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1961 Virginia 500 Sweepstakes


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NASCAR Grand National race number 18 of 52
Sunday, April 30, 1961 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:46:19
Average Speed: 66.278 mph
Pole Speed: 71.32 mph
Cautions: 1 for 6 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 laps +
Attendance: 16,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11727   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac5002,315running135
2 585   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet4961,200running0
32675   Fireball Roberts Smokey Yunick'61 Pontiac496825running0
4212   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet491625running0
52486   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler491550running0
6 411   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet484500running0
7 715   Tim Flock Beau Morgan'61 Ford479375running0
82297   Harry Leake Harry Leake'60 Chevrolet475325running0
9 14   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet474580running31
10 629   Nelson Stacy Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford465300rear end0
11 228   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford465705running334
121019   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford463275running0
131848   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet450285running0
14 923   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'59 Plymouth442225running0
151534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet432175running0
162869   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'60 Chevrolet431150engine0
172974   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet417150running0
18279   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'60 Ford416150running0
191972   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford414175running0
202393   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford403150running0
211472   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge312150running0
221621   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'61 Ford266225rear end0
23 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth243200distributor0
243062   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford236125con rod0
251154   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'59 Chevrolet211150axle0
26201   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet209150oil pressure0
271230   Bob Welborn Fred Clark'60 Chevrolet112150piston0
281333   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile48150handling0
29 817   Fred Harb Fred Harb'59 Ford35150handling0
30258   Allen Franklin  '60 Rambler5125handling0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rex White13131
  Fred Lorenzen32365334
  Junior Johnson366500135