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1963 Golden State 400

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NASCAR Grand National race number 55 of 55
Sunday, November 3, 1963 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
148 laps on a 2.700 mile road course (399.600 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:37
Average speed: 91.465 mph
Pole speed: 101.05 mph
(Pole won by Dan Gurney )
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 32500
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

1 316   Darel Dieringer Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'63 Mercury1487875running35
2 621   Dave MacDonald English Motors   (Wood Brothers)'63 Ford1474655running92
3 1121   Marvin Panch English Motors   (Wood Brothers)'63 Ford1472860running1
4 222   Fireball Roberts Young Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford1471775running0
51926   Junior Johnson Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'63 Mercury1451300running0
61547   Jack Smith Plymouth   (Jack Smith)'63 Plymouth1441175running0
7 98   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Mercury1431475running0
82262   Bill Amick Dick Niles Lincoln-Mercury   (Dick Niles)'63 Mercury1421000running0
94018   Bob Ross Bob Bristol'63 Mercury140950running0
103397   Ron Hornaday Galpin Ford   (Frank Galpin)'63 Ford140850running0
1110281   Ken Miles LaFayette Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford139710running0
12 833   Clem Proctor Starlite Lounge   (Clem Proctor)'63 Pontiac138575running0
13126   David Pearson Carolina Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'63 Dodge136580running0
142715   Bill Clinton Bill Clinton'63 Ford136450running0
151477   Marvin Porter Vel's Ford   (Vel Miletich)'63 Ford135450running0
1626211   Pete Brock Kraco Safety Belts'63 Mercury134350fuel0
172188   Don Noel Galpin Ford   (Frank Galpin)'63 Ford133350crash0
182472   Jim Cook Floyd Johnson'63 Ford131300running0
193844   Lloyd Dane Glen Organ Ford   (Bob Kitchell)'63 Ford131250running0
202098   Eddie Gray Al's Auto Towing   (Ralph Shelton)'63 Mercury131225running0
21317   Dick Mitchell Chuck Parkko'63 Mercury126200running0
22232   Jimmy Pardue Tar Heel Speedway   (Cliff Stewart)'63 Pontiac117400transmission0
232961   Bob Perry '61 Oldsmobile112200running0
243613   Gene Davis Tiny's Automotive Corner'62 Ford95200running0
252558   Oren Prosser Zecol Lubaid   (Oren Prosser)'62 Pontiac95200running0
261702   Skip Hudson Los Angeles Dodge Dealers   (Ray Nichels)'63 Dodge75275transmission0
274140   Chuck Shove '63 Chevrolet74200engine0
2830162   Scotty Cain Scotty Cain'63 Ford67200engine0
29350   Bob Bondurant Paramount Chevrolet   (Bob Bondurant)'62 Chevrolet44200crash0
303912   Frank Deiny '62 Ford44200driveshaft0
31161   Paul Goldsmith Ray Nichels'63 Plymouth42300crash0
32 428   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford25400transmission20
33135   Billy Wade Carolina Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'63 Dodge23400transmission0
34 711   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford21400transmission0
351829   Augie Pabst Zecol Lubaid'63 Ford18250clutch0
361143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth5400transmission0
37 54   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Mercury1400crash0
3828771   Jack D. McCoy Pollock Motors'63 Plymouth1200differential0
393764   Al Self Al Self'62 Ford1200engine0
403220   Al Brand '62 Chevrolet1200engine0
413448   Bruce Worrell Cos Cancilla'62 Chevrolet1200engine0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Danny Weinberg3Carl DanePlymouth
DCDan Gurney121Wood BrothersFord
WDA.J. FoytFord
WDParnelli JonesMercury
WDRoger Penske
WDRodger WardMercury

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
243   #4 accident turn 4 
45473   #0,1 accident turn 9 
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.1%             Average green flag run: 47.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Marvin Panch111
  Fred Lorenzen22120
  Dave MacDonald227655
  Darel Dieringer77793
  Dave MacDonald8011536
  Darel Dieringer1161172
  Dave MacDonald1181181
  Darel Dieringer11914830