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NASCAR Grand National race number 51 of 52
Saturday, October 28, 1961 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, SC
200 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:34:43
Average speed: 63.346 mph
Pole speed: 66.667 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 6000
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

1 327   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac200950running26
2 28   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac199625running76
3104   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet198425running0
4 942   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth195275running0
51662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury192250running0
6 611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet191215running0
71543   Maurice Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth190175running0
8 234   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet190150running0
91114   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet188140running0
10 844   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac183130rear end0
111319   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford181125running0
121493   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford181110running0
131817   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford171100running0
14 746   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac16985crash0
151777   Joe Jones Joe Jones'60 Ford15970running0
16 522   Fireball Roberts Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac11660rear end0
17 186   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler9850clutch98
18 454   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'59 Chevrolet5150distributor0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buck Baker19898
  Junior Johnson9911618
  Joe Weatherly11719276
  Junior Johnson1932008