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1961-06


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NASCAR Grand National race number 6 of 52
Saturday, March 4, 1961 at Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg, SC
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:41:26
Average Speed: 59.152 mph
Pole Speed: 63.92 mph
Cautions: 3
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 6,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 45   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'60 Pontiac200800running25
2 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'60 Plymouth199525running0
3 667   David Pearson David Pearson'60 Chevrolet197375running0
41554   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'59 Chevrolet195275running0
51223   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'59 Plymouth193250running0
61055   Ernie Gahan John Koszela'59 Chevrolet192215crash0
7 54   Rex White Rex White'60 Chevrolet188275running0
81119   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford187150running0
91497   Harry Leake Harry Leake'59 Chevrolet183140running0
10 227   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac182130fuel line175
11 762   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford180125running0
12177   E.J. Trivette M.J. Black'59 Plymouth173110running0
13132   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet162100sway bar0
141668   Ed Livingston Curtis Crider'60 Ford13385wheel0
151865   Charlie Glotzbach Melvin Black'59 Chevrolet9270carb fire0
16 111   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'60 Ford5460oil pressure0
17 987   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet5250oil pressure0
18 817   Fred Harb Fred Harb'59 Ford2950overheating0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson1102102
  Cotton Owens1031097
  Junior Johnson11018273
  Cotton Owens18320018