1961 Southern 500 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on September 4, 1961 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC
364 L, 497.224 M, 800.072 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 3 29 Nelson Stacy '61 Ford 364 72 running
2 1 22 Fireball Roberts '61 Pontiac 364 180 running
3 9 3 David Pearson '61 Pontiac 363 6 running
4 7 44 Jim Paschal '61 Pontiac 359 0 running
5 20 85 Emanuel Zervakis '61 Chevrolet 359 0 running
6 33 11 Ned Jarrett '61 Chevrolet 354 0 running
7 26 14 Johnny Allen '61 Chevrolet 348 0 running
8 18 24 Roscoe Thompson '60 Pontiac 347 0 running
9 6 6 Ralph Earnhardt '61 Pontiac 346 0 engine
10 36 47 Rex White '61 Pontiac 345 0 running
11 12 72 Bobby Johns '61 Ford 344 0 running
12 16 66 Bill Morgan '61 Ford 342 0 running
13 32 30 Elmo Langley '60 Chevrolet 341 0 running
14 14 27 Junior Johnson '61 Pontiac 337 0 running
15 24 59 Tiny Lund '61 Pontiac 323 0 crash
16 40 74 L.D. Austin '61 Chevrolet 321 0 running
17 35 54 Jimmy Pardue '60 Chevrolet 316 0 running
18 39 62 Curtis Crider '61 Mercury 312 0 running
19 23 19 Herman Beam '60 Ford 312 0 running
20 17 46 Larry Frank '61 Pontiac 273 0 spindle
21 25 90 Dave Mader '61 Chevrolet 262 0 timing
22 4 8 Joe Weatherly '61 Pontiac 229 13 rf hub
23 31 7 Jim Reed '61 Chevrolet 228 0 brakes
24 15 86 Buddy Baker '61 Chrysler 221 0 bearings
25 34 10 T.C. Hunt '61 Dodge 206 0 rear end
26 5 43 Richard Petty '61 Plymouth 201 41 engine
27 11 87 Buck Baker '61 Chrysler 190 0 con rod
28 21 2 Tommy Irwin '61 Chevrolet 164 0 rocker arm
29 2 28 Fred Lorenzen '61 Ford 158 52 throttle
30 19 52 Cale Yarborough '61 Ford 135 0 engine
31 8 42 Marvin Panch '61 Plymouth 94 0 carburetor
32 28 82 Marvin Porter '61 Ford 85 0 crash
33 29 1 Paul Lewis '61 Chevrolet 81 0 crash
34 30 5 Woodie Wilson '61 Pontiac 79 0 crash
35 38 68 Ed Livingston '61 Ford 79 0 head gasket
36 10 94 Banjo Matthews '61 Ford 65 0 engine
37 22 32 Joe Caspolich '61 Ford 50 0 rear end
38 27 80 Darel Dieringer '61 Ford 45 0 rear end
39 13 9 Bunkie Blackburn '61 Ford 34 0 head gasket
40 37 96 Friday Hassler '60 Chevrolet 22 0 brakes
41 43 99 George Alsobrook '61 Ford 2 0 handling
42 41 75 Red Hollingsworth '60 Chevrolet 2 0 handling
43 42 93 Lee Reitzel '60 Ford 2 0 handling
RACE DATA
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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