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1962 Western North Carolina 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 40 of 53
Sunday, August 12, 1962 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:34
Average Speed: 77.492 mph
Pole Speed: 82.72 mph
Cautions: 2
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 6,000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 242   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth5002,350running337
2 78   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac4971,625running0
3 54   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet4951,150running0
41111   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet4941,150running0
5 147   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac488800running163
6 354   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac487650running0
7 643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth485600running0
8141   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet456550running0
9152   Tom Cox Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac454450running0
101736   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge451400running0
112163   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury438375running0
121883   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac413375running0
131619   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford377325running0
142589   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet371275running0
152400   Eddie Pagan Dick Getty'62 Chevrolet354250running0
16 961   Sherman Utsman Sherman Utsman'62 Ford273250rear end0
171960   Ray Hughes Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth235250clutch0
18 427   Tommy Irwin Melvin Bradley'62 Chevrolet151225rear end0
191049   Bob Welborn J.C. Parker'62 Pontiac116225fuel line0
202251   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'60 Ford106225transmission0
212079   Bill Smith Ralph Smith'62 Chevrolet60200crash0
221248   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'62 Chevrolet46200valve0
23 887   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler26175oil leak0
241386   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler18150oil pressure0
252365   Allan Harley Allan Harley'60 Dodge10150oil line0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack Smith1163163
  Jim Paschal164500337