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1967 NASCAR Grand National Recap


1967 NASCAR Grand National Standings
Richard Petty rewrote the record book in 1967, winning 27 races in 46 starts. The newly crowned "king" of stock car racing also won 10 races in a row. The 27 wins and 10-race streak set records that may never be matched.

1967 NASCAR Grand National Champion Richard Petty
1967 NASCAR Grand National Champion Richard Petty

Despite his thorough domination, Petty didn't grab the points lead until his 11th win of the season at Rocking­ham in late June. Winless James Hylton held the lead for six months based on consistency. Petty hit stride in the second half of the season, and sprinted to a 6,028-point cushion over Hylton by the time the 49-race season ended in November. Dick Hutcherson finished third in points in his final season as a driver. Up-and-coming driver Bobby Allison placed fourth.

Petty became the all-time NASCAR victory leader, passing his father Lee by winning the May 13 400-miler at Darlington. It was the 55th triumph of Petty's career. The chart below includes the standings of Richard Petty and the other top 50 NASCAR drivers of 1967.

1967 NASCAR Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Richard Petty
42,472 27 $150,196.10
2
James Hylton 36,444 0
49,731.50
3
Dick Hutcherson 33,658 2
85,159.28
4
Bobby Allison 30,812 6 58,249.64
5
John Sears 29,078 0
28,936.74
6
Jim Paschal 27,624 4
60,122.28
7
David Pearson 26,302 2
72,650.00
8
Neil Castles 23,218 0
20,682.32
9
Elmo Langley 22,286 0
23,897.52
10
Wendell Scott 20,700 0
19,509.76
11
Paul Goldsmith 20,402 0
38,731.14
12
Darel Dieringer 20,194 1
34,709.24
13
Clyde Lynn 20,016 0
19,519.24
14
Bobby Isaac 19,698 0
24,474.24
15
Buddy Baker 18,600 1
46,949.24
16
Donnie Allison 18,298 0
17,613.15
17
Henley Gray 17,502 0
15,986.16
18
J.T. Putney 16,752 0
15,686.16
19
Tiny Lund 16,292 0
17,331.16
20
Cale Yarborough 16,228 2
57,911.16
21
G.C. Spencer 15,240 0
20,225.00
22
Bill Seifert 14,676 0
11,905.00
23
Charlie Glotzbach 11,444 0
14,790.00
24
Frank Warren 9,992 0
9,185.00
25
Earl Brooks 9,952 0
8,610.00
26
Buddy Arrington 9,768 0
7,720.00
27
Buck Baker 9,450 0
7,560.00
28
Wayne Smith 9,372 0
10,225.00
29
Fred Lorenzen
9,268 1
17,875.00
30
Roy Mayne 9,262 0
8,830.00
31
Bobby Wawak 9,078 0
8,070.00
32
Friday Hassler 8,820 0
10,265.00
33
Paul Lewis 8,492 0
8,620.00
34
Sonny Hutchins 8,448 0
6,385.00
35
Paul "Bud" Moore 7,812 0
7,200.00
36
Sam McQuagg 7,400 0
9,845.00
37
LeeRoy Yarbrough 7,012 1
15,325.00
38
Don Biederman 5,850 0
5,935.00
39
Ramo Stott 5,676 0
3,335.00
40
George Davis 5,434 0
4,400.00
41
Jack Harden 5,254 0
4,450.00
42
Paul Dean Holt 5,006 0
4,220.00
43
Roy Tyner 4,936 0
8,170.00
44
Bill Champion 4,040 0
6,205.00
45
Dick Johnson 3,954 0
5,070.00
46
George Poulos 3,780 0
3,040.00
47
Bill Dennis 3,730 0
2,335.00
48
Doug Cooper 3,666 0
5,665.00
49
Ed Negre 3,578 0
3,805.00
50
H.B. Bailey 3,482 0
3,850.00

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