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1961 Rebel 300 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 19 of 52
Saturday, May 6, 1961 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
219 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (301.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:10
Average Speed: 119.52 mph
Pole Speed: 128.965 mph
Cautions: 1
Margin of Victory: 6 cl
Attendance: 32,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Fred Lorenzen28Ford153.530   128.965    
2   Fireball Roberts22Pontiac154.270   128.346    
3   Banjo Matthews94Ford155.580   127.265    
4   Joe Weatherly8Pontiac156.340   126.647    
5   Bobby Johns72Ford156.380   126.614    
6   Ralph Earnhardt6Pontiac156.450   126.558    
7   Nelson Stacy29Ford156.890   126.203    
8   Curtis Turner21Ford156.890   126.203    
9   Johnny Allen69Chevrolet157.200   125.954    
10   Bob Burdick53Pontiac157.920   125.379    
11   Darel Dieringer11Chevrolet156.520   126.501    
12   Rex White4Chevrolet156.770   126.299    
13   Buck Baker87Chrysler157.500   125.714    
14   Emanuel Zervakis85Chevrolet157.920   125.379    
15   Buddy Baker86Chrysler158.000   125.134    
16   Tim Flock15Ford159.100   124.450    
17   Marvin Panch3Pontiac159.190   124.378    
18   Larry Frank47Pontiac159.740   123.951    
19   Paul Lewis1Chevrolet160.120   123.657    
20   G.C. Spencer48Chevrolet160.630   123.264    
21   Tommy Irwin2Chevrolet161.090   122.912    
22   Jimmy Pardue54Chevrolet161.320   122.737    
23   Tom Dill52Ford161.400   122.676    
24   Jimmy Thompson55T-Bird161.880   122.312    
25   Larry Flynn82Chevrolet165.200   119.854    
26   Dave Mader00Chevrolet166.120   119.190    
27   Elmo Langley61T-Bird166.810   118.697    
28   Ed Livingston68Ford168.830   117.277    
29   Ed Markstellar38Ford169.050   117.125    
30   Bobby Waddell71Dodge169.680   116.690    
31   Richard Petty43Plymouth158.790   124.692    
32   Curtis Crider62Mercury   .000    
33   Cale Yarborough52Ford162.770   121.644    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Cale Yarborough (#52-WD)