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1965 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 29 of 55
Sunday, July 4, 1965 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:57
Average Speed: 150.046 mph
Pole Speed: 171.51 mph
Cautions: 3 for 20 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 33,467
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
382000   Tom Pistone Emory Gilliam'64 Ford0410crash0
373602   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Chevrolet0415oil pressure0
81903   Reb Wickersham Ray Underwood'65 Ford1511,200running0
252109   Bobby Allison Ed Grady'64 Ford56550overheating0
16161   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'64 Ford125520running0
20 511   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long'65 Ford108500crash0
241014   Nelson Stacy Sam Fletcher'65 Plymouth83480fuel pump0
28 215   Earl Balmer Bud Moore'64 Ford47460engine5
18 916   Darel Dieringer Mercury   (Bud Moore)'64 Mercury108510crash6
221817   Junior Spencer Jerry Mullins'64 Ford84565axle0
42819   J.T. Putney Herman Beam'65 Chevrolet1532,525running0
12 121   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'65 Ford1361,000overheating39
29 424   Sam McQuagg Betty Lilly'65 Ford34455rocker arm0
273525   Jabe Thomas Jabe Thomas'64 Ford51465fuel pump0
26 826   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'65 Ford51470quit7
17 327   Cale Yarborough Banjo Matthews'65 Ford108515engine72
31 728   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'65 Ford25545engine1
19 629   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody'65 Ford108505crash0
34373   LeeRoy Yarbrough Southeastern Chevy Dealers   (Ray Fox)'65 Chevrolet9430clutch0
331333   Bunkie Blackburn Ray Fox'65 Chevrolet20435clutch0
132934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'63 Ford135550running0
363138   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'65 Chevrolet5420axle0
11141   A.J. Foyt Wood Brothers'65 Ford1608,500running30
71544   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford1511,300running0
62746   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'65 Chevrolet1521,525running0
31449   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'64 Ford1584,200running0
303352   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'63 Chevrolet32450engine0
143253   Jimmy Helms David Warren'63 Ford131530running0
113855   Tiny Lund Dick Wallen Productions   (Lyle Stelter)'64 Ford139700running0
103057   Lionel Johnson Clay Eastridge'64 Ford1441,000running0
23406   Bub Strickler  '64 Ford84485crash0
212264   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'64 Ford99495engine0
353968   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'63 Ford8425oil leak0
92375   Gene Black C.L. Crawford'64 Ford1491,175running0
152679   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'63 Ford129600out of gas0
21286   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'65 Plymouth1605,400running0
321787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet24440push rod0
52488   Neil Castles Buck Baker'64 Dodge1521,725running0
403489   Ken White Buck Baker'65 Oldsmobile0400clutch0
392597   Henley Gray Gene Cline'64 Ford0405crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Earl Balmer155
  Marvin Panch661
  Fred Lorenzen771
  Cale Yarborough881
  Junior Johnson9102
  Cale Yarborough11144
  A.J. Foyt15173
  Junior Johnson18225
  Cale Yarborough233917
  A.J. Foyt40423
  Cale Yarborough437129
  Darel Dieringer72721
  Marvin Panch73819
  Cale Yarborough829312
  Marvin Panch94941
  Darel Dieringer95995
  Cale Yarborough1001089
  Marvin Panch10913628
  A.J. Foyt13716024