OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

AMERICAN 500

Fred Lorenzen won the 1966 NASCAR Grand National Series American 500 at North Carolina Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Carolina Speedway
  • LOCATION: Rockingham
  • LENGTH: 1.000 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $62,145

RACE

  • NUMBER: 49
  • NAME: American 500
  • DATE: 10-30-1966
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 35

WINNER

  • NAME: Fred Lorenzen
  • CAR MAKE: 1966 Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 104.348
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 20
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 1 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford Holman-Moody 0 500 320 Running 14,550
2 8 31 Don White Dodge Nichels Engineering 0 496 0 Running 7,350
3 18 11 Ned Jarrett Ford Bondy Long 0 496 0 Running 4,700
4 12 21 Cale Yarborough Ford Wood Brothers 0 494 0 Running 2,250
5 25 47 Junior Johnson Ford Junior Johnson 0 494 0 Running 1,475
6 7 3 Buddy Baker Dodge Ray Fox 0 492 0 Running 2,700
7 13 6 David Pearson Dodge Cotton Owens 0 488 0 Running 1,100
8 5 14 Jim Paschal Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 485 0 Running 2,050
9 27 05 Donnie Allison Chevrolet Robert Harper 0 478 0 Running 1,525
10 20 48 James Hylton Dodge Econo Wash 0 475 0 Running 1,150
11 31 19 J.T. Putney Chevrolet J.T. Putney 0 471 0 Running 1,125
12 16 49 G.C. Spencer Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 468 0 Running 940
13 14 15 Darel Dieringer Ford Junior Johnson 0 464 0 Alternator 905
14 29 1 Buddy Arrington Plymouth Paul Lewis 0 463 0 Running 805
15 19 33 Jack Bowsher Ford Jack Bowsher 0 462 0 Engine 685
16 33 79 Frank Warren Chevrolet Harold Rhodes 0 455 0 Running 925
17 37 87 Buck Baker Oldsmobile Buck Baker 0 452 0 Running 850
18 38 97 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 450 0 Running 805
19 22 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield 0 449 0 Engine 725
20 34 46 Roy Mayne Chevrolet Tom Hunter 0 447 0 Running 810
21 35 44 Larry Hess Ford Larry Hess 0 442 0 Engine 795
22 43 94 Don Biederman Chevrolet Ron Stotten 0 440 0 Running 710
23 32 09 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Red Sharp 0 438 0 Engine 825
24 30 38 Wayne Smith Chevrolet Archie Smith 0 438 0 Running 725
25 42 45 Clyde Lynn Ford Bill Seifert 0 417 0 Running 690
26 36 70 J.D. McDuffie Ford J.D. McDuffie 0 402 0 Running 755
27 3 26 Gordon Johncock Ford Junior Johnson 0 375 0 Engine 605
28 2 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 320 180 Engine 650
29 15 42 Paul Lewis Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 308 0 Engine 670
30 26 5 Bobby Isaac Dodge Cotton Owens 0 293 0 Vibration 615
31 11 98 Sam McQuagg Dodge Nichels Engineering 0 270 0 Engine 585
32 9 71 Earl Balmer Dodge K & K Insurance 0 188 0 Oil pressure 655
33 4 29 Dick Hutcherson Ford Holman-Moody 0 127 0 Crash 550
34 10 13 Curtis Turner Chevrolet Smokey Yunick 0 126 0 Engine 595
35 40 59 Wendell Scott Ford Tom Pistone 0 119 0 Engine 540
36 21 4 John Sears Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 110 0 Engine 535
37 6 99 Paul Goldsmith Plymouth Nichels Engineering 0 80 0 Cont arm 530
38 24 7 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 78 0 Carburetor 525
39 17 12 LeeRoy Yarbrough Dodge Jon Thorne 0 67 0 Crash 595
40 39 86 Neil Castles Dodge Buck Baker 0 58 0 Distributor 555
41 28 2 Bobby Allison Chevrolet J.D. Bracken 0 57 0 Engine 510
42 44 53 Don Tilley Ford George Elliott 0 48 0 Steering 505
43 41 22 Tommy Bostick Chevrolet Crawford Brothers 0 42 0 Engine 500
44 23 55 Tiny Lund Ford Lyle Stelter 0 2 0 Clutch 500