OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

ATLANTA 500

Bob Burdick won the 1961 NASCAR Grand National Series Atlanta 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Atlanta
  • LENGTH: 1.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $52,885

RACE

  • NUMBER: 9
  • NAME: Atlanta 500
  • DATE: 03-26-1961
  • LAPS / MILES: 334 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 2 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Bob Burdick
  • CAR MAKE: 1961 Pontiac
  • AVG SPEED: 124.172
  • START POSITION: 7th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 0
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 7 53 Bob Burdick Pontiac Roy Burdick 0 334 43 Running 15,775
2 4 4 Rex White Chevrolet White-Clements 0 334 0 Running 8,850
3 13 6 Ralph Earnhardt Pontiac Cotton Owens 0 334 0 Running 4,850
4 17 29 Nelson Stacy Ford Holt-Stacy 0 333 0 Running 2,475
5 18 11 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 332 0 Running 1,775
6 1 3 Marvin Panch Pontiac Daytona Kennel 0 329 116 Running 3,035
7 24 66 Reds Kagle Ford Cafe Burgundy 0 326 0 Running 1,125
8 14 59 Tom Pistone Pontiac B.G. Holloway 0 325 0 Running 1,100
9 19 85 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Monroe Shook 0 322 0 Running 825
10 21 2 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Tom Daniels 0 315 0 Fuel 775
11 12 54 Jimmy Pardue Chevrolet Jimmy Pardue 0 312 0 Running 700
12 15 7 Jim Reed Chevrolet Jim Reed 0 309 0 Rear end 675
13 6 49 Bob Welborn Pontiac Bob Welborn 0 308 0 Running 550
14 39 62 Curtis Crider Ford Curtis Crider 0 293 0 Running 450
15 40 86 Buck Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 290 0 Running 400
16 10 94 Banjo Matthews Ford Banjo Matthews 0 267 66 Head gasket 755
17 36 16 Elmo Langley Pontiac Happy Steigel 0 233 0 Lugs 300
18 43 39 Marshall Sargent Pontiac Marshall Sargent 0 233 0 Rear end 250
19 33 78 Darel Dieringer Ford Billie Ridgeway 0 231 0 Crash 250
20 9 21 Curtis Turner Ford Wood Brothers 0 216 11 Head gasket 565
21 11 47 Jack Smith Pontiac Jack Smith 0 212 0 Engine 225
22 5 8 Joe Weatherly Pontiac Bud Moore 0 179 0 Lugs 275
23 34 56 Jim Hendrickson Chevrolet Charles French 0 171 0 Fuel pump 200
24 22 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 155 0 Engine 200
25 37 68 Ed Livingston Ford Curtis Crider 0 151 0 Bearings 200
26 16 23 Sal Tovella Ford Bob Rose 0 144 0 Engine 250
27 23 27 Junior Johnson Pontiac Holly Farms 0 126 0 Crash 300
28 25 89 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Joe Lee Johnson 0 124 0 Crash 250
29 27 72 Bobby Johns Ford Shorty Johns 0 124 0 Crash 250
30 20 10 T.C. Hunt Dodge Fred Wheat 0 124 0 Crash 225
31 46 14 Freddy Fryar Chevrolet Herb Adcox 0 116 0 Engine 200
32 38 9 Roy Tyner Ford Roy Tyner 0 109 0 Pulley 200
33 3 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford Holman-Moody 0 106 73 Crash 1,320
34 42 99 Wilbur Rakestraw Ford Joe Jones 0 100 0 Crash 200
35 32 96 Johnny Allen Chevrolet J.L. Cheatham 0 96 0 Crash 200
36 35 19 Herman Beam Ford Herman Beam 0 94 0 Crash 200
37 31 40 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Ralph Stark 0 94 0 Crash 200
38 8 76 Larry Frank Ford Dick Wright 0 90 0 Engine 225
39 41 15 Tim Flock Ford Beau Morgan 0 82 0 Steering 200
40 30 26 David Pearson Pontiac David Pearson 0 80 0 Engine 200
41 29 30 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Fred Clark 0 53 0 Driveshaft 200
42 2 22 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Smokey Yunick 0 29 25 Engine 860
43 28 65 Charlie Glotzbach Pontiac Melvin Black 0 23 0 Engine 200
44 26 88 Harlan Richardson Ford Jim White 0 22 0 Engine 225
45 44 64 Johnny Sudderth Ford Spook Crawford 0 22 0 Rear end 200
46 45 1 Paul Lewis Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 1 0 Engine 200