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1961 Daytona 500 Qualifier #1


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NASCAR Grand National race number 3 of 52
Friday, February 24, 1961 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
40 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:45:06
Average Speed: 129.711 mph
Pole Speed: 133.037 mph
Cautions: 5 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 17,500
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 122   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac391,000running25
2 23   Jim Paschal Daytona Kennel   (John Masoni)'61 Pontiac39600running 
31347   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac39400running 
41187   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler39300running 
51911   Ned Jarrett Dash-Dash-Dash Corp.   (B.G. Holloway)'61 Chevrolet39275running 
6 472   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford39250running 
7 829   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford39200running 
8 653   Bob Burdick McKenzie   (Roy Burdick)'61 Pontiac39175running 
9 731   Paul Goldsmith Ray Nichels'61 Pontiac39150running 
10 327   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac38140crash 
11232   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet38135running 
121810   T.C. Hunt Fred Wheat'60 Dodge38125running 
131024   Roscoe Thompson James Turner'60 Pontiac37115crash 
14 549   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'61 Pontiac37100crash 
15 983   Bob Pronger Meilwain Ford   (Jack Meeks)'61 Ford3785crash 
161443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth3775crash 
171656   Jim Hendrickson Charles French'60 Chevrolet3775crash 
182662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford3775running 
192019   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford3750running 
201576   Larry Frank Dick Wright'60 Ford3750running 
21124   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet3650running 
222430   Friday Hassler Fred Clark'60 Chevrolet3650crankshaft 
233055   Ernie Gahan John Koszela'59 Chevrolet3650running 
242960   George Tet Tetsuo Fuchigami'60 Ford3650running 
253264   Paul Parks Spook Crawford'60 Ford35 running 
262788   Harlan Richardson Jim White'61 Ford34 running 
272563   Pete Boland Pete Boland'60 Ford32 crash 
283441   Charlie Chapman Charlie Chapman'60 Ford32 running 
293339   Marshall Sargent Marshall Sargent'59 Pontiac21   
301737   Joe Kelly Don House'61 Ford12   
313138   Ed Markstellar Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford8   
322857   Wes Morgan J.I. Divers'60 Chevrolet7 crash 
332218   Darrell Dake Weldon Wagner'61 Chevrolet7   
342100   Dave Mader Dave Mader'61 Chevrolet6 crash 
* Race shortened to 39 laps due to crash.