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1962 Southeastern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 53
Sunday, July 29, 1962 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:19:16
Average Speed: 75.276 mph
Pole Speed: 80.321 mph
Cautions: 4 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.5 lap
Attendance: 15,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
7114   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet494650running0
91911   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet491675running0
17261   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet467175running0
193334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'61 Chevrolet454150running0
264479   Ralph Smith Ralph Smith'62 Chevrolet392125rear end0
312027   Tommy Irwin Melvin Bradley'62 Chevrolet247100rear end0
322448   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'62 Chevrolet241100rear end0
382864   Bill Morton Bill Morton'60 Chevrolet133 wheel bearing0
404289   Earl Brooks Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet110 rear end0
422397   LeeRoy Yarbrough Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet69 rear end0
131887   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler486350running0
152786   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler483200running0
163436   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge468290running0
444365   Allan Harley Allan Harley'60 Dodge5 handling0
2 428   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette Ford   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford5002,370running121
5 829   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody'62 Ford498875running0
11 721   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'62 Ford489375running0
14 561   Sherman Utsman Sherman Utsman'62 Ford483275running0
202519   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford453150running0
273717   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford385125axle0
333993   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'62 Ford228 rear end0
411566   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford78 brakes0
43309   T.C. Hunt Wildcat Williams'62 Ford63 bearing0
234063   John Hamby Curtis Crider'61 Mercury435125running0
301020   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'62 Mercury258225engine0
353862   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury213 rear end0
394167   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile133 engine0
11242   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth5003,930running77
31643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth5001,540running47
82141   Bunkie Blackburn Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth491550running0
252960   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth430125hub0
41446   Johnny Allen Holly Farms   (Fred Lovette)'62 Pontiac4981,270running60
6138   Joe Weatherly Gillman Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'62 Pontiac498900running0
10 654   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac491450running0
121749   Bob Welborn Frizell Pontiac   (J.C. Parker)'62 Pontiac486275running0
18312   Ken Rush Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac463150running0
21 947   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac444175running0
223235   Ray Hendrick Rebel Racing'61 Pontiac438125running0
243583   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac432125running0
28 372   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac324375engine0
29 26   Junior Johnson Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac283370crash166
343618   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'61 Pontiac225 engine0
36 122   Fireball Roberts Jim Stephens'62 Pontiac185270ignition29
37223   David Pearson Ray Fox'62 Pontiac135 water pump0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
45John Dodd, Jr.38Matt DeMatthewsFord
46Paul Lewis58Paul LewisChevrolet
47Darel Dieringer90Bob OsieckiDodge
48Al White31Al WhiteFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts12929
  Junior Johnson30155126
  Fred Lorenzen15616813
  Richard Petty1691713
  Fred Lorenzen1721765
  Johnny Allen17723660
  Richard Petty2372437
  Junior Johnson24428340
  Richard Petty28432037
  Fred Lorenzen32141191
  Jim Paschal41246251
  Fred Lorenzen46347412
  Jim Paschal47550026