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1965 Southern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 45 of 55
Monday, September 6, 1965 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 4:19:09
Average Speed: 115.878 mph
Pole Speed: 137.528 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 14 laps +
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
392655   Tiny Lund Lyle Stelter'64 Ford25555a frame0
213544   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford261615clutch0
384397   Henley Gray Gene Cline'64 Ford29530clutch0
253072   Neil Castles Bill Champion'64 Ford173595crash0
291124   Sam McQuagg Lilly Enterprises   (Betty Lilly)'65 Ford1181,015crash31
30 927   Cale Yarborough Abindgon Motor Co. Ford   (Banjo Matthews)'65 Ford118830crash2
311233   Bunkie Blackburn Ray Fox'65 Chevrolet109695crash0
32 415   Earl Balmer Bud Moore'64 Mercury94580crash2
413600   Bert Robbins Emory Gilliam'64 Ford3515crash0
422123   Buren Skeen Hill Motor Co.   (Reid Shaw)'64 Ford2510crash0
432303   Reb Wickersham Ray Underwood'65 Ford2505crash0
3 516   Darel Dieringer Mercury   (Bud Moore)'64 Mercury3457,200differential199
17167   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'64 Pontiac301695differential2
27253   LeeRoy Yarbrough Southeastern Chevy Dealers   (Ray Fox)'65 Chevrolet134635differential0
332902   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Chevrolet85555differential0
11 228   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody'65 Ford3191,550engine57
19 629   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody'65 Ford293625engine0
233407   Bud Harless Bud Harless'64 Ford222605engine0
281787   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet123580engine0
341317   Junior Spencer Jerry Mullins'64 Ford79620engine0
36274   Bobby Wawak Bobby Wawak'64 Mercury46560engine0
37 321   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'65 Ford42605engine0
22 741   Jim Paschal Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'65 Chevrolet230710head gasket9
261564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'64 Ford156590head gasket0
44 126   Junior Johnson Holly Farms Poultry   (Junior Johnson)'65 Ford1750ignition0
243875   Gene Black C.L. Crawford'64 Ford197600oil pressure0
402825   Bud Moore Jabe Thomas'64 Ford9520oil pressure0
11011   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'65 Ford36421,060running62
21486   Buck Baker Buck Baker'65 Plymouth3509,170running0
43346   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'65 Chevrolet3453,225running0
52467   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge3442,400running0
62204   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'64 Pontiac3401,750running0
73118   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'65 Chevrolet3361,500running0
84179   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'63 Chevrolet3341,250running0
91919   J.T. Putney Herman Beam'65 Chevrolet3281,000running0
104457   Wendell Scott Clay Eastridge'64 Ford320900running0
123753   Jimmy Helms David Warren'63 Ford316800running0
134268   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'63 Ford311775running0
14181   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'64 Ford308750running0
153938   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'65 Chevrolet304725running0
164052   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'63 Chevrolet302700running0
183263   Don Hume Don Hume'63 Ford298650running0
202049   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'64 Ford293620vapor lock0
35 814   Curtis Turner Sam Fletcher'65 Plymouth51545wheel bearing0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
45Pee Wee Ellwanger62Buddy ArringtonDodge
46Wendell Scott34Wendell ScottFord
47Worth McMillion83Franklin McMillionPontiac
48Bernard Alvarez10Gary WeaverFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fred Lorenzen13232
  Darel Dieringer334513
  Earl Balmer46461
  Bobby Johns47482
  Jim Paschal49513
  Cale Yarborough52532
  Darel Dieringer548633
  Earl Balmer87871
  Sam McQuagg8811831
  Darel Dieringer1191213
  Fred Lorenzen1221221
  Jim Paschal1231286
  Ned Jarrett12914416
  Fred Lorenzen1451473
  Darel Dieringer14816619
  Fred Lorenzen1671671
  Darel Dieringer16822760
  Fred Lorenzen2282325
  Ned Jarrett2332397
  Darel Dieringer24028748
  Fred Lorenzen28830215
  Darel Dieringer30332523
  Ned Jarrett32636439