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1961 Dixie 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 46 of 52
Sunday, September 17, 1961 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:39
Average Speed: 125.384 mph
Pole Speed: 136.294 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 5 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 53   David Pearson Daytona Kennel   (John Masoni)'61 Pontiac2679,330running2
2 927   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac2674,795running0
3 122   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac2673,165running29
41347   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac2642,250running0
52643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth2641,625running0
62414   Johnny Allen Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet2641,325running0
71711   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet2641,225running0
82346   Bob Welborn Jack Smith'61 Pontiac2641,100running0
92251   Woodie Wilson Leroy Faucett'61 Pontiac2621,000running0
10116   Marvin Panch Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac262875running0
11 794   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'61 Ford2621,485engine163
12 872   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford261705running11
131444   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac260650running0
141585   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet259575running0
153030   Tiny Lund Fred Clark'60 Chevrolet259550running0
16 38   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac256520running4
172159   Ken Rush B.G. Holloway'61 Pontiac255450running0
18104   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet254550running0
19 229   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford243845engine50
20 624   Darel Dieringer James Turner'60 Pontiac238575crash0
213574   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet238350running0
223719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford235350running0
232568   Ed Livingston Curtis Crider'61 Ford234350running0
243693   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford226350running0
251687   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler209375engine0
262032   Bill Morgan J.L. Cheatham'61 Ford203325piston0
273278   J.C. Hendrix Billie Ridgeway   (W.J. Ridgeway)'60 Ford202300con rod0
283396   Elmo Langley J.L. Cheatham'60 Chevrolet180300engine0
29129   Bunkie Blackburn Wildcat Williams'61 Ford174375engine0
302810   T.C. Hunt Fred Wheat'61 Dodge153300engine0
313448   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet124250engine0
323871   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Chevrolet104250engine0
333923   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth65250oil pressure0
343199   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'61 Ford63250piston0
35295   Ralph Earnhardt Leroy Faucett'60 Pontiac62250transmission0
36 428   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford52315crash8
371990   Dave Mader Dave Mader'61 Chevrolet51250crash0
381780   Tubby Gonzales Tubby Gonzales'61 Ford47250engine0
391886   Herb Tillman Buck Baker'61 Chrysler46275oil pressure0
404215   Jesse James Taylor Beau Morgan'61 Ford10250engine0
414162   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury3200bearing0
42402   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'61 Chevrolet0200piston0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tony Lavati66Tony LavatiPontiac

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fireball Roberts12727
  Fred Lorenzen28358
  Nelson Stacy365217
  Joe Weatherly53564
  Banjo Matthews57199143
  Bobby Johns20021011
  Nelson Stacy21124333
  Banjo Matthews24426320
  Fireball Roberts2642652
  David Pearson2662672