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1962 Gwyn Staley 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 12 of 53
Sunday, April 15, 1962 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:01
Average Speed: 84.737 mph
Pole Speed: 94.142 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: 4 cl
Attendance: 9,228
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth4002,725running142
2 628   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford4001,450running0
3 127   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac3991,110running19
4 422   Fireball Roberts Banjo Matthews'62 Pontiac398850running95
51790   Darel Dieringer Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge396675running0
62187   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler395500running0
72066   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford391475running0
8 28   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac389590running90
91347   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac387375running0
10 324   Billy Wade James Turner'61 Pontiac382375crash0
111848   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet382300running0
122860   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth381250running0
131930   J.C. Hendrix Fred Clark'62 Chevrolet379250running0
142391   Herb Thomas Stoney Johnson'62 Chevrolet377200running0
151636   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge373175running0
161172   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac370175running0
173095   Jim Cushman Russell Trucking Co.   (Jack Russell)'61 Plymouth370150running0
18 785   Tommy Irwin Monroe Shook'62 Chevrolet365175running0
193362   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury362150running0
202719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford360150running0
212692   Gerald Duke Don Harrison'62 Ford356100running0
22351   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet353100running0
233251   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'60 Plymouth349100running0
241411   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet318375engine54
25 829   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody'62 Ford289125transmission0
26242   Jim Paschal Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac281100transmission0
272534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'61 Chevrolet240100running0
28 554   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac198150crash0
293179   Johnny Nave Robert Ramey'60 Ford169100withdrew0
30 96   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac163125transmission0
31124   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet16225oil pressure0
321021   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'62 Ford14025rear end0
332244   David Pearson Julian Petty'62 Pontiac90 oil pressure0
342923   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'60 Plymouth23 oil leak0
353450   Bobby Waddell Bobby Waddell'60 Dodge6 distributor0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson11919
  Fireball Roberts2011495
  Joe Weatherly11520490
  Richard Petty20526460
  Ned Jarrett26531854
  Richard Petty31940082