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1963 Wilkes 400

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NASCAR Grand National race number 50 of 55
Sunday, September 29, 1963 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:47:44
Average speed: 89.428 mph
Pole speed: 96.566 mph
Cautions: 2 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: 6 sec
Attendance: 14000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

1 321   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'63 Ford4003225running131
2 128   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'62 Ford4002050running58
3 429   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody Racing'63 Ford3981450running56
4 222   Fireball Roberts Holman-Moody Racing'63 Ford3971225running155
5 711   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford397625running0
6 58   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Mercury397800running0
7134   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Mercury390475running0
8106   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge389425running0
91532   Tiny Lund Dave Kent'63 Ford384375running0
101636   Larry Thomas Wade Younts'62 Dodge383325running0
111814   Darel Dieringer Pete Stewart'63 Ford378300running0
122717   Bob Welborn Fred Harb'62 Pontiac375250running0
132362   Curtis Crider Globe Lincoln-Mercury   (Curtis Crider)'63 Mercury368225running0
142867   Reb Wickersham Reb's Sport Shop   (Reb Wickersham)'62 Pontiac358200running0
152434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet354150running0
162688   Major Melton Major Melton'61 Chrysler351150running0
172009   Larry Manning Bob Adams'62 Chevrolet344175running0
182133   Roy Mayne C.L. Kilpatrick'62 Chevrolet326150running0
191787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'63 Pontiac276175crash0
201499   Larry Frank Bondy Long'63 Ford243175brakes0
21117   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'63 Pontiac236125piston0
221954   Jimmy Pardue Pete Stewart'63 Ford236125differential0
232293   Lee Reitzel Lee Reitzel'62 Ford201100crash0
24 647   Jack Smith Jack Smith'63 Plymouth151125differential0
251243   Jimmy Massey Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth78125engine0
26 841   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth45125engine0
272596   Bobby Keck Hubert Westmoreland'61 Chevrolet26100overheating0
28 93   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet4125brake cylinder0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fireball Roberts1153153
  Fred Lorenzen1541585
  Nelson Stacy15921456
  Fred Lorenzen21522612
  Fireball Roberts2272282
  Fred Lorenzen2292302
  Marvin Panch23131282
  Fred Lorenzen31335139
  Marvin Panch35240049