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1963 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 11 of 55
Sunday, March 17, 1963 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:50:12
Average Speed: 130.582 mph
Pole Speed: 141.038 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 6 sec
Attendance: 55,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 228   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'63 Ford33416,855running76
21722   Fireball Roberts Banjo Matthews'63 Pontiac3338,655running6
3 37   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'63 Pontiac3335,700running60
4168   Joe Weatherly South Carolina Pontiac Dealers   (Bud Moore)'63 Pontiac3333,790running68
51521   Tiny Lund Wood Brothers'63 Ford3311,875running0
6144   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Chevrolet3291,305running1
71239   LeeRoy Yarbrough E.A. McQuaig'62 Pontiac3291,100running0
8 843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth3281,000running0
9 714   Troy Ruttman Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury328900running0
102011   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford328800running0
11 601   Paul Goldsmith Ray Nichels'63 Pontiac325740running8
123644   Larry Frank Stewart McKinney'63 Ford323625running0
13406   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge317500running0
141141   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth315450engine0
153055   Elmo Langley Lyle Stelter'62 Mercury314400running0
163150   T.C. Hunt  '62 Pontiac306350running0
173267   Reb Wickersham Reb's Sport Shop   (Reb Wickersham)'62 Pontiac303350running0
182773   Ralph Earnhardt Acey Taylor'62 Pontiac303350running0
192818   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac297350running0
202199   Bobby Isaac Bondy Long'63 Ford295350engine0
214656   Ed Livingston Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford294325running0
221042   Jim Hurtubise Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth290325engine0
233851   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'62 Pontiac285325con rod0
244162   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury265325running0
25 926   Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury261325lug bolt0
263402   David Pearson Ray Nichels'63 Pontiac255550engine0
272416   Rodger Ward Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury242325engine0
283754   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'63 Ford189350camshaft0
292247   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Plymouth182325clutch0
302919   Herman Beam Herman Beam'63 Ford181325clutch0
312384   Red Foote Rocky Hinton'62 Ford165300rf wheel0
32442   Larry Thomas Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac157300timing0
33 587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'63 Pontiac157325engine0
341332   Bob James Roscoe Sanders'63 Plymouth150300engine0
353572   Johnny Allen Parker Snead'63 Ford134350engine0
361915   Parnelli Jones Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury133275tire0
37 413   A.J. Foyt Smokey Yunick'63 Chevrolet126580transmission56
381807   Len Sutton Ray Nichels'63 Pontiac125275engine0
394349   Buddy Baker J.C. Parker'63 Dodge85275fuel pump0
403365   James Norton Frank Waite'61 Dodge84275engine0
412570   Floyd Powell Paul Clayton'62 Pontiac70250engine0
42 13   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet651,370pistons59
434289   Bruce Brantley Bruce Brantley'61 Pontiac27250fuel pump0
443974   Paul Clark Paul Clark'62 Pontiac17250bearings0
452630   Johnny Sudderth Fred Clark'62 Chevrolet16250spin0
464568   Tom Cox Ed Livingston'61 Ford2250handling0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
G.C. Spencer03Ray FoxChevrolet
Jim McGuirk05Ray NichelsPontiac
Whitey Gerken24Bill StroppeMercury
Chuck Daigh25Bill StroppeMercury
Nelson Stacy29Holman-MoodyFord
Roy Mayne33C.L. KilpatrickChevrolet
Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottChevrolet
John Rogers58John RogersPontiac
Tubby Gonzales80Tubby GonzalesFord
Dick Good81RomyRomy HammesFord
Gary Sain90Ralph SparksDodge
Possum Jones97Lewis OsborneChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson15959
  Fireball Roberts60612
  Paul Goldsmith62698
  Fred Lorenzen70701
  A.J. Foyt7112656
  Fireball Roberts1271304
  Rex White1311311
  Fred Lorenzen1321354
  Bobby Johns1361438
  Joe Weatherly14421168
  Fred Lorenzen2122154
  Bobby Johns21626752
  Fred Lorenzen26833467