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1963 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 19 of 55
Sunday, April 21, 1963 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:51:24
Average Speed: 64.823 mph
Pole Speed: 72 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 18,500
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
5 528   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'63 Ford4941,150running282
28 222   Fireball Roberts Holman-Moody'63 Ford223350crash177
1 843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth5003,375running41
2 421   Tiny Lund Wood Brothers'63 Ford4991,675running0
3 726   Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury4961,225running0
41611   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford495875running0
6218   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Pontiac4941,000running0
7175   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge493575running0
81241   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth493525running0
9116   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge489425running0
101447   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Plymouth489390running0
11 14   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Chevrolet484475crash0
121554   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'63 Ford484300running0
132496   Jimmy Massey Hubert Westmoreland'62 Chevrolet477275running0
142986   Neil Castles Buck Baker'62 Chrysler454225running0
152533   Roy Mayne C.L. Kilpatrick'62 Chevrolet450175running0
162783   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac442175running0
17 969   LeeRoy Yarbrough Lou Sidoit'63 Mercury414175handling0
183393   Curtis Crider Jerome Warren'62 Ford397150running0
193209   Larry Manning Bob Adams'62 Chevrolet389150running0
20261   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet360175running0
211099   Bobby Isaac Bondy Long'63 Ford358175engine0
2228134   Earl Brooks Wendell Scott'61 Chevrolet346175rear end0
232019   Herman Beam Herman Beam'63 Ford340175rear end0
24 687   Buck Baker Buck Baker'63 Pontiac331175engine0
251834   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet277175rear end0
261344   Larry Frank Stewart McKinney'63 Ford250125handling0
272318   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac234135engine0
292249   Larry Thomas J.C. Parker'63 Dodge131150overheating0
303168   Ed Livingston Ed Livingston'62 Ford58100rear end0
311960   Bud Harless Fred Harless'62 Pontiac26125overheating0
323062   Jerome Warren Curtis Crider'62 Mercury25100head gasket0
33 33   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet23175crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fireball Roberts1177177
  Fred Lorenzen178459282
  Richard Petty46050041