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1961 Western North Carolina 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 39 of 52
Sunday, August 13, 1961 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps* on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:48
Average speed: 65.704 mph
Pole speed: 80.43 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 10000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings

1 227   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'60 Pontiac2582000running258
2 58   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac2551400running0
3114   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet2541100running0
4 911   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet254850running0
5 785   Emanuel Zervakis Monroe Shook'61 Chevrolet254750running0
6 144   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'61 Pontiac254650running0
7132   Tommy Irwin Tom Daniels'60 Chevrolet253600running0
83314   Johnny Allen Joe Lee Johnson'61 Chevrolet253550running0
9 447   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac252455running0
101229   Nelson Stacy Ron's Ford / Holt-Stacy   (Dudley Farrell)'61 Ford252425running0
11 843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth249400running0
121599   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'61 Ford234375crash0
131719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford233325running0
141882   Marvin Porter Henry Dunbar'61 Ford231275running0
152741   Charlie Chapman Charlie Chapman'60 Ford228250running0
161687   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler227250running0
172174   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet227250running0
182697   Harry Leake Harry Leake'59 Chevrolet227225running0
192054   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet225225running0
20311   Paul Lewis Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet218220running0
212533   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile217210running0
222862   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'60 Ford214200running0
233425   John Hamby John Hamby'60 Dodge208175running0
243534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet204150running0
25325   Bob Presnell Bobby Waddell'59 Chevrolet200140running0
262264   Bill Morton Bill Morton'60 Chevrolet198100running0
271948   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet196100fuel pump0
28 686   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler185100running0
293658   Bunk Moore '60 Ford182100crash0
3029148   Bill McDonald '61 Chevrolet180100too slow0
313759   Fireball Roberts B.G. Holloway'61 Pontiac144 axle0
322336   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Chevrolet136 running0
33 317   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford135 running0
341094   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'61 Ford102 crash0
3538164   Earl Wilcox '59 Oldsmobile81 too slow0
363023   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth75 oil filter0
372471   Bob Barron Bob Barron'60 Dodge67 rf hub0
381496   Dave Mader J.L. Cheatham'61 Chevrolet64 rf wheel0
* Race shortened to 258 laps due to track deterioration.

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Junior Johnson1258258