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1961 World 600


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NASCAR Grand National race number 24 of 52
Sunday, May 28, 1961 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.0 miles)

Time of race: 5:22:29
Average Speed: 111.633 mph
Pole Speed: 131.611 mph
Cautions: 7 for 57 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 46,538
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 33   David Pearson Daytona Kennel   (John Masoni)'61 Pontiac40024,280running225
21022   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac3989,320running6
3 84   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet3977,070running0
41111   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet3974,475running30
52514   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac3943,150running0
63930   Tiny Lund Fred Clark'60 Chevrolet3922,450running0
71946   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac3921,710running3
81447   Bob Welborn Jack Smith'61 Pontiac3921,350running0
92327   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac3901,100running0
10 28   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac3891,040running14
11 66   Ralph Earnhardt Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac3861,570running75
12301   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet386650running0
133382   Joe Eubanks Don Every'61 Ford3841,350running0
143710   T.C. Hunt Fred Wheat'61 Dodge3761,200running0
151785   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet375400running0
165493   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford371400running0
174461   Elmo Langley Doc White'59 T-Bird371400running0
184396   Friday Hassler J.L. Cheatham'60 Chevrolet368400running0
191272   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford367445running0
20 718   Tommy Irwin Bud Moore'61 Pontiac361500driveshaft0
21385   Bobby Waddell  '59 Chevrolet361300running0
224138   Ed Markstellar Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford360300running0
234823   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth3581,100running0
244219   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford357250running0
254957   Wes Morgan J.I. Divers'61 Chevrolet347250running0
263286   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler3421,000rear end0
271353   Bob Burdick Roy Burdick'61 Pontiac338200crash0
281894   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'61 Ford336250engine0
293680   Tubby Gonzales Tubby Gonzales'61 Ford336200rear end0
30 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth332670engine47
312648   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet325200running0
325571   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge291200flagged0
332169   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet283200rear end0
34292   Reds Kagle Cafe Burgundy   (Ratus Walters)'61 Ford277220crash0
35 528   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford274275a frame0
36509   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'60 Ford266200crash0
372415   Tim Flock Beau Morgan'61 Ford255200engine0
384568   Ed Livingston Curtis Crider'60 Ford254200engine0
393554   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet221200bell housing0
404662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury2031,000crankshaft0
41 916   Speedy Thompson Beau Morgan'61 Ford186225camshaft0
421587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler147200overheating0
43 420   Marvin Panch Smokey Yunick'60 Pontiac140230crash0
442021   Curtis Turner Wood Brothers'61 Ford139220crash0
453144   Marvin Porter  '60 Plymouth136200engine0
462229   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford128200bearing0
473466   Jimmy Thompson Cafe Burgundy   (Ratus Walters)'60 Ford113200axle0
485331   Gene Stokes Gene Stokes'61 Studebaker95200oil pressure0
49277   Jim Reed Jim Reed'61 Chevrolet93250valve spring0
501624   Roscoe Thompson James Turner'60 Pontiac70200clutch0
514740   Bobby Allison Ralph Stark'60 Chevrolet53200axle0
522889   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet40230crash0
534075   Larry Frank Lyle Stelter'61 Pontiac10225timing0
545151   Doug Cox Doug Cox'59 T-Bird6200engine0
555235   E.J. Trivette M.J. Black'59 Plymouth3200axle0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly111
  David Pearson221
  Joe Weatherly31513
  Ralph Earnhardt163318
  Jack Smith34363
  Ralph Earnhardt374812
  David Pearson49524
  Ralph Earnhardt536917
  David Pearson708011
  Ned Jarrett8111030
  Ralph Earnhardt11113828
  David Pearson13917739
  Richard Petty17820023
  Fireball Roberts2012066
  David Pearson20724741
  Richard Petty24827124
  David Pearson272400129