1967 Tidewater 250

General info
Series Grand National (Cup)
Location Langley Field Speedway
Date May 20, 1967
Pole Sitter Richard Petty
Pole Speed 68.214 mph
Race Data
Winner Richard Petty
Margin of Victory 6 seconds
Average Speed 66.704 mph
Cautions n/a
Points Leader Richard Petty (1st)

The 1967 Tidewater 250 was a Nextel Cup (then Grand National) event that occured at Langley Field on May 20, 1967. Pole sitter Richard Petty continued his record pace, by holding off Bobby Allison for the victory.


Richard Petty paced the two-fifths mile dirt track in qualifying, timing in to the pole with a lap of 68.214 mph. John Sears took the outside pole. It was Petty's second pole in a role.

Biggest Gain in Race: James Hylton (+5)

Race Recap and NotesEdit

Time of Race: 1:29:57

Margin of Victory: Six seconds

  • The tiny sixteen-car field matched the 1967 record. It was one of three races in the year to have that amount.
  • Petty's win made a seven-week stretch in which he finished first or second.
  • Donnie Allison completed two straight top-five finishes with a fifth place showing. It was the first time in his career that he did that accomplishment.

Race ResultsEdit

Finish Start No. Name Make Laps Lead Status
1 143Richard PettyPlymouth250223running
2 56Bobby AllisonDodge2509running
3 848James HyltonDodge2460running
4 664Elmo LangleyFord2330running
5 32Donnie AllisonChevy2300running
6 934Wendell ScottFord2280running
7 1120Clyde LynnFord2270running
8 1245Bill SeifertFord2220running
9 24John SearsFord18518ball joint
10 700Paul LewisDodge1460fan belt
11 414Jim PaschalPlymouth1410wiring
12 1067Buddy ArringtonDodge1060lug bolts
13 1301Paul Dean HoltFord140oil pressure
14 1697Henley GrayFord120oil pressure
15 1575Earl BrooksFord20oil pressure
16 1418Dick JohnsonFord10time gear


Since points are unknown following the race, these are the year end points positions and where those drivers finished.

1) Richard Petty (1st)

2) James Hylton (3rd)

3) Dick Hutcherson (DNR)

4) Bobby Allison (2nd)

5) John Sears (9th)

6) Jim Paschal (11th)

7) David Pearson (DNR)

8) Neil Castles (DNR)

9) Elmo Langley (4th)

10) Wendell Scott (6th)

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