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NASCAR Grand National race number 54 of 55
Sunday, October 31, 1965 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:54:17
Average speed: 101.942 mph
Pole speed: 116.26 mph
Cautions: 8 for 55 laps
Margin of victory: 11 sec
Attendance: 35000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

1 441   Curtis Turner Harvest-Ford   (Wood Brothers)'65 Ford50013090running239
2 727   Cale Yarborough Abingdon Motor   (Banjo Matthews)'65 Ford5006450running49
3 521   Marvin Panch Harvest Motors   (Wood Brothers)'65 Ford4984010running32
41749   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'64 Ford4902450running0
5 942   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'65 Plymouth4862000running84
61319   J.T. Putney Herman Beam'65 Chevrolet4821300running0
7 829   Dick Hutcherson East Tenn. Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'65 Ford4751150running0
81564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'64 Ford4681100running0
92587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet4681150running0
102456   Paul Lewis Curtis Larimer'64 Ford4591000running0
112144   Larry Hess Larry Hess'64 Ford457845running0
12187   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'64 Pontiac448870running0
134183   Worth McMillion Allen McMillion'65 Pontiac439810running0
143638   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'65 Chevrolet434805running0
153597   Jimmy Helms Gene Cline'64 Ford434785running0
161211   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'65 Ford425720wheel bearing0
173868   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'63 Ford414730running0
181925   Jabe Thomas Jabe Thomas'64 Ford408715running0
193088   Neil Castles Buck Baker'64 Dodge408675running0
203434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'63 Ford385680running0
211035   Bobby Isaac Nichels Engineering   (Ray Nichels)'65 Dodge341735engine11
222979   Frank Warren Harold Rhodes'63 Chevrolet305625valve0
231124   Sam McQuagg Betty Lilly'65 Ford254640engine0
241486   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'65 Plymouth253605crash0
25 36   David Pearson Southeastern Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'65 Dodge234645engine0
26429   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'65 Chevrolet228590grease seal0
27 628   Fred Lorenzen Holman-Moody Racing'65 Ford214585engine0
282257   Lionel Johnson Clay Eastridge'64 Ford200580clutch0
291617   Junior Spencer Mullins Ford   (Jerry Mullins)'64 Ford194575a frame0
303752   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'63 Chevrolet183600fuel tank0
312746   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'65 Chevrolet166590axle0
32 226   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'65 Ford1541100engine85
332018   Stick Elliott Toy Bolton'65 Chevrolet113555oil pressure0
342659   Tom Pistone Glen Sweet'64 Ford90600engine0
353202   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'65 Chevrolet79645engine0
36 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'65 Plymouth581240crash0
374089   Darrell Bryant Buck Baker'65 Oldsmobile57555no tires0
382875   Gene Black C.L. Crawford'64 Ford52530crash0
39391   Rene Charland Herman Beam'64 Ford18550oil pressure0
403363   Don Hume Don Hume'63 Ford13570brakes0
414367   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge5515oil leak0
422348   John Sears L.G. DeWitt'64 Ford1510crash0
433110   Darel Dieringer Gary Weaver'64 Ford0705crash0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bunkie Blackburn22Bob RosenthalChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Junior Johnson14545
  Curtis Turner46461
  Marvin Panch47482
  Junior Johnson498133
  Bobby Isaac82821
  Junior Johnson83897
  Bobby Isaac909910
  Curtis Turner10014546
  Marvin Panch14617530
  Curtis Turner176275100
  Jim Paschal27635984
  Curtis Turner3603645
  Cale Yarborough36537814
  Curtis Turner37943860
  Cale Yarborough43947335
  Curtis Turner47450027