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1968 Carolina 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 23 of 49
Sunday, June 16, 1968 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 5:02:00
Average speed: 99.338 mph
Pole speed: 118.644 mph
Cautions: 8 for 74 laps
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 40000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

1 727   Donnie Allison Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford50016675running154
2132   Bobby Allison Donald Brackins'66 Chevrolet4989650running0
31748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge4945150running0
41603   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth4702650running0
52376   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford4691850running0
62125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford4641300running0
73070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick4631200running0
8254   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford4571225running0
92720   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford4571200running0
102830   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet4561050running0
113206   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth4481150running0
123719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford4451060running0
131029   Swede Savage Bondy Long'68 Ford443935clutch0
143850   Eddie Yarboro Eddie Yarboro'66 Plymouth418805oil pressure0
153693   Walson Gardner Walson Gardner'67 Ford406780crash0
162451   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge406700driveshaft0
174487   Buck Baker Buck Baker'68 Chevrolet395890running0
183934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford380720running0
191222   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth379675engine157
20 66   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'68 Dodge372670ignition0
212910   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford368665overheating0
221579   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'66 Chevrolet324660crash0
232064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford316650crash0
24 871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge295645crash17
25315   Pete Hamilton Rocky Hinton'68 Ford260790crash0
26 343   Richard Petty Terry's Chrysler Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth2361115oil pressure0
271116   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury234630crash0
28 198   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Ford217750clutch120
29 499   Paul Goldsmith Frosty Morn Meats   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge201595idler arm52
30 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford142665engine0
312280   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet139585oil pressure0
32 521   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury129580engine0
331849   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth120625engine0
344246   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet114570overheating0
353507   George Davis Nalco   (George Davis)'66 Chevrolet96645crash0
362638   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet88610clutch0
37408   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford87585overheating0
38 93   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'68 Dodge78650lug bolts0
393445   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford66635engine0
404375   Paul Dean Holt Gene Black'67 Ford56540oil line0
41141   Bud Moore A.J. King'68 Dodge27535engine0
423311   Earl Brooks Bill Champion'66 Ford23555oil pan0
431939   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet16550sway bar0
444188   Bobby Mausgrover Buck Baker'67 Oldsmobile4500rear end0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Paul Dean Holt01Dennis HoltFord
Bob Cooper02Bob CooperChevrolet
David Mote69Ken ClineChevrolet
DCGene Black75Gene BlackFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  LeeRoy Yarbrough18686
  Paul Goldsmith8710115
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1021098
  Paul Goldsmith11013021
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1311311
  Paul Goldsmith13214716
  LeeRoy Yarbrough14817225
  Darel Dieringer1731731
  Bobby Isaac1741741
  Darel Dieringer17518511
  Bobby Isaac18620116
  Darel Dieringer202307106
  Donnie Allison30832417
  Darel Dieringer32533612
  Donnie Allison3373382
  Darel Dieringer3393402
  Donnie Allison3413411
  Darel Dieringer3423509
  Donnie Allison3513555
  Darel Dieringer35637116
  Donnie Allison372500129