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1961 Southeastern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 50 of 52
Sunday, October 22, 1961 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:02
Average Speed: 72.452 mph
Pole Speed: 80.645 mph
Cautions: 3
Margin of Victory: 7 cl
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
28381   George Green Jess Potter'60 Chevrolet197200engine0
61611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet491825running0
251514   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet370225engine0
182816   Brownie King  '59 T-Bird442250running0
202117   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford439250engine0
10 318   Bob Welborn Bud Moore'61 Pontiac480585running0
14 919   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford471325running0
37 62   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'61 Chevrolet19125crash0
312220   Paul Lewis  '61 Chevrolet149200crash0
26 422   Fireball Roberts Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac323310fuel pump51
362923   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth35100fan belt0
333425   Gene Blackburn  '60 Dodge117100axle0
24 727   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac394495rear end294
31829   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford5001,525running0
222630   Tiny Lund Fred Clark'60 Chevrolet414225rear end0
271932   Bill Morgan J.L. Cheatham'61 Ford237225rear end0
163334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet459280running0
322736   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet120200crankshaft0
343239   Friday Hassler  '60 Chevrolet115100rear end0
2 84   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet5002,365running24
231143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth394246rear end0
41744   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac4981,125running0
212446   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac421240wheel0
17 147   Bobby Johns Jack Smith'61 Pontiac457440running49
121448   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet478400running0
71354   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet482725running0
81259   Ken Rush B.G. Holloway'61 Pontiac481675running0
153662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury460290running0
92364   Bill Morton Bill Morton'60 Chevrolet481600running0
193169   Bill Latham  '60 Chevrolet440250running0
133074   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet474325running0
353577   Joe Jones Joe Jones'60 Ford111100rear end0
1 28   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac5003,680running82
5 585   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet495950running0
112086   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler480450running0
383788   Allen Franklin  '59 Nash3100too slow0
30109   Bunkie Blackburn Wildcat Williams'61 Ford164225engine0
292596   Johnny Allen J.L. Cheatham'60 Chevrolet169200rear end0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Johns13030
  Junior Johnson31212182
  Bobby Johns21323119
  Fireball Roberts23228251
  Junior Johnson283394112
  Rex White39541824
  Joe Weatherly41950082