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NASCAR Grand National race number 15 of 49
Saturday, May 11, 1968 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
291 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (400.125 miles)

Time of race: 3:00:54
Average speed: 132.699 mph
Pole speed: 148.85 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 18 sec
Attendance: 22500
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

1 217   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford29113700running131
2 322   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth2917620running0
31143   Richard Petty Plymouth by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth2915330running21
4 63   Buddy Baker Dodge   (Ray Fox)'67 Dodge2902675running116
5 126   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Ford2872225running9
61348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'67 Dodge2851600running0
71271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'67 Dodge2841300running0
8144   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford2781200running0
9171   Bud Moore A.J. King'68 Dodge2771100running0
101564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford2631000running0
111810   Bill Champion Bill Champion'66 Ford260950running0
122080   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet256900running0
133409   Wendell Scott Roy Tyner'66 Chevrolet252850running0
14240   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet242825crash0
15 814   Curtis Turner Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth241800engine0
162728   Earl Brooks Clyde Lynn'66 Ford241875running0
172619   Henley Gray Henley Gray'66 Ford240875running0
182252   Lennie Waldo Elmer Buxton'67 Ford239700running0
192920   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'67 Mercury236755running0
20 921   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury222725engine4
212801   Paul Dean Holt Dennis Holt'67 Ford207715running0
223095   Frog Fagan Henley Gray'66 Ford207670running0
23 429   Bobby Allison Long-Lewis Ford   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford201575clutch0
241699   Paul Goldsmith Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge182600engine2
253251   Stan Meserve Margo Hamm'67 Dodge171560transmission0
261925   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford166500engine0
272338   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'66 Chevrolet163490rear end0
28106   Charlie Glotzbach Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge148480oil pressure8
29 527   Donnie Allison Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford90470crash0
302576   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford68610oil leak0
31218   Ed Negre Ed Negre'67 Ford57450transmission0
32 716   Tiny Lund Bud Moore'68 Mercury44440lug bolt0
333388   Neil Castles Buck Baker'67 Oldsmobile4430engine0
343144   Larry Hess Larry Hess'67 Rambler0460engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Wendell Scott09Roy TynerChevrolet
Serge Adams88Buck BakerOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
91988   #27 accident turn 4 
2032064   #29 spun turn 2 
2312377   #21 engine 
2432464   #14 engine 
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.9%             Average green flag run: 53.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson11818
  LeeRoy Yarbrough19279
  Buddy Baker285831
  Cale Yarborough59624
  Paul Goldsmith63642
  Buddy Baker6510743
  Charlie Glotzbach1081158
  Buddy Baker11615742
  David Pearson15820447
  Richard Petty20521814
  David Pearson21923214
  Richard Petty2332397
  David Pearson24029152