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1961 American Challenge Cup

Exhibition or unclassified race
Sunday, February 19, 1961 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
10 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (25.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:09:41
Average Speed: 154.905 mph
Pole Speed: drew for pole
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 36 inches
Attendance: 4,500
Lead changes: 4

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 18   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac101,000running2
21122   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac10500running6
3 527   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac10250running2
4 46   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac10150running0
5 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth10100running0
61072   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford10100running0
7 749   Jack Smith Bob Welborn'61 Pontiac10100running0
8 84   Rex White Rex White'61 Chevrolet10100running0
9 987   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler1050running0
10 611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet1050running0
11 389   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet1050running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson122
  Joe Weatherly331
  Fireball Roberts496
  Joe Weatherly10101