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1961 Nashville 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 37 of 52
Sunday, August 6, 1961 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
500 laps* on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:09
Average Speed: 56.455 mph
Pole Speed: 76.69 mph
Cautions: 3 for 172 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 12,081
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11044   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac4032,523running41
2 411   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet4031,275running0
14 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth3661,226engine362
3 314   Johnny Allen Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet401975running0
4 586   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler401675running0
5 885   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet397575running0
61299   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'61 Ford397450running0
7 954   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet397400running0
81448   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet386350axle0
9151   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet383300running0
101874   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet381225running0
111719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford374200running0
122271   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge367175running0
23 14   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet15175crash0
132061   Crash Bond  '60 Ford367150running0
15 646   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac363125crash0
162162   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury356110running0
20235   Bob Presnell  '59 Chevrolet104100steering0
19 727   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac134100studs0
181639   Tommy Wells  '60 Chevrolet199100oil leak0
172441   Charlie Chapman Charlie Chapman'60 Ford344100running0
211996   Dave Mader J.L. Cheatham'61 Chevrolet5075wheel bearing0
221187   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler3475rear end0
241323   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth175transmission0
* Race shortened to 403 laps due to rain.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richard Petty1362362
  Jim Paschal36340341