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1961 Capital City 200


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NASCAR Grand National race number 44 of 52
Sunday, September 10, 1961 at Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds, Richmond, VA
250 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (125.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:01:36
Average speed: 61.677 mph
Pole speed: 65.01 mph
Cautions: 3 for 13 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 78   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac2501350running101
2 127   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac250850running120
3 54   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet249750running0
4 211   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet249450running0
51244   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac248300running28
6 485   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'60 Chevrolet246250running0
7 366   Bill Morgan Cafe Burgundy   (Ratus Walters)'60 Ford239225running0
81961   Elmo Langley Doc White'59 T-Bird224200running0
9 919   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford223175running0
101748   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet219150running0
111123   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth217150running0
122317   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford215125running0
1314119   Al Disney '59 Buick214125running0
141034   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet201110running0
151386   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler189110running0
162036   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet176100rear end0
17 66   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'60 Pontiac17190rear end1
18 842   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth15780engine0
191874   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet15575spindle0
202157   Harvey Henderson J.I. Divers'61 Chevrolet15375brakes0
211590   Johnny Roberts Junie Donlavey'60 Ford11375head gasket0
2222112   Ronnie Fones '59 Chevrolet8275rear end0
23245   Jimmy Pardue '59 Chevrolet7075spindle0
242571   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge6375rear end0
251662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury775overheating0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson1120120
  Joe Weatherly1211211
  Cotton Owens1221221
  Jim Paschal12315028
  Joe Weatherly151250100