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1963 Riverside 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 55
Sunday, January 20, 1963 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
185 laps on a 2.700 mile road course (499.500 miles)

Time of race: 5:53:20
Average speed: 84.965 mph
Pole speed: 99.59 mph
Cautions: 6
Margin of victory: 36 sec
Attendance: 52500
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

11128   Dan Gurney LaFayette Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford18514400running120
2 202   A.J. Foyt Herman Theroff Pontiac   (Ray Nichels)'63 Pontiac1856570running2
31714   Troy Ruttman Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'63 Mercury1843980running0
4 322   Fireball Roberts John Hine Pontiac   (Banjo Matthews)'63 Pontiac1842630running13
5257   Bobby Johns Allison Pontiac   (Shorty Johns)'63 Pontiac1821750running0
6 811   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford1811225running0
7215   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge1801850running0
8 654   Jimmy Pardue Bush Olds-Pontiac   (Pete Stewart)'62 Pontiac1791050running0
9281   Danny Letner Duffield Lincoln-Mercury'63 Mercury179950running0
103098   Joe Ruttman Bill Stroppe   (Carl Dane)'62 Mercury176850running0
112697   Ron Hornaday Galpin Ford   (Frank Galpin)'62 Ford176750running0
12130   Dave MacDonald Paramount Chevrolet   (Jim Simpson)'62 Chevrolet176675running0
133938   Bob Perry Al's Auto Towing   (Bob Perry)'62 Mercury175575running0
143270   Bob Ross Mountain Meadows Hotel   (Bob Ross)'60 Pontiac175575running0
15184   Rex White Nalley Chevrolet Inc.   (Rex White)'62 Chevrolet173575engine0
162719   John Rostek John Rostek'62 Ford172500crash0
171012   Art Watts '62 Ford171475running0
183334   Wendell Scott Scott Racing   (Wendell Scott)'62 Chevrolet169425running0
194361   Dick Bown Dick Bown'62 Chevrolet166425running0
204150   Harold Beal Pederson Motors'62 Dodge164425running0
213151   Scotty Cain Scotty Cain'61 Ford162375running0
221621   Fred Lorenzen English Motors   (Wood Brothers)'63 Ford158530engine8
233427   Marshall Sargent '60 Pontiac157375crash0
24 58   Joe Weatherly Pat Clark Pontiac   (Bud Moore)'63 Pontiac148925oil pan0
254026   Carl Joiner Carl Joiner'62 Chevrolet143375crash0
263810   Jim Cook Bob Keefer Ford   (Floyd Johnson)'62 Dodge143325crash0
27 975   Jim Hurtubise Mountain Meadows Hotel'61 Pontiac142325engine0
284220   Jack Norton Jack Norton'62 Chevrolet140325carburetor0
293540   Eddie Pagan Dick Getty'63 Chevrolet137325running0
302488   Don Noel Galpin Ford   (Frank Galpin)'63 Mercury126450engine0
31 733   Clem Proctor Starlite Lounge   (Clem Proctor)'62 Pontiac122275crash0
322380   Sal Tovella Sal's Auto Sales   (Tom Hawkins)'63 Ford116500engine0
33206   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge113275oil pressure0
344425   Bill Clinton Bill Clinton'61 Ford111275running0
35372   Bill Foster Tar Heel Speedway   (Cliff Stewart)'62 Pontiac91275transmission0
361941   Jim Paschal Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth81300crash0
371215   Parnelli Jones Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'63 Mercury78525transmission39
382277   Marvin Porter Vel Miletich'63 Ford67650rear end0
39 101   Paul Goldsmith Salta Pontiac   (Ray Nichels)'63 Pontiac59680con rod3
40 407   Len Sutton Meadows Pontiac Co.   (Ray Nichels)'63 Pontiac49350con rod0
411543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth27300transmission0
421423   Danny Weinberg So. Calif. Pontiac Dealers   (Carl Dane)'62 Pontiac27300crash0
433662   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'62 Mercury26275clutch0
442944   Lloyd Dane Lloyd Dane'62 Chevrolet8300transmission0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Al Self
WDRoger McCluskey16Chevrolet
WDCurly Mills63

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  A.J. Foyt122
  Paul Goldsmith353
  Parnelli Jones63429
  Fred Lorenzen35428
  Dan Gurney436018
  Parnelli Jones617010
  Dan Gurney718717
  Fireball Roberts8810013
  Dan Gurney10118585