Tuesday, July 12, 1966 – Hueytown, Alabama’s Bobby Allison collected his first career win in NASCAR’s premier series with a dominating performance at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine. Allison led 238 of the race’s 300 laps around the .333-mile track and finished one lap ahead of runner-up Tiny Lund.
• The victory came in start No. 29 for the three-time modified champion. He started on the pole for the second time in his career.
• The 100-mile race was the first NASCAR Grand National event held in New England.
• Fourteen of the 27 drivers who started the race were running at the finish. Among those falling by the wayside were two-time series champion Ned Jarrett (crash) and Marvin Panch (broken rear end).
• The series competed at Oxford Plains twice more – Allison returned to win again in 1967 while Richard Petty won the final NASCAR premier series race at the track in ’68.