leads Bobby Allison and David Pearson in the early stages of the
Nashville 420 (Photo: Nashville Tennessean)
David Pearson took the lead
on lap 234 to capture his first and only victory at Nashville
Fairgrounds Speedway. It was the tenth victory of the 1968
Grand National season for the Holman-Moody driver. Pearson
would go on to capture the NASCAR Grand National Driver's
championship for the season.
The race was scheduled for
400 laps but was called by race officials at lap 301 due to
heavy rains in the Nashville metropolitan area.
Pearson finished third at
Maryville TN two nights prior to the Nashville event.