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1966 Western North Carolina 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 39 of 49
Sunday, August 21, 1966 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:34
Average speed: 76.7 mph
Pole speed: 86.831 mph
Cautions: 3 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 8 laps +
Attendance: 14300
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 216   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury5003150running179
2 649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth4921750running0
31348   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge4861250running0
4164   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford478900running0
51509   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet470800running0
62234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford468700running0
7121   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth460650engine0
8 92   Bobby Allison Donald Brackins'65 Chevrolet457600running0
92638   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet450500running0
102795   Clyde Lynn Gene Cline'64 Ford440400running0
111865   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'65 Dodge432380running0
122493   Blackie Watt Harry Neal'64 Ford431375running0
13 56   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge426325engine0
142388   Neil Castles Buck Baker'66 Chevrolet424275running0
15 811   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long   (Bernard Alvarez)'66 Ford420450engine0
162935   Max Ledbetter Ken Carpenter'65 Oldsmobile415200running0
171402   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Plymouth375200engine0
18 442   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth369200overheating125
19 126   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'66 Ford321700engine195
202510   Paul Bumhaver Gary Weaver'64 Ford291200transmission0
211019   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet254200brakes0
221164   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford204200running0
231997   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford195200crash0
243070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'64 Ford194200crash0
25 729   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody Racing'66 Ford168200engine1
262087   Doug Cooper Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile167150axle0
272175   Earl Brooks Gene Black'64 Ford153150differential0
281773   Buddy Baker Joan Petre'64 Ford140150clutch0
292861   Joel Davis Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet53150engine0
30 347   Curtis Turner Sherwood Chevrolet   (Toy Bolton)'66 Chevrolet3150engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Junior Johnson1118118
  Darel Dieringer11913618
  Richard Petty1371415
  Dick Hutcherson1421421
  Junior Johnson14321977
  Richard Petty220334115
  Darel Dieringer3353362
  Richard Petty3373415
  Darel Dieringer342500159