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NASCAR Grand National race number 3 of 49
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 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 1121   Dan Gurney Ron's Ford   (Wood Brothers)'68 Ford18621250running124
2 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford1869600running10
3 3115   Parnelli Jones Vel's Ford   (Bill Stroppe)'68 Ford1865600running49
41229   Bobby Allison Long-Lewis   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford1853250running0
5 721   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Ford1842225running0
6143   Al Unser Rudy Hoerr'67 Dodge1821550running0
71037   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge1821370running0
81606   Dave James Len Heating   (Jim Whitehead)'67 Plymouth1711250running0
91745   Scotty Cain Bill Clinton'66 Ford1671150running0
10 443   Richard Petty Plymouth Dealers   (Petty Enterprises)'67 Plymouth1631650engine0
112061   Jim Cook Cos Cancilla'67 Oldsmobile1621000running0
123519   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford150900running0
133020   Clyde Lynn 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 Nichels Engineering / Dodge   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge90705brakes0
202141   Norm Nelson Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth87720engine0
2138111   Ed Brown Ed Brown'67 Ford73615fuel pump0
221114   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises / Plymouth Dealers Assn.   (Tom Friedkin)'67 Plymouth71760crash0
23 922   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth69625engine0
242518   Harold Hardesty Bob Bristol'66 Ford67575crash0
25156   Buddy Baker Cotton Owens'67 Dodge59575clutch0
262700   Frank James Varner Brothers'65 Chevrolet55520differential0
27 811   Mario Andretti Don Wagner Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford41540engine3
28398   Jerry Oliver 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 Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge21575engine0
35349   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet19500clutch0
36265   Bill Small Bill Small'65 Chevrolet16500transmission0
37 526   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'68 Ford14575oil pan0
382898   Bob Link Robert Link'67 Ford14500sway bar0
392395   Jerry Titus Henley Gray'66 Ford5500head gasket0
404480   Bo Reeder Bo Reeder'67 Ford4500differential0
414109   Carl Joiner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac3500overheating0
42184   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'66 Ford2500engine0
43 627   A.J. Foyt 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