1961 Festival 250 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on July 9, 1961 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA
167 L, 257.18 M, 413.826 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 28 Fred Lorenzen '61 Ford 167 52 running
2 7 47 Bob Welborn '61 Pontiac 166 26 running
3 39 43 Richard Petty '61 Plymouth 164 0 running
4 21 85 Emanuel Zervakis '61 Chevrolet 163 0 running
5 12 46 Jack Smith '61 Pontiac 161 2 running
6 19 87 Buck Baker '61 Chrysler 160 0 running
7 23 96 Friday Hassler '60 Chevrolet 159 0 running
8 20 86 Buddy Baker '61 Chrysler 159 0 running
9 30 48 G.C. Spencer '60 Chevrolet 158 0 running
10 11 4 Rex White '61 Chevrolet 157 0 running
11 8 6 Ralph Earnhardt '61 Pontiac 157 0 running
12 1 22 Fireball Roberts '61 Pontiac 155 51 running
13 18 82 Marvin Porter '61 Ford 154 0 running
14 16 11 Ned Jarrett '61 Chevrolet 153 0 engine
15 15 5 Woodie Wilson '61 Pontiac 153 0 running
16 26 1 Paul Lewis '61 Chevrolet 152 0 running
17 33 74 L.D. Austin '61 Chevrolet 152 0 running
18 24 19 Herman Beam '60 Ford 151 0 running
19 38 38 Roy Tyner '61 Ford 150 0 running
20 35 93 Lee Reitzel '60 Ford 149 0 running
21 29 99 George Alsobrook '61 Ford 148 0 rocker arm
22 28 30 Gene White '60 Chevrolet 147 0 running
23 41 77 Hank Tillman '60 Ford 146 0 running
24 34 62 Curtis Crider '61 Mercury 145 0 running
25 36 39 Tommy Wells '60 Chevrolet 143 0 running
26 40 69 Johnny Allen '61 Chevrolet 140 0 engine
27 31 2 Frank Graham '60 Ford 140 0 running
28 3 8 Joe Weatherly '61 Pontiac 133 28 engine
29 37 71 Bob Barron '60 Dodge 123 0 rear end
30 42 75 Tiny Lund '61 Pontiac 115 0 fuel pump
31 9 27 Junior Johnson '61 Pontiac 109 1 timing
32 32 64 Eddie Pagan '60 Ford 89 0 rear end
33 6 94 Banjo Matthews '61 Ford 82 0 axle
34 17 15 Jim Bennett '61 Ford 74 0 head gasket
35 13 72 Bobby Johns '61 Ford 66 0 engine
36 22 23 Doug Yates '61 Plymouth 48 0 engine
37 4 29 Nelson Stacy '61 Ford 36 7 engine
38 25 54 Jimmy Pardue '60 Chevrolet 28 0 piston
39 27 10 T.C. Hunt '61 Dodge 20 0 con rod
40 2 3 David Pearson '61 Pontiac 3 0 crash
41 10 24 Roscoe Thompson '60 Pontiac 1 0 crash
42 14 89 Herb Tillman '61 Chevrolet 1 0 crash
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Jim Paschal, Larry Frank, Tubby Gonzales
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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