OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHEASTERN 500

David Pearson won the 1968 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Southeastern 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Bristol
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $25,820

RACE

  • NUMBER: 5
  • NAME: Southeastern 500
  • DATE: 03-17-1968
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 11 / 81

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1968 Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 77.247
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 18
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 2 17 David Pearson Ford Holman-Moody 0 0 0 500 176 Running 5,725
2 1 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 500 108 Running 4,125
3 4 26 LeeRoy Yarbrough Ford Junior Johnson 0 0 0 499 168 Running 2,100
4 5 22 Darel Dieringer Plymouth Mario Rossi 0 0 0 492 0 Running 1,325
5 11 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge K & K Insurance 0 0 0 491 0 Running 900
6 29 1 Bud Moore Dodge A.J. King 0 0 0 491 0 Running 800
7 15 09 Jack Ingram Chevrolet Roy Tyner 0 0 0 481 0 Running 700
8 16 10 Bill Champion Ford Bill Champion 0 0 0 469 0 Running 650
9 17 64 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley / Henry Woodfield 0 0 0 468 0 Running 625
10 32 2 Earl Brooks Ford Clyde Lynn 0 0 0 467 0 Running 550
11 36 06 Neil Castles Plymouth Neil Castles 0 0 0 467 0 Running 525
12 19 45 Bill Seifert Ford Bill Seifert 0 0 0 454 0 Running 490
13 20 30 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Larry Wehrs 0 0 0 449 0 Running 460
14 23 20 Clyde Lynn Mercury Clyde Lynn 0 0 0 445 0 Rear end 445
15 22 50 Wendell Scott Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 436 0 Running 425
16 27 02 Bob Cooper Chevrolet Bob Cooper 0 0 0 430 0 Running 415
17 21 25 Jabe Thomas Ford Don Robertson 0 0 0 427 0 Running 395
18 34 01 Paul Dean Holt Ford Dennis Holt 0 0 0 412 0 Running 375
19 26 31 Bill Ervin Ford Newman Long 0 0 0 396 0 Running 350
20 24 19 Henley Gray Ford Henley Gray 0 0 0 392 0 Running 340
21 33 18 Dick Johnson Ford Bob Casperson 0 0 0 338 0 Ball joint 330
22 35 93 Walson Gardner Ford Walson Gardner 0 0 0 295 0 Engine 320
23 10 3 Buddy Baker Dodge Ray Fox 0 0 0 245 0 Overheating 305
24 3 21 Cale Yarborough Ford 60 Minute Cleaners 0 0 0 237 48 Rear end 325
25 28 48 James Hylton Dodge Hylton Engineering 0 0 0 227 0 Driver ill 295
26 18 39 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Red Sharp 0 0 0 206 0 Sway bar 285
27 31 95 Doug Cooper Ford Henley Gray 0 0 0 206 0 Ball joint 275
28 9 16 Tiny Lund Mercury Bud Moore 0 0 0 199 0 Engine 265
29 12 4 John Sears Ford L.G. DeWitt 0 0 0 191 0 Rear end 255
30 6 27 Donnie Allison Ford Banjo Matthews 0 0 0 114 0 Rear end 245
31 25 76 Roy Tyner Ford Don Culpepper 0 0 0 104 0 Oil leak 200
32 14 49 GC Spencer Plymouth G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 91 0 Crash 200
33 7 14 Jerry Grant Plymouth Friedkin Enterprises 0 0 0 72 0 Crash 200
34 13 99 Paul Goldsmith Plymouth Nichels Engineering 0 0 0 60 0 Driveshaft 200
35 30 51 Stan Meserve Dodge Margo Hamm 0 0 0 54 0 Engine 200
36 8 29 Bobby Allison Ford Bondy Long 0 0 0 41 0 Engine 200