Skip to content
Links for this race (some data may be unavailable):

Race Results

Qualifying Results

Loop Data Stats

Pit Stops

Video Links (1)

Crew Chiefs

1966 World 600

Previous race results / Next race results                     Previous at this track / Next at this track


NASCAR Grand National race number 20 of 49
Sunday, May 22, 1966 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:26:35
Average speed: 135.042 mph
Pole speed: 148.637 mph
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 45000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1966 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1966 standings

1 742   Marvin Panch Plymouth GTX   (Petty Enterprises)'65 Plymouth40026060running99
22049   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'65 Plymouth39810980running0
31931   Don White Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge3947045running0
41848   James Hylton Econo Wash   (Bud Hartje)'65 Dodge3914325running0
53787   Neil Castles Buck Baker'66 Oldsmobile3713440running0
63286   Paul Connors Buck Baker'64 Dodge3702600running0
74034   Wendell Scott Scott Racing   (Wendell Scott)'65 Ford3702025running0
82211   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Henley Gray)'66 Ford3622375engine0
92993   Blackie Watt Harry Neal'64 Ford3511585running0
101388   Buck Baker Buck Baker'66 Chevrolet3481450running0
112846   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet3331400engine0
123468   Larry Manning Bob Derrington'65 Plymouth3221370engine0
134220   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford3131300engine0
141799   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Plymouth3032155engine112
15 371   Earl Balmer K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'65 Dodge3011400engine3
164453   Jimmy Helms David Warren'64 Ford2971225running0
17 46   David Pearson Cotton Owens'66 Dodge2952250crash134
183995   Gene Cline Gene Cline'64 Ford2911180running0
191567   Buddy Arrington Hub Motors   (Buddy Arrington)'64 Dodge2731150engine0
203372   Bill Champion Bill Champion'64 Ford2561180oil leak0
21 214   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'66 Plymouth2401300engine7
22 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'66 Plymouth2361320engine6
232618   Stick Elliott Howard Furniture   (Toy Bolton)'66 Chevrolet2361125engine0
24274   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford1571075engine0
251264   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'64 Ford1441050crash0
261155   Tiny Lund Lyle Stelter'64 Ford1401050engine0
271490   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'64 Ford129975engine0
283838   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet122935axle0
29 698   Sam McQuagg Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'66 Dodge112925engine0
303073   Earl Brooks Joan Petre'64 Ford92875engine0
312179   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'64 Chevrolet89860engine0
322559   Tom Pistone Shoney's Big Boy   (Tom Pistone)'64 Ford84935transmission0
33315   Harold Smith Lyle Stelter'64 Ford76925engine0
342336   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'66 Pontiac70775engine0
353606   Jack Lawrence John McCarthy'64 Mercury63725engine0
36101   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'65 Plymouth54820crash3
37 53   Buddy Baker Hutton-Scott Dodge   (Ray Fox)'65 Dodge511000engine36
384396   Sonny Lamphear Homer O'Dell'64 Ford29675driveshaft0
39 916   Darel Dieringer Bud Moore'66 Mercury21790differential0
403519   J.T. Putney J.T. Putney'66 Chevrolet20690engine0
41 824   Curtis Turner Bill Beck Ford Dealers   (Betty Lilly)'66 Ford19645engine0
424174   Gene Black Gene Black'64 Ford6635engine0
431622   Bobby Allison Smokey Yunick'65 Chevrolet3630engine0
442433   Joel Davis Curtis Satterfield'66 Chevrolet1625gas tank0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Ralph Earnhardt00Emory GilliamDodge
Roy Tyner9Truett RodgersChevrolet
V.C. Martin25Jeff HandyFord
Bob Derrington30Walter BallardFord
Larry Hess44Queen City RamblerAl GrilloRambler
Worth McMillion83Allen McMillionPontiac

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Richard Petty122
  David Pearson375
  Richard Petty881
  Buddy Baker94436
  Paul Lewis45473
  David Pearson489043
  Jim Paschal91977
  Earl Balmer981003
  David Pearson10117070
  Paul Goldsmith17122151
  Richard Petty2222243
  Paul Goldsmith22527955
  David Pearson28029516
  Paul Goldsmith2963016
  Marvin Panch30240099