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1962 Southeastern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 53
Sunday, July 29, 1962 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:19:16
Average speed: 75.276 mph
Pole speed: 80.321 mph
Cautions: 4 for 21 laps
Margin of victory: .5 lap
Attendance: 15000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

11242   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth5003930running77
2 428   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford5002370running121
31643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth5001540running47
41446   Johnny Allen Holly Farms   (Fred Lovette)'62 Pontiac4981270running60
5 829   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody Racing'62 Ford498875running0
6138   Joe Weatherly Gillman Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'62 Pontiac498900running0
7114   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet494650running0
82141   Bunkie Blackburn Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth491550running0
91911   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet491675running0
10 654   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac491450running0
11 721   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'62 Ford489375running0
121749   Bob Welborn Frizell Pontiac   (J.C. Parker)'62 Pontiac486275running0
131887   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler486350running0
14 561   Sherman Utsman Sherman Utsman'62 Ford483275running0
152786   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler483200running0
163436   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge468290running0
17261   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet467175running0
18312   Ken Rush Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac463150running0
193334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'61 Chevrolet454150running0
202519   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford453150running0
21 947   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac444175running0
223235   Ray Hendrick Rebel Racing'61 Pontiac438125running0
234063   John Hamby Curtis Crider'61 Mercury435125running0
243583   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac432125running0
252960   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth430125hub0
264479   Ralph Smith Ralph Smith'62 Chevrolet392125rear end0
273717   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford385125axle0
28 372   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac324375engine0
29 26   Junior Johnson Cotton Owens'62 Pontiac283370crash166
301020   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'62 Mercury258225engine0
312027   Tommy Irwin Melvin Bradley'62 Chevrolet247100rear end0
322448   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'62 Chevrolet241100rear end0
333993   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'62 Ford228 rear end0
343618   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'61 Pontiac225 engine0
353862   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury213 rear end0
36 122   Fireball Roberts Jim Stephens'62 Pontiac185270ignition29
37223   David Pearson Ray Fox'62 Pontiac135 water pump0
382864   Bill Morton Bill Morton'60 Chevrolet133 wheel bearing0
394167   Reb Wickersham Reb Wickersham'60 Oldsmobile133 engine0
404289   Earl Brooks Wendell Scott'60 Chevrolet110 rear end0
411566   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford78 brakes0
422397   LeeRoy Yarbrough Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet69 rear end0
43309   T.C. Hunt Wildcat Williams'62 Ford63 bearing0
444365   Allan Harley Allan Harley'60 Dodge5 handling0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
45John Dodd, Jr.38Matt DeMatthewsFord
46Paul Lewis58Paul LewisChevrolet
47Darel Dieringer90Bob OsieckiDodge
48Al White31Al WhiteFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts12929
  Junior Johnson30155126
  Fred Lorenzen15616813
  Richard Petty1691713
  Fred Lorenzen1721765
  Johnny Allen17723660
  Richard Petty2372437
  Junior Johnson24428340
  Richard Petty28432037
  Fred Lorenzen32141191
  Jim Paschal41246251
  Fred Lorenzen46347412
  Jim Paschal47550026