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NASCAR Grand National race number 48 of 49
Sunday, October 27, 1968 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:45:33
Average speed: 105.06 mph
Pole speed: 118.717 mph
Cautions: 6 for 46 laps
Margin of victory: 16 sec
Attendance: 32000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 443   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth50017075running216
2 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford5009775running24
3 698   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Ford4985225running0
4 916   Tiny Lund Mercury   (Bud Moore)'68 Mercury4972800running1
5 814   Bobby Allison Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth4961850running0
61491   Don White Dodge   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge4951400running0
71748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'68 Dodge4911375running0
81684   G.C. Spencer Roy Trantham'68 Ford4881200running0
92003   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth4801100running0
101875   Butch Hartman Butch Hartman'68 Dodge4781100running0
11194   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford4761050running0
122839   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet4661000running0
13277   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet446975running0
143947   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford444950engine0
154120   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford433935running0
161327   Donnie Allison Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford430920crash11
17 371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge427930engine118
184445   Earl Brooks Bill Seifert'68 Ford427890running0
19369   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac420945engine0
203593   Walson Gardner Walson Gardner'67 Ford414920flagged0
213819   Henley Gray Henley Gray'68 Ford408895running0
224218   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford407830running0
234325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford400815running0
242430   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet396800engine0
25103   Buddy Baker Royal Dodge   (Ray Fox)'68 Dodge385835engine38
26 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury3251120engine92
273734   Wendell Scott Scott Racing   (Wendell Scott)'67 Ford309795running0
282210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'67 Ford271740engine0
29 599   Paul Goldsmith Frosty Morn Meats   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge270725ignition0
302656   Tommy Gale Lyle Stelter'67 Mercury172760crash0
312597   Red Farmer Red Farmer'67 Ford159770rear end0
322906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth156830engine0
331122   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth148690engine0
34121   Pete Hamilton A.J. King'68 Dodge145650engine0
353170   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick95735engine0
363476   James Sears Don Culpepper'66 Ford92710crash0
37330   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet91685crash0
382357   Ervin Pruitt Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge90590crash0
394080   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet87605brakes0
403064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford82560engine0
41 76   Charlie Glotzbach Lash Motor Co.   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge59545quit0
421529   Bud Moore Auto-Tron Safety / Long-Lewis   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford53535crash0
433252   Dexter Gainey Elmer Buxton'67 Ford41650flagged0
442111   Frank Gardner Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford2515engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough11313
  Bobby Isaac144734
  Cale Yarborough48547
  Bobby Isaac558632
  Donnie Allison879711
  Richard Petty9811720
  Bobby Isaac11816952
  Buddy Baker1701756
  Tiny Lund1761761
  Richard Petty17720933
  Buddy Baker21024132
  Cale Yarborough24225211
  Richard Petty25326412
  Cale Yarborough26532561
  Richard Petty32635934
  David Pearson36037819
  Richard Petty37943759
  David Pearson4384425
  Richard Petty44350058