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1962 Atlanta 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 24 of 53
Sunday, June 10, 1962 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
334 laps* on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:16
Average Speed: 101.983 mph
Pole Speed: 137.64 mph
Cautions: 3 for 61 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 55,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Banjo Matthews02Pontiac   137.640    
2   Rex White4Chevrolet   137.553    
3   David Pearson3Pontiac   136.994    
4   Bobby Johns72Pontiac   136.873    
5   Cotton Owens7Pontiac   138.063    
6   Larry Frank66Ford   137.082    
7   Fred Lorenzen28Ford   136.969    
8   Nelson Stacy29Ford   136.839    
9   Joe Weatherly8Pontiac   136.691    
10   Marvin Panch21Ford   136.321    
11   Junior Johnson6Pontiac   136.278    
12   Bob Welborn12Pontiac   136.243    
13   Ned Jarrett11Chevrolet   135.883    
14   Fireball Roberts22Pontiac   135.559    
15   Emanuel Zervakis20Mercury   135.271    
16   Jack Smith47Pontiac   135.202    
17   Johnny Allen46Pontiac   135.143    
18   Roscoe Thompson81Mercury   134.638    
19   Paul Goldsmith01Pontiac   134.153    
20   Jimmy Pardue54Pontiac   134.037    
21   Tiny Lund30Chevrolet   133.870    
22   Troy Ruttman98Mercury   133.614    
23   Cale Yarborough92Ford   133.325    
24   Buck Baker87Chrysler   133.037    
25   Buddy Baker86Chrysler   132.996    
26   Herman Beam19Ford   132.215    
27   Richard Petty43Plymouth   132.166    
28   Ralph Earnhardt16Pontiac   132.093    
29   Bunkie Blackburn9Ford   131.868    
30   Jim Paschal2Pontiac   131.787    
31   Tubby Gonzales80Ford   131.515    
32   G.C. Spencer79Chevrolet   131.499    
33   Darel Dieringer90Dodge   131.411    
34   Bill Morton61Ford   130.584    
35   LeeRoy Yarbrough91Chevrolet   130.577    
36   Stick Elliott18Pontiac   130.545    
37   T.C. Hunt10Dodge   130.066    
38   Friday Hassler49Pontiac   130.049    
39   Larry Thomas36Dodge   129.823    
40   Curtis Crider62Mercury   129.512    
41   Ed Livingston68Ford   129.318    
42   George Alsobrook63Ford   127.893    
43   George Green1Chevrolet   126.842    
44   Tom Cox60Plymouth   125.764    
45   Elmo Langley64Ford   121.063    
46   Jim Locke32Ford   117.962    
47   A.F. Nichols50Plymouth   .000    
48   Lee Reitzel93Ford   .000    
49   Jim Bennett25Ford   .000    
50   Al Smith96Chevrolet   .000    

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:   none