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1962 Volunteer 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 17 of 53
Sunday, April 29, 1962 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:24:22
Average Speed: 73.397 mph
Pole Speed: 81.374 mph
Cautions: 4 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 6 laps +
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 672   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac5004,405running430
2 122   Fireball Roberts Banjo Matthews'62 Pontiac4942,500running61
31047   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac4921,635running0
41211   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet4751,400running0
62219   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford469850running0
52560   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth470850running0
7146   David Pearson Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac461650lug bolts0
83134   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'61 Chevrolet460550running0
92861   Bill Morton Bill Morton'62 Ford459475running0
11 88   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac444400rear end0
103362   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury447400running0
13 754   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac419325running0
161143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth368300engine9
122086   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler430275engine0
14361   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet417225running0
231990   Darel Dieringer Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge191225oil line0
152717   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford370200head gasket0
18 429   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody'62 Ford302200crash0
26 321   Marvin Panch Hull-Dobbs Ford   (Wood Brothers)'62 Ford154200rear end0
171326   Bunkie Blackburn  '61 Pontiac359175rear end0
30 527   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'62 Pontiac96175transmission0
191841   Maurice Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth297150crash0
203064   Gene Blackburn  '60 Chevrolet274150axle0
222314   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'62 Chevrolet223125engine0
29 94   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet109125rocker arm0
272187   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler139125distributor0
252648   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet161125engine0
242430   Tiny Lund Fred Clark'62 Chevrolet187125hub0
211785   Johnny Allen Monroe Shook'62 Chevrolet225125engine0
34 228   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'62 Ford61100engine0
32162   Jim Paschal Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac77100crankshaft0
313418   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'60 Ford81100oil pressure0
283549   Charley Griffith J.C. Parker'61 Pontiac137100rear end0
332975   Ralph Earnhardt Robert Smith'62 Pontiac68 overheating0
351536   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge60 engine0
363266   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford29 overheating0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fireball Roberts16161
  Bobby Johns6215998
  Richard Petty1601623
  Bobby Johns163320158
  Richard Petty3213266
  Bobby Johns327500174