NASCAR in the 1966 season. Full information

18th season of the NASCAR proved to be an exhilarating ride for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Spanning from 14th November to 30th October in 1966, this season showcased thrilling races, unexpected twists, and fierce competition. Join us as we relive the excitement and drama that unfolded throughout this unforgettable season of NASCAR!

Beginners of the season: Donnie Allison , Jack McCoy , Blackie Watt , Nick Rampling , Gene Cline , Paul Connors , Blaine Kauffman , Cy Fairchild , T.L. Blakely , Harold Dunaway , Tex McCullough , Bill Seifert , Walter Wallace , Sonny Lamphear , Wayne Woodward , Max Ledbetter , Eddie Yarboro , Ernest Eury , Ed Jordan , Walter Ballard , Charles Triplett , Billy Stiles , Don Israel , Edgar Wallen , Eddie MacDonald , Don Biederman , Fats Caruso , Jack Soper , Al DeAngelo , L.D. Ottinger , Coo Coo Marlin , Marty Robbins , Buster Sexton , Paul Bumhaver , Paul Dean Holt , Mike Page , Jimmy Trull , George England , Tommy Bostick

List of races and tracks in the 1966 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
Augusta NASCAR 1965 Augusta NASCAR Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #42
Augusta 14th November 1965
Riverside NASCAR 1966 Riverside NASCAR Dan Gurney
Ford ? 1966, #121
Riverside 23rd January 1966
Daytona NASCAR 1966 Daytona NASCAR Race 1 Paul Goldsmith
Plymouth Belvedere, #99
Daytona 25th February 1966
Daytona NASCAR 1966 Daytona NASCAR Race 2 Earl Balmer
Dodge Charger, #3
Daytona 25th February 1966
Daytona 500 1966 Daytona 500 Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #43
Daytona 27th February 1966
North Carolina NASCAR 1966 North Carolina NASCAR Race 1 Paul Goldsmith
Plymouth Belvedere, #99
North Carolina 13th March 1966
Bristol NASCAR 1966 Bristol NASCAR Race 1 Dick Hutcherson
Ford ? 1966, #29
Bristol 20th March 1966
Atlanta NASCAR 1966 Atlanta NASCAR Race 1 Jim Hurtubise
Plymouth ? 1966, #56
Atlanta 27th March 1966
Hickory NASCAR 1966 Hickory NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Hickory Speedway 3rd April 1966
Columbia NASCAR 1966 Columbia NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Columbia Speedway 7th April 1966
Greenville NASCAR 1966 Greenville NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Greenville-Pickens 9th April 1966
Winston-Salem NASCAR 1966 Winston-Salem NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Winston-Salem 11th April 1966
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1966 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 1 Jim Paschal
Plymouth ? 1966, #14
North Wilkesboro 17th April 1966
Martinsville NASCAR 1966 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Jim Paschal
Plymouth ? 1966, #14
Martinsville 24th April 1966
Darlington NASCAR 1966 Darlington NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #43
Darlington 30th April 1966
Hampton NASCAR 1966 Hampton NASCAR Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #43
Hampton 7th May 1966
Macon NASCAR 1966 Macon NASCAR Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #43
Middle Georgia 10th May 1966
Monroe NASCAR 1966 Monroe NASCAR Darel Dieringer
Ford ? 1966, #0
Monroe, NC 13th May 1966
Richmond NASCAR 1966 Richmond NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Richmond 15th May 1966
World 600 1966 World 600 Marvin Panch , Richard Petty
Plymouth Belvedere, #42
Charlotte 22nd May 1966
Moyock NASCAR 1966 Moyock NASCAR David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Moyock 29th May 1966
Asheville NASCAR 1966 Asheville NASCAR David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Asheville 3rd June 1966
Spartanburg NASCAR 1966 Spartanburg NASCAR Elmo Langley
Ford Galaxie, #64
Piedmont Interstate 4th June 1966
Maryville NASCAR 1966 Maryville NASCAR Race 1 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Maryville 9th June 1966
Weaverville NASCAR 1966 Weaverville NASCAR Race 1 Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #43
Weaverville 12th June 1966
Beltsville NASCAR 1966 Beltsville NASCAR Race 1 Tiny Lund
Ford ? 1966, #55
Beltsville 15th June 1966
Greenville NASCAR 1966 Greenville NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Greenville-Pickens 25th June 1966
Daytona NASCAR 1966 Daytona NASCAR Race 3 Sam McQuagg
Dodge Charger, #98
Daytona 4th July 1966
Manassas NASCAR 1966 Manassas NASCAR Elmo Langley
Ford Galaxie, #64
Manassas 7th July 1966
Bridgehampton NASCAR 1966 Bridgehampton NASCAR David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Bridgehampton 10th July 1966
Oxford Plains NASCAR 1966 Oxford Plains NASCAR Bobby Allison
Chevrolet ? 1966, #2
Oxford Plains 12th July 1966
Fonda NASCAR 1966 Fonda NASCAR David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Fonda 14th July 1966
Islip NASCAR 1966 Islip NASCAR Bobby Allison
Chevrolet ? 1966, #2
Islip 16th July 1966
Bristol NASCAR 1966 Bristol NASCAR Race 2 Paul Goldsmith
Plymouth Belvedere, #99
Bristol 24th July 1966
Maryville NASCAR 1966 Maryville NASCAR Race 2 Paul Lewis
Plymouth Belvedere, #1
Maryville 28th July 1966
Nashville NASCAR 1966 Nashville NASCAR Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #43
Nashville Fairgrounds 30th July 1966
Atlanta NASCAR 1966 Atlanta NASCAR Race 2 Richard Petty
Plymouth ? 1966, #43
Atlanta 7th August 1966
Columbia NASCAR 1966 Columbia NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Columbia Speedway 18th August 1966
Weaverville NASCAR 1966 Weaverville NASCAR Race 2 Darel Dieringer
Mercury ? 1966, #16
Weaverville 21st August 1966
Beltsville NASCAR 1966 Beltsville NASCAR Race 2 Bobby Allison
Chevrolet ? 1966, #2
Beltsville 24th August 1966
Winston-Salem NASCAR 1966 Winston-Salem NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Winston-Salem 27th August 1966
Darlington NASCAR 1966 Darlington NASCAR Race 2 Darel Dieringer
Mercury ? 1966, #16
Darlington 5th September 1966
Hickory NASCAR 1966 Hickory NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Hickory Speedway 9th September 1966
Richmond NASCAR 1966 Richmond NASCAR Race 2 David Pearson
Dodge ? 1966, #6
Richmond 11th September 1966
Hillsborough NASCAR 1966 Hillsborough NASCAR Dick Hutcherson
Ford ? 1966, #29
Occoneechee Speedway 18th September 1966
Martinsville NASCAR 1966 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Fred Lorenzen
Ford ? 1966, #28
Martinsville 25th September 1966
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1966 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 2 Dick Hutcherson
Ford ? 1966, #29
North Wilkesboro 2nd October 1966
Charlotte NASCAR 1966 Charlotte NASCAR LeeRoy Yarbrough , LeeRoy Yarbrough
Dodge ?? 1966, #12
Charlotte 16th October 1966
North Carolina NASCAR 1966 North Carolina NASCAR Race 2 Fred Lorenzen
Ford Fairline, #28
North Carolina 30th October 1966

