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1962 Southern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 45 of 53
Monday, September 3, 1962 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:34
Average speed: 117.965 mph
Pole speed: 130.246 mph
Cautions: 4 for 27 laps
Margin of victory: 5 sec
Attendance: 60000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

11066   Larry Frank Cafe Burgundy   (Ratus Walters)'62 Ford36421730running85
2 23   Junior Johnson Jerry Earl Pontiac   (Ray Fox)'62 Pontiac36410155running29
3 821   Marvin Panch Hull-Dobbs Ford   (Wood Brothers)'62 Ford3645150running0
4 76   David Pearson Hine Pontiac   (Cotton Owens)'62 Pontiac3643325running0
5 643   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth3635450running95
61442   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth3632025running9
71329   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody Racing'62 Ford3631525running0
81911   Ned Jarrett Royal Beach Motel   (B.G. Holloway)'62 Chevrolet3601575running0
9184   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet3591355running0
10 58   Joe Weatherly Gillman Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'62 Pontiac3571025running0
112387   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler357950running0
121254   Jimmy Pardue Bush   (Jimmy Pardue)'62 Pontiac357900running0
131620   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'62 Mercury355800running0
142849   Bob Welborn J.C. Parker'62 Pontiac354700running0
153161   Sherman Utsman Fred Ford Auto Sales Inc.   (Sherman Utsman)'62 Ford346650running0
162782   Elmo Langley McCue Construction   (Elmo Langley)'61 Ford344620running0
17245   H.G. Rosier McElmurray Pontiac   (H.G. Rosier)'61 Pontiac343550wheel0
184297   Paul Lewis Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet340500running0
191130   Tiny Lund Fred Clark'62 Chevrolet335470running0
203484   Red Foote Rocky Hinton'61 Ford334450running0
21331   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet332400running0
223268   Ed Livingston Livingston's Auto Parts   (Ed Livingston)'61 Ford330400running0
233862   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury304400running0
24 328   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford291730engine31
253919   Herman Beam Herman Beam'61 Ford286400running0
26 946   Johnny Allen Holly Farms   (Fred Lovette)'62 Pontiac275550crash0
272983   LeeRoy Yarbrough Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac259400engine0
282248   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'62 Chevrolet200400wheel bearing0
293796   T.C. Hunt Lewis Osborne'60 Chevrolet196400engine0
301526   Darel Dieringer Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford184450crash0
31 472   Bobby Johns Vince Whibbs Pontiac Co.   (Shorty Johns)'62 Pontiac1841070crash57
322141   Bunkie Blackburn Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth181400crash0
333693   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'62 Ford161400transmission0
341747   Jack Smith Miller Pontiac   (Jack Smith)'62 Pontiac111550crash0
353036   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge95400transmission0
36 122   Fireball Roberts Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'62 Pontiac741030crash58
372086   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler58400distributor0
382592   Cale Yarborough Universal Ford   (Don Harrison)'62 Ford39650overheating0
392681   Roscoe Thompson Jimmy Baker'62 Mercury39530crash0
404179   Bill Champion Ralph Smith'62 Chevrolet15400transmission0
413518   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'61 Pontiac14400engine0
424091   Gary Sain Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge11400fuel pump0
43432   Tom Cox Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac4400oil pressure0
444438   Matt DeMatthews Matt DeMatthews'61 Ford2400oil pressure0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts15858
  Bobby Johns597517
  Richard Petty76761
  Jim Paschal77859
  Bobby Johns8612540
  Fred Lorenzen12615631
  Richard Petty1571604
  Junior Johnson16118929
  Richard Petty19027990
  Larry Frank28036485