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1961 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 52
Sunday, April 9, 1961 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps* on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:05:23
Average speed: 68.366 mph
Pole speed: 70.28 mph
Cautions: 2 for 4 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 14000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 228   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody Racing'61 Ford1491150running31
2 14   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet1491275running118
3 321   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'61 Ford147500running0
41685   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet147325running0
5 511   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet147450running0
6 627   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac146315running0
72369   Johnny Allen B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet146245running0
8 943   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth146175running0
9 815   Tim Flock Beau Morgan'61 Ford146215running0
10222   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet146215running0
11 772   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'61 Ford145150running0
121386   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler144160running0
13216   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'60 Pontiac143300running0
141287   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler142120running0
152548   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet14195running0
161555   Ernie Gahan John Koszela'59 Chevrolet14160running0
171054   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'59 Chevrolet140110running0
181123   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'59 Plymouth13985running0
191719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford13650running0
202035   George Green M.J. Black'59 Plymouth13650running0
212797   Harry Leake Harry Leake'60 Chevrolet13450running0
22 466   Reds Kagle Cafe Burgundy   (Ratus Walters)'60 Ford117150fuel tank0
232417   Fred Harb Fred Harb'59 Ford11375running0
241434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet10950running0
251862   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford10250running0
26199   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'60 Ford7750brakes0
272671   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge2175engine0
* Race shortened to 149 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCE.J. Trivette35M.J. BlackPlymouth
WDPaul Lewis1Jess PotterChevrolet
WDJim Reed7Jim ReedChevrolet
WDElmo Langley16Happy SteigelPontiac
WDL.D. Austin74L.D. AustinChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16183   #54 spun turn 1 
19148130  
1491491   rain 
  Percent of race run under caution: 2.7%             Average green flag run: 72.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rex White1118118
  Fred Lorenzen11914931