OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA 500

David Pearson won the 1968 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Western North Carolina 500 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Asheville-Weaverville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Weaverville
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $13,845

RACE

  • NUMBER: 36
  • NAME: Western North Carolina 500
  • DATE: 08-18-1968
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 90

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1968 Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 73.686
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 7
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 2 17 David Pearson Ford Holman-Moody 0 0 0 500 456 Running 2,150
2 5 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 0 0 497 1 Running 1,270
3 20 06 Neil Castles Plymouth Neil Castles 0 0 0 472 0 Running 1,050
4 18 9 Roy Tyner Pontiac Roy Tyner 0 0 0 467 0 Running 850
5 22 45 Bill Seifert Ford Bill Seifert 0 0 0 457 0 Running 750
6 26 25 Jabe Thomas Ford Don Robertson 0 0 0 446 0 Running 650
7 15 57 Ervin Pruitt Dodge Ervin Pruitt 0 0 0 446 0 Running 600
8 24 93 Walson Gardner Ford Walson Gardner 0 0 0 438 0 Running 550
9 23 34 Wendell Scott Ford Wendell Scott 0 0 0 436 0 Running 500
10 6 1 Pete Hamilton Dodge A.J. King 0 0 0 418 0 Oil pan 420
11 28 01 Paul Dean Holt Ford Dennis Holt 0 0 0 343 0 Overheating 380
12 11 2 Bobby Allison Chevrolet J.D. Bracken 0 0 0 275 0 Transmission 375
13 25 50 Eddie Yarboro Plymouth Eddie Yarboro 0 0 0 271 0 Lug bolt 325
14 29 88 George England Oldsmobile Buck Baker 0 0 0 235 0 Rear end 275
15 21 8 Ed Negre Ford Pee Dee Whs. 0 0 0 205 0 Crash 200
16 12 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield 0 0 0 204 0 Engine 200
17 4 99 Paul Goldsmith Dodge Nichels Engineering 0 0 0 198 41 Throttle 225
18 7 48 James Hylton Dodge Hylton Engineering 0 0 0 198 0 Crash 200
19 10 08 Bob Burcham Chevrolet E.C. Reid 0 0 0 190 0 Engine 200
20 14 28 Earl Brooks Ford Earl Brooks 0 0 0 136 0 Crash 200
21 16 20 Clyde Lynn Ford Clyde Lynn 0 0 0 132 0 Engine 200
22 1 22 Darel Dieringer Plymouth Mario Rossi 0 0 0 119 2 Engine 800
23 13 76 Tiny Lund Ford Don Culpepper 0 0 0 93 0 Vibration 200
24 17 51 Stan Meserve Dodge Margo Hamm 0 0 0 91 0 Overheating 200
25 19 70 JD McDuffie Buick J.D. McDuffie 0 0 0 56 0 Engine 200
26 3 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 52 0 A frame 425
27 27 38 Wayne Smith Chevrolet Archie Smith 0 0 0 35 0 Driveshaft 150
28 8 4 John Sears Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 0 0 33 0 Engine 150
29 9 49 GC Spencer Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 14 0 Engine 150