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1965 Western North Carolina 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 37 of 55
Sunday, August 8, 1965 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:46
Average speed: 74.343 mph
Pole speed: 86.455 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 7500
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1965 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1965 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'65 Plymouth5003200running346
2 211   Ned Jarrett Bondy Long'65 Ford4981650running8
3 529   Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody Racing'65 Ford4951200running0
4 988   Buddy Baker Buck Baker'64 Dodge488900running0
51306   Cale Yarborough Kenny Myler'64 Ford487800running0
6 887   Buck Baker Buck Baker'65 Chevrolet485700running0
71119   J.T. Putney Herman Beam'65 Chevrolet479650running0
81434   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'63 Ford469600running0
91217   Junior Spencer Jerry Mullins'64 Ford443500running0
102738   Wayne Smith Archie Smith'65 Chevrolet442400running0
111952   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'63 Chevrolet441380running0
122464   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'64 Ford436375engine0
131868   Bob Derrington Bob Derrington'63 Ford430325running0
14 649   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'64 Ford425275engine0
15 46   David Pearson Southeastern Dodge Dealers   (Cotton Owens)'65 Dodge398250axle89
161520   Clyde Lynn Clyde Lynn'64 Ford374250water pump0
17 71   Paul Lewis Paul Lewis'64 Ford254250engine0
18 326   Junior Johnson Junior Johnson'65 Ford193250crash57
191010   LeeRoy Yarbrough Gary Weaver'64 Ford154250differential0
20269   Darel Dieringer Roy Tyner'65 Chevrolet136250oil leak0
212367   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge120250lug bolts0
222197   Henley Gray Gene Cline'64 Ford95250transmission0
232253   Jimmy Helms David Warren'63 Ford78250transmission0
241789   Neil Castles Buck Baker'65 Oldsmobile10250engine0
25250   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'65 Chevrolet7250lug bolts0
261662   Darrell Bryant Buddy Arrington'64 Dodge1100driveshaft0
272046   Roy Mayne Tom Hunter'65 Chevrolet1100axle0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
254   #46 stopped on track 
63631  
37437   rain 
44193150  
1942029   #26 accident 
20325755  
2582614   debris frontstretch 
262432171  
43344412   oil on track 
44550056  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.2%             Average green flag run: 77.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ned Jarrett188
  Junior Johnson93931
  David Pearson4012788
  Richard Petty12816740
  Junior Johnson16819326
  Richard Petty19426269
  David Pearson2632631
  Richard Petty264500237