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NASCAR Grand National race number 23 of 44
Monday, July 4, 1960 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
100 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:42:09
Average speed: 146.842 mph
Pole speed: 152.129 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 30 feet
Attendance: 15919
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1960 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1960 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 147   Jack Smith Boomershine   (Jack Smith)'60 Pontiac10011500running67
2 46   Cotton Owens Hedge's Pontiac   (Cotton Owens)'60 Pontiac1005100running25
31128   Fred Lorenzen Fred Lorenzen'60 Ford992600running0
41242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'60 Plymouth991525running0
51564   Bunkie Blackburn Spook Crawford'60 Ford981150running0
6 84   Rex White Piedmont / Friendly   (Rex White)'60 Chevrolet981050running0
71311   Ned Jarrett Courtesy   (Ned Jarrett)'60 Ford97800running0
8 994   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'60 Chevrolet97775running0
92192   Gerald Duke Gerald Duke'59 T-Bird97650running0
101621   Jimmy Massey John Masoni'59 Chevrolet96575running0
11 643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'60 Plymouth96600running0
121499   Wilbur Rakestraw Talmadge Cochrane'60 Ford96375running0
132249   Jim Paschal Bob Welborn'60 Chevrolet95320running0
141877   Marvin Panch Billie Ridgeway   (W.J. Ridgeway)'60 Ford95300running0
151727   Junior Johnson Daytona Kennel   (John Masoni)'60 Chevrolet94270running0
162681   Shorty Rollins Shorty Rollins'60 Ford93270running0
172416   Dick Joslin Leppere Pontiac   (Happy Steigel)'59 Pontiac92250running0
182767   David Pearson David Pearson'59 Chevrolet91250running0
193517   Jimmy Pardue Bob Barron'60 Dodge89225running0
203219   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford89250running0
213160   Jim Whitman Dick Stanley'60 Dodge88250running0
22368   Joe Caspolich '60 Chevrolet85225running0
232933   Reb Wickersham Flying Rebel Racing Team   (Reb Wickersham)'60 Oldsmobile80250running0
243783   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'58 Ford80200running0
251059   Tom Pistone Thor   (W.T. Coppedge)'60 Chevrolet66300engine0
26 712   Joe Weatherly Holman-Moody Racing'60 Ford65300engine0
27 569   Johnny Allen Hanley Dawson'60 Chevrolet61300valve0
282087   Buck Baker Thor   (Buck Baker)'60 Chevrolet58150engine0
29231   Paul Lewis Faircloth   (Jess Potter)'60 Chevrolet55150running0
30 33   Bobby Johns Jim Stephens'59 Pontiac52500axle0
31 222   Fireball Roberts John Hines'60 Pontiac40750oil filter8
321910   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'59 Buick26150crankshaft0
333089   Joe Lee Johnson Paul McDuffie'60 Chevrolet25250rods0
342818   Tim Flock '60 Plymouth22150engine0
353451   Roy Tyner Roy McDonald'59 Oldsmobile14125axle0
36252   Possum Jones Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet8150rocker arm0
373386   Ed Markstellar Matt DeMatthews'58 Ford7125overheating0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Pardue54Dodge
Charley Griffith78Ford
DCBob Barron17Bob BarronDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack Smith144
  Fireball Roberts573
  Jack Smith881
  Fireball Roberts9102
  Jack Smith11122
  Fireball Roberts13153
  Jack Smith163823
  Cotton Owens39446
  Jack Smith457733
  Cotton Owens789619
  Jack Smith971004