The mid-November race was scheduled as the first race of the 1966 NASCAR Grand National season.
Petty led for a 94 lap stretch before Tiny Lund clawed his way to the front. Lund, behind the wheel of an independent Ford owned by Lyle Stelter, was late arriving at the track and posted no practice or qualifying time. He started dead last but came on like gangbusters. Lund was pulling away from Petty when the distributor failed on his car. Petty breezed in the lead for good.Petty drove a Petty Enterprises #42 Plymouth, and the win was his final one in a car numbered something other than 43.
Edited August 30, 2014