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1963 National 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 52 of 55
Sunday, October 13, 1963 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:01:54
Average Speed: 132.105 mph
Pole Speed: 143.017 mph
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 46,531
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 23   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet26711,720running209
2 928   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'63 Ford2676,215running20
3 121   Marvin Panch English Motors   (Wood Brothers)'63 Ford2673,595running2
4 322   Fireball Roberts Holman-Moody'63 Ford2632,225running1
5118   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Mercury2612,075running0
61543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth2571,200running0
72848   G.C. Spencer Jack Smith'63 Plymouth2571,400running0
8 626   Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury2561,175running35
9124   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Mercury256925running0
10 729   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody'63 Ford253800wheel0
11146   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge252775running0
122519   Cale Yarborough Herman Beam'63 Ford251675running0
131999   Larry Frank Bondy Long'63 Ford250575running0
14172   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'63 Pontiac249625running0
152747   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Plymouth237900engine0
163734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet231525running0
173156   Ed Livingston Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford228575running0
182423   Bill Widenhouse Leland Colvin'62 Plymouth225450running0
192062   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'63 Ford223475engine0
203002   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'62 Pontiac204550running0
21 80   Tiny Lund Holman-Moody'63 Ford183400overheating0
221303   Jim Paschal Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet170400overheating0
231642   Bob James Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth159400engine0
242336   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge138400ignition0
25407   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'63 Pontiac93425crankshaft0
262141   Bob Welborn Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth78400engine0
271033   Buck Baker Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet67450head gasket0
283387   Reb Wickersham Reb's Sport Shop   (Reb Wickersham)'63 Pontiac64425engine0
293583   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac59425handling0
30341   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'62 Chevrolet58425exhaust pipe0
31 513   Bobby Isaac Smokey Yunick'63 Chevrolet57425crash0
32 411   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford46425crash0
33185   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge32450oil pressure0
342992   LeeRoy Yarbrough Ray Osborne'63 Ford20600clutch0
35389   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'62 Chevrolet15425overheating0
362218   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac11400engine0
372609   Larry Manning Bob Adams'62 Chevrolet8450overheating0
383275   Tom Cox Robert Smith'62 Pontiac6450handling0
393686   Ronnie Bristow Buck Baker'62 Chrysler5425clutch0
403961   Roy Mayne  '63 Mercury3425engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Marvin Panch111
  Junior Johnson24948
  Marvin Panch50501
  Darel Dieringer518535
  Fred Lorenzen86938
  Fireball Roberts94941
  Fred Lorenzen95951
  Junior Johnson9615358
  Fred Lorenzen1541574
  Junior Johnson1581636
  Fred Lorenzen1641641
  Junior Johnson16521854
  Fred Lorenzen2192246
  Junior Johnson22526743