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1968 Dixie 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 33 of 49
Sunday, August 4, 1968 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:56:34
Average speed: 127.068 mph
Pole speed: 153.361 mph
Cautions: 11 for 67 laps
Margin of victory: 10 sec
Attendance: 51300
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

1 598   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'68 Mercury33417260running168
21371   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge3348440running3
3 927   Donnie Allison Banjo Matthews'68 Ford3345925running0
4 417   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford3343005running65
51043   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'68 Plymouth3332535running7
61748   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'68 Dodge3281625running5
71129   Bud Moore Long-Lewis   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford3281350running0
8184   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford3271275running0
92139   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet3181175running0
103349   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth3161125running0
112745   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'68 Ford3101125running0
122396   Bob Moore Roy Buckner'68 Ford3061025running0
133557   Roy Tyner Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge303950running0
14390   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet301950running0
153432   Willie Crane George Turner'68 Ford300875running0
162520   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford297850running0
17 616   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury295825engine0
18 221   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury2651230crash46
192210   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford251775driveshaft0
203038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet217750oil line0
211299   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge200735engine1
221422   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth189700engine0
232818   Earl Brooks Dick Johnson'67 Ford189715engine0
24262   Bobby Allison Donald Brackins'66 Chevrolet167755rear end0
25 36   Charlie Glotzbach Cotton Owens'68 Dodge152660engine38
26 71   Sam McQuagg A.J. King'68 Dodge122660engine0
273219   Wendell Scott Henley Gray'66 Ford115650overheating0
28205   Pete Hamilton Rocky Hinton'68 Ford110640rear end0
293851   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge103655ignition0
301964   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford90645engine0
312461   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'67 Mercury80610suspension0
323703   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth77650engine0
331580   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet66590transmission0
341697   Red Farmer Red Farmer'67 Ford56690overheating1
353152   Jabe Thomas Elmer Buxton'67 Ford53580engine0
36 13   Buddy Baker Ray Fox'68 Dodge25725lug bolt0
37367   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'68 Chevrolet23645engine0
38 856   Jim Hurtubise Lyle Stelter'68 Mercury21565engine mount0
392906   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth5585engine0
404070   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick4550vibration0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Roy Tyner9Roy TynerPontiac
Jabe Thomas25Don RobertsonFord
Earl Brooks28Earl BrooksFord
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Cale Yarborough12525
  Paul Goldsmith26261
  James Hylton27315
  LeeRoy Yarbrough325120
  Red Farmer52521
  Richard Petty53564
  LeeRoy Yarbrough57593
  David Pearson60601
  LeeRoy Yarbrough617010
  Charlie Glotzbach719121
  Cale Yarborough9211221
  David Pearson11313119
  Charlie Glotzbach13214110
  David Pearson1421443
  Charlie Glotzbach1451517
  David Pearson1521598
  LeeRoy Yarbrough16019233
  Bobby Isaac1931931
  Richard Petty1941941
  Bobby Isaac1951951
  David Pearson19621722
  LeeRoy Yarbrough21827255
  Richard Petty2732731
  David Pearson2742763
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2772837
  Bobby Isaac2842841
  Richard Petty2852851
  David Pearson2862949
  LeeRoy Yarbrough29533440