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1963 South Boston 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 53 of 55
Sunday, October 20, 1963 at South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA
400 laps on a .375 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:55
Average Speed: 76.325 mph
Pole Speed: 81.081 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 5,500
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 441   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth4001,550running287
2 76   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge397900running0
3 58   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Pontiac396925running0
4 842   Bob Welborn Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth394550running0
51036   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge388450running0
6 92   Jimmy Pardue Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac388350running0
71214   Darel Dieringer Pete Stewart'63 Ford372250running0
81396   Jimmy Massey Hubert Westmoreland'61 Chevrolet369175running0
91433   Roy Mayne C.L. Kilpatrick'62 Chevrolet369150running0
102062   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'63 Mercury368140running0
111983   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac364130running0
121834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet361120running0
131788   Major Melton Major Melton'61 Chrysler267110running0
141109   Larry Manning Bob Adams'62 Chevrolet262100differential0
15 33   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet204165fatigue101
16 248   G.C. Spencer Jack Smith'63 Plymouth181180head gasket8
17219   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'63 Chevrolet14970head gasket0
181686   Ronnie Bristow Buck Baker'63 Chrysler10760clutch0
19 65   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge5550head gasket4
201587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'63 Pontiac4450engine0
21 147   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Plymouth24200oil line0
222202   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'62 Pontiac050head gasket0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  G.C. Spencer188
  Billy Wade9124
  Junior Johnson13113101
  Richard Petty114300187