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1961 NASCAR Grand National Results


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20 races on dirt tracks
31 races on paved tracks
1 race on road courses

17 short track races
14 superspeedway races

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# Date Site Cars Winner(s) St Make / Model Len Sfc Miles Purse Pole Cau Laps Speed LC
3507/22/61Myrtle Beach22Joe Weatherly 1'61 Pontiac.500D1004,38666.690  57.655 
111/06/60Charlotte20Joe Weatherly11'58 Ford.500D1003,78563.5814 59.4354
1604/22/61Hickory23Junior Johnson 1'61 Pontiac.400D1004,34574.07441966.6544
2706/08/61Greenville26Jack Smith 7'61 Pontiac.500D1003,88565.480  58.4411
2305/27/61Los Angeles22Eddie Gray 2'61 Ford.500D1003,88571.940  68.833 
3407/20/61Columbia21Cotton Owens 1'60 Pontiac.500D1004,23567.650  62.1983
1504/20/61Columbia22Cotton Owens 2'60 Pontiac.500D1004,28564.380  51.9401
3006/23/61Hartsville18Buck Baker 3'61 Chrysler.333D503,77554.970  46.234 
4509/10/61Sacramento32Eddie Gray '61 Ford1.000D1005,12579.260  .0001
1104/02/61Hillsboro20Cotton Owens 3'60 Pontiac.900D993,89591.836  84.6953
2606/04/61Birmingham13Ned Jarrett 4'61 Chevrolet.500D1003,47065.910  61.068 
5210/29/61Hillsboro20Joe Weatherly 1'61 Pontiac.900D1495,62595.154  85.2492
4409/10/61Richmond25Joe Weatherly 7'61 Pontiac.500D1256,11565.010  61.677 
1004/01/61Greenville21Emanuel Zervakis 2'60 Chevrolet.500D1003,93562.09042052.1892
2506/02/61Spartanburg21Jim Paschal11'61 Pontiac.500D1003,93561.250  55.495 
603/04/61Spartanburg18Cotton Owens 4'60 Pontiac.500D1003,78563.9203 59.1524
5110/28/61Greenville18Junior Johnson 3'61 Pontiac.500D1003,98566.667  63.3463
211/20/60Jacksonville22Lee Petty13'60 Plymouth.500D1003,98568.623  64.4004
1704/23/61Richmond12Richard Petty 1'60 Plymouth.500D1003,67066.667  62.4562
4309/08/61Hickory20Rex White 1'61 Chevrolet.400D1003,89572.2902 67.5296
5010/22/61Bristol38Joe Weatherly 2'61 Pontiac.500P25019,93180.6453 72.4526
3106/24/61Roanoke20Junior Johnson 2'60 Pontiac.250P384,28553.700  49.907 
4609/17/61Atlanta42David Pearson 5'61 Pontiac1.500P40139,960136.294  125.3847
1204/03/61Winston-Salem18Rex White 2'60 Chevrolet.250P383,83548.7001445.500 
4209/04/61Darlington43Nelson Stacy 3'61 Ford1.375P50157,965128.680621117.78719
803/12/61Hanford36Fireball Roberts 2'61 Pontiac1.400P24911,47598.370  95.6211
3808/09/61Winston-Salem23Rex White 3'60 Chevrolet.250P383,98548.050  42.4522
402/24/61Daytona33Joe Weatherly 1'61 Pontiac2.500P1004,575154.122  152.6718
1905/06/61Darlington32Fred Lorenzen 1'61 Ford1.375P30130,625128.9651 119.52016
4910/15/61Charlotte43Joe Weatherly 6'61 Pontiac1.500P40142,050138.577318119.95013
4108/27/61South Boston21Junior Johnson 3'60 Pontiac.250P503,93552.630  48.3482
703/05/61Weaverville15Rex White 1'61 Chevrolet.500P1003,62579.2952 72.4920
3708/06/61Nashville24Jim Paschal10'61 Pontiac.500P20210,53476.690317256.4552
302/24/61Daytona34Fireball Roberts 1'61 Pontiac2.500P984,575133.037510129.711 
1804/30/61Martinsville30Junior Johnson17'61 Pontiac.500P25011,61071.3201666.2782
3307/09/61Atlanta42Fred Lorenzen 5'61 Ford1.500P25129,655136.088112118.067 
4810/01/61North Wilkesboro30Rex White 3'61 Chevrolet.625P20010,57594.54042384.6753
1404/16/61North Wilkesboro25Rex White 2'61 Chevrolet.625P2509,70095.66063383.2484
2906/17/61Norwood18Emanuel Zervakis 3'60 Chevrolet.250P1258,35055.8701 53.8273
4008/18/61Richmond19Junior Johnson 1'60 Pontiac.250P383,88558.8601851.6050
2105/21/61Charlotte19Joe Weatherly 3'61 Pontiac1.500P1013,735136.951214115.5913
3607/30/61Bristol42Jack Smith12'61 Pontiac.500P25014,88579.2258 68.3737
3207/04/61Daytona30David Pearson 2'61 Pontiac2.500P25028,435157.15000154.29412
4709/24/61Martinsville29Joe Weatherly 4'61 Pontiac.500P25014,80070.7307 62.5869
1304/09/61Martinsville27Fred Lorenzen 2'61 Ford.500P756,54570.2802468.3661
2806/10/61Winston-Salem22Rex White 4'60 Chevrolet.250P503,98547.7201542.714 
903/26/61Atlanta46Bob Burdick 7'61 Pontiac1.500P50152,885135.7552 123.9209
2405/28/61Charlotte55David Pearson 3'61 Pontiac1.500P60073,855131.611757111.63317
3908/13/61Weaverville38Junior Johnson 2'60 Pontiac.500P12912,95080.430  65.7041
502/26/61Daytona58Marvin Panch 4'60 Pontiac2.500P50065,125155.70900149.6019
2005/21/61Charlotte19Richard Petty 7'61 Plymouth1.500P1013,835137.48000133.5542
2205/21/61Riverside27Lloyd Dane 2'61 Chevrolet2.580R1013,88585.2100082.512