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1961 Hickory 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 16 of 52
Saturday, April 22, 1961 at Hickory Speedway, Hickory, NC
250 laps on a .400 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:30:01
Average Speed: 66.654 mph
Pole Speed: 74.074 mph
Cautions: 4 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.75 lap
Attendance: 10,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
3 74   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'60 Chevrolet245525running0
42348   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet245275running0
51454   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'59 Chevrolet242250running0
7101   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet239175running0
8 669   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'60 Chevrolet236150running0
111797   Harry Leake Harry Leake'60 Chevrolet232125running0
17 385   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'60 Chevrolet19050crash0
19 511   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet13850a frame0
2 886   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler250625running0
9150   Bobby Waddell Bobby Waddell'59 Dodge235140running0
142071   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge21585running0
12 919   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford229110running0
181993   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford17850a frame0
211662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford4750rear end0
221217   Fred Harb Fred Harb'59 Ford2050a frame0
231833   Bryant Wallace Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile950handling0
152135   George Green M.J. Black'59 Plymouth21070running0
161323   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'59 Plymouth19560transmission0
20 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'60 Plymouth10050radiator28
1 127   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac250950running219
10 221   Curtis Turner Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac233130running3
132247   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac228110running0
61161   Elmo Langley Doc White'59 T-Bird241215running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Curtis Turner133
  Junior Johnson47067
  Richard Petty719828
  Junior Johnson99250152