Drivers championship 1966

David Pearson

United States

Champion

James Hylton

United States

2nd place

Richard Petty

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1966 season

Name Points
David Pearson 35638
James Hylton 33688
Richard Petty 22952
Henley Gray 22468
Paul Goldsmith 22078
Wendell Scott 21702
John Sears 21432
J.T. Putney 21208
Neil Castles 20446
Bobby Allison 19910
Elmo Langley 19116
Darel Dieringer 18214
Ned Jarrett 17616
Jim Paschal 16404
Sam McQuagg 16068
Paul Lewis 15352
Marvin Panch 15308
Cale Yarborough 15188
G.C. Spencer 15028
Clyde Lynn 14856
Buck Baker 14504
Buddy Baker 14302
Fred Lorenzen 12454
Curtis Turner 12266
Roy Mayne 11074
LeeRoy Yarbrough 10528
J.D. McDuffie 9572
Dick Hutcherson 9392
Tiny Lund 9332
Blackie Watt 8518
Frank Warren 8334
Buddy Arrington 7636
Wayne Smith 7442
Jimmy Helms 6530
Stick Elliott 6358
Earl Balmer 5794
Tom Pistone 5788
Jack Lawrence 5644
Larry Manning 4964
Larry Hess 4928
Roy Tyner 4248
Hank Thomas 4180
Bill Seifert 4128
Bob Derrington 4122
Joel Davis 4066
Paul Connors 3986
Jabe Thomas 3820
Doug Cooper 3808
Junior Johnson 3750
Larry Frank 3738
Harold Smith 3658
Worth McMillion 3526
Bobby Isaac 3438
Eddie MacDonald 2904
Gene Black 2896
Friday Hassler 2874
Bunkie Blackburn 2494
Don Biederman 2302
Gene Cline 2284
Bobby Johns 2278
Bill Champion 2276
Ron Hornaday 2000
Earl Brooks 1970
Donnie Allison 1944
H.B. Bailey 1892
Wayne Woodward 1764
Johnny Allen 1746
Max Ledbetter 1604
Ray Hill 1580
Ernest Eury 1404
Sonny Lamphear 1290
George England 1210
Roy Hallquist 1048
Jeff Hawkins 1034
Jack McCoy 1000
Iggy Katona 990
Rene Charland 794
E.J. Trivette 748
Jim Tatum 724
Bob Cooper 682
Toy Bolton 680
Sonny Hutchins 580
Lionel Johnson 574
Walter Ballard 560
G.T. Nolen 542
Walter Wallace 480
Buzz Gregory 480
Nick Rampling 464
Paul Dean Holt 446
Al White 432
Darrell Bryant 430
Ned Setzer 410
Eddie Yarboro 408
Edgar Wallen 400
Coo Coo Marlin 360
Ed Jordan 316
Ronnie Chumley 282
Don Israel 272
Mack Hanbury 272
Paul Bumhaver 224
Mike Page 220
Bunk Moore 192
Buster Sexton 192
Don Walker 176
Bryant Wallace 176
Fats Caruso 160
Bud Moore 160
Charles Triplett 144
Gil Hearne 136
Don Tilley 128
Ernie Gahan 112
Jack Ingram 112
Jack Goodwin 112
Tommy Bostick 108
Harold Dunaway 104
Tex McCullough 104
Gene Hobby 70
Blaine Kauffman 64
Pee Wee Ellwanger 44
Jimmy Trull 44
Jim Hunter 32
Marty Robbins 20
Cy Fairchild 16
Al DeAngelo 16
T.L. Blakely 16
Billy Stiles 16
Jack Soper 16
L.D. Ottinger 16
Joe Holder 16
Rock Harn 16

List of all cars in the 1966 season