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1965 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 55
Sunday, February 14, 1965 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:22:56
Average speed: 141.539 mph
Pole speed: 171.151 mph
Cautions: 3 for 43 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 58682
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 428   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'65 Ford13327100running25
2 116   Darel Dieringer Mercury   (Bud Moore)'64 Mercury13212900running0
3 57   Bobby Johns Bunnell Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'65 Ford1327850running1
41615   Earl Balmer Mercury   (Bud Moore)'64 Mercury1324350running0
5 311   Ned Jarrett Richmond Ford Motor Co.   (Bondy Long)'65 Ford1323750running0
6 621   Marvin Panch Augusta Motor Sales   (Wood Brothers)'65 Ford1322750running80
72629   Dick Hutcherson East Tennessee Motor Co.   (Holman-Moody Racing)'65 Ford1302175running0
81024   Sam McQuagg Langdale Ford   (Betty Lilly)'65 Ford1301900running0
93210   Cale Yarborough Lynch-Davidson Ford   (Gary Weaver)'64 Ford1281500running0
103649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'64 Ford1281675running0
111312   Bobby Allison Southland Racing Corp.   (Bobby Allison)'64 Ford1281425running0
12 904   H.B. Bailey H.B. Bailey'64 Pontiac1261425running0
131560   Doug Cooper Bob Cooper'64 Ford1251350running0
141919   J.T. Putney Latimer-Looney / Southeastern Aviation   (Herman Beam)'65 Chevrolet1251225running0
15 874   Donald Tucker Don Snyder'63 Ford1241275running0
161772   Jerry Grant Friedkin Enterprises   (Tom Friedkin)'63 Ford1231170running0
172786   Neil Castles Buck Baker'65 Plymouth1221165running0
181268   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'64 Ford1211160running0
192144   Larry Hess Zero Blast-N-Peen   (Larry Hess)'64 Ford1191155running0
201434   Wendell Scott Rappahannock Seafood Market   (Wendell Scott)'64 Ford1181150running0
213164   Elmo Langley Woodfield Ford   (Elmo Langley)'64 Ford1181145running0
223381   Don Tilley Joe Keistler'63 Dodge1171140running0
232814   Johnny Allen Sam Fletcher'65 Plymouth1141135running0
244199   Herb Shannon  '64 Mercury1101130engine0
253037   Bub Strickler Bub Strickler'64 Ford731225engine0
262003   Reb Wickersham Bailey's Used Cars   (Ray Underwood)'64 Ford681120running0
271182   Bunkie Blackburn Casper Hensley'64 Pontiac491115crankshaft0
28 227   Junior Johnson Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)'65 Ford271110crash27
292455   Tiny Lund U.S. Autosports Magazine   (Lyle Stelter)'64 Ford121105rocker arm0
302202   Roy Mayne Bob Cooper'65 Pontiac61100distributor0
312320   Jack Anderson Ron Cory'64 Ford51095transmission0
32292   Jim Bray Tarheel Speedway   (Shorty Johns)'64 Pontiac41090overheating0
334335   Jeff Hawkins Lester Hunter'64 Dodge41085handling0
343418   Ned Setzer Smith Chevrolet   (Toy Bolton)'65 Chevrolet31080fuel pump0
353561   Barry Brooks Bob Cooper'64 Pontiac31150oil pressure0
364226   Red Farmer  '64 Ford31070handling0
373753   Pete Stewart David Warren'63 Ford21065handling0
383998   Jimmy Helms  '64 Ford21060clutch0
394008   Tom Pistone Glen Sweet'64 Ford21055clutch0
401888   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'64 Dodge21050engine0
41 776   Larry Frank Larry Frank'64 Ford11145oil pressure0
423879   Joe Penland Harold Rhodes'63 Chevrolet11040piston0
432539   Robert Vaughn Ronald Smith'63 Pontiac11035oil pressure0
* Race shortened to 133 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bay DarnellJack WattsFord
Jack Goodwin00Salem Lincoln-MercuryEmory GilliamMercury
Jim Cook1Jim CookFord
Rene Charland03Julian BuesinkFord
LeeRoy Yarbrough3Jon Thorne Motors Inc.Ray FoxDodge
Gene Davis5Bill GrovesMercury
Terry Murchison13J.R. UnderwoodFord
Possum Jones31Sam FogleFord
Bill McMahan42Casper HensleyPontiac
J.T. Putney46John RobertsChevrolet
Doug Moore58Doug MooreChevrolet
Tom Pistone59Glen SweetFord
Billy DeCoster63Don HouseFord
Bill Cheesbourg66Holman-MoodyFord
Rod Eulenfeld71P.H. Partin, Inc.Oscar BowmanFord
Earl Brooks80Allen McMillionPontiac
Joe Clark84A.L. SelfFord
Buck Baker87Hoff Cadillac & OldsBuck BakerOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12727  
284013   #27 accident turn 3 
418040  
8110323   rain 
10412623  
1271337   rain 
  Percent of race run under caution: 32.3%             Average green flag run: 30.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson12727
  Marvin Panch286841
  Fred Lorenzen697810
  Marvin Panch7911234
  Bobby Johns1131131
  Marvin Panch1141185
  Fred Lorenzen11913315