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1965 Wilkes 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 51 of 55
Sunday, October 3, 1965 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:55
Average Speed: 88.801 mph
Pole Speed: 101.58 mph
Cautions: 5 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 15,000
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 526   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'65 Ford4004,475running204
2 627   Cale Yarborough Banjo Matthews'65 Ford3982,125running6
3 711   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long'65 Ford3981,275running0
4 46   David Pearson Cotton Owens'65 Dodge397825running0
51147   Curtis Turner Wood Brothers'65 Ford396675running0
6 821   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'65 Ford396525running0
71017   Junior Spencer Jerry Mullins'64 Ford394475running0
82159   Tom Pistone Glen Sweet'64 Ford393500running0
91249   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'64 Ford392400running0
101788   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'64 Dodge389325running0
111919   J.T. Putney Herman Beam'65 Chevrolet387300running0
121687   Buck Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet386275running0
132234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'63 Ford375300running0
141564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'64 Ford349225running0
152402   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Chevrolet349200running0
162346   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'65 Chevrolet318225engine0
173375   Gene Black C.L. Crawford'64 Ford311175running0
181410   Darel Dieringer Gary Weaver'64 Ford308200clutch0
19 128   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'65 Ford219550engine190
202952   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'63 Chevrolet215200differential0
212838   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'65 Chevrolet211175steering0
221856   Paul Lewis Curtis Larimer'63 Ford198175engine0
233153   Jimmy Helms David Warren'63 Ford174150vibration0
242625   Jabe Thomas Jabe Thomas'64 Ford154175oil leak0
25207   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'64 Pontiac119175push rod0
263481   Frank Weathers Joe Keistler'63 Dodge119150handling0
272589   Neil Castles Buck Baker'65 Oldsmobile98175axle0
281306   Sam McQuagg Kenny Myler'64 Ford93175gas tank0
293297   Henley Gray Gene Cline'64 Ford82150crash0
302768   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'63 Ford82175a frame0
31309   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'65 Chevrolet35175engine0
32 329   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody'65 Ford14175crash0
33 243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'65 Plymouth14450crash0
34 935   Bobby Isaac Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Dodge14175crash0
353567   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge13150crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fred Lorenzen1190190
  Junior Johnson191310120
  Cale Yarborough3113166
  Junior Johnson31740084