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1961 Rebel 300


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NASCAR Grand National race number 19 of 52
Saturday, May 6, 1961 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
219 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (301.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:10
Average Speed: 119.52 mph
Pole Speed: 128.965 mph
Cautions: 1
Margin of Victory: 6 cl
Attendance: 32,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 128   Fred Lorenzen Courtesy Ford   (Holman-Moody)'61 Ford2198,420running69
2 821   Curtis Turner LaFayette Motors   (Wood Brothers)'61 Ford2194,600running25
3 969   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet2183,200running3
41053   Bob Burdick Roy Burdick'61 Pontiac2182,400running1
5 222   Fireball Roberts Bud Moore's Garage   (Smokey Yunick)'61 Pontiac2181,665running108
6173   Marvin Panch Daytona Kennel   (John Masoni)'61 Pontiac2171,050running0
7 66   Ralph Earnhardt Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac216925running6
8 394   Banjo Matthews Warrior Motel   (Banjo Matthews)'61 Ford215865running1
9 572   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford215700running0
101111   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet215650running0
11 729   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford212500running0
121847   Larry Frank Jack Smith'61 Pontiac212400running0
131485   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet211370running0
142254   Jimmy Pardue Fred Gaddy   (Jimmy Pardue)'60 Chevrolet209300running0
15 48   Joe Weatherly Stephens Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'61 Pontiac206250running6
162600   Dave Mader Dave Mader'61 Chevrolet205275running0
172048   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet200200running0
18212   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet200200running0
192582   Larry Flynn  '59 Chevrolet195200running0
201387   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler192565running0
212868   Ed Livingston Curtis Crider'60 Ford187200running0
223262   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury181500running0
232938   Ed Markstellar Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford177200running0
24124   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet173340crash0
251586   Buddy Baker Headford Motors Inc.   (Buck Baker)'61 Chrysler115200crash0
262455   Jimmy Thompson  '59 T-Bird62200crash0
272352   Tom Dill Julian Buesink'61 Ford46230crash0
28191   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet38200oil pressure0
293071   Bobby Waddell Bob Barron'60 Dodge22220oil pressure0
301615   Tim Flock Beau Morgan'61 Ford16200handling0
312761   Elmo Langley Doc White'59 T-Bird14200handling0
323143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth11200engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDCale Yarborough52Julian BuesinkFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fred Lorenzen155
  Fireball Roberts694
  Fred Lorenzen107162
  Joe Weatherly72743
  Ralph Earnhardt75751
  Curtis Turner76772
  Johnny Allen78792
  Banjo Matthews80801
  Fireball Roberts8114262
  Curtis Turner1431464
  Joe Weatherly1471493
  Bob Burdick1501501
  Ralph Earnhardt1511555
  Johnny Allen1561561
  Fireball Roberts15719842
  Curtis Turner19921719
  Fred Lorenzen2182192