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1965 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 45 of 55
Monday, September 6, 1965 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 4:19:09
Average Speed: 115.878 mph
Pole Speed: 137.528 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 14 laps +
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Junior Johnson26Ford35.993   137.528    
2   Fred Lorenzen28Ford36.048   137.318    
3   Marvin Panch21Ford36.185   136.797    
4   Earl Balmer15Mercury36.250   136.551    
5   Darel Dieringer16Mercury36.475   135.709    
6   Dick Hutcherson29Ford36.508   135.588    
7   Jim Paschal41Chevrolet36.738   134.739    
8   Curtis Turner14Plymouth36.810   134.474    
9   Cale Yarborough27Ford36.060   137.271    
10   Ned Jarrett11Ford36.500   135.616    
11   Sam McQuagg24Ford36.803   134.501    
12   Bunkie Blackburn33Chevrolet36.840   134.364    
13   Junior Spencer17Ford36.857   134.301    
14   Buck Baker86Plymouth36.905   134.128    
15   Elmo Langley64Ford37.047   133.612    
16   Bobby Johns7Pontiac37.055   133.585    
17   Buddy Baker87Chevrolet37.122   133.342    
18   Paul Lewis1Ford37.143   133.270    
19   J.T. Putney19Chevrolet37.230   132.957    
20   G.C. Spencer49Ford37.240   132.921    
21   Buren Skeen23Ford37.723   131.221    
22   H.B. Bailey04Pontiac37.800   130.952    
23   Reb Wickersham03Ford37.878   130.684    
24   Buddy Arrington67Dodge38.135   129.802    
25   LeeRoy Yarbrough3Chevrolet36.828   134.410    
26   Tiny Lund55Ford37.485   132.052    
27   Bobby Wawak4Mercury37.685   131.351    
28   Bud Moore25Ford38.110   129.887    
29   Larry Hess44Ford38.225   129.496    
30   Bub Strickler72Ford38.323   129.166    
31   Stick Elliott18Chevrolet38.365   129.023    
32   Don Hume63Dodge38.376   128.897    
33   Roy Mayne46Chevrolet38.420   128.839    
34   Bud Harless07Ford38.448   128.746    
35   Doug Cooper02Chevrolet38.600   128.238    
36   Bert Robbins00Ford38.740   127.774    
37   Jimmy Helms53Ford38.890   127.282    
38   Gene Black75Ford38.890   127.282    
39   Wayne Smith38Chevrolet39.062   126.720    
40   E.J. Trivette52Chevrolet39.225   126.195    
41   Frank Warren79Chevrolet39.543   125.181    
42   Bob Derrington68Ford39.565   125.110    
43   Henley Gray97Ford39.875   124.137    
44   Lionel Johnson57Ford39.947   123.912    
45   Pee Wee Ellwanger62Dodge40.078   123.510    
46   Wendell Scott34Ford40.297   122.839    
47   Worth McMillion83Pontiac   .000    
48   Bernard Alvarez10Ford   .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:   Pee Wee Ellwanger (#62), Wendell Scott (#34), Worth McMillion (#83), Bernard Alvarez (#10)