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NASCAR Grand National race number 39 of 49
Monday, September 2, 1968 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:58:05
Average speed: 126.132 mph
Pole speed: 144.83 mph
Cautions: 7 for 65 laps
Margin of victory: 4 cl
Attendance: 70000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1968 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1968 standings

1 221   Cale Yarborough 60 Minute Cleaners   (Wood Brothers)'68 Mercury36425415running169
21617   David Pearson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'68 Ford36410850running26
3 73   Buddy Baker Royal Dodge   (Ray Fox)'68 Dodge3626200running0
4 16   Charlie Glotzbach Dodge   (Cotton Owens)'68 Dodge3603800running0
5 899   Paul Goldsmith Frosty Morn Meats / Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'68 Dodge3573075running21
61314   Curtis Turner Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth3541800running0
7182   Bobby Allison Donald Brackins'66 Chevrolet3522200running0
81129   Bud Moore Long-Lewis   (Bondy Long)'68 Ford3501500running0
92339   Friday Hassler See Rock City   (Red Sharp)'66 Chevrolet3431400running0
10 527   Donnie Allison Dick Brannan Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'68 Ford3422350running42
114003   Richard Brickhouse Dub Clewis'67 Plymouth3351250running0
121564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield'66 Ford3341150running0
132646   Larry Manning Tom Hunter'66 Chevrolet3311100running0
143619   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'66 Ford3201100running0
153734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'67 Ford3161050running0
16270   Don Tarr Don Tarr'66 Chevrolet308950running0
172561   Hoss Ellington Ellington Insulation Co.   (Hoss Ellington)'67 Mercury304900running0
182818   Dick Johnson Dick Johnson'67 Ford287850running0
19439   Ben Arnold Roy Tyner'67 Pontiac284825running0
20 643   Richard Petty Terry's Chrysler Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'68 Plymouth2731450engine7
213993   Paul Dean Holt Hurst   (Dennis Holt)'67 Ford263800running0
222480   E.J. Trivette E.C. Reid'66 Chevrolet205725engine0
231436   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'67 Pontiac181700crash0
243420   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'68 Ford156725engine0
253557   Frank Warren Ervin Pruitt'67 Dodge144700oil pressure0
261215   James Hylton Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'68 Plymouth134640overheating0
27 498   LeeRoy Yarbrough Winebarger Motor Co.   (Junior Johnson)'68 Ford1273305engine99
28 322   Darel Dieringer Plymouth   (Mario Rossi)'68 Plymouth127695crash0
29 916   Tiny Lund Hall Mark Homes Mercury   (Bud Moore)'68 Mercury126610crash0
303159   Jim Hurtubise Tom Pistone'68 Mercury121800crash0
31415   Earl Brooks Don Robertson'67 Ford86640transmission0
32171   Pete Hamilton King Enterprises   (A.J. King)'68 Dodge56655crash0
331071   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'68 Dodge55570crash0
341984   Roy Trantham Rocky Hinton'68 Ford55560crash0
354252   Bobby Mausgrover Elmer Buxton'67 Ford51605crash0
363225   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'67 Ford51650crash0
37204   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'67 Ford48540crash0
382149   G.C. Spencer Presnell Chrysler Plymouth   (G.C. Spencer)'67 Plymouth33520oil pressure0
393376   Roy Tyner Don Culpepper'66 Ford30575engine0
402907   George Davis George Davis'67 Chevrolet27520battery0
413856   Serge Adams Lyle Stelter'66 Ford24535sway bar0
424470   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'67 Buick22535oil pressure0
433010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'67 Ford17505engine0
44227   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'67 Chevrolet1500clutch0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Paul Dean Holt01Dennis HoltFord
Neil Castles06Howard FurnitureNeil CastlesPlymouth

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Cale Yarborough11616
  Richard Petty17182
  Cale Yarborough19224
  Richard Petty23275
  LeeRoy Yarbrough2812699
  Donnie Allison1271304
  Paul Goldsmith13115121
  Donnie Allison15217423
  Cale Yarborough1751773
  David Pearson17820326
  Cale Yarborough20425956
  Donnie Allison26027415
  Cale Yarborough27536490