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1961 Western North Carolina 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 39 of 52
Sunday, August 13, 1961 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps* on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:48
Average Speed: 65.704 mph
Pole Speed: 80.43 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 10,000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
83314   Johnny Allen Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet253550running0
121599   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'61 Ford234375crash0
172174   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet227250running0
28 686   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler185100running0
161687   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler227250running0
372471   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge67 rf hub0
131719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford233325running0
152741   Charlie Chapman Charlie Chapman'60 Ford228250running0
222862   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford214200running0
233425   John Hamby  '60 Dodge208175running0
33 317   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford135 running0
7132   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet253600running0
4 911   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet254850running0
1 227   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac2582,000running258
182697   Harry Leake Harry Leake'59 Chevrolet227225running0
20311   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet218220running0
381496   Dave Mader J.L. Cheatham'61 Chevrolet64 rf wheel0
341094   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'61 Ford102 crash0
3029148   Bill McDonald  '61 Chevrolet180100too slow0
293658   Bunk Moore  '60 Ford182100crash0
262264   Bill Morton Bill Morton'60 Chevrolet198100running0
192054   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet225225running0
6 144   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac254650running0
11 843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth249400running0
141882   Marvin Porter Henry Dunbar'61 Ford231275running0
25325   Bob Presnell  '59 Chevrolet200140running0
313759   Fireball Roberts B.G. Holloway'61 Pontiac144 axle0
243534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet204150running0
9 447   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac252455running0
271948   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet196100fuel pump0
102129   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford252425running0
322336   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet136 running0
2 58   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac2551,400running0
3114   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet2541,100running0
212533   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile217210running0
3538164   Earl Wilcox  '59 Oldsmobile81 too slow0
363023   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth75 oil filter0
5 785   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet254750running0
* Race shortened to 258 laps due to track deterioration.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson1258258