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Pacific Coast Late Model Division race number 1 of 20
Combination race with Grand National drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, January 21, 1968 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
186 laps on a 2.700 mile road course (502.200 miles)

Time of race: 4:57:55
Average speed: 100.598 mph
Pole speed: 110.971 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 36 sec
Attendance: 73000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1968 Pacific Coast Late Model Division results   /   1968 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 1121   Dan Gurney Ron's Ford   (Wood Brothers)'68 Ford18621250running124 
2 217   David Pearson   (GN)East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford1869600running10 
3 3115   Parnelli Jones Bill Stroppe'68 Ford1865600running49 
41229   Bobby Allison   (GN)Bondy Long'68 Ford1853250running0 
5 721   Cale Yarborough   (GN)60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Ford1842225running0 
6143   Al Unser   (GN)Rudy Hoerr'67 Dodge1821550running0 
71037   Bobby Isaac   (GN)K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge1821370running0 
81606   Dave James Len Heating Co.   (Jim Whitehead)'67 Plymouth1711250running0 
91745   Scotty Cain Bill Clinton'66 Ford1671150running0 
10 443   Richard Petty   (GN)Plymouth Dealers   (Petty Enterprises)'67 Plymouth1631650engine0 
112061   Jim Cook Cos Cancilla'67 Oldsmobile1621000running0 
123519   Henley Gray   (GN)Henley Gray'66 Ford150900running0 
133020   Clyde Lynn   (GN)Clyde Lynn'66 Ford148800running0 
143188   Clyde Prickett Dan Dostinich'67 Chevrolet140700running0 
15247   Jack McCoy Charles Bell'67 Dodge118725engine0 
163692   Guy Jones James Colee'66 Ford109650engine0 
1737143   Frank Burnett Paul Jenkins'65 Plymouth92640gas tank0 
184008   Sam Rose Sam Rose'67 Mercury92630lug bolt0 
19221   Don White   (GN)Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge90705brakes0 
202141   Norm Nelson   (GN)Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth87720engine0 
2138111   Ed Brown Ed Brown'67 Ford73615fuel pump0 
221114   Jerry Grant   (GN)Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'67 Plymouth71760crash0 
23 922   Darel Dieringer   (GN)Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth69625engine0 
242518   Harold Hardesty Bob Bristol'66 Ford67575crash0 
25156   Buddy Baker   (GN)Cotton Owens'67 Dodge59575clutch0 
262700   Frank James Varner Brothers'65 Chevrolet55520differential0 
27 811   Mario Andretti   (GN)Don Wagner Ford   (Holman-Moody)'68 Ford41540engine3 
28398   Jerry Oliver   (GN)Jerry Oliver'66 Chevrolet39510differential0 
292925   Vallie Engelauf Jim Mayeda'66 Chevrolet38505transmission0 
301996   Ray Elder Fred Elder'65 Dodge37500fuel pump0 
31422   Johnny Steele Kyle Gibson'67 Ford33500crash0 
323238   Don Noel Don Noel'67 Ford31575engine0 
333315   Paul Dorrity Glen Dorrity'67 Chevrolet28500differential0 
341348   James Hylton   (GN)Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge21575engine0 
35349   Roy Tyner   (GN)Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet19500clutch0 
36265   Bill Small Bill Small'65 Chevrolet16500transmission0 
37 526   LeeRoy Yarbrough   (GN)Junior Johnson'68 Ford14575oil pan0 
382898   Bob Link Robert Link'67 Ford14500sway bar0 
392395   Jerry Titus   (GN)Henley Gray'66 Ford5500head gasket0 
404480   Bo Reeder Bo Reeder'67 Ford4500differential0 
414109   Carl Joiner   (GN)Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac3500overheating0 
42184   John Sears   (GN)L.G. DeWitt'66 Ford2500engine0 
43 627   A.J. Foyt   (GN)Banjo Matthews'68 Ford0550engine0 
444346   Joe Clark Pat Patrick'65 Plymouth0500head gasket0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Neil Castles06Neil CastlesDodge
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
George Wiltshire39George WiltshirePlymouth
Hank Dekker, Jr.44T.C. HynesPontiac
Bobby Wawak77Bobby WawakPlymouth
Bobby Mausgrover87Buck BakerOldsmobile

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Parnelli Jones12424
  Dan Gurney25262
  Mario Andretti27293
  David Pearson30323
  Parnelli Jones334412
  David Pearson45451
  Dan Gurney46472
  Parnelli Jones48481
  Dan Gurney497931
  David Pearson80856
  Parnelli Jones86883
  Dan Gurney8914557
  Parnelli Jones1461538
  Dan Gurney1541585
  Parnelli Jones1591591
  Dan Gurney16018627