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1962 Dixie 400

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NASCAR Grand National race number 53 of 53
Sunday, October 28, 1962 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:24
Average speed: 124.74 mph
Pole speed: 138.978 mph
Cautions: 3
Margin of victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

1 54   Rex White Nalley Chevrolet, Inc. / Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet26710315running3
2 78   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac2675270running0
3 321   Marvin Panch Hull-Dobbs   (Wood Brothers)'62 Ford2673535running52
41543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth2662415running3
5 228   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford2662000running0
62877   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford2641300running0
73918   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac2631175running0
82747   Buck Baker Jack Smith'62 Pontiac2631125running0
91217   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac262900running0
10 122   Fireball Roberts Jim Stephens'62 Pontiac2622425running144
111008   David Pearson Bud Moore'62 Pontiac261750running0
122349   Bob Welborn J.C. Parker'62 Pontiac261600running0
133066   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'62 Ford260525running0
143491   Ralph Earnhardt Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge259450running0
154087   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler258425running0
161848   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'62 Chevrolet257350running0
172042   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth257350running0
181683   Bunkie Blackburn Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac257350running0
193812   Tiny Lund Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac251425running0
20 846   Johnny Allen Holly Farms   (Fred Lovette)'62 Pontiac251350running0
213219   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford241325running0
222690   Jimmy Thompson Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge229325oil pressure0
231926   Darel Dieringer Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford196325engine0
24 672   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac188515crash38
252254   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac158325head gasket0
263661   Sherman Utsman Sherman Utsman'62 Ford148300engine0
272120   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'62 Mercury145300transmission0
281340   Tommy Irwin Rex White'62 Chevrolet124300crash0
293536   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge104300a frame0
303724   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'61 Pontiac101300crash0
31335   H.G. Rosier H.G. Rosier'61 Pontiac99250rear end0
321730   Johnny Sudderth Fred Clark'62 Chevrolet85250sway bar0
333192   Cale Yarborough Don Harrison'62 Ford84250engine0
342927   Doug Yates Melvin Bradley'62 Chevrolet75275engine0
35 929   Nelson Stacy Ron's Ford Sales   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford71250crash0
36 43   Junior Johnson Jerry Earl Pontiac   (Ray Fox)'62 Pontiac66560crash27
371481   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jimmy Baker'62 Mercury62250crash0
384184   Red Foote Rocky Hinton'61 Ford55275engine0
394297   Paul Lewis Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet20250engine0
401111   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet12550engine0
414438   Woodie Wilson Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford12250axle0
422486   Tom Cox Buck Baker'62 Chrysler11250oil pressure0
432562   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury6250fr plug0
44431   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet3250engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Cotton Wallace9Wildcat WilliamsFord
George Alsobrook63George AlsobrookFord
Lee Reitzel93Lee ReitzelFord
Bruce Brantley96Lewis OsborneChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts133
  Junior Johnson452
  Fireball Roberts63429
  Junior Johnson354612
  Bobby Johns47526
  Junior Johnson536513
  Bobby Johns66672
  Richard Petty68703
  Marvin Panch719525
  Fireball Roberts961027
  Bobby Johns10313230
  Marvin Panch1331342
  Fireball Roberts13519258
  Marvin Panch1931931
  Fireball Roberts19424047
  Marvin Panch24126424
  Rex White2652673