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NASCAR Grand National race number 29 of 55
Thursday, July 4, 1963 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:01
Average speed: 150.927 mph
Pole speed: 166.005 mph
Cautions: 3 for 19 laps
Margin of victory: .75 cl
Attendance: 26640
Lead changes: 39

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

1 322   Fireball Roberts Young Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford16012100running63
2 428   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford1608015running16
3 821   Marvin Panch English Motors   (Wood Brothers)'63 Ford1605310running5
4 516   Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury1583175running0
52611   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford1561900running0
6136   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge1561550running0
71754   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'63 Ford1541350running0
81843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth1541250running0
91625   G.C. Spencer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury1491150engine0
10100   Tiny Lund Pulliam Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford1451100crash2
113113   A.J. Foyt Smokey Yunick'63 Chevrolet145750engine0
122405   Jim McGuirk Possum Jones'62 Pontiac142650running0
132119   Herman Beam Herman Beam'63 Ford142650running0
142734   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet135550running0
151587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'63 Pontiac124550engine0
163099   Bobby Isaac Bondy Long'63 Ford112450engine0
17 13   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet1111500piston66
18128   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Pontiac102850engine0
19235   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge95450clutch0
202036   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'63 Dodge84450fuel pump0
21 74   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Mercury79500engine0
222556   Ed Livingston Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford79350timing0
23 231   Jim Paschal Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet61900piston8
24291   Bob Perry Cos Cancilla'63 Mercury58350engine0
25 902   Pedro Rodriguez Ray Nichels'63 Pontiac54400engine0
261114   Troy Ruttman Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury50350crash0
27 601   Paul Goldsmith Ray Nichels'63 Pontiac40600windshield0
28147   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'63 Pontiac25350radiator0
293239   Bob Welborn E.A. McQuaig'62 Pontiac23325clutch0
301986   Neil Castles Buck Baker'61 Chrysler21350vibration0
313348   Stick Elliott Jack Smith'63 Plymouth16300overheating0
323447   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Plymouth14275overheating0
332829   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody Racing'63 Ford11300engine0
343597   Cale Yarborough Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet9250engine0
352262   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury4300engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Reb Wickersham67Reb's Sport ShopReb WickershamPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
41477   #01 debris 
51555   #14 accident turn 2 
1461527   #0 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.9%             Average green flag run: 35.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Jim Paschal111
  Junior Johnson232
  Fred Lorenzen441
  Junior Johnson584
  Fred Lorenzen991
  Fireball Roberts10134
  Junior Johnson14141
  Fred Lorenzen15151
  Junior Johnson16172
  Jim Paschal18181
  Fred Lorenzen19191
  Fireball Roberts20212
  Jim Paschal22232
  Junior Johnson24263
  Jim Paschal27271
  Fireball Roberts28281
  Junior Johnson29335
  Fireball Roberts34352
  Jim Paschal36372
  Fred Lorenzen38381
  Junior Johnson39391
  Fred Lorenzen40445
  Jim Paschal45451
  Marvin Panch46505
  Junior Johnson516313
  Fireball Roberts64652
  Junior Johnson667712
  Fireball Roberts78803
  Junior Johnson81877
  Fred Lorenzen88903
  Tiny Lund91922
  Junior Johnson9310614
  Fireball Roberts1071082
  Junior Johnson1091102
  Fireball Roberts11115545
  Fred Lorenzen1561561
  Fireball Roberts1571571
  Fred Lorenzen1581592
  Fireball Roberts1601601