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1961 World 600 Qualifier #1


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NASCAR Grand National race number 20 of 52
Sunday, May 21, 1961 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
67 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (100.5 miles)

Time of race: 0:45:09
Average Speed: 133.554 mph
Pole Speed: 137.48 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 8 sec
Attendance: 10,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
9 869   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet66140running0
161462   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury1860transmission0
2 36   Ralph Earnhardt Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac67525running9
111282   Joe Eubanks Don Every'61 Ford64125running0
181527   Bobby Isaac Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac250coil0
8 611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet66150running0
4 472   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford67275running0
5 128   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford67250running34
7 294   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'61 Ford66175running0
12 954   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet64110running0
1 743   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth67800running24
61875   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac66215running0
101048   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet65130running0
131697   E.J. Trivette Harry Leake'60 Chevrolet56100running0
19199   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'60 Ford150handling0
171735   Bobby Waddell M.J. Black'59 Plymouth350rear end0
3 547   Bob Welborn Jack Smith'61 Pontiac67375running0
14114   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet41185running0
151385   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet2870engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fred Lorenzen13434
  Ralph Earnhardt35439
  Richard Petty446724