OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

FIRECRACKER 400

Sam McQuagg won the 1966 NASCAR Grand National Series Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Daytona International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Daytona
  • LENGTH: 2.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $55,105

RACE

  • NUMBER: 28
  • NAME: Firecracker 400
  • DATE: 07-04-1966
  • LAPS / MILES: 160 / 400
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 23

WINNER

  • NAME: Sam McQuagg
  • CAR MAKE: 1966 Dodge
  • AVG SPEED: 153.813
  • START POSITION: 4th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 17
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 4 98 Sam McQuagg Dodge Nichels Engineering 0 160 126 Running 13,600
2 12 16 Darel Dieringer Mercury Bud Moore 0 160 0 Running 8,870
3 13 14 Jim Paschal Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 159 12 Running 5,985
4 3 13 Curtis Turner Chevrolet Smokey Yunick 0 159 2 Running 3,100
5 6 56 Jim Hurtubise Plymouth Norm Nelson 0 158 2 Running 1,550
6 7 31 Don White Dodge Nichels Engineering 0 156 0 Running 1,250
7 19 04 Marvin Panch Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 154 0 Running 1,475
8 20 24 Tiny Lund Ford Betty Lilly 0 153 0 Running 1,375
9 14 48 James Hylton Dodge Econo Wash 0 153 0 Running 1,300
10 32 4 John Sears Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 152 0 Running 1,200
11 9 3 Buddy Baker Dodge Ray Fox 0 151 8 Engine 830
12 16 79 Frank Warren Chevrolet Harold Rhodes 0 150 0 Running 740
13 23 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield 0 149 0 Running 650
14 27 2 Bobby Allison Chevrolet J.D. Bracken 0 149 0 Running 655
15 11 6 David Pearson Dodge Cotton Owens 0 148 0 Running 475
16 22 55 Harold Smith Ford Lyle Stelter 0 147 0 Running 595
17 34 44 Larry Hess Ford Larry Hess 0 146 0 Running 615
18 36 89 Eddie MacDonald Chevrolet -- 0 144 0 Running 585
19 40 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 143 0 Running 580
20 25 93 Blackie Watt Ford Harry Neal 0 139 0 Running 750
21 37 70 J.D. McDuffie Ford J.D. McDuffie 0 133 0 Running 570
22 33 06 Jack Lawrence Mercury John McCarthy 0 132 0 Running 590
23 35 97 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 126 0 Running 585
24 1 12 LeeRoy Yarbrough Dodge Prestone 0 126 10 Suspension 530
25 26 00 Roy Mayne Dodge Emory Gilliam 0 112 0 Running 525
26 39 53 Jimmy Helms Ford David Warren 0 111 0 Head gasket 445
27 5 99 Paul Goldsmith Plymouth Nichels Engineering 0 110 0 Windshield 490
28 28 02 Doug Cooper Plymouth Bob Cooper 0 96 0 Engine 460
29 2 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 86 0 Crash 530
30 10 71 Earl Balmer Dodge K & K Insurance 0 94 0 Crash 400
31 8 5 Mario Andretti Dodge Cotton Owens 0 78 0 Engine 395
32 30 38 Wayne Smith Chevrolet Archie Smith 0 78 0 Windshield 440
33 21 86 Buck Baker Chevrolet Buck Baker 0 54 0 Crash 410
34 24 39 Bunkie Blackburn Chevrolet J.H. Crawford 0 29 0 Oil pressure 380
35 17 49 G.C. Spencer Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 28 0 Suspension 375
36 29 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Buddy Arrington 0 25 0 Oil pressure 370
37 31 19 J.T. Putney Chevrolet J.T. Putney 0 20 0 Valve 365
38 15 7 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 16 0 Crash 360
39 38 25 Jabe Thomas Ford Jeff Handy 0 13 0 Oil pressure 355
40 18 33 Joel Davis Chevrolet Curtis Satterfield 0 4 0 Driveshaft 350