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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 49
Sunday, October 20, 1968 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:08
Average speed: 135.234 mph
Pole speed: 156.06 mph
Cautions: 6 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: 7 sec
Attendance: 38300
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 16   Charlie Glotzbach Hutton-Scott Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge33419280running92
2 799   Paul Goldsmith Valleydale Meats   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge3349505running6
3 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford3346800running156
4 414   Bobby Allison Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth3324195running24
5 521   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury3323335running1
61427   Donnie Allison Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford3312770running29
7 91   Pete Hamilton King Enterprises   (A.J. King)'68 Dodge3302070running9
81122   Darel Dieringer Mario Rossi'68 Plymouth3271775running0
9 871   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge3261700running0
102511   A.J. Foyt East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford3251600running0
111575   Butch Hartman Hartman White & Autocar   (Butch Hartman)'68 Dodge3231685running7
123232   Marty Robbins Welch Motors   (Dick Behling)'67 Dodge3121525running0
131847   Elmo Langley Bill Seifert'68 Ford3091500running0
14244   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford3071425running0
153506   Neil Castles Neil Castles'67 Plymouth3031500running0
162239   Friday Hassler Red Sharp'66 Chevrolet3011325running0
172864   Bill Seifert Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford2981325running0
182710   Bill Champion Bill Champion'67 Ford2981325running0
193734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford2981215running0
203080   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet2961235running0
213820   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'66 Ford2831275running0
224176   Ben Arnold Don Culpepper'66 Ford2741150running0
232130   Dave Marcis Larry Wehrs'66 Chevrolet2301150engine0
244425   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford1931175engine0
252018   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford1831100shackle0
261797   Red Farmer Red Farmer'67 Ford1781100crash0
27425   Earl Brooks Don Robertson'67 Ford1751100engine0
283345   Cecil Gordon Bill Seifert'68 Ford1611025crank0
29368   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford1471000flagged0
30439   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac1441025transmission0
314038   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'68 Chevrolet1441000engine0
32 643   Richard Petty Terry's Chrysler-Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth1351450engine0
331284   Roy Trantham Rocky Hinton'68 Ford115900brakes0
342961   Hoss Ellington Wallace in '68   (Hoss Ellington)'67 Mercury110885crash0
352649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'67 Plymouth105925engine0
361648   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge83875ignition0
373942   Lennie Waldo Elmer Buxton'66 Ford79850engine0
383446   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet77775head gasket0
39197   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'66 Chevrolet63750engine0
402303   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth56725fan pulley0
411398   LeeRoy Yarbrough Junior Johnson'68 Ford52825quit0
424509   Bill Vanderhoff Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet30725oil pressure0
43 33   Buddy Baker Royal Dodge   (Ray Fox)'68 Dodge18780crash10
443151   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge18625rear end0
451029   Bud Moore East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford6600quit0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dub Simpson44Richard GiachettiChevrolet
David Mote69Billy MoteChevrolet
Ken Meisenhelder88Buck BakerOldsmobile
Walson Gardner93Walson GardnerFord
WDEddie Yarboro50Eddie YarboroPlymouth

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Charlie Glotzbach122
  David Pearson353
  Charlie Glotzbach661
  Buddy Baker71610
  Charlie Glotzbach17215
  Butch Hartman22287
  David Pearson294517
  Donnie Allison46461
  Bobby Allison477024
  Donnie Allison71755
  David Pearson7610227
  Donnie Allison10312523
  David Pearson12613510
  Paul Goldsmith1361383
  Pete Hamilton1391468
  David Pearson14718943
  Pete Hamilton1901901
  David Pearson19123444
  Cale Yarborough2352351
  David Pearson2362449
  Charlie Glotzbach24525612
  David Pearson2572571
  Charlie Glotzbach25829639
  David Pearson2972971
  Charlie Glotzbach2983003
  David Pearson3013011
  Charlie Glotzbach30233433