1961 Atlanta 500 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on March 26, 1961 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA
334 L, 514.36 M, 827.652 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 7 53 Bob Burdick '61 Pontiac 334 44 running
2 4 4 Rex White '61 Chevrolet 334 0 running
3 13 6 Ralph Earnhardt '61 Pontiac 334 0 running
4 17 29 Nelson Stacy '61 Ford 333 0 running
5 18 11 Ned Jarrett '61 Chevrolet 332 0 running
6 1 3 Marvin Panch '61 Pontiac 329 127 running
7 24 66 Reds Kagle '60 Ford 326 0 running
8 14 59 Tom Pistone '61 Pontiac 325 0 running
9 19 85 Emanuel Zervakis '61 Chevrolet 322 0 running
10 21 2 Tommy Irwin '60 Chevrolet 315 0 fuel
11 12 54 Jimmy Pardue '60 Chevrolet 312 0 running
12 15 7 Jim Reed '61 Chevrolet 309 0 rear end
13 6 49 Bob Welborn '61 Pontiac 308 0 running
14 39 62 Curtis Crider '60 Ford 293 0 running
15 40 86 Buck Baker '61 Chrysler 290 0 running
16 10 94 Banjo Matthews '61 Ford 267 38 head gasket
17 36 16 Elmo Langley '59 Pontiac 233 0 lugs
18 43 39 Marshall Sargent '59 Pontiac 233 0 rear end
19 33 78 Darel Dieringer '60 Ford 231 0 crash
20 9 21 Curtis Turner '61 Ford 216 29 head gasket
21 11 47 Jack Smith '61 Pontiac 212 0 engine
22 5 8 Joe Weatherly '61 Pontiac 179 0 lugs
23 34 56 Jim Hendrickson '60 Chevrolet 171 0 fuel pump
24 22 43 Richard Petty '60 Plymouth 155 0 engine
25 37 68 Ed Livingston '60 Ford 151 0 bearings
26 16 23 Sal Tovella '61 Ford 144 0 engine
27 23 27 Junior Johnson '61 Pontiac 126 0 crash
28 25 89 Joe Lee Johnson '61 Chevrolet 124 0 crash
29 27 72 Bobby Johns '61 Ford 124 0 crash
30 20 10 T.C. Hunt '61 Dodge 124 0 crash
31 46 14 Freddy Fryar '61 Chevrolet 116 0 engine
32 38 9 Roy Tyner '60 Ford 109 0 pulley
33 3 28 Fred Lorenzen '61 Ford 106 87 crash
34 42 99 Wilbur Rakestraw '61 Ford 100 0 crash
35 32 96 Johnny Allen '60 Chevrolet 96 0 crash
36 35 19 Herman Beam '60 Ford 94 0 crash
37 31 40 Bobby Allison '60 Chevrolet 94 0 crash
38 8 76 Larry Frank '60 Ford 90 0 engine
39 41 15 Tim Flock '61 Ford 82 0 steering
40 30 26 David Pearson '61 Pontiac 80 0 engine
41 29 30 Friday Hassler '60 Chevrolet 53 0 driveshaft
42 2 22 Fireball Roberts '61 Pontiac 29 9 engine
43 28 65 Charlie Glotzbach '61 Pontiac 23 0 engine
44 26 88 Harlan Richardson '61 Ford 22 0 engine
45 44 64 Johnny Sudderth '60 Ford 22 0 rear end
46 45 1 Paul Lewis '61 Chevrolet 1 0 engine
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Dave Mader, Red Hollingsworth, Roscoe Thompson, Reb Wickersham, Jimmy Thompson, Don O'Dell, Tubby Gonzales, Buddy Baker, Gerald Duke
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available