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

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