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1961-52


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NASCAR Grand National race number 52 of 52
Sunday, October 29, 1961 at Orange Speedway, Hillsboro, NC
165 laps on a .900 mile dirt track (148.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:44:31
Average Speed: 85.249 mph
Pole Speed: 95.154 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 18   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac1651,150running164
2 24   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet164850running0
3 611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet163475running0
41042   Maurice Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth155375running0
5 422   Fireball Roberts Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac154325engine0
61617   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford150275running0
71319   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford147225running0
81274   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet142200running0
91597   Harry Leake Harry Leake'60 Chevrolet139200running0
10 543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth133200transmission0
111162   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury121175running0
12 327   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac117125clutch1
132068   Ed Livingston Curtis Crider'61 Ford104150overheating0
14 785   Tommy Irwin Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet103150brakes0
151734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet101150engine0
161977   Joe Jones Joe Jones'60 Ford95125engine0
17 986   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler80125distributor0
181893   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford54125overheating0
191423   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'60 Plymouth38125seals0
20 844   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac6100rear end0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly1100100
  Junior Johnson1011011
  Joe Weatherly10216564