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NASCAR Grand National race number 1 of 53
Sunday, November 5, 1961 at New Concord Speedway, Concord, NC
200 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:41:00
Average speed: 59.405 mph
Pole speed: 68.543 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 3000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

1 246   Jack Smith Jack Smith'61 Pontiac200800running93
2 18   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'61 Pontiac200525running66
3 76   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'61 Pontiac198375running0
4 44   Rex White White-Clements   (Rex White)'61 Chevrolet198275running0
5 811   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'61 Chevrolet196350running41
61323   Doug Yates Raeford Johnson'61 Plymouth183215running0
71862   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury183175running0
81493   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'60 Ford183150running0
92136   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'60 Ford178140running0
102219   Herman Beam Herman Beam'60 Ford169130running0
112568   Ed Livingston Curtis Crider'60 Ford157125running0
121148   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet156110running0
13 642   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth152100rear end0
142334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet14585a frame0
15 586   Buck Baker Buck Baker'61 Chrysler13970axle0
161285   Tommy Irwin Monroe Shook'60 Chevrolet13760running0
17201   George Green Jess Potter'60 Chevrolet13650running0
181589   Mark Hurley '59 Pontiac12950rear end0
191697   Harry Leake Harry Leake'60 Chevrolet9850running0
201059   Ralph Earnhardt B.G. Holloway'61 Pontiac9450oil leak0
212477   Joe Jones Joe Jones'60 Ford8250axle0
222654   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'60 Chevrolet5950a frame0
231974   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'61 Chevrolet53 a frame0
24 327   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac42 engine0
25 917   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford38 engine0
261743   Maurice Petty Petty Enterprises'61 Plymouth16 fuel tank0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Joe Weatherly16666
  Ned Jarrett6710741
  Jack Smith10820093