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1961 Festival 250 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 33 of 52
Sunday, July 9, 1961 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
167 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (250.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:07:18
Average Speed: 118.067 mph
Pole Speed: 136.088 mph
Cautions: 1 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Fireball Roberts22Pontiac80.520   136.088    
2   David Pearson3Pontiac80.760   135.695    
3   Joe Weatherly8Pontiac80.840   135.559    
4   Nelson Stacy29Ford80.900   135.457    
5   Fred Lorenzen28Ford81.020   135.253    
6   Banjo Matthews94Ford81.250   134.865    
7   Bob Welborn47Pontiac81.550   134.378    
8   Ralph Earnhardt6Pontiac81.560   134.361    
9   Junior Johnson27Pontiac81.640   134.228    
10   Roscoe Thompson24Pontiac81.680   134.161    
11   Rex White4Chevrolet81.720   134.094    
12   Jack Smith46Pontiac81.860   133.862    
13   Bobby Johns72Ford82.000   133.630    
14   Larry Frank76Ford82.350   133.070    
15   Herb Tillman89Chevrolet82.470   132.874    
16   Woodie Wilson5Pontiac82.630   132.612    
17   Ned Jarrett11Chevrolet82.800   132.352    
18   Jim Bennett15Ford82.840   132.288    
19   Marvin Porter82Ford82.860   132.255    
20   Buck Baker87Chrysler83.080   131.900    
21   Hank Tillman86Chrysler83.350   131.466    
22   Emanuel Zervakis85Chevrolet83.460   131.306    
23   Doug Yates23Plymouth84.040   130.387    
24   Friday Hassler96Chevrolet84.380   129.870    
25   Herman Beam19Ford84.570   129.574    
26   Jimmy Pardue54Chevrolet85.010   128.909    
27   Paul Lewis1Chevrolet85.130   128.724    
28   T.C. Hunt10Dodge85.230   128.571    
29   Gene White30Chevrolet85.270   128.510    
30   George Alsobrook99Ford85.510   128.159    
31   G.C. Spencer48Chevrolet86.080   127.298    
32   Frank Graham2Ford87.170   125.712    
33   Eddie Pagan64Ford87.320   125.493    
34   L.D. Austin74Chevrolet88.340   124.052    
35   Curtis Crider62Mercury89.460   122.490    
36   Lee Reitzel93Ford89.960   121.813    
37   Tommy Wells36Chevrolet90.060   121.676    
38   Bob Barron71Dodge91.860   119.297    
39   Roy Tyner38Ford92.490   118.486    
40   Richard Petty43Plymouth   .000    
41   Johnny Allen69Chevrolet   .000    
42   Hank Tillman77Ford   .000    
43   Tiny Lund75Pontiac   .000    
44   Tubby Gonzales80Ford   .000    
45   Jim Paschal14Pontiac   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Larry Frank (#76), Tubby Gonzales (#80), Jim Paschal (#14)