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1962 Firecracker 250

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NASCAR Grand National race number 29 of 53
Wednesday, July 4, 1962 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
100 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:37:36
Average speed: 153.688 mph
Pole speed: 160.499 mph
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Margin of victory: 12 sec
Attendance: 22591
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

1 422   Fireball Roberts Stephens Pontiac   (Banjo Matthews)'62 Pontiac1009850running22
2 76   Junior Johnson Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac1005450running0
31021   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'62 Ford983400running0
4 847   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac981675running0
51254   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac971225running0
61666   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford96900running0
72311   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet96775running0
8 53   David Pearson Ray Fox'62 Pontiac961075running0
91936   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge95650running0
101341   Art Malone Jack Smith'62 Pontiac95600running0
11214   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet93450running0
122687   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler92350running0
132719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford89320running0
142960   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth89300running0
15331   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet89220running0
163262   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury88200running0
171816   Ralph Earnhardt Happy Steigel'62 Chevrolet85275running0
182586   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler84250running0
19 272   Bobby Johns Vince Whibbs Pontiac Co.   (Shorty Johns)'62 Pontiac82275transmission17
202890   Darel Dieringer Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge76250engine0
21 102   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'62 Pontiac73400engine61
222281   Roscoe Thompson Jimmy Baker'62 Mercury42250engine0
23 68   Joe Weatherly Gillman Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'62 Pontiac34600crash0
24 928   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford34400crash0
251439   LeeRoy Yarbrough Ray Nichels'61 Pontiac34300crash0
261529   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody Racing'62 Ford32250crash0
27 346   Johnny Allen Holly Farms   (Fred Lovette)'62 Pontiac24600transmission0
283180   Tubby Gonzales Tubby Gonzales'62 Ford20200oil pressure0
292438   John Dodd, Jr. Matt DeMatthews'60 Ford10250engine0
301143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth6275crash0
312097   Tom Pistone Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet2250crash0
323027   Tommy Irwin Melvin Bradley'62 Chevrolet1200oil pressure0
331712   Bob Welborn Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac1275lug bolts0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
WDJim PaschalPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
661   #43 accident frontstretch 
38447   #8,28,29,39 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 30.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts111
  Banjo Matthews21817
  Bobby Johns19213
  Banjo Matthews223110
  Bobby Johns32321
  Banjo Matthews33331
  Bobby Johns34341
  Banjo Matthews35351
  Bobby Johns36405
  Banjo Matthews417232
  Bobby Johns73731
  Fireball Roberts74741
  Bobby Johns75806
  Fireball Roberts8110020