OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHERN 500

Darel Dieringer won the 1966 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Darlington Raceway
  • LOCATION: Darlington
  • LENGTH: 1.375 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $67,960

RACE

  • NUMBER: 42
  • NAME: Southern 500
  • DATE: 09-05-1966
  • LAPS / MILES: 364 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 8 / 80

WINNER

  • NAME: Darel Dieringer
  • CAR MAKE: 1966 Mercury
  • AVG SPEED: 114.830
  • START POSITION: 3rd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 28
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 3 16 Darel Dieringer Mercury Bud Moore 0 0 0 364 105 Running 20,900
2 2 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 364 131 Running 8,975
3 13 6 David Pearson Dodge Cotton Owens 0 0 0 361 1 Running 4,700
4 14 42 Marvin Panch Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 360 14 Running 2,725
5 9 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford Holman-Moody 0 0 0 360 0 Running 2,300
6 11 14 Jim Paschal Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 0 0 360 0 Running 2,595
7 10 29 Dick Hutcherson Ford East Tennessee Motor Co. 0 0 0 358 1 Running 1,280
8 1 12 LeeRoy Yarbrough Dodge Jon Thorne 0 0 0 358 35 Running 1,650
9 5 98 Sam McQuagg Dodge Nichels Engineering 0 0 0 358 23 Running 900
10 18 49 GC Spencer Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 358 0 Running 1,180
11 7 21 Cale Yarborough Ford Wood Brothers 0 0 0 356 33 Running 700
12 21 1 Paul Lewis Plymouth Paul Lewis 0 0 0 353 0 Running 925
13 20 11 Ned Jarrett Ford Bondy Long 0 0 0 350 0 Running 1,375
14 12 26 Curtis Turner Ford Holly Farms 0 0 0 348 12 Crash 600
15 16 48 James Hylton Dodge Econo Wash 0 0 0 348 0 Running 800
16 4 99 Paul Goldsmith Plymouth Nichels Engineering 0 0 0 345 9 Engine 605
17 19 36 HB Bailey Pontiac H.B. Bailey 0 0 0 341 0 Running 840
18 23 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield 0 0 0 336 0 Running 710
19 25 19 JT Putney Chevrolet J.T. Putney 0 0 0 333 0 Running 725
20 40 4 John Sears Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 0 0 327 0 Running 695
21 44 44 Larry Hess Ford Larry Hess 0 0 0 326 0 Running 665
22 38 97 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 0 0 323 0 Running 660
23 36 88 Neil Castles Chevrolet Buck Baker 0 0 0 321 0 Running 655
24 43 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 0 0 317 0 Running 650
25 37 72 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 0 0 308 0 Running 645
26 30 79 Frank Warren Chevrolet Harold Rhodes 0 0 0 305 0 Engine 590
27 26 20 Bunkie Blackburn Mercury -- 0 0 0 287 0 Running 615
28 24 24 Tiny Lund Ford Betty Lilly 0 0 0 248 0 Engine 580
29 28 09 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Red Sharp 0 0 0 196 0 Wheel bearing 575
30 6 71 Earl Balmer Dodge K & K Insurance 0 0 0 185 0 Crash 470
31 31 93 Blackie Watt Ford Harry Neal 0 0 0 172 0 Engine 465
32 42 75 Earl Brooks Ford Gene Black 0 0 0 120 0 Engine 510
33 8 3 Buddy Baker Dodge Ray Fox 0 0 0 97 0 Throttle 455
34 32 89 Eddie MacDonald Chevrolet Buck Baker 0 0 0 97 0 Engine 450
35 22 47 Stick Elliott Chevrolet Toy Bolton 0 0 0 78 0 Valve 445
36 33 2 Bobby Allison Chevrolet J.D. Bracken 0 0 0 71 0 Engine 640
37 17 7 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 0 0 56 0 Engine 535
38 39 51 Bob Derrington Chevrolet Bob Derrington 0 0 0 51 0 Cam 480
39 29 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Buddy Arrington 0 0 0 50 0 Engine 425
40 34 38 Wayne Smith Chevrolet Archie Smith 0 0 0 26 0 Engine 520
41 27 87 Buck Baker Oldsmobile Buck Baker 0 0 0 22 0 Engine 435
42 35 25 Doug Cooper Ford Jeff Handy 0 0 0 16 0 Engine 460
43 15 04 Jerry Grant Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 0 0 7 0 Transmission 405
44 41 73 Jimmy Helms Ford Joan Petre 0 0 0 1 0 Driveshaft 450