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1961 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 52
Sunday, September 24, 1961 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:59:40
Average Speed: 62.586 mph
Pole Speed: 70.73 mph
Cautions: 7
Margin of Victory: 0.75 lap
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 48   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac5003,595running116
2 24   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Pontiac5002,000running58
3 927   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac4991,570running259
4 86   Fireball Roberts Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac496850running2
51659   Ken Rush B.G. Holloway'61 Pontiac494750running0
61154   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet494650running0
71285   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet492550running0
81542   Art Malone Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth484500running0
92436   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet476425running0
101764   Bill Morton Bill Morton'60 Chevrolet473365running0
112148   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet469425running0
121819   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford464275running0
13 611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet407285engine8
14 517   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford407275running0
151923   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth395150transmission0
162625   John Hamby John Hamby'61 Dodge395175running0
17 743   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth319175engine0
18 128   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'61 Ford300350rear end57
191444   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac284150rear end0
20 321   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'61 Ford264225rear end0
211386   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler214100rocker arm0
222274   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet179150engine0
232871   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge120100handling0
242512   Wayne Lambath  '59 Ford117125fuel leak0
252362   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury17135overheating0
26275   Bob Presnell  '59 Chevrolet5100engine0
27102   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'61 Chevrolet2125rocker arm0
282034   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet1100crash0
292977   Joe Jones Joe Jones'60 Ford0125engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fred Lorenzen15757
  Junior Johnson5811255
  Joe Weatherly11312715
  Fireball Roberts1281292
  Ned Jarrett1301378
  Junior Johnson138299162
  Joe Weatherly30031718
  Junior Johnson31835942
  Rex White36041758
  Joe Weatherly41850083