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1963 Riverside 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 55
Sunday, January 20, 1963 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
185 laps on a 2.700 mile road course (499.5 miles)

Time of race: 5:53:20
Average Speed: 84.965 mph
Pole Speed: 99.59 mph
Cautions: 6
Margin of Victory: 36 sec
Attendance: 52,500
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11128   Dan Gurney Holman-Moody'63 Ford18514,400running120
371215   Parnelli Jones Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury78525transmission39
4 322   Fireball Roberts Banjo Matthews'63 Pontiac1842,630running13
221621   Fred Lorenzen Wood Brothers'63 Ford158530engine8
39 101   Paul Goldsmith Salta Pontiac   (Ray Nichels)'63 Pontiac59680con rod3
2 202   A.J. Foyt Ray Nichels'63 Pontiac1856,570running2
31714   Troy Ruttman Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury1843,980running0
5257   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'63 Pontiac1821,750running0
6 811   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford1811,225running0
7215   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge1801,850running0
8 654   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'62 Pontiac1791,050running0
9281   Danny Letner  '63 Dodge179950running0
103098   Joe Ruttman Bill Stroppe   (Carl Dane)'62 Mercury176850running0
112697   Ron Hornaday Frank Galpin'62 Ford176750running0
12130   Dave MacDonald Holman-Moody'62 Chevrolet176675running0
133938   Bob Perry Bob Perry'62 Mercury175575running0
143270   Bob Ross Bob Ross'60 Pontiac175575running0
15184   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet173575engine0
162719   John Rostek John Rostek'62 Ford172500crash0
171012   Art Watts  '62 Ford171475running0
183334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet169425running0
194361   Richard Brown  '62 Chevrolet166425running0
204150   Harold Beal  '62 Dodge164425running0
213151   Scotty Cain Scotty Cain'61 Ford162375running0
233427   Marshall Sargent  '60 Pontiac157375crash0
24 58   Joe Weatherly Pat Clark Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'63 Pontiac148925oil pan0
254026   Carl Joiner Carl Joiner'62 Chevrolet143375crash0
263810   Jim Cook Floyd Johnson'62 Dodge143325crash0
27 975   Jim Hurtubise  '61 Pontiac142325engine0
284220   Jack Norton Jack Norton'62 Chevrolet140325carburetor0
293540   Eddie Pagan Dick Getty'63 Chevrolet137325running0
302488   Don Noel Frank Galpin'63 Mercury126450engine0
31 733   Clem Proctor Clem Proctor'62 Pontiac122275crash0
322380   Sal Tovella Tom Hawkins'63 Ford116500engine0
33206   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge113275oil pressure0
344425   Bill Clinton Bill Clinton'61 Ford111275running0
35372   Bill Foster Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac91275transmission0
361941   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth81300crash0
382277   Marvin Porter Vel Miletich'63 Ford67650rear end0
40 407   Len Sutton Ray Nichels'63 Pontiac49350con rod0
411543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth27300transmission0
421423   Danny Weinberg Carl Dane'62 Pontiac27300crash0
433662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury26275clutch0
442944   Lloyd Dane Lloyd Dane'62 Chevrolet8300transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt122
  Paul Goldsmith353
  Parnelli Jones63429
  Fred Lorenzen35428
  Dan Gurney436018
  Parnelli Jones617010
  Dan Gurney718717
  Fireball Roberts8810013
  Dan Gurney10118585