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1961 Yankee 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 29 of 52
Saturday, June 17, 1961 at Norwood Arena, Norwood, MA
500 laps on a .250 mile paved track (125.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:19:20
Average Speed: 53.827 mph
Pole Speed: 55.87 mph
Cautions: 1
Margin of Victory: 0.25 lap
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
2 14   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'60 Chevrolet5001,000running125
6 214   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac467500running0
1 385   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'60 Chevrolet5002,250running361
5 47   Jim Reed Jim Reed'61 Chevrolet473600running0
4 586   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler476700running0
17 666   Hoss Kagle Cafe Burgundy   (Ratus Walters)'60 Ford2125engine0
11 755   Ernie Gahan John Koszela'59 Chevrolet335225running0
10 834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet426250running0
3 911   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet491800running14
151024   Bob Devine Walt Shutt'61 Chevrolet92150rocker arm0
71190   Buzz Woodward Buzz Woodward'59 Ford456400running0
131256   Budd Olsen Budd Olsen'60 Chevrolet168175dq0
91338   Sammy Packard Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford444275running0
81427   Dominic Persicketti  '59 Ford450300running0
141564   Harold Wilcox  '59 Oldsmobile112150wheel bearing0
161654   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'61 Chevrolet2150piston0
121760   Eddie Flemke  '61 Dodge231175axle0
181857   Jimmy Mairs  '61 Chevrolet2125con rod0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rex White1125125
  Emanuel Zervakis126248123
  Ned Jarrett24926214
  Emanuel Zervakis263500238