led all 400 laps of the event in his 1966 Plymouth. It was
the second time that Petty had accomplished this rare
Bobby Allison's car was slowed late in the
race by a leaking head gasket.
This was Petty's fourth victory at the
Petty was the only factory supported car
in the race as the Cotton Owens Dodge of David Pearson remained
in South Carolina over a "deal" money dispute with track
James Hylton, Coo Coo Marlin both made their initial appearances
at the track.
legend Marty Robbins made his only Fairgrounds Grand National
start during the event.
Gray would record his career best finish of fourth at the race.
J.D. McDuffie would record the first of his
29 Nashville starts.
Bobby Allison would record the first of his
28 Nashville starts.