1961 Daytona 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on February 26, 1961 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
200 L, 500 M, 804.6 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 4 20 Marvin Panch '60 Pontiac 200 13 running
2 2 8 Joe Weatherly '61 Pontiac 200 0 running
3 17 31 Paul Goldsmith '61 Pontiac 200 0 running
4 45 80 Fred Lorenzen '61 Ford 198 0 running
5 6 6 Cotton Owens '61 Pontiac 198 0 running
6 5 47 Jack Smith '61 Pontiac 197 0 running
7 9 11 Ned Jarrett '61 Chevrolet 196 0 running
8 47 69 Johnny Allen '61 Chevrolet 196 0 running
9 7 87 Buck Baker '61 Chrysler 196 0 running
10 18 59 Tom Pistone '61 Pontiac 196 0 running
11 29 49 Bob Welborn '61 Pontiac 194 0 running
12 41 4 Rex White '61 Chevrolet 194 0 running
13 16 7 Jim Reed '61 Chevrolet 194 0 running
14 46 23 Sal Tovella '61 Ford 191 0 running
15 22 65 Charlie Glotzbach '61 Pontiac 191 0 running
16 10 32 Darel Dieringer '61 Pontiac 191 0 running
17 32 52 Tom Dill '61 Ford 190 0 running
18 14 85 Emanuel Zervakis '61 Chevrolet 189 0 running
19 49 37 Joe Kelly '61 Ford 188 0 running
20 1 22 Fireball Roberts '61 Pontiac 187 170 engine
21 30 66 David Pearson '61 Pontiac 186 0 running
22 37 30 Friday Hassler '60 Chevrolet 186 0 running
23 57 41 Elmo Henderson '60 Ford 184 0 running
24 31 83 Tim Flock '61 Ford 184 0 running
25 38 16 Elmo Langley '59 Pontiac 184 0 running
26 50 88 Harlan Richardson '61 Ford 184 0 running
27 8 94 Banjo Matthews '61 Ford 181 3 crash
28 26 91 Robert Roeber '60 Pontiac 180 0 running
29 34 68 Ed Livingston '60 Ford 177 0 running
30 24 54 Jimmy Pardue '60 Chevrolet 176 0 engine
31 36 40 Bobby Allison '60 Chevrolet 175 0 running
32 53 64 Paul Parks '60 Ford 173 0 running
33 27 24 Roscoe Thompson '60 Pontiac 169 0 timing chain
34 39 19 Herman Beam '60 Ford 167 0 running
35 40 33 Reb Wickersham '60 Oldsmobile 158 0 engine
36 15 53 Bob Burdick '61 Pontiac 157 0 engine
37 12 89 Joe Lee Johnson '61 Chevrolet 153 0 engine
38 25 76 Larry Frank '60 Ford 152 0 fuel pump
39 48 1 Paul Lewis '61 Chevrolet 149 0 running
40 28 86 Buddy Baker '61 Chrysler 145 0 running
41 54 39 Marshall Sargent '59 Pontiac 115 0 transmission
42 58 36 Brian Naylor '60 Ford 85 0 engine
43 56 38 Ed Markstellar '61 Ford 81 0 oil leak
44 13 29 Nelson Stacy '61 Ford 79 7 engine
45 19 2 Tommy Irwin '60 Chevrolet 67 0 engine
46 35 18 Darrell Dake '61 Chevrolet 47 0 fuel pump
47 43 27 Junior Johnson '60 Pontiac 44 7 engine
48 51 15 Red Hollingsworth '60 Chevrolet 35 0 rocker arm
49 3 3 Jim Paschal '61 Pontiac 30 0 seal
50 11 72 Bobby Johns '61 Ford 26 0 overheating
51 55 60 George Tet '60 Ford 24 0 valve
52 21 10 T.C. Hunt '60 Dodge 23 0 engine
53 23 62 Curtis Crider '60 Ford 12 0 oil pressure
54 20 75 Don O'Dell '61 Pontiac 10 0 bearing
55 33 21 Curtis Turner '61 Ford 6 0 engine
56 44 99 Wilbur Rakestraw '61 Ford 5 0 engine
57 52 55 Ernie Gahan '59 Chevrolet 3 0 water pump
58 42 50 Ken Johnson '60 Ford 3 0 head gasket
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Dave Mader, Lee Petty, Richard Petty, Jim Hendrickson, Wes Morgan, Pete Boland, Johnny Beauchamp, Buzz McCann, Brian Naylor
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