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1961 Daytona 500 Qualifier #2


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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 52
Friday, February 24, 1961 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
40 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:39:16
Average Speed: 152.671 mph
Pole Speed: 154.122 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 17,500
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
26 221   Curtis Turner Courtesy   (Wood Brothers)'61 Ford21  15
27231   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet14  0
281180   Tubby Gonzales Tubby Gonzales'61 Ford9  0
291999   Wilbur Rakestraw Joe Jones'61 Ford8  0
301469   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet6  0
313236   Frank Secrist Warner Brothers'60 Ford4  0
32 778   Brian Naylor Fred Lovette'60 Pontiac1  0
331777   Buzz McCann McCann's Auto   (Buzz McCann)'61 Ford1  0
4 494   Banjo Matthews Warrior Motel   (Banjo Matthews)'61 Ford39300crash22
151542   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth3785crash0
162473   Johnny Beauchamp Dale Swanson'61 Chevrolet3775crash0
1 18   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac401,000running3
2 520   Marvin Panch Smokey Yunick'60 Pontiac40600running0
3 36   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac40400running0
51232   Darel Dieringer Ray Nichels'61 Pontiac39275running0
62089   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet39250running0
71685   Emanuel Zervakis Toots Transfer   (Monroe Shook)'61 Chevrolet39200running0
8227   Jim Reed Jim Reed'61 Chevrolet39175running0
9 659   Tom Pistone B.G. Holloway'61 Pontiac38150running0
10 975   Don O'Dell J.D. Braswell'61 Pontiac38140running0
111065   Charlie Glotzbach Melvin Black'61 Pontiac38135running0
122554   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet38125running0
131391   Robert Roeber R.G. Henschel'60 Pontiac38115running0
142186   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler38100running0
17 866   David Pearson Tony Lavati'61 Pontiac3775running0
182852   Tom Dill Julian Buesink'61 Ford3775running0
192668   Ed Livingston Curtis Crider'60 Ford3750running0
202940   Bobby Allison Ralph Stark'60 Chevrolet3750running0
212716   Elmo Langley Happy Steigel'59 Pontiac3650running0
223033   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile3650running0
233350   Ken Johnson Charles French'60 Ford3350running0
243115   Red Hollingsworth Red Hollingsworth'60 Chevrolet3350running0
251823   Sal Tovella Bob Rose'61 Ford27 running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly111
  Banjo Matthews232
  Curtis Turner474
  Banjo Matthews8103
  Curtis Turner112111
  Banjo Matthews223312
  Joe Weatherly34341
  Banjo Matthews35395
  Joe Weatherly40401