OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHERN 500

Cale Yarborough won the 1968 NASCAR Grand National Series Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Darlington Raceway
  • LOCATION: Darlington
  • LENGTH: 1.375 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $86,825

RACE

  • NUMBER: 39
  • NAME: Southern 500
  • DATE: 09-02-1968
  • LAPS / MILES: 364 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 65

WINNER

  • NAME: Cale Yarborough
  • CAR MAKE: 1968 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 126.132
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 2 21 Cale Yarborough Mercury 60 Minute Cleaners 0 364 169 Running 25,415
2 16 17 David Pearson Ford East Tenn. Motor Co. 0 364 26 Running 10,850
3 7 3 Buddy Baker Dodge Ray Fox 0 362 0 Running 6,200
4 1 6 Charlie Glotzbach Dodge Cotton Owens 0 360 0 Running 3,800
5 8 99 Paul Goldsmith Dodge Nichels Engineering 0 357 21 Running 3,075
6 13 14 Curtis Turner Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 354 0 Running 1,800
7 18 2 Bobby Allison Chevrolet J.D. Bracken 0 352 0 Running 2,200
8 11 29 Bud Moore Ford Bondy Long 0 350 0 Running 1,500
9 23 39 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Red Sharp 0 343 0 Running 1,400
10 5 27 Donnie Allison Ford Banjo Matthews 0 342 42 Running 2,350
11 40 03 Richard Brickhouse Plymouth Dub Clewis 0 335 0 Running 1,250
12 15 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield 0 334 0 Running 1,150
13 26 46 Larry Manning Chevrolet Tom Hunter 0 331 0 Running 1,100
14 36 19 Bill Seifert Ford Bill Seifert 0 320 0 Running 1,100
15 37 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 316 0 Running 1,050
16 27 0 Don Tarr Chevrolet Don Tarr 0 308 0 Running 950
17 25 61 Hoss Ellington Mercury Hoss Ellington 0 304 0 Running 900
18 28 18 Dick Johnson Ford Dick Johnson 0 287 0 Running 850
19 43 9 Ben Arnold Pontiac Roy Tyner 0 284 0 Running 825
20 6 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 273 7 Engine 1,450
21 39 93 Paul Dean Holt Ford Dennis Holt 0 263 0 Running 800
22 24 80 E.J. Trivette Chevrolet E.C. Reid 0 205 0 Engine 725
23 14 36 H.B. Bailey Pontiac H.B. Bailey 0 181 0 Crash 700
24 34 20 Clyde Lynn Ford Clyde Lynn 0 156 0 Engine 725
25 35 57 Frank Warren Dodge Ervin Pruitt 0 144 0 Oil pressure 700
26 12 15 James Hylton Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 134 0 Overheating 640
27 4 98 LeeRoy Yarbrough Ford Junior Johnson 0 127 99 Engine 3,305
28 3 22 Darel Dieringer Plymouth Mario Rossi 0 127 0 Crash 695
29 9 16 Tiny Lund Mercury Bud Moore 0 126 0 Crash 610
30 31 59 Jim Hurtubise Mercury Tom Pistone 0 121 0 Crash 800
31 41 5 Earl Brooks Ford Don Robertson 0 86 0 Transmission 640
32 17 1 Pete Hamilton Dodge A.J. King 0 56 0 Crash 655
33 10 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 55 0 Crash 570
34 19 84 Roy Trantham Ford Rocky Hinton 0 55 0 Crash 560
35 42 52 Bobby Mausgrover Ford Elmer Buxton 0 51 0 Crash 605
36 32 25 Jabe Thomas Ford Don Robertson 0 51 0 Crash 650
37 20 4 John Sears Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 48 0 Crash 540
38 21 49 G.C. Spencer Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 33 0 Oil pressure 520
39 33 76 Roy Tyner Ford Don Culpepper 0 30 0 Engine 575
40 29 07 George Davis Chevrolet George Davis 0 27 0 Battery 520
41 38 56 Serge Adams Ford Lyle Stelter 0 24 0 Sway bar 535
42 44 70 J.D. McDuffie Buick J.D. McDuffie 0 22 0 Oil pressure 535
43 30 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 17 0 Engine 505
44 22 7 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 1 0 Clutch 500