OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

DIXIE 400

David Pearson won the 1961 NASCAR Grand National Series Dixie 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Atlanta
  • LENGTH: 1.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $39,960

RACE

  • NUMBER: 46
  • NAME: Dixie 400
  • DATE: 09-17-1961
  • LAPS / MILES: 267 / 401
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 0 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: David Pearson
  • CAR MAKE: 1961 Pontiac
  • AVG SPEED: 125.384
  • START POSITION: 5th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 7
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 5 3 David Pearson Pontiac Daytona Kennel 0 267 1 Running 9,330
2 9 27 Junior Johnson Pontiac Holly Farms 0 267 1 Running 4,795
3 1 22 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Smokey Yunick 0 267 40 Running 3,165
4 13 47 Jack Smith Pontiac Jack Smith 0 264 0 Running 2,250
5 26 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 264 0 Running 1,625
6 24 14 Johnny Allen Chevrolet Joe Lee Johnson 0 264 0 Running 1,325
7 17 11 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 264 0 Running 1,225
8 23 46 Bob Welborn Pontiac Jack Smith 0 264 0 Running 1,100
9 22 51 Woodie Wilson Pontiac Leroy Faucett 0 262 0 Running 1,000
10 11 6 Marvin Panch Pontiac Cotton Owens 0 262 0 Running 875
11 7 94 Banjo Matthews Ford Banjo Matthews 0 262 167 Engine 1,485
12 8 72 Bobby Johns Ford Shorty Johns 0 261 0 Running 705
13 14 44 Jim Paschal Pontiac Julian Petty 0 260 0 Running 650
14 15 85 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Monroe Shook 0 259 0 Running 575
15 30 30 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Fred Clark 0 259 0 Running 550
16 3 8 Joe Weatherly Pontiac Bud Moore 0 256 0 Running 520
17 21 59 Ken Rush Pontiac B.G. Holloway 0 255 0 Running 450
18 10 4 Rex White Chevrolet White-Clements 0 254 0 Running 550
19 2 29 Nelson Stacy Ford Holt-Stacy 0 243 58 Engine 845
20 6 24 Darel Dieringer Pontiac James Turner 0 238 0 Crash 575
21 35 74 L.D. Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 238 0 Running 350
22 37 19 Herman Beam Ford Herman Beam 0 235 0 Running 350
23 25 68 Ed Livingston Ford Curtis Crider 0 234 0 Running 350
24 36 93 Lee Reitzel Ford Lee Reitzel 0 226 0 Running 350
25 16 87 Buck Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 209 0 Engine 375
26 20 32 Bill Morgan Ford -- 0 203 0 Piston 325
27 32 78 J.C. Hendrix Ford Billie Ridgeway 0 202 0 Con rod 300
28 33 96 Elmo Langley Chevrolet J.L. Cheatham 0 180 0 Engine 300
29 12 9 Bunkie Blackburn Ford Wildcat Williams 0 174 0 Engine 375
30 28 10 T.C. Hunt Dodge Fred Wheat 0 153 0 Engine 300
31 34 48 G.C. Spencer Chevrolet G.C. Spencer 0 124 0 Engine 250
32 38 71 Bob Barron Chevrolet Bob Barron 0 104 0 Engine 250
33 39 23 Doug Yates Plymouth Raeford Johnson 0 65 0 Oil pressure 250
34 31 99 George Alsobrook Ford Joe Jones 0 63 0 Piston 250
35 29 5 Ralph Earnhardt Pontiac Leroy Faucett 0 62 0 Transmission 250
36 4 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford Holman-Moody 0 52 0 Crash 315
37 19 90 Dave Mader Chevrolet Dave Mader 0 51 0 Crash 250
38 17 80 Tubby Gonzales Ford Tubby Gonzales 0 47 0 Engine 250
39 18 86 Herb Tillman Chrysler Buck Baker 0 46 0 Oil pressure 275
40 42 15 Jesse James Taylor Ford Beau Morgan 0 10 0 Engine 250
41 41 62 Curtis Crider Mercury Curtis Crider 0 3 0 Bearing 200
42 40 2 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Tom Daniels 0 0 0 Piston 200