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1962 Rebel 300

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NASCAR Grand National race number 21 of 53
Saturday, May 12, 1962 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
219 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (301.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:33:17
Average Speed: 117.429 mph
Pole Speed: 129.81 mph
Cautions: 6
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
3 128   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford2183,400crash71
5146   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac2161,765crash0
22192   Jim Paschal Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac154200crash0
232893   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'62 Ford143200crash0
261877   Jim Reed Ratus Walters'62 Ford129200crash0
27134   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet48200crash0
282438   G.C. Spencer Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford45200crash0
32 222   Fireball Roberts Banjo Matthews'62 Pontiac4265crash1
303097   LeeRoy Yarbrough Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet23200engine0
292320   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'62 Mercury28200handling0
31 839   Junior Johnson Ray Nichels'61 Pontiac7200oil leak0
252175   Ralph Earnhardt Robert Smith'61 Pontiac130200push rod0
1 329   Nelson Stacy Ron's Ford Sales   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford2197,900running15
2 521   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'62 Ford2194,890running57
41147   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac2172,270running0
63266   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford2151,300running0
7 63   David Pearson Ray Fox'62 Pontiac2151,025running56
92911   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet2141,000running0
101654   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac213750running0
111586   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler208700running0
131752   Cale Yarborough Julian Buesink'62 Ford205600running0
141287   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler203615running0
15 743   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth201500running0
162268   Ed Livingston Livingston's Auto Parts   (Ed Livingston)'61 Ford195450running0
17261   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet193400running0
18 48   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac190370running0
192580   Tubby Gonzales Tubby Gonzales'61 Ford190300running0
202760   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth186300running0
213162   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury178200running0
121090   Darel Dieringer Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge205650rear end17
242064   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'62 Ford137200rear end0
8 972   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac214925tire2

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
33Larry Thomas36Wade YountsDodge
34Joe Lee Johnson14Joe Lee JohnsonChevrolet
35Stick Elliott18Toy BoltonFord
36Gerald Duke92Don HarrisonFord
37Paul Barrow98Paul BarrowFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts111
  Fred Lorenzen25251
  Bobby Johns53542
  David Pearson5511056
  Darel Dieringer11112717
  Fred Lorenzen12814720
  Nelson Stacy14816114
  Marvin Panch16221857
  Nelson Stacy2192191