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1966 Peach Blossom 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 6 of 49
Sunday, March 13, 1966 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:59:55
Average speed: 100.027 mph
Pole speed: 116.684 mph
Cautions: 10 for 70 laps
Margin of victory: 3.82 sec
Attendance: 40000
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 199   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth50014340running159
2 827   Cale Yarborough Abingdon Motors   (Banjo Matthews)'66 Ford5007875running177
31924   Bobby Allison Betty Lilly'65 Ford4884250running0
42755   Harold Smith Lyle Stelter'64 Ford4802675running0
52404   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford4781750running0
62646   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet4751800running0
71464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford4721150running0
8 26   David Pearson Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'66 Dodge4701340running25
93597   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford4651095running0
103883   Worth McMillion Allen McMillion'64 Pontiac4521030running0
111319   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet440845lug bolt0
122987   Neil Castles Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile430820running0
131588   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet424795engine0
141620   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford424770running0
153202   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Plymouth423945engine0
164470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford420725running0
17 621   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'66 Ford402705engine17
18 341   Curtis Turner Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'66 Ford376770crash12
191248   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge302675engine0
201714   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth276910engine33
21251   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth275735engine0
223310   Tiny Lund Larry DeBeau'64 Ford267725engine0
234274   Gene Black Gene Black'64 Ford266630wheel bearing0
243938   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet221630engine0
252267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge196595oil pressure0
261028   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'66 Ford193760engine24
272833   Bub Strickler Curtis Satterfield'65 Chevrolet148585crash0
284395   Gene Cline Gene Cline'64 Ford147590brakes0
29 529   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody Racing'66 Ford132575crash0
30 998   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge131790engine26
31379   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet101600overheating0
321812   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jon Thorne'66 Dodge89700ignition17
332134   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford79555engine0
342350   Bunkie Blackburn Jim Bangsberry'66 Chevrolet53550handling0
351143   Darel Dieringer GTX Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'66 Plymouth52545crash0
36 711   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'66 Ford351040engine0
37 426   Bobby Isaac Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'66 Ford34585crash10
383061   Toy Bolton Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet27530steering0
394177   Joel Davis Harold Mays'65 Plymouth17545handling0
403685   Harold Dunaway Buck Baker'65 Plymouth14560ignition0
412059   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'64 Ford13515transmission0
424045   Tex McCullough Bill Seifert'64 Ford5535wheel bearing0
43347   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet4555clutch0
443149   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth1900head gasket0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Johnny Steele2Delk Pest ControlKyle GibsonMercury

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Paul Goldsmith12424
  Bobby Isaac253410
  Paul Goldsmith35351
  Curtis Turner36405
  LeeRoy Yarbrough415717
  Jim Paschal588831
  Sam McQuagg8911426
  David Pearson11512713
  Cale Yarborough1281281
  Jim Paschal1291302
  David Pearson13114111
  Fred Lorenzen14216524
  Curtis Turner1661661
  Paul Goldsmith1671671
  Cale Yarborough16823669
  David Pearson2372371
  Cale Yarborough23828447
  Curtis Turner2852862
  Cale Yarborough2872871
  Paul Goldsmith28830821
  Curtis Turner3093124
  Cale Yarborough31336654
  Paul Goldsmith36737812
  Marvin Panch37939517
  Paul Goldsmith39644651
  Cale Yarborough4474515
  Paul Goldsmith45250049