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1961 Volunteer 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 52
Sunday, July 30, 1961 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:39:23
Average Speed: 68.373 mph
Pole Speed: 79.225 mph
Cautions: 8
Margin of Victory: 2 lp 22 sc
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11246   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac5003,025running243
21622   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac4981,325running0
3 811   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet4951,125running0
4 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth493800running19
52187   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler492750running0
6118   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac491725running0
71385   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet490575running0
81944   Jim Paschal Neil Pontiac   (Julian Petty)'61 Pontiac485525running0
92026   Sherman Utsman  '61 Ford481450running0
10 775   Tiny Lund J.D. Braswell'61 Pontiac476400running0
11181   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet474350running0
123074   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet465275running0
132519   Herman Beam Carter County Motor Co.   (Herman Beam)'60 Ford460250running0
143636   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet434225running0
154162   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford425150running0
162314   Herb Tillman Adcox Chevrolet   (Joe Lee Johnson)'61 Chevrolet422150spun out0
173571   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge422150running0
181047   Bob Welborn Boomershine Pontiac   (Jack Smith)'61 Pontiac416150studs26
192623   Doug Yates Yates Motor Co.   (Raeford Johnson)'61 Plymouth414150running0
204033   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile377150running0
212254   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet348125running0
22 227   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac340405rear end170
234212   Ken Rush  '59 Ford332125crash0
243134   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet319125rear end0
25 64   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet285280engine42
263964   Bill Morton Bill Morton'60 Chevrolet245125rocker arm0
272871   George Green Joe Jones'60 Ford236125con rod0
283282   Marvin Porter Henry Dunbar'61 Ford235125axle0
293338   Dub Utsman  '61 Ford200125rocker arm0
30 33   David Pearson Daytona Kennel   (John Masoni)'61 Pontiac198125engine0
313739   Tommy Wells  '60 Chevrolet193100engine0
321529   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford182125crash0
33 128   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford175250rear end0
342948   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet125100engine0
351776   Larry Frank Lafayette Motors   (Dick Wright)'61 Ford107125clutch0
363469   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet106100fire0
37 586   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler78150valve0
382799   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'61 Ford59100axle0
39 92   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet48125overheating0
40146   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'60 Pontiac46125head gasket0
412417   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford35100handling0
423825   Layman Utsman  '60 Dodge35100handling0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson1124124
  Bob Welborn12515026
  Jack Smith15116010
  Richard Petty16117919
  Junior Johnson18022546
  Rex White22626742
  Jack Smith268500233