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NASCAR Grand National race number 7 of 55
Sunday, February 24, 1963 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:17:56
Average speed: 151.556 mph
Pole speed: 160.943 mph
Cautions: 1 for 10 laps
Margin of victory: 24 sec
Attendance: 70780
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

11221   Tiny Lund English Motors   (Wood Brothers)'63 Ford20024550running17
2 228   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford20015450running77
3 811   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford2008700running26
41029   Nelson Stacy Ron's Ford Sales   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford1998275running0
5110   Dan Gurney LaFayette Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford1993550running0
62343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth1982500running0
7147A   Bobby Johns Williamson - Willy Pontiac Co.   (Shorty Johns)'63 Pontiac1982600running10
8268   Joe Weatherly King-Zane Motors / Miller Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'63 Pontiac1971500running0
9 413   Johnny Rutherford Smokey Yunick'63 Chevrolet1961250running0
101344   Tommy Irwin LaFayette Ford   (Stewart McKinney)'63 Ford1951000running0
11 906   Larry Frank Schwister Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford1951500running5
121514   Troy Ruttman Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'63 Mercury1951000running0
132239   LeeRoy Yarbrough E.A. McQuaig'62 Pontiac1941000running0
14 64   Rex White Jim Rathmann Chevrolet-Cadillac   (Rex White)'63 Chevrolet1941100running4
151615   Parnelli Jones Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'63 Mercury1941000running0
161826   Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury192675running0
172580   Sal Tovella Sal's Auto Sales   (Tom Hawkins)'63 Ford192675running0
182732   Bob James S&K Realty   (Roscoe Sanders)'63 Plymouth191675running0
194904   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'61 Pontiac188675running0
203018   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac188675running0
21 122   Fireball Roberts Hine Pontiac   (Banjo Matthews)'63 Pontiac182650engine11
224256   Ed Livingston Courtesy Ford   (Mamie Reynolds)'62 Ford180550running0
234795   Jim Cushman Russell Trucking Co.   (Jack Russell)'63 Plymouth176550running0
244519   Herman Beam Herman Beam'63 Ford175550running0
253954   Jimmy Pardue Bush Olds-Pontiac   (Pete Stewart)'62 Pontiac169550transmission0
264134   Wendell Scott Royal Beach Motel   (Wendell Scott)'62 Chevrolet168550engine0
27 702   A.J. Foyt Hampton Pontiac / Auburn Pontiac   (Ray Nichels)'63 Pontiac143550spin out6
283741   Jim Hurtubise Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth113550engine0
293584   Red Foote Tewksbury Speed Shop   (Rocky Hinton)'63 Ford113550con rod0
301769   Johnny Allen Mercury   (Lou Sidoit)'63 Mercury111550engine0
313307   Len Sutton Douthit-Carroll-Sanchez Co.   (Ray Nichels)'63 Pontiac97550engine0
322103   G.C. Spencer Cottrell Bakery   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet951550engine21
332970   Floyd Powell Spartanburg Dragway   (Paul Clayton)'62 Pontiac94550wheel studs0
344468   Frank Graham Livingston's Auto Parts   (Ed Livingston)'61 Ford93550engine0
353658   John Rogers Ormsby Pontiac   (John Rogers)'61 Pontiac72550handling0
363442   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth72550ignition0
371981   Dick Good Romy   (Romy Hammes)'63 Ford68550spin out0
384305   Jim McGuirk Ray Nichels'62 Pontiac67550fumes0
392851   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'62 Pontiac53550engine0
40 501   Paul Goldsmith Packer Pontiac   (Ray Nichels)'63 Pontiac391250piston11
41465   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge32550valves0
42 33   Junior Johnson Holly Farms Poultry   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet261750distributor12
433171   Bubba Farr Harrison-Gulley Chevrolet   (W.M. Harrison)'63 Chevrolet22550fuel pump0
443847   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Chrysler19550flywheel0
452010   Bunkie Blackburn Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'62 Pontiac18550water pump0
464067   Reb Wickersham Reb's Sport Shop   (Reb Wickersham)'62 Pontiac18550engine0
473273   Ralph Earnhardt Acey Taylor'62 Pontiac15550fuel pump0
48506   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge12550handling0
492472   Ted Hairfield Commonwealth Ford   (Parker Snead)'63 Ford11550clutch0
504862   Curtis Crider Full House   (Curtis Crider)'62 Mercury4550handling0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bill Foster2Cliff StewartPontiac
Al Terrell9Wildcat WilliamsFord
Rodger Ward16Bill StroppeMercury
Chuck Daigh25Bill StroppeMercury
Roy Mayne33C.L. KilpatrickChevrolet
Larry Thomas36Wade YountsDodge
Cale Yarborough52Julian BuesinkFord
Pete Stewart57Pete StewartPontiac
Buck Baker87Buck BakerPontiac
Bobby Isaac99Bondy LongPlymouth
WDWhitey Gerken24Bill StroppeMercury
WDPaul Clark74Paul ClarkPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
11010   track drying 
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.0%             Average green flag run: 190.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts11010
  Junior Johnson112212
  Paul Goldsmith233311
  A.J. Foyt34385
  G.C. Spencer39402
  Rex White41422
  G.C. Spencer43453
  Rex White46472
  G.C. Spencer48503
  Larry Frank51555
  G.C. Spencer56638
  A.J. Foyt64641
  G.C. Spencer65695
  Fred Lorenzen7010536
  Bobby Johns1061061
  Fred Lorenzen1071082
  Bobby Johns1091146
  Fireball Roberts1151151
  Bobby Johns1161183
  Ned Jarrett11914123
  Fred Lorenzen14215514
  Ned Jarrett1561572
  Tiny Lund1581625
  Fred Lorenzen16318422
  Tiny Lund1851851
  Fred Lorenzen1861861
  Tiny Lund1871893
  Fred Lorenzen1901912
  Ned Jarrett1921921
  Tiny Lund1932008