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1962 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 53
Sunday, February 18, 1962 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:41
Average Speed: 152.529 mph
Pole Speed: 156.999 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 27 sec
Attendance: 58,070
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 122   Fireball Roberts Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'62 Pontiac20024,190running144
21043   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth20010,250running32
3 48   Joe Weatherly Gillman Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'62 Pontiac1997,100running1
4 347   Jack Smith Jack Smith's Garage / Miller Pontiac   (Jack Smith)'62 Pontiac1994,025running0
53428   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford1992,975running0
6 239   David Pearson Ray Fox'62 Pontiac1982,075running0
7 84   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet1971,550running0
83594   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'62 Pontiac1971,050running0
93811   Ned Jarrett Jim Rathmann   (B.G. Holloway)'62 Chevrolet196850running0
101744   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'62 Pontiac194750running0
113632   Bill Wimble McCredy Motors   (Dave McCredy)'61 Pontiac193600running0
121684   Ernie Gahan Rocky Hinton'61 Ford192500running0
132442   Bunkie Blackburn Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth192500running0
14282   Jim Paschal Cliff Stewart'61 Pontiac186475running0
154295   Jim Cushman Russell Trucking Co.   (Jack Russell)'61 Plymouth186475running0
16127   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet183450running0
173315   Speedy Thompson Holman-Moody'62 Ford182450engine0
184501   Billy Wade Luther Costales'62 Ford182425running0
194698   Paul Burrow Ronald Hawk'62 Ford181425running0
204760   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth180425running0
21439   Art Brady Wildcat Williams'62 Ford176400running0
222919   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford175400running0
232762   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury173400running0
242631   Jim McGuirk  '61 Ford157400engine0
254492   Gerald Duke Don Harrison'62 Ford150400engine0
261963   George Alsobrook Ratus Walters'61 Ford144400running0
27 70   Dan Gurney Lafayette Ford   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford134400engine0
283187   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler89400crash0
291586   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler83400overheating0
303072   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac81400transmission0
314036   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge76400distributor0
322568   Ed Livingston Livingston's Auto Parts   (Ed Livingston)'61 Ford75400oil pressure0
33 56   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac73400clutch1
34 927   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'62 Pontiac72400engine22
351353   Bob Burdick Roy Burdick'62 Pontiac55400crankshaft0
362075   Ralph Earnhardt Robert Smith'61 Pontiac54400engine0
371437   Wally Dallenbach Don House'61 Ford53400engine0
382214   Charley Griffith Joe Lee Johnson'62 Chevrolet53400rocker arm0
394188   Sal Tovella Tom Hawkins'61 Ford41400head gasket0
402323   Red Farmer 23 Auto Parts   (Frank Rhoads)'61 Ford34400spindle0
411825   Jim Bennett Thurman Wilkes'61 Ford31400head gasket0
423285   Tommy Irwin Monroe Shook'62 Chevrolet26400piston0
43 629   Nelson Stacy Ron's Ford Sales   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford25400engine0
443790   Marvin Panch Osiecki's Dodge   (Bob Osiecki)'62 Dodge19400rear end0
454838   G.C. Spencer Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford15400clutch0
461166   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford14400engine0
473977   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'61 Ford4400engine0
482152   Cale Yarborough Julian Buesink'61 Ford4400electrical0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDHarlan Richardson01Luther CostalesFord
WDDavid Pearson3Cotton OwensPontiac
WDJohnny Allen12Pontiac
WDJohn Rogers58John RogersPontiac
WDTom Pistone59Pontiac
WDWhitey Gerken70Chevrolet
WDTubby Gonzales80Tubby GonzalesFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly111
  Fireball Roberts232
  Junior Johnson441
  Fireball Roberts51511
  Cotton Owens16161
  Junior Johnson17171
  Fireball Roberts18192
  Junior Johnson20256
  Fireball Roberts26349
  Junior Johnson35417
  Richard Petty42465
  Fireball Roberts47482
  Junior Johnson49524
  Fireball Roberts536311
  Junior Johnson64663
  Fireball Roberts678014
  Richard Petty81888
  Fireball Roberts8911224
  Richard Petty11313018
  Fireball Roberts13114919
  Richard Petty1501501
  Fireball Roberts15120050