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1961 Gwyn Staley 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 14 of 52
Sunday, April 16, 1961 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:00:11
Average Speed: 83.248 mph
Pole Speed: 95.66 mph
Cautions: 6 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 12,500
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 24   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet4002,455running221
2 62   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet3981,175running0
3 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth396900running0
42022   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'60 Pontiac390575running0
5 769   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet387575crash0
61285   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet385475running0
71087   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler369375transmission0
81317   Fred Harb Fred Harb'59 Ford366325running0
91619   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford346325running0
102233   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile333250running0
111971   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge329250running0
122662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford319175running0
131835   George Green M.J. Black'59 Plymouth310175running0
14 421   Curtis Turner Wood Brothers'61 Ford296250rear end56
152134   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet276100running0
16249   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'60 Ford252100clutch0
17 854   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'59 Chevrolet230125pistons0
181548   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet168125rear end0
19 528   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford123210rocker arm61
20170   Bobby Waddell Bobby Waddell'59 Dodge109125rear end0
21251   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet10075rocker arm0
22 127   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac62285transmission62
232323   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'59 Plymouth3075rear end0
24 911   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet29100pistons0
251186   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler27100rear end0
261497   Harry Leake Hary Leake'59 Chevrolet150engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tim Flock15Beau MorganFord
Bobby Johns72Shorty JohnsFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson16262
  Fred Lorenzen6312361
  Rex White124240117
  Curtis Turner24129656
  Rex White297400104