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1961 Festival 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 33 of 52
Sunday, July 9, 1961 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
167 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (250.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:07:18
Average Speed: 118.067 mph
Pole Speed: 136.088 mph
Cautions: 1 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
264069   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet140300engine0
212999   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'61 Ford148300rocker arm0
173374   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet152450running0
61987   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler1601,150running0
82086   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler159925running0
293771   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge123300rear end0
182419   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford151450running0
341715   Jim Bennett Beau Morgan'61 Ford74 head gasket0
243462   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury145300running0
11 86   Ralph Earnhardt Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac157750running0
27312   Frank Graham  '60 Ford140300running0
72396   Friday Hassler J.L. Cheatham'60 Chevrolet1591,025running0
392710   T.C. Hunt Fred Wheat'61 Dodge20 con rod0
141611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet153550engine0
351372   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford66 engine0
31 927   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac1095timing1
16261   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet152450running0
1 528   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford1677,085running52
304275   Tiny Lund J.D. Braswell'61 Pontiac115300fuel pump0
33 694   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'61 Ford82 axle0
323264   Eddie Pagan  '60 Ford89 rear end0
382554   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet28 piston0
40 23   David Pearson Daytona Kennel   (John Masoni)'61 Pontiac375crash0
33943   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth1642,275running0
131882   Marvin Porter Henry Dunbar'61 Ford154625running0
203593   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford149450running0
12 122   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac1551,025running51
51246   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac1611,310running2
93048   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet158850running0
37 429   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford3660engine7
411024   Roscoe Thompson James Turner'60 Pontiac1 crash0
234177   Hank Tillman  '60 Ford146300running0
421489   Herb Tillman Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet1 crash0
193838   Roy Tyner Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford150450running0
28 38   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac133490engine28
2 747   Bob Welborn Jack Smith'61 Pontiac1663,580running26
253639   Tommy Wells  '60 Chevrolet143300running0
222830   Gene White Fred Clark'60 Chevrolet147300running0
10114   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet157900running0
15155   Woodie Wilson Leroy Faucett'61 Pontiac153550running0
362223   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth48 engine0
42185   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet1631,475running0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim Paschal14Julian PettyPontiac
Larry Frank76LaFayette MotorsDick WrightFord
Tubby Gonzales80Tubby GonzalesFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
21312   #3,5,24,29,69,89 accident turn 3 
14167154  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.2%             Average green flag run: 77.5 laps