sandlin)'64 Chevrolet65500differential0
291526   Bobby Isaac Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford55550head gasket0
30 421   Marvin Panch Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford45600transmission0
311347   A.J. Foyt Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford45575transmission0
3221198   Eddie Gray Ralph Shelton'64 Mercury43500engine0
3324126   Carl Joiner Dean Thorne'63 Chevrolet41500oil leak0
343255   Tiny Lund Lyle Stelter'65 Ford34500engine0
35229   Skip Hudson Sunaire Chevrolet   (Janice Bailey)'65 Chevrolet30500differential0
3620145   Scotty Cain Bill Clinton'64 Mercury20525transmission0
37363   Bruce Worrell Bob Bristol'63 Plymouth15500engine0
384216   Jim Cook Floyd Johnson'64 Oldsmobile14500oil pressure0
393334   Clyde Prickett Wendell Scott'64 Ford11500transmission0
402674   Gene Black Gene Black'66 Ford4500engine0
412806   Dave James Jim Whitehead'65 Plymouth4500engine0
423714   Joe Clark Bob Bristol'64 Mercury4500oil pressure0
4339111   Arley Scranton Arley Scranton'64 Mercury3500crash0
444338   Charles Powell Charles Powell'64 Ford1500differential0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Jim Blomgren91Plymouth
WDFred Lorenzen28Holman-MoodyFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson199
  Dan Gurney103728
  Curtis Turner385518
  Dan Gurney56561
  Curtis Turner57582
  Dan Gurney59657
  Curtis Turner66727
  Dan Gurney738210
  David Pearson83831
  Dan Gurney84185102