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1965 Western North Carolina 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 37 of 55
Sunday, August 8, 1965 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:46
Average Speed: 74.343 mph
Pole Speed: 86.455 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 7,500
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
6 887   Buck Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet485700running0
71119   J.T. Putney Herman Beam'65 Chevrolet479650running0
102738   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'65 Chevrolet442400running0
111952   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'63 Chevrolet441380running0
20269   Darel Dieringer Roy Tyner'65 Chevrolet136250oil leak0
25250   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'65 Chevrolet7250lug bolts0
272046   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'65 Chevrolet1100axle0
4 988   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'64 Dodge488900running0
15 46   David Pearson Southeastern Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'65 Dodge398250axle89
212367   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge120250lug bolts0
261662   Darrell Bryant Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge1100driveshaft0
2 211   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long'65 Ford4981,650running8
3 529   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody'65 Ford4951,200running0
51306   Cale Yarborough Kenny Myler'64 Ford487800running0
81434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'63 Ford469600running0
91217   Junior Spencer Jerry Mullins'64 Ford443500running0
122464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'64 Ford436375engine0
131868   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'63 Ford430325running0
14 649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'64 Ford425275engine0
161520   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford374250water pump0
17 71   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'64 Ford254250engine0
18 326   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'65 Ford193250crash57
191010   LeeRoy Yarbrough Gary Weaver'64 Ford154250differential0
222197   Henley Gray Gene Cline'64 Ford95250transmission0
232253   Jimmy Helms David Warren'63 Ford78250transmission0
241789   Neil Castles Buck Baker'65 Oldsmobile10250engine0
1 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'65 Plymouth5003,200running346

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ned Jarrett188
  Junior Johnson93931
  David Pearson4012788
  Richard Petty12816740
  Junior Johnson16819326
  Richard Petty19426269
  David Pearson2632631
  Richard Petty264500237