Sunday 31st July 1966
Four stars of NASCAR stockcars were entered in the VIR 400 Trans-Am race in Danville, Virginia. David Pearson destroyed the engine in his Dodge Dart during practice. Curtis Turner blew an engine in his Ford Mustang but ended up being classified as the last car running after having the hole in the engine taped over. Richard Petty went off course twice, getting permanently stuck in mud the second time. Wendell Scott spun and then broke his Mustang’s suspension crossing a drainage ditch trying to return to the pits. Trans-Am regulars Bob Johnson and Tom Yeager won in a Mustang.