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1963 Western North Carolina 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 41 of 55
Sunday, August 11, 1963 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:07
Average Speed: 77.673 mph
Pole Speed: drew for pole
Cautions: 2
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 14,500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 228   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody)'63 Ford5002,550running452
21043   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth4991,425running35
3 942   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth4981,150running0
4236   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge494950running0
5225   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge493800running0
8 836   Joe Weatherly Wade Younts'63 Dodge473800running0
61547   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Plymouth493650running0
71787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'63 Pontiac478600running0
9 111   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford467450running13
10182   Buddy Baker Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac467400running0
112734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet452375running0
122467   Reb Wickersham Reb's Sport Shop   (Reb Wickersham)'62 Pontiac448375running0
13 683   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac437325running0
141619   Cale Yarborough Herman Beam'63 Ford434275running0
15 509   Elmo Langley Bob Adams'62 Chevrolet379250engine0
162633   Roy Mayne C.L. Kilpatrick'62 Chevrolet369250running0
171988   Major Melton Major Melton'61 Chrysler324250seat0
18 799   Bobby Isaac Bondy Long'63 Ford303225clutch0
19 344   Tommy Irwin Stewart McKinney'63 Ford264225vibration0
202562   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'63 Mercury258225overheating0
21 448   G.C. Spencer Jack Smith'63 Plymouth216200crash0
221493   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'62 Ford199175crash0
23213   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet161150battery cable0
241257   Bobby Keck Pete Stewart'63 Pontiac52150brakes0
251154   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'62 Ford38150oil leak0
262018   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac30150crash0
271305   Possum Jones Possum Jones'61 Pontiac8150fuel leak0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ned Jarrett11313
  Fred Lorenzen14188175
  Richard Petty18922335
  Fred Lorenzen224500277