OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

AMERICAN 500

Richard Petty won the 1968 NASCAR Grand National Series American 500 at North Carolina Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Carolina Speedway
  • LOCATION: Rockingham
  • LENGTH: 1.000 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $69,800

RACE

  • NUMBER: 48
  • NAME: American 500
  • DATE: 10-27-1968
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 6 / 46

WINNER

  • NAME: Richard Petty
  • CAR MAKE: 1968 Plymouth
  • AVG SPEED: 105.060
  • START POSITION: 4th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 18
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 4 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Plymouth By Petty 0 500 216 Running 17,075
2 2 17 David Pearson Ford East Tenn. Motor Co. 0 500 24 Running 9,775
3 6 98 LeeRoy Yarbrough Ford Winebarger Motor Co. 0 498 0 Running 5,225
4 9 16 Tiny Lund Mercury Mercury 0 497 1 Running 2,800
5 8 14 Bobby Allison Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 496 0 Running 1,850
6 14 91 Don White Dodge Dodge 0 495 0 Running 1,400
7 17 48 James Hylton Dodge Hylton Engineering 0 491 0 Running 1,375
8 16 84 G.C. Spencer Ford Roy Trantham 0 488 0 Running 1,200
9 20 03 Richard Brickhouse Plymouth Dub Clewis 0 480 0 Running 1,100
10 18 75 Butch Hartman Dodge Butch Hartman 0 478 0 Running 1,100
11 19 4 John Sears Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 476 0 Running 1,050
12 28 39 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Red Sharp 0 466 0 Running 1,000
13 27 7 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 446 0 Running 975
14 39 47 Bill Seifert Ford Bill Seifert 0 444 0 Engine 950
15 41 20 Clyde Lynn Ford Clyde Lynn 0 433 0 Running 935
16 13 27 Donnie Allison Ford Dick Brannan Ford 0 430 11 Crash 920
17 3 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 427 118 Engine 930
18 44 45 Earl Brooks Ford Bill Seifert 0 427 0 Running 890
19 36 9 Roy Tyner Pontiac Roy Tyner 0 420 0 Engine 945
20 35 93 Walson Gardner Ford Walson Gardner 0 414 0 Flagged 920
21 38 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 408 0 Running 895
22 42 18 Dick Johnson Ford Dick Johnson 0 407 0 Running 830
23 43 25 Jabe Thomas Ford Don Robertson 0 400 0 Running 815
24 24 30 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Larry Wehrs 0 396 0 Engine 800
25 10 3 Buddy Baker Dodge Royal Dodge 0 385 38 Engine 835
26 1 21 Cale Yarborough Mercury 60 Minute Cleaners 0 325 92 Engine 1,120
27 37 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 309 0 Running 795
28 22 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 271 0 Engine 740
29 5 99 Paul Goldsmith Dodge Frosty Morn Meats 0 270 0 Ignition 725
30 26 56 Tommy Gale Mercury Lyle Stelter 0 172 0 Crash 760
31 25 97 Red Farmer Ford Red Farmer 0 159 0 Rear end 770
32 29 06 Neil Castles Plymouth Neil Castles 0 156 0 Engine 830
33 11 22 Darel Dieringer Plymouth Plymouth 0 148 0 Engine 690
34 12 1 Pete Hamilton Dodge A.J. King 0 145 0 Engine 650
35 31 70 J.D. McDuffie Buick J.D. McDuffie 0 95 0 Engine 735
36 34 76 James Sears Ford Don Culpepper 0 92 0 Crash 710
37 33 0 Don Tarr Chevrolet Don Tarr 0 91 0 Crash 685
38 23 57 Ervin Pruitt Dodge Ervin Pruitt 0 90 0 Crash 590
39 40 80 E.J. Trivette Chevrolet E.C. Reid 0 87 0 Brakes 605
40 30 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield 0 82 0 Engine 560
41 7 6 Charlie Glotzbach Dodge Lash Motor Co. 0 59 0 Quit 545
42 15 29 Bud Moore Ford Bondy Long 0 53 0 Crash 535
43 32 52 Dexter Gainey Ford Elmer Buxton 0 41 0 Flagged 650
44 21 11 Frank Gardner Ford Ford 0 1 0 Flagged 515