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NASCAR Grand National race number 40 of 52
Friday, August 18, 1961 at Southside Speedway, Richmond, VA
150 laps on a .250 mile paved track (37.5 miles)

Time of race: 0:43:36
Average Speed: 51.605 mph
Pole Speed: 58.86 mph
Cautions: 1 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 3,500
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 127   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac150600running150
4 24   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'60 Chevrolet148425running0
3 385   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet149380running0
9 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth143180running0
2 511   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet149475running0
5 654   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet148225running0
7 757   Jimmy Mairs  '61 Chevrolet146195running0
12 85   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'59 Chevrolet136120running0
6 923   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'60 Plymouth147215running0
161034   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet9095fuel tank0
151186   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler11795engine0
111274   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet139145running0
1313112   Ronnie Fones  '59 Chevrolet135110running0
171471   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge8490running0
101512   Fred Harb Fred Harb'59 Ford141140running0
141636   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet132125running0
181741   Charlie Chapman Charlie Chapman'60 Ford2760overheating0
191862   Bob Presnell Curtis Crider'60 Ford150transmission0
81961   Elmo Langley Doc White'59 T-Bird143160running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson1150150