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NASCAR Grand National race number 7 of 49
Sunday, March 31, 1968 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:59:24
Average speed: 125.564 mph
Pole speed: 155.646 mph
Cautions: 11 for 73 laps
Margin of victory: 9 sec
Attendance: 73000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

1 421   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury33420680running172
2 126   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Mercury3349360running87
3 727   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'68 Ford3335415running23
4 36   Charlie Glotzbach Holton Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge3323225running0
51422   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth3322300running0
61243   Richard Petty Clift Chrysler Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth3311775running0
7103   Buddy Baker Lenox Dodge   (Ray Fox)'68 Dodge3311200running0
8 571   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge3301075running0
91937   Sam McQuagg K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge3291000running5
10155   Butch Hartman Hartman White & Autocar   (Butch Hartman)'68 Dodge327850running0
111356   Jim Hurtubise Old Hickory House   (Lyle Stelter)'68 Mercury322750running0
12 616   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury322700running0
132639   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'67 Chevrolet319700running0
142279   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'66 Chevrolet318600running0
151848   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge313625running5
162830   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet304575running0
172464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford299550running0
183820   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'67 Mercury294600running0
19 929   Bobby Allison Long-Lewis Ford   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford2911165crash42
20340   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet284640running0
212550   Serge Adams Lyle Stelter'66 Ford235625clutch0
224188   Dub Simpson Buck Baker'67 Oldsmobile213550engine0
234325   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford174550engine0
24174   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford167625crash0
253634   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford129620oil pressure0
263106   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth110700a frame0
27161   Bud Moore King Enterprises   (A.J. King)'68 Dodge91550engine0
28202   G.C. Spencer Bobby Allison'67 Dodge86575engine0
293352   Tony Tantarelli Elmer Buxton'67 Ford74650a frame0
303596   Charles Burnett James Brown'66 Ford69630clutch0
31 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford54625crash0
321199   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Plymouth48675handling0
332302   Bob Cooper Frosty Morn Meats / Nichels Enginerring   (Bob Cooper)'68 Chevrolet29550engine0
343038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'67 Chevrolet22550driveshaft0
353276   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford20550engine0
364423   Earl Brooks Don Robertson'66 Ford18500overheating0
373980   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet17540rear end0
38428   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford11500engine0
39277   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet11525overheating0
402197   Red Farmer Red Farmer'67 Ford7500quit0
41 814   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth6500engine0
424058   Phil Wendt Ken Watter'66 Chevrolet6530engine0
432945   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'66 Ford5500quit0
443719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford4500quit0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bobby Mausgrover09Roy TynerChevrolet
Cotton Wallace36Cotton WallaceChevrolet
Harry Gailey92George ElliottMercury
WDDon Benschoter10Bill ChampionFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  LeeRoy Yarbrough12222
  Cale Yarborough23242
  James Hylton25295
  LeeRoy Yarbrough305526
  Sam McQuagg56605
  Donnie Allison61622
  LeeRoy Yarbrough639432
  Donnie Allison9511521
  Cale Yarborough11615540
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1561572
  Bobby Allison15817720
  LeeRoy Yarbrough17823760
  Bobby Allison23825922
  Cale Yarborough26030041
  LeeRoy Yarbrough3013055
  Cale Yarborough30633429