1967 Daytona 500

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1967 Daytona 500
Race details
Race 5 of 49 in the 1967 NASCAR Grand National Series season


Date February 26, 1967 (1967-02-26)
Location Daytona International Speedway
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.02336 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 48 °F (9 °C); wind speeds approaching 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)[1]
Average speed 146.926 miles per hour (236.454 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Curtis Turner Yunich-Rich
Most laps led
Driver Mario Andretti Holman Moody
Laps 112
Winner
No. 11
Mario Andretti
Holman Moody

The 1967 Daytona 500, the 9th running of the event, was run on February 26, 1967.

Mario Andretti, better known for his accomplishments in open-wheel and USAC competition won his first and only NASCAR Grand National event. He ran in a Holman-Moody Ford sponsored by the Bunnell Motor Company. This would be the only time that a person born outside the United States has ever won the Daytona 500. Andretti would consider Nazareth, Pennsylvania to be his "adopted" home town during his NASCAR career as to avoid the scrutiny that foreigners faced in NASCAR before the "modern" era[citation needed].

More than 94,000 people would witness a 204-minute race where six cautions would be recorded for a length of 54 laps. There would be 36 different changes in the first-place position of this race. Pole speeds were swift; reaching up to 180.381 miles per hour or 290.295 kilometres per hour. Tiny Lund ran out of gas while trying to win the race; signifying that he was an aggressive driver at this event[citation needed]. Six drivers failed to make the grid; including Don Biederman and Earl Brooks.[2]

Race results[edit]

  1. Mario Andretti
  2. Fred Lorenzen
  3. James Hylton
  4. Tiny Lund
  5. Jerry Grant
  6. Darel Dieringer
  7. Sonny Hutchins
  8. Richard Petty
  9. Jim Hurtubise
  10. Neil Castles
  11. Donnie Allison
  12. John Sears
  13. Roy Mayne
  14. Dorus Wisecarver
  15. Wendell Scott
  16. Paul Goldsmith
  17. Henley Gray
  18. H.B. Bailey
  19. Bobby Isaac
  20. Elmo Langley
  21. Clyde Lynn
  22. Sam McQuagg
  23. Ramo Stott
  24. David Pearson
  25. Curtis Turner
  26. Joel Davis
  27. Innes Ireland
  28. Buddy Baker
  29. J.T. Putney
  30. Gordon Johncock
  31. Gary Bettenhausen
  32. Jim Paschal
  33. Charlie Glotzbach
  34. LeeRoy Yarbrough
  35. Ken Spikes
  36. Dick Hutcherson
  37. A.J. Foyt
  38. Don White
  39. Cale Yarborough
  40. Bobby Allison
  41. Bob Pickell
  42. Red Farmer
  43. Bobby Johns
  44. G.C. Spencer
  45. Blackie Watt
  46. Paul Lewis
  47. Frank Warren
  48. Friday Hassler
  49. George England (racing driver)
  50. Coo Coo Marlin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1967 Daytona 500 racing information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Weather of the 1967 Daytona 500". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-24.