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1962 National 400

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NASCAR Grand National race number 52 of 53
Sunday, October 14, 1962 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:01:42
Average speed: 132.085 mph
Pole speed: 140.287 mph
Cautions: 1 for 6 laps
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 40211
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

1 33   Junior Johnson Gerry Earl Pontiac   (Ray Fox)'62 Pontiac26711355running204
2 122   Fireball Roberts Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'62 Pontiac2655420running0
3 828   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford2643230running0
42783   Bunkie Blackburn Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac2622425running0
5 78   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac2611725running0
61542   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth2591250running0
72020   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'62 Mercury2581125running0
83391   Ralph Earnhardt Osiecki's Dodge   (Bob Osiecki)'62 Dodge2581225running0
92341   Speedy Thompson Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth258900running0
101949   Bob Welborn J.C. Parker'62 Pontiac258823running0
113111   Ned Jarrett City Chevrolet Co.   (B.G. Holloway)'62 Chevrolet2551300running0
122836   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge255625running0
133290   Jimmy Thompson Osiecki's Dodge   (Bob Osiecki)'62 Dodge254850running0
143661   Sherman Utsman Sherman Utsman'62 Ford251600running0
15 521   Marvin Panch Hull Dobbs Ford   (Wood Brothers)'62 Ford250760block47
161243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth250475running0
174068   Ed Livingston Livingston's Auto Parts   (Ed Livingston)'61 Ford243475running0
181187   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler243450running0
19431   George Green Jess Potter'62 Chevrolet242425running0
201854   Jimmy Pardue Bush Olds-Pontiac   (Jimmy Pardue)'62 Pontiac238425running0
213062   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury237350running0
224419   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford233375running0
23 26   David Pearson Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac230460ball joint2
24 947   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac223450fan belt0
25399   Cale Yarborough Wildcat Williams'62 Ford212375wheel bearing0
263448   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'61 Chevrolet204400engine0
271612   Tiny Lund Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac194400timing0
28 672   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac185360distributor14
292984   Red Foote Rocky Hinton'61 Ford181300head gasket0
30264   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet178350engine0
311729   Nelson Stacy Ron's Ford Sales   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford177300crash0
323530   Johnny Sudderth Fred Clark'62 Chevrolet171325engine0
332486   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler168250oil pressure0
341418   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac154250engine0
352597   Paul Lewis Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet142350crash0
364296   Bruce Brantley Lewis Osborne'60 Chevrolet139275rear end0
37382   Bill Foster Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac127275brakes0
381026   Darel Dieringer Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford72325engine0
394179   T.C. Hunt Ralph Smith'62 Chevrolet38275engine0
402227   Doug Yates Melvin Bradley'62 Chevrolet31250engine0
41135   H.G. Rosier H.G. Rosier'61 Pontiac22400transmission0
423738   Woodie Wilson Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford19275axle0
432181   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jimmy Baker'62 Mercury17250oil leak0
44 446   Johnny Allen Holly Farms   (Fred Lovette)'62 Pontiac8350head gasket0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
45Bobby Waddell50Bobby WaddellPlymouth
46Banjo Matthews94Banjo MatthewsPontiac
47Lee Reitzel93Lee ReitzelFord
48Doug Cooper52Bob CooperFord
49Tom Cox37Tom CoxChevrolet
50Junior Abernathy90Abernathy Auto SalesJunior AbernathyFord
51Ralph Earnhardt16Happy StiegelPontiac
52Bob Cooper51Bob CooperFord
53George Alsobrook99George AlsobrookFord
54Glenn Killian63Curtis CriderMercury
Wilbur Rakestraw40Rex WhiteChevrolet
Bob Barron58Fred ClarkChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  David Pearson122
  Junior Johnson37068
  Bobby Johns71744
  Marvin Panch759824
  Junior Johnson9912527
  Marvin Panch12613611
  Bobby Johns13714610
  Junior Johnson14718337
  Marvin Panch18419512
  Junior Johnson19626772