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1962 Virginia 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 15 of 53
Sunday, April 22, 1962 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:49
Average speed: 66.425 mph
Pole speed: 71.287 mph
Cautions: 2
Margin of victory: .5 lap
Attendance: 14500
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1962 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1962 standings

1 743   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth5003400running145
2278   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'62 Pontiac5001625running0
3 84   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet4991210running7
4 128   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'61 Ford499860running18
5 541   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'62 Plymouth499750running0
6 321   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'62 Ford492650running0
7 647   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Pontiac492550running0
81024   Billy Wade James Turner'61 Pontiac487500running0
91366   Larry Frank Ratus Walters'62 Ford487400running0
101990   Darel Dieringer Bob Osiecki'62 Dodge469365running0
112019   Herman Beam Herman Beam'62 Ford461325running0
122948   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'60 Chevrolet456275coil0
131611   Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway'62 Chevrolet456450running0
142534   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'61 Chevrolet456225running0
152236   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge451150running0
16 954   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'62 Pontiac438150rear end0
171260   Tom Cox Ray Herlocker'60 Plymouth430150ball joint0
181822   Fireball Roberts Banjo Matthews'62 Pontiac415390rear end244
192462   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'61 Mercury410150brakes0
201185   Johnny Allen Monroe Shook'62 Chevrolet282150rear end0
21 229   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody Racing'62 Ford248180rear end30
222627   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Rex Lovette)'61 Pontiac204210rear end56
231587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'62 Chrysler202150transmission0
24211   George Green Jess Potter'61 Chevrolet194150engine0
25 472   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'62 Pontiac111150brakes0
263065   Lester Hicks '60 Dodge106100engine0
272318   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'60 Ford98100rocker arm0
281417   Fred Harb Fred Harb'61 Ford20100clutch0
292851   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'60 Ford18100rear end0
301775   Ralph Earnhardt Robert Smith'61 Pontiac18100fan belt0
313176   Neil Castles Neil Castles'60 Ford1100brakes0
323279   Johnny Nave Robert Ramey'60 Ford1100transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fred Lorenzen11818
  Nelson Stacy194830
  Rex White49557
  Junior Johnson5611156
  Richard Petty11213524
  Fireball Roberts136379244
  Richard Petty380500121