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1963 Southern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 45 of 55
Monday, September 2, 1963 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:51:23
Average Speed: 129.784 mph
Pole Speed: 133.648 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 17 sec
Attendance: 62,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 922   Fireball Roberts Young Ford   (Holman-Moody)'63 Ford36422,150running58
2 621   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'63 Ford36412,650running123
3 128   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'63 Ford3646,550running20
4 729   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody'63 Ford3633,500running0
5 426   Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury3602,625running0
6104   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Mercury3582,155running0
7 38   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Mercury3582,345running0
8240   Tiny Lund Pulliam Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody)'63 Ford3561,775running0
9 57   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'63 Pontiac3561,275running0
10 813   Buck Baker Smokey Yunick'63 Chevrolet3561,025running0
111699   Bobby Isaac Bondy Long'63 Ford353950running0
121843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth3411,030running0
132270   Bunkie Blackburn Paul Clayton'62 Pontiac339800running0
14176   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge339950running0
152054   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'63 Ford332650differential0
162762   Curtis Crider Globe Lincoln-Mercury   (Curtis Crider)'63 Mercury332600running0
172119   Cale Yarborough Burkett & Eads   (Herman Beam)'63 Ford306500running0
183509   Elmo Langley Bob Adams'62 Chevrolet302500transmission0
192860   Bud Harless Fred Harless'62 Pontiac274500a frame0
20 23   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet2574,705overheating163
211111   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford208570engine0
221441   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth166500carburetor0
231987   Buddy Baker Baker & Son   (Buck Baker)'63 Pontiac133570clutch0
241247   G.C. Spencer Jack Smith'63 Plymouth123500engine0
252617   Ralph Earnhardt Tarheel Speedway   (Fred Harb)'62 Pontiac88570engine0
262923   H.G. Rosier Leland Colvin'62 Plymouth66500handling0
271542   Bob James Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth59500spindle0
28135   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge59500crash0
292592   LeeRoy Yarbrough Don Harrison'63 Ford19630differential0
302336   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge16500fuel pump0
31349   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'62 Chevrolet15500transmission0
323076   Larry Manning J.D. McDuffie'61 Ford11500handling0
333257   Bobby Keck Pete Stewart'63 Ford7500clutch0
343186   Neil Castles Buck Baker'62 Chrysler6500oil pressure0
35362   Bob Welborn Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac4500head gasket0
363905   Possum Jones Possum Jones'61 Pontiac3500oil pressure0
373753   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'63 Ford2500handling0
384068   Frank Graham Ed Livingston'61 Ford2500clutch0
394156   Ed Livingston Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford2500oil pressure0
403893   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'62 Ford2500brakes0
413320   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'63 Ford1500handling0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fred Lorenzen111
  Junior Johnson27372
  Marvin Panch74741
  Fred Lorenzen75751
  Marvin Panch7614368
  Junior Johnson14423491
  Marvin Panch23528854
  Fireball Roberts28931325
  Fred Lorenzen31433118
  Fireball Roberts33236433