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1962 Nashville 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 38 of 53
Sunday, August 5, 1962 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:52:41
Average Speed: 64.489 mph
Pole Speed: 77.854 mph
Cautions: 3 for 108 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 laps +
Attendance: 12,596
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 342   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth5003,250running307
2 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Pontiac4961,875running135
3 987   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler4931,350running12
4108   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac489800running0
5112   Tom Cox Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac471700running0
6131   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet463600running0
9 811   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet387550engine0
81236   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge422500running0
71619   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford452500running0
101762   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury384365rocker arm0
11 548   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'62 Chevrolet357350running0
13 661   Sherman Utsman Sherman Utsman'62 Ford330240hub0
1215149   Bob Welborn J.C. Parker'62 Pontiac333225running0
142479   Ralph Smith Ralph Smith'62 Chevrolet292175driveshaft0
17 146   Johnny Allen Holly Farms   (Fred Lovette)'62 Pontiac179175crash46
242541   Joe Lee Johnson  '61 Pontiac2150clutch0
232363   Earl Brooks Curtis Crider'61 Mercury2150handling0
222260   Harold Carmac Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth12150oil pressure0
211486   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler60150head gasket0
201849   Nero Steptoe J.C. Parker'61 Pontiac78150crash0
192022   Fireball Roberts Jim Stephens'62 Pontiac78150steering0
18 747   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac119150overheating0
16 454   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac204150engine0
151934   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'61 Chevrolet244150crash0
252174   Hank Grilliot  '62 Studebaker1150handling0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Allen14646
  Richard Petty47180134
  Jim Paschal1811899
  Richard Petty1901901
  Buck Baker19120212
  Jim Paschal203500298