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1960 Southern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 35 of 44
Monday, September 5, 1960 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 4:43:34
Average speed: 105.901 mph
Pole speed: 125.459 mph
Cautions: 5 for 61 laps
Margin of victory: 25 sec
Attendance: 80000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1960 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1960 standings

1 247   Buck Baker Boomershine Pontiac Dealers   (Jack Smith)'60 Pontiac36419900running175
2 74   Rex White Piedmont / Friendly   (Rex White)'60 Chevrolet3649780running4
3 344   Jim Paschal South Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'60 Plymouth3625595running0
41685   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'60 Chevrolet3623125running0
52011   Ned Jarrett Courtesy   (Ned Jarrett)'60 Ford3622000running0
6 843   Richard Petty South Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'60 Plymouth3612575running106
71794   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'60 Ford3611255running0
82173   Johnny Beauchamp Dale Swanson'60 Chevrolet3581025running0
9 122   Fireball Roberts John Hines'60 Pontiac3532175axle53
103423   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'59 Plymouth353775running0
112477   Marvin Panch Billie Ridgeway   (W.J. Ridgeway)'60 Ford351700running0
122670   Elmo Henderson W.H. Watson'58 Pontiac338600running0
133938   Clem Proctor Charlie Chapman'60 Ford338500running0
14361   Paul Lewis Faircloth   (Jess Potter)'60 Chevrolet335450engine0
152981   Shorty Rollins Shorty Rollins'60 Ford331500running0
163560   Jim Whitman Polytronics Lab   (Dick Stanley)'60 Dodge320350engine0
174174   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'58 Chevrolet310300running0
183719   Herman Beam Carter Country Ford   (Herman Beam)'60 Ford305250running0
193245   Tiny Lund Bill Gazaway'59 Oldsmobile304250crash0
204383   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'58 Ford304250running0
21 412   Joe Weatherly Holman-Moody Racing'60 Ford303200crash0
224420   G.C. Spencer Spook Crawford'58 Ford301200running0
232561   Jimmy Thompson Doc White'59 T-Bird278200axle0
24 66   Cotton Owens Hedges Pontiac   (Cotton Owens)'60 Pontiac277510axle9
254510   T.C. Hunt Fred Wheat'60 Plymouth260200crash0
263099   Wilbur Rakestraw Talmadge Cochrane'60 Ford217200axle0
272267   David Pearson David Pearson'59 Chevrolet214200axle0
281428   Fred Lorenzen Rupert Safety Belt   (Fred Lorenzen)'60 Ford188250engine0
294216   Steve McGrath Happy Steigel'59 Pontiac188200engine0
30 942   Lee Petty South Plymouth   (Petty Enterprises)'60 Plymouth188470crash13
313339   Herb Tillman Ralph Stark'60 Chevrolet180200rear end0
323833   Reb Wickersham Sons of Confederate Veterans   (Reb Wickersham)'60 Oldsmobile163200axle0
334654   Jimmy Pardue Lowe's   (Eb Clifton)'59 Dodge143200oil pressure0
342387   Buddy Baker Don Allen Chevrolet   (Buck Baker)'60 Chevrolet136200fuel pump0
354796   Gene White '60 Chevrolet134200engine0
36287   Jim Reed Jim Reed'60 Chevrolet130200a frame0
371369   Johnny Allen Hanley Dawson'60 Chevrolet125220engine0
381259   Tom Pistone Thor   (W.T. Coppedge)'60 Chevrolet115230engine0
391990   Speedy Thompson Junie Donlavey'60 Ford110250engine0
40 55   Bobby Johns Justus Pontiac   (Cotton Owens)'60 Pontiac95210crash4
411189   Joe Lee Johnson Paul McDuffie'60 Chevrolet95550withdrew0
42409   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'59 Oldsmobile86200crash0
43152   Possum Jones Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet76200c pulley0
443179   Johnny Miller Robert Ramey'60 Ford26200crash0
451892   Elmo Langley Gerald Duke'59 T-Bird25220crash0
462764   Bunkie Blackburn Spook Crawford'60 Ford24200crash0
471027   Junior Johnson Daytona Kennel / Holly Farms Poultry   (John Masoni)'60 Chevrolet17200engine0
484835   E.J. Trivette M.J. Black'59 Plymouth1200handling0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Joe Eubanks82Don EveryChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buck Baker166
  Fireball Roberts72620
  Buck Baker274216
  Fireball Roberts437533
  Cotton Owens76849
  Richard Petty85851
  Bobby Johns86894
  Rex White90934
  Buck Baker9415562
  Richard Petty15617015
  Lee Petty17118313
  Buck Baker18422441
  Richard Petty22531490
  Buck Baker31536450