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1968 Daytona 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 49
Sunday, February 25, 1968 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:23:44
Average speed: 143.251 mph
Pole speed: 189.222 mph
Cautions: 11 for 60 laps
Margin of victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 94800
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

1 121   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury20047250running76
2 326   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Mercury20017525running62
3 629   Bobby Allison Long-Lewis   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford20010150running12
4 86   Al Unser Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge2006250running1
5 417   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford1994750running10
6 999   Paul Goldsmith Valleydale Meats   (Ray Nichels)'68 Plymouth1994500running0
72322   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth1994100running0
8 243   Richard Petty Unity Raceway / Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth1984350running4
9 516   Tiny Lund Mercury   (Bud Moore)'68 Mercury1972500running0
102732   Andy Hampton Harry Ranier'67 Dodge1932525running0
112267   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'67 Dodge1862350running0
121927   A.J. Foyt Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford1832350transmission0
133484   Bob Senneker Doug Cutler'66 Chevrolet1823200running0
142520   Clyde Lynn Mercury Cyclone   (Clyde Lynn)'67 Mercury1822200running0
154045   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'67 Ford1812100running0
16155   Butch Hartman Hartman Autocar   (Butch Hartman)'68 Dodge1802275running3
174234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'66 Ford1792045running0
182446   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet1792110running0
194919   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford1752025running0
203530   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet1752015running0
213873   Rod Eulenfeld Julian Kline'66 Chevrolet1742000running0
221037   Sam McQuagg K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge1711140engine0
234496   Charles Burnett Roy Buckner'66 Ford1461135flagged0
243179   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'66 Chevrolet1431130running0
251764   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield)'66 Ford1411125overheating0
263725   Jabe Thomas Star City Body Shop   (Don Robertson)'67 Ford1261120overheating0
272956   Jim Hurtubise Thorne-Pistone   (Lyle Stelter)'68 Mercury1231125crash0
285095   Don Biederman James Brown'66 Ford1231110engine0
292011   Mario Andretti Bunnell Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Mercury1051580crash12
30133   Buddy Baker Dodge   (Ray Fox)'68 Dodge1031700crash20
31284   John Sears Carolina 500   (L.G. DeWitt)'67 Ford1011145crash0
322115   Charlie Glotzbach Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth911140engine0
334175   Earl Brooks Hot Shot Cafe   (Gene Black)'66 Ford891085crash0
343310   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford791080overheating0
353918   Dick Johnson Bob Casperson'67 Ford631075engine0
361171   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge561070engine0
37167   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet551065ignition0
384790   Sonny Hutchins Junie Donlavey'67 Ford531060engine0
393202   Bob Cooper Dri-Slide Special   (Bob Cooper)'67 Chevrolet521055engine0
40 766   Donnie Allison Don Wagner Ford Sales   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford481000crash0
414351   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge34950brakes0
422614   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth321000crash0
433097   Red Farmer Long-Lewis Ford   (Red Farmer)'67 Ford24850engine0
441448   James Hylton Dodge   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge24800crash0
45450   Don Tarr Don Tarr'67 Chevrolet23750head gasket0
46462   Paul Lewis Bracken & Bracken   (Donald Brackins)'67 Dodge14700engine0
47489   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac81650engine0
48121   Bud Moore Activated Angels   (A.J. King)'68 Dodge7600crash0
491836   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'66 Pontiac6550engine0
503606   Dub Simpson Neil Castles'67 Dodge0500oil pressure0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Wayne Smith38Archie SmithChevrolet
Gordon Johncock55Lyle StelterFord
Phil Wendt58Ken WatterChevrolet
Ben Arnold76Don CulpepperFord

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
364   #1,14 accident 
10123   debris 
14185   oil on track 
26327   #48 accident turn 1 
47515   #66 accident 
76838   #43 brushed wall 
93964   #15 engine 
1071148   #3,4,11 accident tri-oval 
1171204   #56 spun backstretch 
1251317   #5,56 accident tri-oval 
1761805   #37 engine 
  Percent of race run under caution: 30.0%             Average green flag run: 11.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Cale Yarborough11212
  David Pearson132210
  Richard Petty23264
  Al Unser27271
  LeeRoy Yarbrough28347
  Buddy Baker35362
  LeeRoy Yarbrough37404
  Buddy Baker41411
  LeeRoy Yarbrough42465
  Mario Andretti47482
  Butch Hartman49513
  Buddy Baker526817
  LeeRoy Yarbrough69713
  Mario Andretti72765
  Bobby Allison77782
  Mario Andretti798810
  Cale Yarborough8914355
  LeeRoy Yarbrough14416623
  Bobby Allison1671715
  Cale Yarborough1721765
  LeeRoy Yarbrough17719620
  Cale Yarborough1972004