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1961-34


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NASCAR Grand National race number 34 of 52
Thursday, July 20, 1961 at Columbia Speedway, Columbia, SC
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:28
Average Speed: 62.198 mph
Pole Speed: 67.65 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 16   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'60 Pontiac200950running8
2 714   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Chevrolet200625running142
3 311   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet200425running0
41427   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac198275running0
5 28   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac198250running50
6 585   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet197215running0
7 843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'60 Plymouth194175running0
81148   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet191150running0
91674   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet188140running0
101319   Herman Beam Herman Beam'61 Ford186130running0
111571   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge181125running0
121918   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet180110running0
13 963   Tiny Lund Pete Boland'60 Ford175100running0
14 44   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'60 Chevrolet173185running0
151286   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler16370engine0
162177   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Ford11960driveshaft0
171867   David Pearson David Pearson'60 Chevrolet10950crash0
18 647   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac9550oil leak0
191023   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'59 Plymouth8150engine0
20179   Bunkie Blackburn Wildcat Williams'60 Ford6450air intake0
212062   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury1950sway bar0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly15050
  Jim Paschal51192142
  Cotton Owens1932008