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1966 Wilkes 400

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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 49
Sunday, October 2, 1966 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:31
Average speed: 89.012 mph
Pole speed: 103.069 mph
Cautions: 5 for 52 laps
Margin of victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 15000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 429   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody Racing'66 Ford4004325running94
2116   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge4002225running0
3 71   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth4001325running0
43514   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth397800running0
51548   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge395625running0
61747   Curtis Turner Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet391525running0
72546   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet389475running0
8144   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford389425running0
91309   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet387375running0
101673   Buddy Baker Joan Petre'64 Ford385325running0
111934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'65 Ford382300running0
122159   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'64 Ford381350engine0
133197   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford375275running0
142686   Neil Castles Buck Baker'64 Dodge375250running0
152267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge371275running0
162720   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford368225running0
172475   Earl Brooks Gene Black'65 Ford367225running0
183395   Bill Seifert Gene Cline'64 Ford361225running0
19 621   Cale Yarborough Wood Brothers'66 Ford355225engine0
203460   Ernest Eury Joan Petre'64 Chevrolet354225running0
213063   Larry Manning Bob Adams'65 Plymouth323200running0
223235   Max Ledbetter Ken Carpenter'65 Oldsmobile312200lug bolts0
23 328   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody Racing'66 Ford307725engine213
24 516   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury212200crash0
252925   Jabe Thomas Jeff Handy'64 Ford210200differential0
26 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth186275ignition0
272094   Don Biederman Ron Stotten'64 Chevrolet134200differential0
28 126   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'66 Ford129425engine93
29 864   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford111200head gasket0
30102   Bobby Allison Donald Brackins'65 Chevrolet92200engine0
311887   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile83175clutch0
321219   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet60175differential0
332361   Joel Davis Toy Bolton'66 Chevrolet55200transmission0
34 949   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth38175engine0
352838   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet29175driveshaft0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Stick Elliott18Toy BoltonChevrolet
Larry Hess44Larry HessFord
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffieFord
Tom Cox96Homer OdellFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Junior Johnson17676
  Fred Lorenzen7711135
  Junior Johnson11212817
  Fred Lorenzen129306178
  Dick Hutcherson30740094